|Posted by secondwindconditioning on August 12, 2016 at 6:40 AM||comments (0)|
"Open Water Swimming: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!!
So, I have less than a month for my very first tri and I'm not going to lie, I am a little worried...worried and scared.
Let's start with the GOOD...hmmm, lake water is refreshing!! That's it...that's all I have on the positives of swimming in a lake. I can now move on to the Bad and the Ugly.
Let it be known that it has been years since I've been in a lake and I certainly wasn'...Read Full Post »
|Posted by secondwindconditioning on July 15, 2016 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Let's talk workout gear.
Workout gear...you’re either a junkie for it or not. The question is; is it necessary for ones performance?
Maybe this stems from my single days or the fact that I had extra money to burn or possibly being a little vain-- who knows? I’ve always liked looking like I belonged to the activity I was participating in; however this came at a hefty price tag. If I was playing basketball, I needed high tops, you know ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by secondwindconditioning on June 25, 2016 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
Mommy on the Move
Being a Newbie...Exciting or Nerve Racking?
So it's been a couple weeks since I joined the Mommy's/Babes in Motion. I must say I'm getting more comfortable with my abilities and also realizing I’m training with a group of women who genuinely want to support me, and willingly share their stories, struggles and accomplishments.
Although I’m very social, I would have to say that I’m also the type of person who gets embarrassed very easily, es...Read Full Post »
|Posted by secondwindconditioning on June 14, 2016 at 4:20 PM||comments (1)|
Here's to Bucket List Checking
Hmm, so where do I start?
Growing up I've always been pretty active; participated on many school sports teams, rowed for my university, and enjoyed going to the gym. I continued this in my twenties and thirties, got really interested in yoga, spinning, and beach volleyball... tried it all! My down fall...CONSISTENCY, CONFIDENCE, TIME, POOR EATING....really, a whole lot of excuses!!
So here I am....Read Full Post »
|Posted by secondwindconditioning on March 6, 2016 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
I started training for Triathlons in 2013 when I was looking for something new to try. With three kids under the age of 5 at home and working part-time, I was looking to do something for myself that would get me back on a healthy track. I came across a posting on an online Mom’s forum about a Women’s only triathlon training group (MBIM!) led by experienced coaches. The sport caught my interest immediately, but I hesitated to join at first. My first thought was I need to learn how...Read Full Post »
|Posted by secondwindconditioning on February 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
I suppose the best thing to blog about is something you are passionate about – for me that is SUGAR! Before I go any further, I’m only expressing my own views and beliefs and I am NOT a nutritionist, physician, dietician or any other educated or licensed being in anything food related. What I am though is a person who really loves to eat and learn about food. I love to cook and bake and try new recipes. I am also at very high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also a perso...Read Full Post »
|Posted by secondwindconditioning on February 6, 2016 at 5:15 AM||comments (0)|
It’s all about FUN!
Let me just start out by saying how much I have loved working with Moms and Babes in Motion over the past few years! What an amazing group of women and an awesome sport to take up. One of the best decisions I ever made was signing up to do my first triathlon with Nancy Hastings at the Flamborough YMCA in January of 2010.
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|Posted by secondwindconditioning on January 22, 2016 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
The above sentence is the driving force behind Epicure’s mission to bring healthy food to Canadians in exciting, affordable and easy ways. Epicure is Canadian based company that was founded in 1997 by Sylvie Rochette, and sprung from a desire to provide healthy meals for her own family. Starting out attendin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by secondwindconditioning on January 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Happy New Year Everyone!
I know for some or most of us we all set New Resolutions. I have done this and tried several ways over the past few years. Sometimes, to create less pressure, I carry over a resolution to the next year.
So, as I reflect on 2015, I have come up with simply, what one small change can I make to 2016...
Thinking to my first years of triathlon training( in 1999), I started out with about 2 races in a season( my boys were longer, I worked full t...Read Full Post »