Saturday, December 31, 2011

Best of 2011

Here are a few images from throughout the year, a quick recap of racing/training in pictures.  It was a great year, but 2012 will be even better!  I'm excited to be racing a 26.2 in a couple of weeks (Jan. 15, 2012), and I can't believe it's almost race day!  Where did the time go?  After the marathon, I'll probably take a little down time from running to recharge the batteries, and will switch the focus back to swimming and biking for awhile.  I'll be back in the pool this week after a couple week's hiatus from swimming, which was just what I needed to rekindle the motivation levels.  After a few weeks of easy aerobic workouts in January, I'll start adding in some faster, harder sets so I can build my speed back, as right now it is definitely non-existent!  

As for biking, I've been doing one easy trainer ride per week during the past couple months, and I'll focus on more rides per week and more volume after Phoenix.  I'm still working on finalizing my race schedule for 2012, but I am planning for some new exciting races this year, as well as some old favorites.  More on that to come...

Race morning for the Vancouver First Half 1/2 marathon in February- ran a PB of 1:39!

With mother-in-law Deborah after the Phoenix triathlon in April- we were both age group winners!

Enjoying a glass of red in Arizona

Little bro Donald's graduation from U of Calgary med school - May 2011 

June 2011: Big Island trip to Kona for Hawaii 70.3 

The last painful 400m!

Happy to be done! 

Post-race with hubby - a lil' sunburnt

Deep sea adventure - snorkeling on the Big Island

Akaka Falls, HI

With BFF Bonnie celebrating my birthday on June 17

Ironman Canada trip to Penticton - Aug. 28, 2011

Bonnie and I all the way up in our condo at Apex 

Carnage on the marathon course

Barrhead Queen of Hearts triathlon - Sept. 17/11 - as the overall winner, I was Queen of Hearts!

Alice and I at the STARRT X-mas party in December- as you may have noticed, it was a hat party!

Christmas 2011 - with Geoff

Boxing Day puppies with auntie Alice:


Leslie said...

Nice - I like the recap! All the best in 2012!

Julie said...

What a year -- love the boxing day puppies! Hee-hee!

Here is to an amazing 2012 -- run Lisa RUN!!!!! :) :) :)

Lisa Graham said...

Thanks gals! Leslie, looking forward to hearing about what's in store for you in 2012.

And Julie - I'm itching to find out about your early season IM and other races!