Friday, August 24, 2012

See if this works for you...

Photo's from the event. Not sure if it's invite only.

so since almost no photo's show up under our names on the TM website

Search for these bib numbers - Im only adding what i can see from our group photo, so please add your bib if its not in here.

71655 72705 73306 71969 73338 74966 73575 71542 71525 71631 71632 72897 73574? 72603? 72604?

I cant see Shawn ( non colbeck ) or Paul E - Also the ones with question marks, not too sure.

enter the Numbers in here -

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

So... right after Tough Mudder... What did you eat?

I had triple burgery thing at Wendys, looked like the one on the right... it was delicious...

Monday, August 20, 2012


I can't believe how fast 9 months passed. Even more unbelievable is the progress every single one of you made over that time. 100% of you did it on your own and thats the most impressive thing to me. You self motivated yourselves for the entire winter, spring and summer to prepare for this and you should all be proud of your accomplishments. I can't imagine a more fun group to do it with. Sure we were slow but remember, its an event, not a race. Plus, the way I see it, we had more time to enjoy the day and the views from the top of those 'effing hills. I'm glad we didn't rush, it wouldn't of been as fun.
Ricardo took a slew of pictures yesterday and I'll spend some time going through them and getting some to you. There are some really awesome ones of practically everyone. Here's the team picture for now. All clean, fresh and smiley.

I also want to thank you guys for not throwing me out a window when I suggested it. The fact that you all stuck to it shows your dedication. I guess that leaves me with only one more thing to say....



Sunday, August 19, 2012

Go Team! and Thank you!

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to say, FREAKIN AWESOME! Tough Mudder was as a blast and I can't wait to do it again next year. I'm really glad to have had such an awesome team as you guys. A special Thank you to Mr. Colbeck and Sean, I wouldn't have made it over some of those obstacles without you guys, so Thank you! Also to Sweigot and Tyler, Thank you for being my landing pad at the bottom of the walls. I was really afraid of further hurting my legs/feet on those, but you guys helped me out...(I feel so good tonight, I even cancelled my physio appointment for tomorrow :) And everyone else, your encouragement really meant a lot and helped me get through some of those hills...especially that mudder effing HUGE one in the middle. So my plan is get faster and stronger for next year, especially now that I have an idea of my weaknesses this time.


(also Chris doesn't really write on the blog, his finger is doing better. The doctor we went to was a bit of a quack, but he said that if it was discolated or broken he wouldn't have been able to move it at all, and that the reason why it looked crooked was because of the swelling, He's going for x-rays tomorrow to make sure he doesn't have any fractures on his 4th and 5th metatarsals, but it is already looking a lot better as of this evening..and he says that he's in for next year as well :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

another time my friends

unfortunately as a few of you know I injured my knee two weeks back. On tuesday I had doctors approval but by thursday I had a swollen and throbbing knee. As much as I want to do tough mudder I want to be there for my boys so I am taken medical advice and sitting this one out. There will be other events and runs... which as soon as I am recovered I will conquer!!!! In the meantime kick ass everyone!!! I will definitely miss out the event!

From my physio therapist "If you have an active inflammation response in your joint, it is always best to rest it up and practice P.I.E.R. Pressure- controls the inflammation, use of a tensor bandage to contain the swelling is appropriate,  Ice- 15 minutes per hour, Elevate-lying on couch with knee about 10 inches above the heart, and most importantly Rest- as in no participating in potentially aggravating conditions. I would have to qualify the knee brace you have to see if it will restrict the motion of the ligament that we would suspect. If it is just a warm neoprene sleeve like brace, it won't do much for the stability of the knee.
I never like adivising people to sit out of their event or training, but I think your knee may have already made that decision for you. So, it may be best to sit this one out Amanda."
I will defeat the next challenge but must sit this one out!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Don't forget to bring

Was researching, "things to bring" when doing Tough Mudder or a marathon, and in a different part of their website they say to bring your confirmation email.

