Thursday, March 19, 2009

Excuse me?

I had an interesting conversation with my osteopath at the physio clinic the other day:

CT: So, I think you should do a decatriathlon.


CT: You know what that is, don't you?

Me: Are you serious?! That's 10 times the distance of an Ironman!!

CT: C'mon, you can do it, you're crazy enough.

Me: No way! ... Alright, maybe I'll do it as a birthday present to myself when I'm 50.

F (my physiotherapist): No, when you're 45!

That means I'll have to swim 38 km, ride my bike for 1,800 km and run 422 km to complete the competition. Mental note to self: Gotta make sure my shoes don't have too much mileage before I start the race ...

Recently, I've been asthmatic because of sickness and busy travelling and therefore, not training, so yesterday's 23 min. jaunt around the neighbourhood left me wheezing by the end. Not good.

Today, I went a little farther, just another kilometer, but made sure to take my inhaler before running. Success! No wheezing!

Decatriathlon, here I come!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sick of being sick

I'm sick. Again.

This is the fourth time this winter. At least I didn't lose my voice again, like the other times, but I did have a fever, albeit only for a day (thank goodness). And now my inflamed lungs are annoying the heck out of me. Damned cough! I feel like I'm on the verge of wheezing. Sigh. Great ... cold-induced asthma.

Last week was March Break for the kiddies so with the cold and no break from the kids, training possibilities were diminished. Uber short runs and short swims. And a great snowboarding day. Went through a little trail through the trees called "Sentier des toutous" (Teddy Bear Trail) where whole bunches of stuffed animals were strung up along cords spanning the entire way. Adorable and super cool. My youngest son, who gave up his teddy bear a while ago insisted on going through it three times. Ha ha!

Training highlight of the week was running with my oldest son who now towers over me. His long lanky body would make him a great runner if he built up some endurance.

I'm a proud mommy!

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