Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Take two on coming back to blogging...

Life has been busy with real life commitments.  Things are settling down or should I say becoming more manageable.

As for getting any training done,well,  it is happening between the cold temperature, the rain drops, rain storms, wind and major wind storms.  Mother Nature is certainly showing us that she is in charge and won't be giving up winter like weather any time soon.    Luckily I took a change in venue, I've rediscovered my love of swimming and because of this it has given me the chance to get out of the inclement weather and be inside swimming laps and enjoying the sauna.  This has certainly helped me get a head start on the triathlons and swim events I've got on my 2011 TO DO list.

Blizzard has been out racking up the kilometres, lots of kms in and around home and weather permitting, a few of the Wooo Hooo's have been getting together for some hill rides "up the line", as it is affectionately called here, meaning heading deeper in to the Ottawa Valley.

Anyone who knows me, knows that hills on a bike are not my strength, but I've been working hard trying to HTFU about hills, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, right?

Burnstown Hill, Ottawa Valley

Well, here is a photo of one of my practice hills, and no I don't mean going down it!!  This photo is obviously taken in the fall, but I promise to take one when we go out again this weekend.  Believe it or not, this is the baby hill leaving Burnstown heading towards White Lake which takes us on to Stewartville.  The Stewartville Dam Hill has been my nemesis for three years.  I can happily report that I finally conquered that hill this past weekend again, I promise to take a photo of the Stewartville Dam Hill.

There is a lot to catch up on, but I'll close off for now.

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

9 comments:

teacherwoman said...

I look foward to hearing more about your 2011 TO DO list! :)

Anne said...

Lily!! You're back! :) Yay!

Sounds like despite the busy days, you've managed to stay in great shape with the swimming and cycling!

Marci said...

Glad your back, looking forward to the zoo run in the fall!! I need to try blogging take II as well..

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Welcome back again :)........

GIRL... that hill is yours.

Embrace Spring. You have earned it after your long winter.

MrDaveyGie said...

Woo Hoooo, the Lily as returned.

Groover said...

Welcome back Laurel. Great to hear from you and about your riding and swimming. Sure summer is just around the corner ...

Anne said...

Glad to see you've come out of blog hibernation (again) and that you've been using your time constructively. Never had a doubt you weren't keeping at it.

Wes said...

here in north Georgia, I feel your pain :-) Embrace the hills... they will indeed make you stronger.

MarieA said...

welcome back. Glad to see your blogging again. I have a friend training for triathalon - women... must have the two of you over for dinner along with the beau. The beau used to be a long distance biker but can no longer ride... he's crying as he creates the ad to sell his bike...

Welcome back! and GOOD ON YOU!!!