Final snowstorm of the year, hopefully!

chemical-spill.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x619Just when I thought we were through with winter we got another pile of snow this week. It seemed to be worse all around us, and Kingston got spared. Don’t get me wrong, we got our share of snow as well, but I saw pictures of Brockville and Montreal and it seemed much worse. There was a bad accident on the 401 just east of Kingston. The local hospital had a code orange as there was a chemical spill involved. I had heard that hydroflouric acid was involved, it is some scary stuff. Back in the day when I worked for DuPont we were well versed in the hazards of HF as it was a raw material for making refrigerant. In fact, we had a fatality when an employee inhaled a small amount. Like I said, scary stuff.

running-in-the-heat_3Today is very nice outside. I did a run earlier in the day when it was a bit colder, but that was fine as it was good running weather. It is now 8 degrees and feels downright balmy. I could hear the happy voices of the mini swampers, (our neighbourhood has adopted the label of swampers) Devon and Ryan, as they enjoyed playing out in the sun. Hearing their voices brought on the official start of spring for me. It made me forget about the apartment buildings that they are building at the end of the street, but just for a minute. It is impossible to keep the vehicles clean and I suspect it will be like that all summer. If my bike gets muddy there will be blood.

8f094a_fccf08b2fff449edaba1d930a428833e.png_srz_401_226_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srzMy training went well this week. I completed three good swims and a number of bikes and runs. I can’t wait to start riding outdoors again soon! My coach is offering a video swim analysis in the upcoming weeks, that will be interesting. No one likes to see themselves on video, especially in a pool. I travelled 150 kms this past week during my training.

See you at the finish line….


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