Ever since training for my first triathlon I’ve come to appreciate the importance of good footwear for long distances. About half way through my training I switched from a pair of old runners, to new Asics and haven’t looked back. Not only were they a great pair of runners for my race, on bike and on foot, they also took me on my first overnight mountain trek this summer. I didn’t get a single blister or raw spot which is kind of a miracle.
Asics has just come out with their new GEL-Nimbus 17 with great cushioning for long distance running. When running shoes get heavy use it’s important to change them out every six months to a year and so the GEL-Nimbus are next up on my list for necessary footwear.
Below is the official write-up about the Gel-Nimbus 17 and a fun little video (Please note. I have seen people running up mountains before and it’s a crazy feat!)
Motherhood brings many changes not least of which is to your breasts. Before kids I was the girl who would try to avoid wearing a bra at all costs. I was a smallish size and could get away with no bra in the winter if I was suitably layered. If I was wearing a bra the first thing I did when I got home was tear that poorly fitted, underwire cutting into flesh torture device off.
I get an urge to high five any woman I see running while pushing a stroller. You’re awesome! You’re making it happen! It’s not easy to find time to stay fit and healthy when you’re a mom. My own journey has been a long and bumpy one. As many of you know I completed my first triathlon this year and it was an amazing experience. In fact the training leading up to it was the best part. Each goal I reached was a cause for celebration.
All week leading up to the UBC Triathlon I was considering backing out. Our family was so sick with a stomach bug and I had a migraine on top of that. I couldn’t train and could barely eat. I should be thankful that UBC Recreation makes cancelling your registration very difficult.
Yesterday was my first triathlon and I’m planning a detailed post this week of the whole experience. When I was training it was hard to find information on the nitty gritty details of what race day would be like and while every triathlon is different I think some of what I learned could be useful for anyone contemplating their first tri.
Leading up to the UBC Triathlon our whole family was sick and I had to consider backing out. In the midst of the craziness I was treated to an at-home massage by Pampr Vancouver. This massage was a turning point for me in an otherwise physically taxing week.
My first triathlon is in three days and my plans to prep and train have been thwarted by a stomach bug that has passed through our family like wildfire. Today is the first day that I feel like myself although my stomach is shrunken and so my appetite is not back. I don’t know exactly how to proceed and I’m more than disappointed that I won’t be competing at full strength. What would a coach say? Do your best? Throw in the towel for this tri?
With my first triathlon around the corner I’ve been trying to eat like an athlete. That means different things to different people as I’m well aware that many athletes these days are vegan, Vega lovers. For myself I’m working on portions and mostly concentrating on eating as many greens as possible
I wanted to post a few more photos featuring my new do because I’m so happy with the job Tanis did. I especially like how she cut it slightly shorter in the back so it doesn’t shlump on my shoulders. I’m also loving these vintage, high waisted Calvin Klein jeans. They’re almost a boyfriend jean and fall just short of being mom jeans. So that makes them, well, perfect.
I was reading the March Issue of FLARE magazine and Elaine Lui of Lainey Gossip is a new columnist for the mag. Her first article was a challenge to take a selfie every day for a month with no re-touching or re-taking. For one selfie the caption is, “I have no problem taking a picture of myself in nothing but a bra and pantyhose, with a visible muffin top. Which basically means I’ve given up.”
Elaine, I totally get it. I figured a muffin top was a permanent fixture of my body shape and a nice place to rest my hands. I’ve always worked out and while I’ve lost inches in some areas, the muffin top has been an ever-present frenemy.
The moment I think about a new hobby, dollar signs pop out of my ears. For some reason I envisioned that training for a triathlon would be a cheap endeavour but the first punch in the money gut was the registration fee. $95.00 to put my body through physical trial. Also if you ask an avid runner about shoes, they will tell you that a new pair is necessary every six months.