So it has been a while since I blogged, not quite a year but pretty darn close. So what has been going on since then.....LOTS! It has been a busy year and I have had a great time! So here it is.
In my last blog I said that I had signed up for IMC. Yes, I did the race again and loved every minute. I will give you the readers digest version of a race report. I had a great (swim for me), I came out of the water a few seconds over 1:30 and took about 8 or 9 mins off last years time. My bike was going well until I blew a spoke on the rollers. I had to wait about 25 mins in total for support to swap out my wheel. I was super frustrated but I will still in the game. My run was ok, still needs lots of work at that distance but I manage to take some time off that too. Overall I was 8 mins or so faster this time.
Probably the best thing about the last year was learning just before IMC that my wife and I were expecting child #2. She is due in April and things are progressing great. Still can't believe we are having another. This is the reason for no Ironman this year, I think it would be too much with a newborn. I will be doing another Ironman race in 2014, just not sure which one. So what am I doing in 2013?
Bedside being a new dad again I will be doing things a bit differently this year. I will most likely be doing 2 Half IM races. I have signed up for GWN and will probably do Calgary 70.3. I am also signed up for the Spartan race in Calgary and the super Spartan race in Reddeer. I am planning to take things off road and to do an Xterra tri as well. That meaning some mountain biking, god help me. There are going to be lots of other races in there ust not sure what yet. I did put my name in the lottery for Kona but that is a long shot, lol.
I also started training in martial arts. I have started training in Bujinkan which is a a martial art based upon schools from samurai and ninjitsu. Yes I am becoming a ninja, lol. In reality it is quite far from the typical image portrayed in movies. I did have a bit of a hiccup in my training. I injured myself during my during a roll, I landed on my shoulder and did a class 3 separation. I was just on the cusp of needing surgery but I wont. I have full mobility just not full strength yet. That's going to take a while. The good news is that I recently received my first rank and am no longer a while belt!
My little boy turned 3 back in November. He continues to be, by far, the biggest accomplishment I have ever done. I am just amazed at watching him turn into a little person. He will be a good brother, I am sure of that.
I am not sure when I will blog next. I have so much on my plate at the moment. Between working more that full time (lots of OT), being a husband, father, training for tri's and martial arts, there isn't much time left for anything else. Who knows, I might surprise you all.
Keith, I am sure you will read this. I did do a run for Sherry on Saturday, I managed to get a 5km run in. Sorry I could not make it to meet up with you.
Keith, Hydraulic Engineer wannabe
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