ArchiveNovember 2006

Where the rubber meets the road… A few days ago, on the running forum, someone posted a question. A question that all of us often ask. How do you improve your health? Here was my reply: – sleep 7-8 hr a day– eat as much veges and fruits as you can– reduce as much fast food and junk as you can– keep your life stress free (don’t cramp with too much activities)...

Fog Before I start my post, I just realize yesterday I swim 2,100 m. I told a friend I swam 1,600 m. Ooops. Triathletes can’t count…but that’s ok. No wonder my shoulders were aching this morning. Here is the breakdown of my swim:500 m – warm up (slow, easy)200 m x 4 drills – 100 m one arm swim, 100 m easy, rest 30 sec5 x 100 m – 50 m medium, 25 m easy, 25 m...

Pain Last night I was in pain. A lot of pain. For days, I try to put it off. Hold it off. Try not to think of it. Keep myself but. It is always in the back of my head. Slowly and persistently eating me up. Like a slow drip from a faucet. I want it to stop. I can’t stand it no more. It hurts and it hurts a lot. I can’t even put it in words. The kind that you wonder what’s the...

Waiting for the moment I have spent the whole weekend thinking and planning. A lot of praying and reflecting. Cliff, you haven’t done this before. You are taking a big step. You are venturing into uncharted water. What if your ship sink? Hey I felt this feeling before……I know how to deal with this. Don’t worry. It is normal. Anxious is a good thing. I have been into this...

Reflection Comments from Zoo regarding my last post: ..if you were in the good ‘ol US of A you probably wouldn’t be here either since 1. medical insurance is expensive as it is (especially if you’re sick) 2. the chances of you getting a transplant here is slim to none unless you’re seconds away from dying and no one else in the area is in the same situation as yourself. I...

A Celebrity Sighting, a rant and Remembrance Day Last Fri night, I have an opportunity to meet up with a recent Ironman. Bold returned to his home country (the land of beavers and Tim Hortons) for his sis’ wedding. I met up with him for dinner. In true fashion, he wore the newly acquired Ironman Finisher shirt with pride. Also in true fashion, when triathletes meet, all we talk about is...

Playing with your food. Here the veges i eat per week: – sweet peppers– english cucumbers– yam– beets– broccoli– baby carrots– bok choy– chinese vege (I forgot the name)– lotus roots– tomatoes grape– mushrooms I stop eating spinach b/c of the spinach scare but I do need to eat more green stuff. I want to add more variety. I find...

Sacrifice On Sat, I wrote down the plans for next season. I reflected on last season. What I did good, did bad, area that need improvement…strengths…weakness… A large part is planning my training is ensuring that my life and my priorities are align. When I talk about alignment, I am considering am I creating the optimum enviornment for me to train. Taking a holistic approach...

You are an Ironman…(or almost). Just checking up on our tri-bloggers.. Nancy Toby – Just one more lap to go and you will be an Ironman (more like IronMon)Bolder In Boulder – smoked it in 11 hr 53 min…way to go. Are you sure this is your first one??Ironm4n (Shelley) – 13 hr 52. You killed the bike course with those nice rims.TriDaddy – 13 hr 56 min…good...

Free flow For the past week I have been heading to the pool after work for 20-30 min. The pool is fill with kids’ lessons. They reserve one lane for us swimmers. As you can imagine, 5-6 people swimming in one one lane, in a 25 m pool, can get very congested. I don’t mind. I understand there is no way I can do a long swim. One lane is set for everyone to share. If I want a clean swim...

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