Archive for August, 2007

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Dan Smith photo

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Picture by Maia Watson, age 7By the time Ironman Canada started, I had read and heard many quotes and inspiring comments, sayings that are meant to give us the fortitude to continue when the day gets hard and when outcomes are not meeting expectations. Lori Bowden’s basic reality check is one of my facourites: Sometimes […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Getting Ready for Ironman Canada: the BIG Picture One of my favourite kids books is called A Hole is To Dig. It is a book of simple definitions, written in 1952 by Ruth Kraus and illustrated by Maurice Sendak (most well known for the children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are). It is full of […]

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

To ride the Similkameen Valley, on the Ironman Canada course, is one of the many gifts that make this career rewarding. The dry, mostly bare hills are a fascinating study in the many shades of green and grey that make up this part of the country. In the distance valleys, mountains and rocky bluffs overlap […]

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Penticton, August 7, 2007 Here we are again, at the playground of Penticton. We rolled into town around 5 o’clock last evening, taking a short pitstop at the Save on Foods for supplies before checking into the Golden Sands on Lakeshore drive. The drive was smooth, Ross slept most of the way from the ferry […]