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.
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,