Friday, October 3, 2008

end of the season 2008.....

Well, this week, i made the decision to end my season 2008 and not take part in any other races this year. I have struggle a lot over the past 7 months with Ulcerative colitis that keep hitting my hard and getting me very weak and sick. On top of that, i have developpe a gluten alergy and have been struggling even more learning to eat properly and be able to have enough energy to train.

My training wasnt been going too well in the past few months and i do beleive taking a step back right now is the best way for me to move forward. That wasnt a fun decision to take but i feel very releif to have taken it and not feel the pressure to prepare for another race right now.

So what's now? I will sleep a lot! I will do about 1h of exercice a day to keep moving and not get in too bad of a shape but i will keep it very unstructure. I swimming regularly with the MNSU swim team and will run and bike once awile...

I will be racing very early next season...and most likely a start of the season far away from canada/usa.... more soon!

Ok, tomorow morning, i m leaving for Kona hawaii where i will be supporting my teamates, representing my sponsors and also refuelling mentaly and physicaly. I havent taken vacation in years and the october month is mine...i will rest a lot and rebuild my health...

Thank you for my sponsor that are sticking with me...and those that still answer my emails even after this disastrous season....

Season Review.

ironman Arizona 6th place 8:48 (motor cycle incident on the bike)
ironman canada DNF.......:(
lots of sick time...not enough smilling... lets put this season behind me..

14 comments:

Judy said...

Jonnyo - I think you made a very wise decision - and 2009 is not that far away - ENJOY KONA! I wish I could go but am planning on living vicariously through you - take pix and keep blogging!!

IronBarista said...

Hey Jonnyo

Looking forward to you rippin' it up in '09.

I hope you keep blogging through your recovery. You blog is always good for a good laugh or two.

Maybe you could do some Kona interviews while you where there and post a little report from Kona for all of us who are a long long way from ever racing there.

Hope you can turn things around quickly.

don said...

Bon vacance JonnyO.

Enjoy your time off and we will see on the circuit next season.

Anonymous said...

all the best man. You should focus on the ladies full time now, they cure everything :)

triblog carol said...

Sorry to hear your race season is done. Get lots of R&R so you can come back smokin'.

Anonymous said...

La sagesse a parlé... profite de ton séjour à Hawaii pour te reposer. La saison 2009 va arriver rapidement... :)

C'est quoi l'histoire derrière les cocos rasés?

Bon Repos.

DUMPSTER said...

now you can spend some time working on your PUA skills in Kona.

Anonymous said...

Jonnyo, I wish you a speedy return! Enjoy your vacation in Kona and I look forward to seeing your return to racing in 2009.

Anonymous said...

Have fun in Kona. Here's to a 2009 season free from illness and injury.

Neil said...

If you decision has given you peace of mind, then you have made a good decision.

The disappointments of 2008 will make your future successes so much sweeter when they arrive... and they will.

Gandalf

Sports Endurance Enthusiast said...

Jonnyo- Take care of your body and enjoy Hawaii! Your stories are inspiring. Mark ths on your calendar... May 2010 will be my first Half Ironman in California!!

Sugar said...

get some B vitamins in you. they help break down gluten and digestive enzymes will help as well.

stress = low B's and high cortisol levels.

jonnyo said...

thank you sugar!!! i will get some B!!!! As for the girl in tuscon... hummm...well, that might just be asking for trouble to send me there...!!!

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