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Month: May 2015

Pass Them Like You Love Them

Pass Them Like You Love Them

If you google bike safety, you will find a lot of articles that give advice on how to ride safely. Like – wearing helmets, wearing visible clothing, using hand signals, etc. There is even a good article to help understand how to avoid common types of collisions.  But what about the car drivers?  I’d like to think that most car drivers aren’t sure what to do when they see cyclists riding in front of them. Yes, there are those drivers who…

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Running in Phoenix

Running in Phoenix

If anyone followed me back when I was training for my first marathon, they’d know how petrified I was of my race and how I made sure that I never took extended breaks from training. Which meant – no vacations that spring and summer of 2011. It annoyed Mr. FauxTriathlete, but at least the minions were young enough. This time around, while training for another first, I’m looking back at the training hours and a vacation is definitely needed! To…

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Training Recap: Facing Fears & The Loch Ness Monster

Training Recap: Facing Fears & The Loch Ness Monster

A lot about this weekend was facing fears. And the Loch Ness Monster. I spent wasted a LOT of time thinking about it. And then thinking about it again. I was going to meet a group on Mother’s Day sunday for some open water swimming. And in that group were very experienced triathletes and coaches. So ideally, a perfect setting for a first OWS of the season. Except, I was panicking just thinking about it. I was actually panicking about…

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Mother’s Day – Thank you, Mum

Mother’s Day – Thank you, Mum

Mother’s Day has become sort of a hallmark holiday for me. The minions do their projects at school and bring in cute little mementos. Every year I ask for a clean house and I get a dinner out instead. I even get flowers sometimes even though I ask for a live plant instead of flowers. But through all this is an exchange of gifts or an action on ONE day that is meant to cherish a mother. Growing up in…

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Pittsburgh Half Marathon – Race Report

Pittsburgh Half Marathon – Race Report

5:56 am on the morning after your race might not be a good time to write a race report, but since I am awake and seem to have it fresh in memory, why not! (And there’s some hanky panky going on in the room next door at the hotel, so writing this race report is helping me block out the noises!! Awkward!!). So here goes the race report for Pittsburgh Half Marathon.  Pre Race  Pittsburgh Half Marathon and full was picked as…

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Best Foot Forward – Pittsburg Half Marathon

Best Foot Forward – Pittsburg Half Marathon

When this bout of sickness knocked me off last week, my main thoughts were filled with frustration. 12 days to a goal race at the Pittsburg Half Marathon is NOT the time to get sick. But those germs don’t play favourites and sickness happens.  I moped enough while I was under last week. For the first time ever, I took off 3 sick days (not that it means anything because the work and deadline is still waiting for me. That that…

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