With exactly two months (a mere 60 days) until I race in my second triathlon in Hawaii in support of Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, I wanted to share with you a bit of an update on my progress and my adventures in training:
- Days I have been training: 56
- Days until the race: 60
- Days per week training: 5 or 6
- Kilometres Travelled: More than 280 (or the distance between Vancouver and Seattle)
- By Foot: 150km
- By Bike: 100km (plus 8 indoor spin classes – it gets wet here!)
- By Swimming: 30+
- 8:00 am Training Sessions: 12 – (12 times my girlfriend has kicked me out of bed so I’d go train!)
- 1 amazing New and Very Sexy Bike (Thanks Mom and Dad! and Thanks to Caps Bikes in Richmond)!
- Teammates all racing for the same cause: 30 (and over 700 more in Hawaii)
- 33% of the way to my fundraising goal ($2,000 of $6,000) so far…
- Visits to a physio therapist: 6 so far with 6 more scheduled!
- Ice packs: too many to count
- Advil Taken: two bottles and counting
- Injuries: None (unless you count my terrible knees)
- Planned Race Time: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
- North Americans with Blood Cancer: 1.4 Million, and counting
- Canadians Diagnosed with Blood Cancer since I started training:about 2,500
- Patients with blood cancers who will not survive: Too Many!
- Patients who will survive: More than 10 years ago, but still not enough…
If you can, please help me change that by donating to my campaign to eliminate blood cancers! www.tinyurl.com/tri2fight