Water, Water, Everywhere, not a drop to drink… only to swim in!

I have really been focusing on my swim for the past couple of months. I’ve always considered it to be my weakness because I use my legs a lot and have little upper body strength. However, with my coaches help, I’ve been increasing my strength through calisthenic exercises and through freestyle pulling. With my foot being sore (but is healing now!) and my trainer not being appealing, the swim is all I’ve had until now. However, it is now nice enough to bike outside, which is exactly what I’ll be doing next week. I’m so excited to get out onto … Keep reading

In like a Lion

We say here that if March comes in like Lion, it goes out like a lamb. According to the Weather Guys at USTODAY.com this is the origin: <i>The phrase apparently has its origins with the constellations Leo, the Lion, and Aries, the ram or lamb. It has to do with the relative positions of these constellations in the sky at the beginning and end of the month</i> If this phrase is true, then March came in like a lion. Yesterday we held a “Snowbowl” mountain bike race where we biked and ran our bikes through the snow. It was a … Keep reading

Zero degree of separation!

Right now it is zero degree(s). This is amazing. I got up early this morning to go for a run and was shocked at the warmth that touched my face instead of the wintery chill I have felt for the past many months. I did a nice 40-minute relatively steady run, just to get my groove back. It felt very good and my pace was all right, just over the 10km/hr mark. Today I am buying myself a vegan ice cream treat as a reward for getting on my trainer tonight and doing a workout. It has worked before, so … Keep reading