Monday, July 13, 2009

Recap of Weekends

The title is plural weekends because I've been tired and lazy and haven't posted anything lately.

Last weekend was our little triathlon called the Triathlon of Compassion. It's by far the flattest easiest triathlon in the circuit for the season. I did quite well, especially in the swim and run, but not so well on the bike. My posted time was 1 hour 13 mins and about 48 seconds. I came in 4 out of 24 for my age group and roughly 68th overall out of 161 entries, including all of those super hardcore athletes.

A few days before that I had run the July 1st 10K to help start prepare me for my up and coming Olympic distance triathlon. I've also been trying to fit in some swimming in the mix of all of my training too..

The tri gang pre-race for the 10k. There were 3 of us in the middle who were running the race. Since I was racing in my own triathlon I didn't exactly get to catch any photos of the race. But I was caught at the end of the race finishing. Just after 11am and it's hot!

And this is what I looked like at the end of my triathlon race.

Here are a few photos that I liked from the past week and a bit. Today I biked a new route out to the airport and back to the lake. I forgot to buy a few quick energy bars so I was quite tired!

Government Street during the summer months.

Blooming Flowers - So beautiful!

Beautiful Day!
Inner Harbour

The Parliament under the shade.

Empress Hotel

Entertaining Tourists

Storm Clouds or just a mirage?


Colors with the boat taxi.

Pink sky

The Colors at sunset. I never get out to enjoy it enough!


  1. Good for you, Jen! You can be proud of yourself. And what beautiful photos to catch us up on you!

  2. Well done and you look great both before and at the end of the race Jen :-)

    Thanks for the city tour too - the pics where great and of course the last one is my fave - late summernights is something we enjoy in Norway too you know.

    Btw: Yea, our pop contain sugar, so I don't drink it often.

  3. No wonder you have been too tired to post. You are a busy, busy girl! As always, your photos are beautiful.

  4. You go girl! I certainly could not do that much, and I've been told I do a lot! Mine though is outside and inside work. You certainly are do a lot of training though, and that would tire anyone out. Your pictures are beautiful and I love the storm clouds and the reflections!

  5. You do the right training and competetion your age. The main thing is not to be #1, but have a great time with your sports.
    You will live well from that for many, many years.
    Do not overdue when passed 35-40.
    I do know.

    Your photos are as allways, amazing.

    btw. hope to bring you some photos from Lac Leman with some bloggerfriends living in Norway. Will will think about you when there;-))

  6. Beautiful pictures! It always makes me miss living by the sea...

    You look amazingly fit. Hell, I can barely run to catch the bus!

  7. Anonymous1:46 AM

    Wow that's awesome! I don't know if I can last in a triathlon even though if I am quite fit now. But I think I will try if there comes an opportunity.

    Those are lovely photos!

  8. You looked great at the end of the race! Good for you! And with such pretty scenery, I'd forget the bring the power bars too!