Monday, 27 July 2015

Week # 2

It's week # 2 of of half marathon training! Today I ran 14k. It was very tiring but fun.
Two hands for both roads and week #2! I ran in Beinn Breagh (beautiful mountain in gaelic). Long hill describes itself. A steep hill that is very LONG. 
This week I did a 9k run in Big Baddeck. It sounds like I won't be going back to run there for awhile because there was a mama and baby bear sighting.
Next week, I was thinking of maybe doing running for 10 minutes then 1 minute  walk for the 16k long run.I'm going to try it out see how I like it.
This is my pal, Marlee. She loves to finish strong with me. She is a chocolate yorkshire terrier. She can do more than you think a little dog could ever do. She will walk/run  with my mom while I run. She also loves to spend time and play outside as much as I do. If shes not running or walking, shes in the car spotting me, with her head out the window.
Marlee's breeder is great. Check out her facebook page if your looking for the perfect dog...ha ha. Click right Here. 
Even if you don't live in Cape Breton you can still get one shipped.

has anyone else tried running for 10 minutes walk for 1 minute or anything similar? Did you like it?

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Week #1!

I have officially started week #1 of half marathon training! Today I ran 12k and it felt great. I ran in Big Baddeck, CB When I ran, I ran across two bridges and saw a bee keeper doing his job. The  terrain was very hilly and the route was very scenic and beautiful.
I ended at very special place, the Rocking Horse Ranch. I went on a tour to see animals. The Rocking Horse Ranch is a place for animals who are rescued and in need of a home.  Any any animal can sure be loved. It is one of kind. Some of the animals will be adopted and some will be there for a life long home (:
here is the link if you would like to check their website out click HERE
and their Facebook page click HERE
there were some baby ducks that were super cute!

Friday, 17 July 2015

Port Hood Triathlon!!!

The Port Hood Triathlon I completed it last Saturday and it was great. I haven't had time to update my blog lately because I have been so busy. I came in first place. Any kid can sure do this one. It is just for fun so it is not timed and no placements. The distances aren't very long. Every kid who completes the race gets a finishers medal along with a t-shirt and a goodie bag.
The sun was very bright.
The transition is my hardest part. Try to take the least amount of time. My sneakers are always full of sand when I finish triathlons. Here are some tips for the transition:
-have a towel or a bin to keep your stuff organized
-make sure your helmet is clearly visible and easy to access because  in most triathlons putting your helmet on first is a rule.
-make sure your laces are easy to tie (I had elastic laces on so I could just sinch them up) double knot them too so they won't come undone
-have two waterbottles. Have one for drinking and one for skriting water on your feet to get the sand off.(never thought of bringing extra water for feet this time.)
- have a small towel to dry feet.
Triathlons are so fun!!!

Does anyone else have tips for transition? I would love to hear them!

Friday, 10 July 2015

Today I went for a swim and the water was just the right temperature. I am very excited because tomorrow I am doing a triathlon in Port Hood, NS
There is a street in Cape Cod that is Baddeck street! My hometown!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

I got home from Boston, from a great trip!I went there for 10 days and while I was there I went to Cape Cod to spend time with family and go to the beach! The most exciting part was running the 4th of July 10k road race in North Andover! My results were... drumroll...
I was 1st female for the 14 & under age category (34th overall) with a time of 45:20! I bet my PB by 36 seconds!

 My first American race of many.

 I had a great race and a great trip!