Angela Naeth MPT BsHSc - Elite Triathlete, Physiotherapist by trade
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
No worries however. I plan to relish in the white stuff as much as possible. I'm hoping to do a lot of snowshoeing and hopefully skate-ski if I can find a cheap used pair. Prince George is full of trails and parks so I won't be bored anytime soon.
Training is going great. Riding indoors is, for me, the best motivator. You not only get to watch movies, but you get to practice a bit on the mental game. When the quads hurt, keep pedaling...
Friday, October 23, 2009
The Canadian Press…Oct 22, 2009
Moncton, New Brunswick - Margaret Fitzgerald, a New Brunswick woman whose family described as the oldest known person in Canada, has died at the age of 113.
Fitzgerald, who had celebrated her birthday last month, has died of natural causes at the Villar du Repos nursing home in Moncton.
She was born in 1896.
According to Guinness World Records, she was believed to be among the 15 oldest people on Earth.
A funeral mass will be held today at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church.
Her nephew, Reg King, said he remembers her as a hard worker who often thought about her days on a farm in Tankville, North of Moncton.
Monday, October 12, 2009
My first time outside, I must say, took my breathe away after arriving at the Prince George Airport. It was cold in Park City, but not bone-chilling! I used to love weather like this... I'm afraid I turned a bit soft. Time to HTFU!
But I have to say, over the last two weeks I've gone from freezing cold to actually enjoying the numbing feeling outside. Yesterday I ran on the track and helped a few local athletes. Cold weather makes you tough! I was shivering cold and bundled to the brim while one of the local ladies was in shorts! I look forward to helping more athletes in the PG area. They make me more determined than ever to get a move on!
My first week home was great! I'm working 30 hours a week and I had a great first week of training. I got in a lot of hours and felt awesome going into week 2. My enthusiasm slowed when I could hardly get out of bed mid-week. I've joined the local Swim group, PG Barracudas. Some of these swimmers (15 years younger!) are FAST and swim circles around me. I love it!
The past weekend was a bit crappy when a bout of sickness hit me (food poisoning from home-made Kefir). I would highly recommend not making your own bacteria drink! I literally spent a whole day in bed holding my stomach, running to the bathroom and holding my cookies. :( I'm better now...
Next week - week numero 3 in the Great North. I'm having a great time meeting up with old friends and staying with my family. My mom's cooking rocks, and having home cooked dinner's never tasted so good! I'm used to opening a can of tuna, getting some veggies and dinner is done. Now I get gourmet dinners nightly! Thanks MOM!
Riding indoors has been great to keep the intensity and get rid of the junk miles. I have to give kudos to everyone here in Northern Canada who is a summer athlete. It takes a lot of diligence to ride indoors. I can't complain though, my parents have the movie channel which helps a ton while riding! And for some insane reason, I LOVE riding indoors. I don't have to think about anything and the work gets done. No cars, no traffic, no bothers! Just you, the bike and the effort,,,
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
On my travels, I had to secure a few places to sleep and came across some great ones. Some were a bit cold at night but I had enough in my backpack to keep me cozy. I even found a plum tree and made sure to get my fill, both in the belly and for later.
Now that I'm home, I'm working hard both in training and as a physical therapist. By the time I head back to the US and training camp, I'll be ready to go!
(In all truth I flew home and managed to be on the same flight as Simon Whitfield. We shared a few words before boarding. When it was time to board he stopped and sat in first class. I kept walking toward the back, where I sat sandwiched between two heavyset non athletes.)