July, 2012 Monthly Archive

Happy July 4th

Happy 4th
This has been a great month

Okay, so it’s only been 4 days and we’ve got a break in the middle. But it’s great because I’m mixing up my training.

Today I needed to skip my 1hr run with 4x100m strides due to cut on the bottom of my foot (almost healed). But to not feel too guilty, I did go to the driving range. Don’t ask me how that helps with running – at least I was active! Plus, yesterday I did an early morning 20-mile ride that kept me energetic though out the day.

Because my foot’s gonna keep my road-mileage for a little longer, I’ve started to focus more on cross-training, cycling, and trail/beach running. Besides, there are a few triathlons and trail runs that look very, very interesting.

The next few days are going to be a lot of fun as I take a small 3-day holiday to enjoy the central coast. Between the gym at the hotel, the running trails on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, and the… er… wineries, it’s going to be a great time!

I’ll let you know how things work out when I’m back.
Enjoy the next few days.

Happy Birthday Canada – Summer Training Begins

Distance: 21.5km Time: 3:22 Pace: 8’32 kCal: 2195 Heart: 142/169 RPE: 3-4 Type: Interval Training

Happy Birthday Canada!

Around this time of year I love being a Canadian from Québec living in the US. I celebrate St Jean Baptist (La Fête nationale du Québec) on June 24, Canada Day on July 1st, and Independence Day on July 4th.

It really gets me in the mood for summer and we try to plan a week vacation away from our daily lives. A few years ago it was Hawaii, last year it was Cancun. Of course that means planning 330 days in advanced, since I try to use my air miles to go somewhere! But, this year, we weren’t so lucky.


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