Things have been rolling along these past couple of weeks other than a little pneumonia set back that caused me to miss about a week of training.
Spent the Thanksgiving weekend on Manitoulin Island with my sister and her family at their cottage and although sick during that time manged to get out for a nice bike ride.
Probably even a bigger change for me training wise was deciding to get a personal trainer at the gym. It's kind of a weird concept for me as I spent almost 6 years as a personal trainer and at least 10 years coaching sports but even the best athletes in the world work with trainers and what not so it shouldn't be any different for me. I haven't done much strength training in quite a while and it really kicked my butt the first time but it's getting better now and I'm hoping it will help to eliminate some nagging injuries I've delt with in the past.
Last week I had the opportunity to get Kelly and I a ride in a little plane up around the North end of Sudbury over the lake I grew up on. It was nice to see some of the tail end of the fall colors but what was most interesting was listening to the pilot communicate with the air traffic controllers as that was something dad did for 30 years.
This past weekend I was able to get to Ottawa and was able to visit my grandma for a little bit. Got a swim in on Saturday morning and then went for a run along the river on Sunday morning. What a difference running in Ottawa vs Sudbury. I saw more people on my one run in Ottawa out running than I would if I was to go running every single day in Sudbury for easy 2-3 weeks. Very different culture and atmosphere in Ottawa. For someone who enjoys being active Sudbury sure makes it hard!
Challenges and Reflections.
10 months ago