Category Archives: Exercise

Summer Fun: Mt Baker Climb

Despite the fact that technically my training and racing season is over, I joined a couple friends for an epic hill climb this past weekend to tackle a mountain: Mt Baker! I’ve never actually been to Baker before, not even to ski, … Continue reading

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First race in the morning!

It’s nearly 10pm here in Budapest, my food and snacks are made and ready for tomorrow, my swim bag is packed, and I’m as ready as I’m going to get for my first international open water swim race tomorrow! The … Continue reading

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Worlds in Budapest: getting settled 

The last few days have been a bit of a blur with packing, finishing up work, the joys of international travel (helpful hint: don’t fly Air Canada Rouge, unless you too consider a singular piece of loaf a ‘continental breakfast!), … Continue reading

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#worldshereicome

I leave for worlds in 30 hours . . . How did I get here?! Continue reading

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Hue Imperial Citadel

After my night out in Hue, and saved by the 2 am bahn mi trolley, I woke up EARLY to try to avoid the worst of the heat and humidity by getting to Hue’s Royal Citadel soon after it opened, … Continue reading

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Hue: bus, bike and boogy

After a couple of days in Hoi An it was time to head further north, this time by bus, to the old Imperial City of Hue.  Our journey started by taking us over the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, past … Continue reading

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Freewheeling in Hoi An

The second night train was easier than the first, and slightly less arctic, so arriving to sticky & humid Hoi An I was less tired than I thought. We checked in and started walking towards the old city, but stopped … Continue reading

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