Canadian Rockies

The month of July has been declared national “Celebrate Biggi’s big birthday” month 🙂 We had the chance to leave for a week and explore the Canadian Rockies on a pre-birthday getaway (the birthday bash with Mona and friends in New Denver is still to come …). Awesome scenery, great places to explore, lots of…

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First Ultra Done

Completed my first “ultra” today … if only the distance of 25km. Very steep, dusty and rocky most of the way from lake level to Divide Lake on top of a 1430m high mountain! What a climb, and what a downhill. Surprisingly my quads and feet held up, and I was happy to get into…

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Boise 70.3

My first major race of the season is in the books! Ironman Boise 70.3 was an enjoyable race, very well organized, and scenic. I have to admit it’s somewhat weird to be starting a race at 12noon (no 4am wakeup call, can do hotel breakfast, checking gear bags in on race morning etc.) but it…

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Golden Triangle 2011

We could not have asked for a better experience: Gorgeous sunshine, the incredible scenery of the Rockies, lots of good food and of course … the company of our friends! We just completed the Golden Triangle, a 3-day cycling trip through the Rockies, organized by the Elbow Valley Cycling Club. And organized they were! Our…

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Kitchen Renos Done

Finally, after quite a few weeks of chaos in my house, the much-anticipated kitchen renovations are completed!
A new dark-grey concrete countertop was installed, and the walls improved with a glass/marble backsplash. Then I painted the whole room blue to match the new colors and voila … a much prettier sight now!

Training Update

Training for my Half Ironman race in June is on track … I have been running many kilometers on the trails in Myra Bellevue Park, trying to build the leg strength for a half marathon after 90km on the bike. And our cycling group (the Killer Beez) has been doing longer rides, for example 112km yesterday…

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Ski 2 Sea 2011

Our team for the Ski2Sea race this year did amazingly well! We improved last year’s time by almost 30 min, and everybody seemed to enjoy their legs! Richard started off with the fastest ever time for the Alpine leg (tough run up a ski run followed by “some” skiing!), after which I took over for…

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Exam Time

It’s that time of the semester again: exams! It feels like I have been sitting and watching students for weeks now … Oh wait, I have 🙂 Between my own exams and invigilating for coworkers, I have spent quite a few hours in the classrooms in the last two weeks. Today is the last one,…

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Team Snap

Our new team uniform has arrived! James from Snap Okanagan (a local newspaper) is sponsoring a triathlon team this year – and I’m lucky to be a part of it! We just received the (sponsored) kit … loving the fabrics, the color, the new gear! Thanks James!

Baldy – deep in snow!

The trip to Mt. Baldy last weekend turned into a major snow-shoveling adventure: 3 feet of snow had falling in the 5 days prior, and everything, including staircases, parking bays and patios, was covered in A LOT of snow! After the work was done, we enjoyed some great xc ski and snowshoe outings … tiring…

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