...also if you suffer from *ahem* "runner's trots", a separate site suggests taking an Immodium the morning of the race. Apparently there's no help for a small bladder though :(

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Upon Arrival.

Follow these 4 steps upon arrival at Mount St. Louis Moonstone Ski Resort

Step 1) Bring Your Signed Death Waiver.

Step 2) Pick up Your Participant Packet – find your last name in participant or military registration lines. All participants must bring two forms of valid ID, one of which must have your picture. You will NOT be allowed in without proper identification. No exceptions. In your packet you will find:
  • 4 Safety Pins
  • Your Bib
  • Green Wristband: your participant band that goes on your WRIST
  • Pink Wristband: your bag drop tag that goes ON YOUR BAG
  • If you are 19 or over, you will also receive an ORANGE Dos XX wristband so that you can enter the beer gardens!
  • A primary ID One that is government issued with name, signature, photo and birth date such as a photo driver’s license or passport
  • A secondary ID that shows an imprint of name, and signature or a picture, such as a credit card or school ID.
Step 3) Get your Face Marked

Step 4) Don’t Throw Up

more info - 

Monday, August 13, 2012

That Extra Gear

So with a few days before the big event, I thought I would share my  "Exercise on Vacation" story and give a little advice on how to find that extra gear when you think you're already maxing out.

It was the 5TH day of camping in Algonquin park when I decided to run the trails instead of the highway.  I was about 3k into an 8k run when I heard a large rustling in the bushes beside me.  That was when I realized that no matter how hard you think your heart is working, a noise in the bushes 3k into the woods will still get it beating faster.

When I realized that the large "something" was actually a moose, my heart jumped into yet another gear but curiosity got the better of me and I pulled out the phone that is my running companion to try to get a photo.

Then when the moose decided that she didn't want to share her path with me and started running toward me...

Well, let's just say that whoever came up with your age minus 40 as a way of determining your "Maximum" heart rate has probably never seen a 600 lb moose coming their way.

See you all on Sunday morning!!!


Soooo......the day is almost upon us, but I have no way of getting up there. Is there anyone with space in the car on Sunday morning? I can even stay the night at Leo's, as he lives close(er) to the highway on Islington & Steeles. Otherwise I'm a no go......and that would really suck. I can't go a day earlier because I'm shooting a wedding til probably 12am. Let me know if any of you can help me out. My cell # is 647-338-0477.

Also....I'm really looking forward to this:


- Swieggy Pop

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tough Mudder tips

.....gloves are looking like a good idea

Friday, August 3, 2012

Beach workout

We agree with Amanda, just because you are on vacation doesn't mean you can't workout. We were at the Pinery in Grand Bend, (Lake Huron) over the weekend so the Misses and I did some overhead squats, (with some washed up logs) and handstands to get warmed up. Then one of us did a 400m beach run while the other did 10 air squats, 10 pushups, 10 jump lunges and 10 tricep dips, (keep repeating until your partner returns from the run) for 5 rounds as fast as we could. Cool down? Hours in the water and the beach. I gotta do that more often!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


9:00am August 19th (google map from thier site)

Travel Time

From Toronto: 1 hour, 45 minutes
From Hamilton: 2 hours
From Buffalo, NY: 3 hours

Let talk about rides in the comments section.

Order of Operations

If nothing else listen to the part about Jure Robic. 16:50 if you want to skip right into it. 

Physiologist Dr. David Jones tells us how to trick the voice in your head that tells you you're exhausted. Then we follow two men, Patrick Autissier and Jure Robic, as they bike across the country as fast as they can in a crazy race called The Ride Across America.

Below is the order of events from the course we will be on. Looks like fun guys! 


What are the details of the big even? start time meeting place?? thanks :)

training on vacation

Thought you would get a laugh on me training up in cottage country, running on the country roads near algonquin is challenging uneven ground and lots of hills, and even kids jumping on your back!