Thursday, June 26, 2008

CDA and more

I had a great weekend in CDA!!!! I been out of commission in both training and racing so it was great for me to go out to Coeur d'Alene for 4 days and hang out with my triathlon friends and actually feel like i m a athlete also!

I stayed with scott curry that was very nice to have me over! It was great to catch up! I also had a chance to follow my good friend Tom all day long and see him having the best race of his career. He was in controle all day and simply destroy the man field. Same on the women side where Heather had a amazing day and ran away with the race leading from start to the end. It was very inspiring to see.

I m back to penticton and seems to be realising that anytime i m heating Wheat, i get sick. I m now experimenting with gluten free diet and i have see some improvement so far. I just need to figure out what i can and cant eat and what are the alternate to gluten free food. I m a bit comfuse so if you have any tips... send them my way... i need it! ...Can someone live on Chocolate???

I went to the pool today and did a 2km swim. I was very slow and it was my 3rd swim in 30 days.... very humbling! I wont be able to defende my title at the national championship and i m also pulling out of ironman Lake placid.

Maybe i can float down the channel in penticton as a summer activity????

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


What s new in my world. Well, i have pass a bunch of medical tests and i m waiting for the results to find out what s wrong with me and why i cant train right now and been out of it for almost a full month now. I m really missing the endorphine and my mood isnt the same without training. It s really when you are sick that you realise how you take for granted to be fit and healthy.

I had my trusty Paseo that was very sick so i had to go to the toyota doctor to get a new timing belt, a few more random belt, oil change, spark plug, battery, water pump........$$$$$$$$$$$$. It sure isnt easy this year in a financial point of view with me no racing and not making any prize money. I might have to take on PROJECT PASEO II and start living back in my car again.......

As i had to wait 3+hours for the car to get fix, i decided to walk to the ICBC office and take the Motorcycle knowledge test! It only cost 10$ so i not a big risk even if i havent study for it! It took me 19.1 minutes and i got 97%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I now have my motorcycle learn permit and can start learning on the road. Well, i dont have a motorcycle and definitly not in a financial situation where i could afford one so i will just figure a way to pass the skill test on the road with a triathlon bike in a supersport camouflage!....something like this might work????

I finish the day with a walk home as i had no car and look at what i saw in my neighboors back yard...!!! It is for SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it s a sign.... exactly what i m looking for....a green might zx6r machine! ...................... one day.....

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Going to Coeur d'alene!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, it s not been about a full month of almost no training. I havent been able to do much but rest and try to get better. I m going crazy as when you are a full time athlete but cant race or train, you dont have much left!

Well, i m in 4h away from Coeur d'alene and have many friends racing so i decided that i will do the trek there to watch the race and just hang out with tons of fun people!

If anyone is in CDA and as a bit of space...floor anything for me, just let me know.... or if you have some grass patch where i can set my tent... that would be great also! I m making it a fun and relaxing trip and will do some spotting for ironmanlive on race day!

see you out there i hope!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


My life is a mess!

I was in Boulder until friday but not feeling perfectly good at altitude, and my crohn's giving me hard time, i decided to drive back to penticton and see if the lower altitude could help my recovery and improve my health.

But before leaving, i had promised Will that i would go with him fly in his airplane and teach him a few acrobatic maneover. I used to be a part time pilot and was specializing in airshow so Will was curious to learn a few new tricks.
Well, i have never flew a cirrus...but a airplane is a airplane and the basic is the same. I told Will in the morning to take a very light breakfast as i might push is stomach to new limits on the flight today.
For those that like airplane, the cirrus is a turbo pro single engine 4 place aircraft and the controle are very nice and fun to play with. here is the view from the pilot seat!
As i got use to the controle of the aircraft taxiing to the runway, i gived full trottle to this big bird and as we reached speed, i pull hard on the stick and took off on a not so conventional 60 degrees incline spiral making the plane roll on itself! Will had by then, almost lost is coco pof breakfast and i proceded to play around doing a few full loops and dive down. I show him also the death spiral pluging down hard and rollling the plane until near the ground where you recover it and fly it inverted (upside down) 50 feet from the ground before rolling back up! We really had a blast and Will was a natural at catching up the inverted landing technic.....

We even did a suprise fly by to the controle tower but i dont think they appreciated! Anyway, i had a blast and look forward to go fly again with Will this year!

i then jumped in the paseo for a 20h drive. But as i got tired, i stopped in missoula montana for a night of camping. I finaly made it home in penticton on saturday afternoon and trying hard to regain my energy and be healthy so i can finaly tow the line somewhere....

i was suppose to race this weekend but because of illness and slow recovery, i will be staying home....:(

good night everyone!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

hitting the bottom of the Well

well, i havent blog much lately. I didnt had much to say. It s been a very hard last few weeks out here. Boulder is amazing and i do love the place but i m unfortunutly not able to training well or race at the moment.

As i got here, i got hit pretty hard with a flare up of my crohn's disease condition and that as left me very weak. On top of that, as my body was weaken, i catched a case of flu or cold?? and still havent been able to resume training. The main mission right now as been to get healthy again.

I want to apologize to the organiser of the Boise 70.3 for not been able to show up and take part in the race. I m already register for a few more races coming up but right now have no certitude as if i will be able to tow the line... i m doing everything i can to do it as i miss racing so much....

anyway, i m very bored and not too happy about the situation but needs to remind myself that it could be worst and to stay focus on what i can do. Maybe it s time for me to make another silly video???