Be assured that my lack of postings has not been a result of falling off the proverbial wagon, in this case the exercise wagon.
After the Ironman in August I trained for and ran my best time for a 10km race on Sept. 16th.
Following the 10k race I started back on the road to training for various events in 2009.
The events I have determined to participate in, and God willing finish, with personal bests are the following.
- Hypothermic Half Feb. 09
- Vancouver Marathon May 09
- Canmore olympic distance triathlon Summer 09
- Great White North 72 km triathlon Summer 09
- Heart of the Rockies olympic distance triathlon Summer 09
- World Transplant Games August 23 Sydney Australia
2010 I am hoping to run another Ironman.
I did have a physical setback in Nov./Dec. when I got a severe case of the flu and although I was still continuing to work out it took a number of months before I felt I was getting back (e.g. Jan.) to where I was at pre-Ironman.
The health issues were my own fault, I had not gotten a flu shot and had not been taking very good care of myself, primarily not enough sleep, over worked and stressed. I did get the flu shot and got back to living a balanced lifestyle.
During the months of Oct. and Nov. I had the opportunity to speak a few words at the International Nurses Transplant Symposium where I was presented with an award for promoting awareness of organ donations. I also participated in and was the keynote speaker at a bonspiel in Grande Prairie that was organized as a fundraiser and a memorial for a daughter that had been killed in a car accident and whose organs were donated.
I am glad that thngs are finally slowing down. I had never thought that myTrek to the Ironman would have resulted in so many opportunities to share my story and promote organ donations in the process.