Monday, July 14, 2008

Training Camp Day 1.

Today was easy...

Sleep in. Swim at 11:30. Tease Coach Dan for spying on my swim trying to get tips. Meet Heather Wuertel (I think I spelled her last name wrong, sorry Heather), the IM CDA winner!! Fun little chat with Terry Orlick (author of "Pursuit of Excellence"). Hang out with Janet in Coach Paul's office-gotta love that. A really good dinner. Now playing on the computer. Then bed.

Coach says tomorrow is easy too. A run. A bike. A swim. (sounds easy). He said the "fun" starts Wednesday, after the recovery from the 1/2 Ironman...

Till then, here are a couple photos.

Katya, Caroline, me, Rachel (I think she is going to be the next Lori Bowden!), Cheryl

BEAUTIFUL Vancouver!! LOVE the snow on the mountains...

My Vancouver buddy Brad! He is my most favorite windsurfer, fall out of a chair, tri-chef ever! AND if ever in Vancouver eat as his restaurant "Mon Bella". Tell him I told you it was on the house!! ha ha, sorry Brad, love ya!

Swim buddy Eileen & my run hero Sammy Sosa Mazer who ran a 1:25.41 SMOKIN'!!
My Vancouver mom and dad! (home stay for the past 2 years). Angela and Joe


Blogger Trigirlpink said...

Great shots! I can't believe the motorcycle guy LEAD you off course. Oh man..... he must of wanted to just evaporate. Oh well, you took it in stride and went about your day.... Great job!

July 14, 2008 at 6:41 PM

Blogger Samantha said...

lol. I'm loving my nickname. Congrats on an awesome race! Don't forget to email any pictures you have. I'll send the one of the post-Terry Orlick session group pic when I get it on my computer here in a few. See ya bright and early in the morning!

July 14, 2008 at 7:08 PM

Blogger Danielle said...

Great pics. Nice race, way to overcome your bike issues to still place third! Looks like you are having fun, stay warm, it looks COLD up there!

July 15, 2008 at 12:37 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love The Pictures! What a great experience for you, Learn and enjoy! In our hearts, Love Mom and Rodger

July 15, 2008 at 1:09 AM

Blogger Flatman said...

Looks like fun!!! Have a blast...

July 15, 2008 at 2:52 AM

Blogger Cricket said...

I still wanna have a word with the nerdy motorcycle guide- that is sooo wrong! (Did you even get an apology?) Cheers to you for the good attitude!
I love the pictures, well have a great time- Love you!

July 15, 2008 at 3:03 AM

Blogger Cy said...

Sounds like my kind of camp! Congrats on your race-I'm sure it was frustating to go off course, but you found the fire to quickly get over it.

Enjoy your week!

July 15, 2008 at 4:43 AM

Blogger Kim said...

Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing! Great job Bree.

July 15, 2008 at 4:51 AM

Blogger kerrie said...

i can't believe you got led of course and have such a good attitude about it!
how's this for a small world? cheryl m. is a couple of years older than me and grew up in the province beside mine... so we would travel back and forth to our respective cities for track meets all year long. anyways, i used to watch her run and thought that i wanted to be her when i grew up, lol.

July 15, 2008 at 5:36 AM

Blogger shawn and tracy said...

Hey Bree,
Congrats on your that they drove you off course. Love the suits....and your kiddo's matching ones how fun!!

July 15, 2008 at 5:40 AM

Blogger Mel said...

Yeah I am glad you are posting..I missed ya...Sorry, but I had to laugh (in a good way) when I first read you went off course....I was like see, even speedy Bree can be a dummy like me...BUT then read on to see the motorcycle guy mislead you :( I can not use that excuse :) way to stay positive and still kick but to 3rd place!!Be proud mama!!!

July 15, 2008 at 5:43 AM

Blogger Sarah said...

Have fun, eh? ;)

July 15, 2008 at 7:15 AM

Blogger Steve Stenzel said...

Cute photos! Looks like fun!

July 15, 2008 at 7:16 AM

Blogger LeAnn said...

Love the attitude.

July 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Blogger Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

Hope there won't be any more wild goose chases (extra bike miles) during the race next month when it counts. I hope you did not lose too much prize money as a result of all that. I think you would have won otherwise. Enjoy the rest of the camp.

July 15, 2008 at 4:27 PM

Blogger Steve Stenzel said...

Thanks for the comment - yeah, I even think I'm gross sometimes...

When I went to Honduras, I was just outside of Las Flores, not too far from a US military base (which was weird because we could pick up their radio station and listen to "Rick Dees and the Weekly Top 40" on the weekends). I was helping out at a Catholic orphanage - they had a boys school and orphanage but not a girls. I was with a group that was starting the foundations for the girls orphanage. We flew into Tegucigalpa - all I remember of that part is being told NOT to give a boy a dollar to help with my bag. We spent a day at the beach in Tela too. Lots of lizards.....

July 15, 2008 at 4:35 PM

Blogger Liam O'Connell said...

that sucks you went off course!

better motorcycle guy next time hopefully, silly cannucks!

July 15, 2008 at 6:08 PM


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