Nutrition, Triathlon

Quick morning update!

Goooood morning! I just completed my first swim since the Toronto Triathlon Festival this past July. Signed up for the TOWER 26 program with coach Gerry Rodrigues, and am very excited to improve on my swim game for next season! To me, breakfast is my favourite and most important meal. It sets the tone of the day. I love getting 3-4 slices of toast and smothering it with raw honey, 100% natural peanut butter, bananas, and DYI blueberry chia/hemp spread. Start the day right!

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Cycling

Winter is Coming: Indoor Training

What do you do on a Sunday morning when some of your buddies and idols are racing @nycmarathon? You watch the livestream while you ride of course! Intense & sweaty 66KM grind in 3hours on @gozwift @gozwifttriathlon. Got some work done on it too hehe. Love riding my @trekbikes #trekdomane Domane on the @wahoofitnessofficial KICKR core ????? I was starving after toasted up sourdough rye and layer those mofos with peanut butter, berry spread, bananas, and eggs ?????. Good times #hardworkpaysoff #nolimits#zwift #betterwithbikes #gozwift#FindFaster #wahooligan #THISIS30#paincave

Race Reports, Running

Race Report: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2018

It’s been just over a week since #STWM. And I’ve had some good time to recover, regroup, and reflect. Leading up to my first marathon, many friends and peers told me once you finish line you will say one of two things to yourself “I’m never doing this again” or “I can’t wait to do another”. Mine was slightly different. As soon as I crossed that finish line I said to myself “I want a rematch”… “Success is going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill.
First off, I have a brand new appreciation for marathon runners. It takes next level grit to pull this off. It was first time I didn’t hit my time goal in a race and finished with the most painful and humbling experience of my athletic career. The first half was pretty good. I was on par with my half-marathon. slightly slower as I was trying to converse energy. I actually bonked hard and hit the physical wall at 30KM. A special thanks goes out to my chiropractor Dr. Arnold and massage therapist Dr. Lipvanova for getting my left ankle tendons in as good a shape as possible in such a short amount of time. Without them, I probably might have not even finished.

You have good days and bad days. Getting good at the marathon that needs experience. And I feel like I had a good learning experience I hope to grow from. I had the most fun running through our beautiful city of Toronto.

So even though this isn’t the outcome I was hoping for in my marathon debut. I will NOT let this discourage me from running. On the bright side, I can now officially call myself a marathoner and have a new baseline of distance. I learned so much about myself and really appreciate all the support I received from my family, friends, volunteers, and spectators rooting me on.

This winter will be productive. First up is to recover and come back stronger. Got a few things on my mind already. My goal next year is to still run a sub-4 marathon (PS I had no idea I made this pose at the finish line until I saw the official photos) #nolimits#infinitepotential #runTO #tbt #stwm@runcrs

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