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Mississauga, ON
Beginner Triathlete with Multiple Sclerosis
Interests: Triathlon, Tech Blogs, All things Apple, Photography, Being a Dad of 2 Boys
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I guess since I wasn't doing any triathlon training anymore, I had kind of abandoned this blog (but I did renew it). The last year has been pretty disappointing from an exercise point of view as I haven't been able to do much, and every time I tried to start... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at triwithms
In other words, they are self-centred super egos! ;D
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2012 on Mental Toughness at Joe Friel
Well, I've kept the Breville since there is no doubt that it is WAY faster to make and clean, BUT i haven't used it that much (only a few times). Since the juiice fast I haven't been juicing that much, I might do another juice fast very soon. I hope you got a good sence how long it takes to make the juice from my video so it can help you decide. For leafy greens it's no contest, the Angel blows away the Breville and I certainly would not use the Breville for greens anymore. Cheers.
Placed our first wholesale order for fruits and veggies. When the order actually showed up it was totally ridiculous. LOL 50lbs of carrots, 11lbs of dates, 40lbs of bananas, 24 bunches of kale, 100 apples, 12 large cucumbers... Wow, time to start eating! I figured carrots, apples, and dates would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at triwithms
Today is day 11 of my juice fast, and I am super hungry today for some reason...Probably because I must not have been getting enough calories. I had a small beet and veggie juice this morning and then a 24oz Carrot, celery, cucumber, spinach, ginger and parsley juice from Booster... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at triwithms
Day 9 of my juice fast This is a video of me making a green juice with my Angel juicer. The video is a bit long, but I wanted to give people a good sense as to the actual amout of time it take to make a juice with this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at triwithms
Soon after that previous post last year I got injured training for Around the Bay 30km race. I ran up against the 10% rule and lost, my body fell apart with injuries (sore knees, back and neck). I stopped training soon after and was only going to start up again... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at triwithms
Here is a quick update video of my second day eating Vegan. I took a look through some of the ingredients I bought yesterday and decided I wanted to do something with black beans. I search my RSS feeds first and up popped a post by Brett (my triathlon coach... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2011 at triwithms
So far today I've had the following food. Breakfast: Quinoa cereal with almond milk Quinoa bread toast with organic peanut butter. I hopped on the trainer for a 2 hour base training workout (longest since starting back to working out last week). Post workout; Green smoothie left over from last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2011 at triwithms
I didn't really give much thought to going vegan, I just woke up today and thought I wanted to give it a shot. My triathlon coach Brett from Zen and Art of Triathlon pod, and Rich Roll (Vegan Ultraman) both inspired to give this a try so I can start... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2011 at triwithms
You sure did make those other guys running up the hills look like a bunch of pussies! ;D Good job getting 6th! Cheers.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2010 on It's all but over at slowdad
Way to go Rob. That's Awesome! Sounds like you had a good race, and by the looks of your HR profile you were really cranking. My LT on the bike is only 151 so I certainly would have been puking after about 20mins of the type of effort you put it. Maybe next year I'll start working on pushing the LT up so we can go riding again. Whooohooo, race 1 in the books!
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2010 on Jumping the Cheeseburger at slowdad
So I just realized that I haven't updated the blog in a while, and I haven't mentioned anything about something I'm pretty excited about. I've got a triathlon coach now to help me reach my goal of completing an Ironman 70.3 next year. I guess before I did that it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at triwithms
I'm writing this post a few weeks later, so I'll just mention some of the highlights and post a couple of pics. So I had to do my long (14km) run up at the cottage. The hills are insane and I planned on keeping my HR under 143 which meant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at triwithms
Check out the review on the following website for the Vibram Five Fingers Bikila shoes... via After my unplanned barefoot run (kicked off my shoes 5km into my 16km run due to sore lower legs) I couldn't believe how comfortable it was. I shoved my insoles into my socks... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 2, 2010 at triwithms
Well, I was starting to think the dream of getting a new tri-bike was just never going to happen, until last week when my awesome wife came home, after a weekend of being up at the cottage while I took our older son camping, and exclaimed that she would like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at triwithms
Hi Joe, I think your theory about muscle cramping makes pretty good sense. If you think about who has the worst cramping / muscle spasms, it's people with MS. It's all neurological and doesn't have anything to do with hydration. I wish it's weren't the case, I'd love to be able to to toss down a few bottles of gatoraide and not have to worry about my legs seizing up in the middle of a lake :D. Cheers
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2010 on Muscle Cramp Theory at Joe Friel
Thanks Joe. I just started training a few weeks ago after 7months off. Seeing as though it is already late-June I've pretty much written off this season for competing in any triathlons, I was wondering If I would benefit from doing mostly aerobic training until early next year or if it is important to go on to strength training as well. Is the measure of a plateau that for the same HR an athlete is no longer increasing in speed? Thanks, Rob.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2010 on Mark Allen’s Training at Joe Friel
That dude IS crazy! Holy smokes, that is about as hard core as it gets. The list of accomplishments on his athletic bio on his website is insane. I guess all that sleep deprivation training in the forces had a practical application after all. Kind of make me never want to use the term 'long ride' when referring to my 60km on the bike. ;D
Today was a great day for working out. It wasn't that I did a huge amount, it was great since I got to take my son out with me and keep my heart rate in the right zone for most of the bike ride. We did a 20km ride in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at triwithms
Slowdad - Perhaps we can go out for a run and you can show me some of the polar ropes. I had set up a zone to run in yesterday, although it was pretty tough to keep it under 143 BPM when with someone else. Even though my friend is just starting out also, it has to frustrating for anyone to go that slow I'm sure. Just like with us on the bike! ;D
That is one of the funniest things Lori and I have seen in a while. In fact, I'm not so convinced that she did not post that. :D
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2010 on Can I go Riding? at slowdad
Well I've tested out the Garmin 310XT (Last year), and also the Polar RS800CX (Last year) and had come to the conclusion that neither of them really met my expectations. I had been planning to wait until the next iteration of either product to buy since surely my concerns would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2010 at triwithms
For those of you who know me, you will know I'm a bit of an Apple fanatic / fanboy. The iPhone 4 will be available in the US June 24th and in Canada a month later, although I'm guessing it will really be the beginning of August before I get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at triwithms
Born: May 4, 2010 Weight: 6lb 12oz Where: Oakville, Trafalgar Hospital BIG thanks to the amazing staff who saved our little guy's life. He IS quite the little miracle baby. Baby Connor finally reunited with mom after a few days in special care. My little techno baby! He loves gadgets... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at triwithms