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Sad Panda


Today is a sick day.  Boo.  I hate taking a sick day – not only ’cause I feel like crap, but because I know the mess that will be waiting for me when I get back to work tomorrow.  Wouldn’t it be nice sometimes if the world could just shut down for a day when you need to?  Funny enough, it seems to keep on going.

My wife always reminds me to practice Self Care.  In training, such as in health, sometimes you need to dial it before a small issue turns into a nagging problem that slows you down for a long time.

Last night, while trolling on twitter (’cause I was already starting to feel like my couch was where I needed to be), I came across this:

Simon Whitfield is one of my triathlon heroes.  If he’s announcing a new Tri race in my city, I’m listening!

So I went and looked it up.  The Toronto Triathlon Festival.  Well shit, doesn’t this look nice!  From one of the pages on their website summarizing the 2012 race:

Canada’s Olympic Flag Bearer, Simon Whitfield, and fellow Olympian, Paula Findlay, competed [in 2012]

Okay… wait… both of my triathlon heroes actually raced this event last year?!?  Wouldn’t it be so amazing to toe the line with them?  This race sounds too good to be true…

… except for one little problem…

It’s on Sunday July 21st.  The same day I’m already signed up to race the Cincinnati Triathlon.  The registration fee is already paid, and the hotel is already booked.  Dammit!!  Why do these have to be the same weekend?!?

It isn’t to say that I’m not looking forward to racing Cincinnati this summer… rather, I’m really looking forward to it.  This will be my first time doing a vacation race – planning a vacation to another city around a race.  Plus, Ohio is special to me – I was born in Ohio, so I’m looking at this as a bit of a pilgrimage home… of sorts.  I hope to swing through Columbus on my way home and drive past the house I spent the first 2 years of my life in.  I think it’s going to be an amazing weekend!

It’s just too bad it’s the same day as the Toronto Triathlon Festival.  Why can’t I have both?!?

Sad Panda :-(

Sad Panda 😦

That’s it.  I’m going back to bed…

– DO’G



  1. May 29, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Get well my friend, if only all of life’s problems would come down to which race to race, eh? I have a vacation race planned for October and totally cannot wait, as it is my last race for the season. As I said, rest and get back out there.

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