Ironman Louisville 2017 – Race Report

After a lot of contemplation I decided to apply for an International Competition Card and race as pro for the remainder of the 2017 season. This is not a decision I made on a whim or because I think I belong racing with a “P” on my leg and while I had the support of … [Read more…]

Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2017 – Race Report

After qualifying and claiming my spot in Syracuse, this race sort of fell of my radar and in truth, I kept forgetting about it. Needless to say September 9th came up on my calendar very quickly and before I knew it, I was driving down with my Dad and step-mom Laurie, who qualified in Syracuse and would also racing. … [Read more…]

Ironman Lake Placid 2017 – Race Report

Lake Placid is where it all began for me. In 2011, I showed up to that race with my aluminum road bike, clip on aero bars, and some very non-aero and non-triathlon accessories. I finished in a time of 12:09 and from what I can remember, in between the smiles and the tears, I loved … [Read more…]

Ironman 70.3 Syracuse 2017 – Race Report

The forecast for race day was hot + humid + high winds – I am used to the wind (undoubtedly, it’s my Achilles heel on the bike) but after a long cold spring in Ottawa, the heat and humidity were going to be a bigger factor to contend with – luckily I had some practice … [Read more…]

American Triple-T Ohio 2017 – Race Report

In the southeast corner of Ohio in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River lies the Shawnee State Park & Forest, where the American Triple-T race has been held since 2006. I am not too sure how news of this event travelled up to Ottawa but it did and I jumped onto … [Read more…]

There are Stories Behind Throwback Thursdays

Over the past few months I’ve had quite a bit of time to myself while recovering from surgery and I used some of that time to go through some of my stuff I’d stashed away. During one of my treasure hunts, I discovered a box of pictures from my past. I am not someone who lives … [Read more…]

The road to recovery…it’s a long and winding road.

Week 11 has brought with it some progress both physically and mentally. Despite the stingy post-operative protocol, after my 8 week post-op follow-up with my surgeon, I was given the green light to start running again. I had to be my own advocate here as my surgeon didn’t seem to be able to differentiate between athletes … [Read more…]

Confessions of an athlete on the road to recovery

I read somewhere that triathletes have a 56% chance of being injured in any given 5 year period. Unfortunately I lived up to that statistic like a champ because 2016 was my fifth year of long course triathlon training and racing. Aside from a broken elbow and some overuse injuries, I have been extremely lucky … [Read more…]

An athlete’s guide to the complicated world of athletic health services

The athletic community is a tightknit bunch and we tend to share and overshare a lot of information; from injuries to the hilarity of our bodily functions. Unfortunately with injury being a predominate topic of conversation among endurance athletes, we frequent many of the same clinics; registered massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, dieticians, podiatrists, athletic therapists and … [Read more…]

Ironman World Championship 2016 – Race Report

It wasn’t in my master plan for this year, but the Big Island called me back. After not taking my Kona slot last year at Muskoka, heading into Ironman Mont Tremblant I had made the decision to try and qualify again. I was successful and so, on October 2nd, after seeing my little brother Tristan … [Read more…]