Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Upcoming races

Here are the races that I have planned for next year (still waiting to decide on a few others):

1.  Around the Bay - March 24th (30k)
2.  Sulphur Springs - May 25th (100 miles)
3.  Sinister 7 - July 6th (148km)
4.  Haliburton - Sept 7th (100 miles)

Gonna be a BIG year!!  And my training kicks into high gear starting January 1st!!  Thank goodness I will have my amazing boyfriend Corey right by my side (thanks babe).  Also a big thanks to my training crew (Andrea, Jay and Gary).

Miles are going to ramp-up and more elevation training in the Adirondacks with Corey; should make for a fun and CHALLENGING winter/spring training season.

A big thank you in advance to my sponsors:


Friday, December 21, 2012

Thrilled to announce...

I'm thrilled to announce my newest sponsor: CW-X conditioning wear!

For those of you who haven't heard of CW-X, they make the ABSOLUTE BEST compression wear on the market!  I have worn their tights and shorts in all of my races, and I've been very please with their fit and performance.  I also use the compression tights after races for recovery!!

I feel honoured to be part of such an amazing team of sponsored athletes :)  Better take my training to the next level now!

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Sponsor!!

I'm super excited to announce that I am now sponsored by Hammer Nutrition!! 

I have been using their products for the past 4 years, so I couldn't be happier about this!!  I always use Perpetuem and Sustained Energy during my races and I love their whole line of products.  Hammer is the only fuel I have found that works for me during longer training runs/races.  :)

Looks like 2013 is going to be a great race year!!!

Also a big thanks to my other sponsor:

Corey's 1st CrossFit competition!!

Some days I'm the athlete and some days I'm the coach (aka: the nervous girlfriend). 

This past weekend my amazing boyfriend competed in his 1st CrossFit competition: CrossFit Brockville's WOD4TOYS.

The day started out great with a combination WOD "Jump Isabel jump" (Isabel + pullups).  The WOD was:

7minute cap
30 snatches for time (95lbs)
*if you take more than 10 seconds to complete the reps, or let go of the bar you must do 10 tuck jumps
THEN max pullups for the remaining time of the 7 mins... each pullup = 1 second and would then be deducted from the time of the 30 snatches.

Corey did the WOD is 1:27, then got 95 pullups!  That put him into 1st place!!

Then came WOD #2:
12 minute cap

10 decline pushups
10 deadlifts
50 double unders
50 situps

10 decline pushups
10 deadlifts
40 double unders
40 situps

10 decline pushups
10 deadlifts
30 double unders
30 situps

10 decline pushups
10 deadlifts
20 double unders
20 situps

10 decline pushups
10 deadlifts
10 double unders
10 situps

*Corey finished in 1st place AGAIN!!

WOD#3: Eliza-Grace
 12 min cap

21-15-9 reps
Squat clean and split jerk (95lbs)
Ring Dip

*Corey finished 3rd on this WOD!!

**At the point Corey was 5 points ahead going into the FINAL!!  This meant that he could come DEAD LAST in the last WOD and still win :) BUT WOULD THAT SLOW HIM DOWN!?!? NOPE!

The last WOD was created by the kids class at CrossFit Brockville.  It was a combo of front squats, lateral boxjumps, bear crawls, duck walk and KB swings.

Corey was rocking the WOD when all of a sudden his quads completely seized up!! He screamed in pain a few times, but kept pushing through.  (NOTE: FRONT SQUATS ARE COREY'S MORTAL ENEMY)

He finished the WOD in 3rd, and WON THE COMPETITION!!! :) YAAAAAAY!!

Needless to say Corey was DONE at the end of the day!!

I'm so proud of him!!! It was fun to sit on the sidelines for once, and get to cheer him on (cheer... yell).  It was amazing to see him push himself that hard and to not give up when his body wanted to.  Corey has completely changed his life in the past year and I couldn't be happier to be part of his life.  We love and support each other in everything that we do, and it's amazing to share our passions for running and for CrossFit.

I love you babe