Wednesday, June 18, 2008

An Overdue Update

Been trying to post an update for a while now, but every time I do something pulls me away. It's frustrating really. With Jacob's lacrosse ending this weekend things should slow down a bit...I hope!

There have been some very cool things happening lately and here are the highlights...

  • Olympic Distance Triathlon: My first race of the 2008 season is this Sunday...*GULP*! All kidding aside, I feel very ready to compete and still pain/injury free! This is my taper week, so compared to the grueling, two a day workouts I normally do this week has been like a vacation! We will be going down to Guelph Saturday afternoon and staying overnight. The kids will be there and this will be the first time they have seen me race in a tri. That makes me even more excited, as I want to put on a good showing for them. I will report back with the results. Wish me luck!!!
  • I leave for Algonquin in 6 Days: This is the long awaited trip with Mark in the park, Darren and many others from Algonquin Adventures. I will be spending the first night on Wendigoes Lake. It's a small, single campsite lake located at the end of a 2.6 km low maint portage and I will be sharing it with Mark, Darren, Kevin and Swede. For night 2 + 3 we will go back to Cedar Lake and meet up with 10 other members of AA. "Racoon" is even bringing in enough beer and food to feed us all! Should be fun to put real faces on all the people I only know through the virtual world. I'm all packed and ready to go! All I have to do is complete the triathlon, go to work on Monday and then at 3:00 am I'm off! I will be sure to take lots of pictures and post it all when I return.
  • Canoe related Gifts from a Stranger: A few weeks ago I received a package from MEC. It contained a new PFD, Compact buck saw, canoe knee pads and even a pair of Techamphibian water sandals! The problem was....I didn't order anything from MEC. Strange right? I called the company and all they could tell me was that the purchase was made anonymously. After eliminating family and friends I have come to the conclusion that my mystery Santa was someone who reads my blog. Although I will never know who it was...whoever you are, thank you for your unbelievable act of generosity and know that I will put everything to good use!

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