Just to give a quick blurb. This weekend the weather didn't let up.
Yesterday I went hiking with another friend. We did 8 km in about an hour and 30 min. It was a bit chilly. I shared with my friend how I would spent hours on my bike. He asked me, 'wouldn't that be lonely'. Looking back, it is the solitude that I enjoyed. Just being in the outdoor. No internet, no cell phone, no agenda, no emails. I need to get disconnected once in a while.
This morning the sky dropped 6 inches of snow. In the afternoon it started to rain. Funny. Looking at the snow this morning, I had an itch to run. I actually want to get a pair of snowshoes and go on more trails.
I don't know how the city plow the sidewalks. On certain part they decided to leave it un-plow. So my route became a surprise. On certain parts, I would walk knee deep of snow. I would jump over the snowbanks. Quite fun. I felt like I was in adventure racing. I also have a good workout on all those support muscles in my feet :D.
Today's run: 16 km (10 miles) 1 hr 49 min. Average pace.
Training is slowly getting there. For the past week, I biked once and run 5 times. I signed up Buckeye Outdoors Training (look at the sidebar). Looking back, my weakness is that I don't track my numbers. I have no clue what pace I run in my zones. This is an area this year I will address.
I have been working on my core. Everyday I would rotate between Core Strength Program from D3 Multisport. They have 6 parts. I use the first two parts. They are great. Quick and easy to do.
I need to swim and I need to bike :). That will be done soon.
I was looking at the Transplant Games last night. The Transplant Games are the equivalent to the Olympics. Except that they are for people with organ transplant. The competitive side of me was checking out the times of the some of the events. They had a 40 km bike ride, 5 km bike time trial, 5 km road race (run) and a 1,500 m track run. I figured I have a chance in doing very well in those races. They had a video of the 2005 Transplant Games and a lady was sharing how she was so fortunate to have a kidney transplant. When she mentioned about a few friends that passed away while on the waiting list...I realized that going to this game is not solely about the competition. It is about celebration of life and give hopes to others.
There is a national Transplant Game in August 2008. That one is close enough for me to attend. There is also an International one in Australia 2009. I am interested in this one. I would love to go and represent Canada.
...lastly, I thought I change my blog layout...time to do chores and go to bed..take it easy everyone.