Ironman Mont Tremblant

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Update Microsoft Explorer

Yaaayyy!!!  Work finally updated Microsoft Explorer and I can actually use/read Blogger. 

Not much going on.  Work has been crushing.  I'm so thankful I'm not training for anything like IMCOZ, IMFL or IMAZ.  It would be impossible

Two weeks ago I went riding with Mike.  It was so mild out that I rode in shorts.  Last Sunday the temperature dropped to normal (2 degrees) when I left around 8:00 am.  The rodes were dry and fine in the sun but as I made a left hand turn, the road was in the shade and I thought to myself "I wonder if I should be taking this turn slower" and my rear tire slid out and I went down with a thud.  My head bounced off the pavement and I laid there for a second stunned.  I got up and surveyed the damage.  Not much except my pride but I think I warped my rear tire.  Great.  Time to start riding the road bike

Two swims, one or two bike, one strength training and no runs per week.  I've still been way too busy to even go to the doctors to get a referral for an ultrasound.  At least my calf is healing, hopefully.

Back to work.  Don't feel bad if I haven't been reading your blog

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Training wise, not much is going on. Work has been super busy, in fact I've worked three Saturdays in a row plus the odd meeting at night. This has an effect on training. Right now I'm only swimming twice a week with Masters and riding once or twice a week. On Sunday, it was so warm, I actually rode in shorts and bike shirt. Outstanding, but sadly it didn't last.

 Also there's been no running as I bailed from the Scotia Bank Toronto Half Marathon in October and Angus Glen Half Marathon in early November as I've seemed to hurt my calf. I would be running and my right calf would start hurting, usually when I was the furthest point away from home (once 10 km away). It was a long walk/shuffle home.  I went and got it treated by Kevin (chiro) and he suspected a calf tear but I've been too busy even to make a doctor's appointment to get a referral for an ultra sound.

Weight-wise I'm seemed to be holding my own.  I'm only five pounds about race weight at Mont-Tremblant so that's good news but I can feel myself getting fatter.

That's all I got

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How Not To Avoid A School Bus

CLEVELAND - The mother of the driver of the Jeep that was ticketed by Cleveland police Tuesday morning for driving on the sidewalk to avoid stopping for a school bus said her daughter made the move to "give that bus plenty of room."

Toni Hardin was in the passenger seat of the SUV driven by her daughter Shena Hardin, 32, when she said they came upon the bus on East 38th Street between Superior and Payne, which had stopped to pick up a handicapped child.

"The bus, for some reason, takes an inordinate amount of time talking to the parent or whatever everyday, but he takes forever," Hardin said.

"While he's doing all that we're waiting trying to get through. Now this morning, she was late she was trying to get her daughter to school, the reason for going around and going to the side was to give that bus plenty of room."

Hardin said she drives the street every day with her daughter on their way to work, but denied ever having gone on the sidewalk before.
"Today was the first day she did that and that was a bad move today," Hardin said.

But a Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus driver had captured video of the Jeep driving on the sidewalk on another day and contacted police, who were waiting Tuesday morning and pulled Hardin over citing her for not stopping for the school bus.

The mother of the handicapped child the bus had stopped to pick up said this has been going on for a long time.
"No she did it all last school year. I was over there February of last year she did it ever since then," said Lucy Kelley. Nothing was done last year though she added. "No, the bus driver didn't do it last year, but I had a new bus driver this year."

That bus driver, Uriah Herron, is credited by supervisors for his quick thinking to nab the driver on camera.

"We had a very conscientious driver for 30 years. He really cares about his children and he took the extra step that this doesn't happen again," said CMSD Bus Manager Eric Taylor.