Dreaming of Ironman….and not RDJ

Winter in the subarctic is hard, long, and dark….Its so hard to stay motivated to keep moving forward to my dream of Ironman North Carolina. Its a big task ahead of me and I hope I am up to the challenge.

Running outside is still doable, with enough layers. And thank goodness to my Wednesday night running group for support.

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How beautiful is this sunrise?

Road biking is a big fat no.  So a lot of time on the trainer is needed.  And swimming well, not a problem, we have a great pool at the Uni!

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Sometimes I can’t even get to my trainer!

Living in the subarctic is amazing, don’t get me wrong but sometimes you miss having a more moderate climate.  Though this winter has been amazingly warm…I’ll take the positive temperatures!  Sometimes you just have to get the heck out to keep sane.

My soul lives in San Diego….and I never miss a chance to be there.  Just two weeks ago I took a short trip down.  Did a practice triathlon and it felt amazing to be cycling out on the open road sun shining down.

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Im so HAPPY!

I have to remember that spring is just around the corner and I need to keep pushing through.  Lavaman in Kona, Hawaii is in a month and that will be my first challenge of the season. Once I get back hopefully the snow will be gone and serious outdoor training can begin.

Onward and forward one mile at a time.

Still dreaming of spring………

Oh Happy Day! Do the Happy Dance!

Oh Happy Day! Do the Happy Dance!

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I am very happy to announce that I have been chosen to represent the most awesome fitness clothing line in the USA.  INKnBURN.  How awesome is that?  Being an INKnBURN Ambassador is a incredible experience and I am super grateful for the chance to promote a made in the USA brand.
This brand embodies all of the things that I love.  Mixing art, colour, and imagery on amazing quality made clothing that is comfortable and stylish.  INKnBURN makes me feel amazing.  I’ve tested it out on bike rides, ultras, running, and skiing and it has never let me down.  I always get amazing feedback each time I wear one of these amazing pieces.  For the first time I have wanted to represent a brand, normally a brand is a brand but in this case the amazing designs and the quality coupled with the amazing team who work hard in So.Cal designing all the way to producing each an every piece are amazing. I had the pleasure of visiting the INKnBURN studio just a few weeks ago with my So.Cal friend. They were working hard to get out many new garments (PI Day, Lucky Charm, Club items) but we were still treated like royalty! We must have been there for 2 hours trying things on and talking about what we loved about the designs!  And if they didn’t have our size or style on display she happily looked in the warehouse to see if they had it in stock. It was amazing experience! I got to see up close all of the amazing current designs and they are all so much more amazing in person!
Awesome front entry art!
Colour is a big part of my life and how can you look at this amazing INKnBURN Miko tights and arm warmers and not feel uplifted and strong?
I can feel the uplifting vibes from this “retired design” tank called Flutter combined with the current Chameleon Sports Skirt?  I can feel the fluttery wings of a butterfly lifting me up!
I challenge each and everyone of my athlete friends to try at least one piece. With so many amazing and different designs there is always a new design to choose from and one that may just be that special piece that “speaks and whispers” to you from afar! One piece and you will be hooked. I promise 🙂  So now head over to http://www.inknburn.com and getting shopping!