Last Saturday March 25 I did my first race for the 2017 season with my daughter Tara here in Arizona. It was a great weather day just a bit cool at 7 am at 50F with the sun rising over the Catalina Mountains for the 800m serpentine swim up and back each of 8 lanes […]
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Entries by Shawna
Today I finished my very first Century Ride. Something very cool and humbling about setting a goal and achieving it. Especially, when it involves others with the same goal. The first 38 miles were fine, albeit with some wind to deal with. A short stop and off again to 54 miles. Because of the distance […]
THE RACE THAT ALMOST DIDN’T HAPPEN Thursday morning came we were so excited. Tomorrow we were leaving for Miami half Iron Man, then Thursday afternoon I started to feel quite sick and by Friday morning I was throwing up in the airport restroom. The last place a Germaphobe wants to have her face. I felt […]
First , can’t believe I did it!! I really had doubts about the run. Thank you everyone for all the encouragement, support and kind words along the way. Pre Race Day Miami. Always exciting to visit. Biscayne Bay is where the swim took place. Saw some manatee in the bay and was comforted at the thought of […]
My race and experience with the 2016 Canadian ITU Triathlon World Championship Team was nothing but amazing. With the support and love I received from family and friends throughout the season right up to my race day and after was overwhelming! The Friday before we left my thoughtful husband had booked me a pedicure and then I was […]
Do I Have to do it? Ironman Mont Tremblant Caught up with the exuberance I signed up for IM Mont Tremblant. After less than a stellar and somewhat limited season of training, I was extremely reluctant to do the race. I tried everything to abort it (boob injury- thanks Kelly) and join some of my […]
A view from a first time racer. I arrived in Michigan on Friday ,At ironman village, just before athlete check in opened. I had no idea what to expect, I just knew I was excited for my first race experience. After getting checked in , it was on to shop! Wow. So much to choose […]
Let me say this off the top-I am new to this exciting – incredible world of Ironman Triathlon. That said I was prepared for Muskoka’s IM 70.3 –aptly named Beauty and the Beast this past Sunday. But what you can only glean from years of racing in triathlon is experience. My issues in the water […]
This was not only a fun race to do with the cycling leg on the closed Gardiner Expressway, but it was the first one I have done with both my daughters Tara and Kerri in the same race. And I ran across the finish line with both of them together. Absolutely thrilling and gratifying for […]
I arrived in Whistler exactly one week prior to IM Canada, to acclimatize myself with the elevation and with the course, as I had never had the opportunity to train on this course. I had never actually been out to British Columbia in the summer, so was just excited to experience a whole new adventure. […]
Participating in Tcob is something I dont think i could do without. It offers a hugely supportive environment creating a team atmosphere for what most people would think is an individual sport. The feeling of community at any TCOB event is so strong I think of the group as my other family... My super fit family! I am not just a better athlete for being a member but a better version of me.