Sunday, August 23, 2009

Transplant Games Day 1-2

- a much delayed flight to down south. Glad to be in Gold Coast...and my bike is here as well :)

- yesterday did a 5 km run race. Awesome. 2nd overall. The third place was creeping up to me at the end. Someone yelled 'Cliff, he is behind you' 400 m from the end. Had to run hard. Didn't realize I have that in me at the end.

- crazy winter weather in Gold Coast. 25*C with sun. Horrible :)

- my condo faces the ocean. At night, I can see waves crashing in. Awesome!

- today (Day 2), an easy day for me. Taking my bike for a tune up and recon the time trial course.

- people here are awesome. Lots of support from the Canada team. Met a lot of great people who had transplants....

Lastly, the guys whom I am racing with is fast! A few guys were running 30 min 10 km prior to transplant. Hard core.

I have a 5 km TT tomorrow.

Grateful to be here. Honour to represent Canada.

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Congratulations Cliff! Well done!

Glad you are enjoying Gold Coast. Good luck in your upcoming events!

Richard said...

Great job Cliff! Do enjoy and hope the cold 'winter' day of 35 wasn't too much during your races.

Cheers
Rich

Thomas said...

Sounds like you are enjoying yourself! Way to go.

elaine s said...

glad to hear that your gf, i mean your bike, made it safely.

ShirleyPerly said...

Congrats on 2nd overall!!

Watching waves crash is one of my favorite activities when I'm not training and in Hawaii :-)

hhsuds said...

Well done! A great encouragement to all the Canadian squad. His grace is made evident in your life.