Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Pain Cave Goes High Tech!

Christmas came early in the Hunter household. Well, technically the anniversary gifts came late, but since it snowed today, we'll call it Christmas :)

Here are some shots of our sweet ass training space. This week we added Computrainers- and of course a new flatscreen and computer to go with it. Gone are the days of the cement walls and 12" screen black and white tv we had in Calgary.

And yes, it is our favorite room in the house!

oops, how did that one get in there... oh well ;)

Happy Training! If you want to join us for a spin, bike or strength session come on by! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October in Pictures

I have been really slack on updating this blog! Here is a highlight reel of October so far.
We hosted an awesome IM Kona party with our GP tri geek friends...

I made lattes for everyone :) It snowed! Harley must have forgot about snow, he was a bit nervous about going out the first time. Until he remembered how much he loves to eat it :)
We had lots of kid time with my nieces...

Harley had fun playing dress up with Gianna...We enjoyed a late thanksgiving with my parents who were in town for a week.
Darin and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary! We have had an amazing year, and can truly say we are living our dream :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


So since I am not training and racing to compete for a while, I have found other ways to feel the satisfaction and achievement associated with those pursuits. Luckily my job is the perfect job for this. I get to assist and support others to achieve their goals, push their boundaries and expand their context for what is possible.
Today my Women of Strength group ran the Fall Classic 10km. Since we are training for the Vegas Half, and the schedule called for 12km, the girls had to finish the race and then head out for another 2km. I had many comments of what an evil bleep bleep I was for making them do this. They all did amazing, pushed themselves to run faster and stronger and further than they had before. I've had a huge smile on my face all day, and my heart is full of pride for them.

Also for my husband, who had a goal of PRing today and did that plus more. He ran the 10km in a blistering 34:25. About 3 minutes faster than his previous best from 4 years ago.
While I have struggled some days with this new 'program' I am on, I feel unbelievably fortunate for my role as a supporter and coach. Fitness is still at the center of my life, but now instead of pushing my body to its limits, I am focused on health and balance. Luckily I can live vicariously through the achievements of my clients and my hubby, which for now feels as good or better than doing it myself.