Tuesday, February 17, 2015


OK. So it is really starting to look like I am not racing. This sucks. It's true. I have trained for months. Bought a bike. Took swimming lessons. Bought hundreds of dollars worth of swim suits, goggles, running and cycling apparel. Now it seems this is all for nothing. Or is it?

I have to think about what inspired me to sign up with Team in Training. It was not the thought of doing a triathlon (that thought still terrifies me). It was not that I will be going to Hawaii (yup, still going either way). It was not that I thought I would get in shape and look fabulous (perhaps a side benefit).

What then is my inspiration? People. To be blunt, people who are sick with cancer and fighting for their lives. People who have lost loved ones to cancer. How can I sit here and complain about a sinus infection that I will recover from when I have friends and neighbours fighting for their lives?

I can't. I choose to look at the positive of my own situation while continuing to pray for those who inspired me to raise money and train in the first place. With your help I have raised over $5100 for research and support. That is something I can be proud of.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me financially and with your comments, questions, and prayers. This continues to be a learning experience for me and I look forward to what I will learn over the next 6 weeks.

Monday, February 16, 2015

"It's Just a Cold!"

That's what I've been telling myself for the past two weeks. My doctor did say to come in if my headache got worse but of course I thought it was fine. My Mom and Ward both insisted I get checked out again as I really have no energy right now. Off to the walk in clinic.

What did the doctor say? Sinus infection along with post virus asthma. When I told her about my training and race she confirmed no exercise right now. She also said she doesn't think I will be race ready next month. I have to go back Thursday so we will see what she says then.

Friday, February 13, 2015


Well, here I am 6 weeks to race day and still full stop resting. It is a little frustrating to be this sick and just sitting around. I am starting to question whether or not I am going to be able to complete the race. I was not ready when I got sick and I am still not healthy enough to go back to full on training. I will keep you posted on my progress.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to my fundraising. It is amazing to be able to support an organization such as the LLSC. I appreciate your support as does my cousin Christi. I am racing in honor of her son, Dustin who passed away at the age of 12 after fighting hard to try and beat Leukemia. As a mom myself, I can't imagine struggling with my child in this way. I pray for peace for you, Christi, and and honored to remember Dustin by racing for him.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


A little update on how things are going. As mentioned in my last post I was told to go to the doctor. It turns out I have a cold (ha ha). Nothing that requires medication, but I do need to rest. Since then I have been feeling worse but am hoping that will start to turn around soon. It is really frustrating to have to rest this close to race day. Especially since I am not ready. Oh well, not much else I can do!

Fundraising update:

I am at $3820 which is awesome! Thanks to the positive response so far to my emails, they will continue to trickle out.

Monday, February 2, 2015


After last week's workout load I was looking forward to getting at it this morning. About 45 minutes into my swim my coach basically kicked me out of the pool. I have been coughing and she decided enough was enough. I have been ordered to the doctor and was sent to the hot tub.  As much as I enjoyed spending a half hour in the hot tub (waiting for my ride) this is not the start to my workout week I was expecting. 

Resting tonight and off to the doctor tomorrow.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Week in Review

This week it was back to training as usual. I have changed my workout load leading up to the race so here is what my week looked like:

Sunday: rest
Monday: early morning swim & afternoon tempo bike ride
Tuesday: rest
Wednesday: early morning swim & evening short run
Thursday: afternoon short ride
Friday: early morning long rune & evening swim
Saturday: early morning long ride followed directly by tempo run

That's 9 workouts! 9! Never did I think I would fit all of that into one week. Looking forward to doing it all again this week.

Fundraising update: I am currently at $3550 which is amazing! That leaves $1450 to go. I going to start contacting people individually so you can look forward to that. ;)

Did I mention the race is NEXT MONTH???? Yikes!