In September I joined the triathlon club at my new school. It was such a good decision. Looking back, I have trouble imagining what the past year would have been like if I hadn't joined. I think it would have been very different. Before joining the club, I was getting into training for running road races and triathlon. I was seeing huge changes in my health, attitude, self-perception, energy, and focus. I noticed a change in my approach to practicing, which is the major game-changer in any classical musician's life!
|Check out this sweet outfit|
To keep myself accountable while being busy with school, I joined the club. That way I'd have set times to train, have coaches to guide me, and make non-music friends. Friends are important!
Now, I've just begun my third session with the club. I've got a road bike, a fancy watch, and a fast and happy body.
|Oh hell yeah that was a 22.5km run.|
Of the three triathlon sports, I like running the most. Maybe because it's the most accessible, or that I've been doing it the longest. Oh! No, that's a lie. I began swimming probably before I could walk/run. I love swimming too, but it's just not as easy. Running is easy. You just put one foot in front of the other, and try and do that quickly.
|More excellent fashion, and school spirit!|
Cycling is the *newest* for me. I did some mountain biking when I was a teenager, and I bike-commute all the time. You may also recall the bike tour I did in 2013.
|Teenager Kath won 3rd! (by default!)|
Back to the present- I've been learning so much about cycling very recently, since it's finally been nice enough outside to ride for real.
|My first ride out on my own|
I have my first triathlon of the year on June 20th: Tremblant Sprint Triathlon
|Necessary running gear!|
I've already done three running races: a 5k (20:06), a half-marathon (1:34:21), and a 10k (41:43)
All three have been huge PRs for me!
|My sister-in-law/running partner Lorri, my nephew Petey, and me after our half-marathon!|
|Frustrated while waiting for a train to pass|
The winter sucked, but I still ran outside somehow.
|Oh gosh, I can't end this post with a photo of a sheer-ice sidewalk from January.|
|Solo ride up Mont Royal|
I hope you get moving this summer. It's so worth it. Run, bike, walk- do something that gets you out in the sun while it lasts! Warning: you'll get addicted :)