Posted by: pursuingsub17 | April 12, 2009

I’m still around


I survived my holidays but I am wiped out. Now it’s time to get back into the program and get serious. I spent a whole week eating, drinking and getting by on very little sleep but I still managed to bounce back this weekend. Thank God. I have a little under two months to my first sprint race.

I realized I have a lot to blog about but between catching up on work and work outs, I didn’t have much time to write in here. But that being said, I know it only takes a few minutes so I’m going to have to work this in my schedule – like brushing my teeth.

First off, I found out about a Canadian athlete who will be competing in the ski-cross competition in the 2010 winter olympics. Chris Del Bosco holds a dual citizenship and has overcome a lot of personal obstacles to get to where he is today. I could relate to him. I don’t know if I have the same level of issues with alcohol as he did but the way I see it, if he can do it, so can I. End of story. If you want to read more about Chris, here’s some of his story from Canada.com. You can also go to his website at www.chrisdelbosco.com. Personally, I’ll be cheering this guy on!

Anyway, I managed to squeeze in the work outs I needed before I left for holidays and this weekend, despite being Easter weekend, I ran outside for the first time in months thanks to the lovely weather we’re getting. I only did 7.25 k but I did it in 42 minutes. Not bad for someone who hasn’t been running on pavement in months. I also swam 54 lengths yesterday (accomplished 750 m in 17 mins) and today – taa daa – I actually used that road bike outside. I fell twice but I know why I fell. (anyone starting out with bike clips, unclip one foot BEFORE you stop!) but I am unscathed.

I promise I’ll write in here more often. I will try to do it at least 4 days a week. The battle of my demons is tough but I’ll make it. Right now I don’t see any hurdles in the distance. That could change but I know with each one I clear, I will get stronger.

Take care! And Chris, if you are reading this, you’ve got me backing you! All the best and hope you do well. Stay strong.

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