Mish Mash

Things have been quiet on the blogging front lately. Life is busy and to be honest, I don’t feel like I have a whole lot to say. Here’s what’s happening lately…

  • This “off-season” is different from most since I will soon be ramping up for the most grueling training I have ever seen or even imagined. I think I am just enjoying the down time, in more ways than one, before that. That being said, I’m swimming with my team again, maintaining my running base and trying to find some indoor cycling mojo. I’ve joined an indoor club for trainer sessions led by my coach which will start in December, taking place every Saturday morning all winter. I think that will be exactly what I need to embrace the trainer. I hope.
  • Speaking of my coach… yes, I will officially be a coached athlete. It’s exciting and scary, but completely necessary for me to face the challenge that lies ahead. We start officially in January (because of our move in December), but he has given me a base-building guideline to get me through November and December and prepare me (somewhat) for what is to come.
  • On Saturday I spent as much time as possible tracking Denise at IMFL. I was glued to the tracker as well as updates on FB, and eventually tuned into the live feed to see her finish (with my finger hovering over the “Prt Scr” key). So freaking proud of you, D!


  • This past Sunday I donned my rainbow socks and had the pleasure of spectating at the Hamilton Marathon and cheering on some of my peeps. I made my way from ~10K to ~22K to ~40K to see everyone go by, and I also managed to spot Lish (psssst congrats on another big PB!) each time. At the end of the race I ran back and forth along the waterfront trail accompanying our runners on the final 1-2K stretch to the finish.Β It was a great day for my friends and it kind of gave me the itch to race – but that won’t be happening until next year.


  • Packing is finally underway. Slowly but surely… To make things a little more challenging, hubs is going to be away on business for the majority of this month. Wish me luck. Wrangling the pup is what makes it interesting.
  • Speaking of which, I came home to this nice little surprise at 6am after a run one day last week. He decided that the gift wrapped on the dining room table was for him and not our friend’s daughter, and he had a party in the shoe closet as well. (Thankfully, no shoes were destroyed this time!)


  • Good thing he is so cute! Here he is curled up on the electric blanket. Puppy loves to be warm.


  • Anyone else obsessed with Panera?


That’s all I’ve got for now.


14 thoughts on “Mish Mash

  1. It’s great to have a coach. It takes away a lot of the decision making with training and can push you to a place where you never thought you could get to.

    Love the picture of the devastation caused by Hurricane Miles. It makes me feel a little less bad about our puppy-induced carnage.

  2. You are always so crazy busy. I don’t know how you ever find time to maintain your blog!

    Silly Miles. We haven’t let Cookie out while we aren’t home yet. She likes to tear the fluff out of everything and I fear for our couch!

  3. Love panera! I am obsessed with their Mediterranean veggie sandwich!! Good luck with all the moving and stuff! Hopefully it goes well! I am excited for you IM training! I think maybe I will like vicariously through all your training in 2013! Just make sure to let me know when I can/should sign up to volunteer at IMLP!

  4. Great post! Love the Hammer race. The live feeds are great eh? I did the same thing this past summer when a family member raced Lake Placid. We were glued until he came into the finish…we had set up our video camera on the computer screen so we could capture the moment! Good luck with all you training. Keep those shoes safe! πŸ˜‰

  5. Is your pup a GSP? If so, how old is he? We have one too who is 10 months old and while he is awesome, he is also quite challenging! Also, having a coach is awesome…you will enjoy it! I just found your blog and I look forward to reading more!

    • Hi Christy! YES Miles is a GSP. He is 8.5 months and definitely challenging! Ha. We have read that “adolescence” can start around 8 months and they will start testing boundaries, misbehaving more and even “forgetting” commands that they know well all together! We have definitely noticed some of these signs and are trying to be as firm and consistent as possible to work through it. But overall, he is a wonderful dog. So affectionate and loyal. We love him to bits of course!

  6. need to teach him how to put away the shoes after playing with them! and how greedy of him to take that girl’s present… you must obviously not give him enough treats πŸ˜‰

    feel the same about blogging lately / the past couple of months. eh. no one misses me anyway.

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