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Hi, My name is Kirsten Sweetland. I am a professional triathlete competing for Canada in Olympic distance. My blog is basically just ramblings about my day to day life, training and thoughts! Hopefully you can take something away from it as you follow along the many ups and downs of being an... Full Bio
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Grateful for a New Hand by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I know how that sounds. My physical hands are just fine thank you. I'm talking poker here.  "Don't show your cards" How many times have I heard this one througho ... Read on »
It's about time! by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I may have written about this before but my dad always used to tell me "You get out of it what you put into it." But after 5 years straight of doing all the training and ne ... Read on »
California Dreamin! #sterotypicaltitle #usedironically by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon  It has come to this. Hashtags in my title. #yup Anyway! I meant to write a blog at New Years and then a month went by somehow?! So maybe by now everyo ... Read on »
Problem Solving by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon A bit of time has passed since my last post. Between hospitals, doctor offices, airports and vacations the time has FLOWN by. I start back training formally this monday. I ... Read on »
I Guess This is in Order... by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Well, all I can say is it's September and I'm fit and uninjured... I have to be happy about that, but it's hard to appreciate when the Grand Final is this weekend and ... Read on »
Making it Through the Break (Pardon the pun) by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Whilst cruising the Basque country roads today I started thinking about my career as a whole. The struggles and personal triumphs. It's likely because I'm currently battlin ... Read on »
Mission Race Block Completed! (for the first time....like ever) by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I think I've done more races in the past 5 weeks than I have in 3 years! I'm happy to have had 4 consistent performances, well above what I expected. I had ... Read on »
Media Release-Hamburg WTS 2013 by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2013 Sarah-Anne Brault Sprints to Career Best Performance in Eleventh at World Triathlon Series —Kir ... Read on »
Racing! by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Being a "pro triathlete" (not fond of that term but lacking another suitable one!) you'd think racing during race season would be a given. But for me it's a novelty! I'm in ... Read on »
Strange Places and Familiar Races by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I started writing this blog, explaining some background of my sob story of the past few years leading into my race in Yokohama to reiterate how happy I was to have made it ... Read on »
Yes, This Blog Still Exists! by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon There's a common theory among athlete bloggers and blog readers that when an athlete's blog is neglected, they are likely injured or not going well. I've been asked ... Read on »
A New Year, a New Quadrennial, a Fresh Start! by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I always remember my parents saying how time flies as you age. I must be getting old because it's amazing how fast time is passing!  I remember grade 5 feeling like an eter ... Read on »
And we're back! by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon  Back to spandex, back to wet hair and goggle marks, back to track pants and Red Bull tees, back to early bedtimes and extra meals...back to TRAINING!! Before I get too exc ... Read on »
Head Scratcher by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon It's been over 3 months off training now. That's the longest I've ever taken off since probably the year 2000! Yes I was 12 and it was Kids of Steel but still, I didn't e ... Read on »
1 Step Back 2 Steps Forward by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Just about a week ago now I had a restless sleep and out of nowhere I took a look at my life and my career with more of an outside perspective. I took a step back and looke ... Read on »
Ready to Start by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I stole the title from one of my favourite Canadian bands, Arcade Fire. We definitely aren't talking about starting the same thing but never-mind that, I'm ready to start t ... Read on »
Glimpses by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon I've had many setbacks in my relatively young career thus far but never yet have I considered "throwing in the towel" so to speak. The thing that keeps me going and keeps m ... Read on »
You Win Some. You Lose Some by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Saturday was the final day of camp and the Clermont ITU Pan Am Cup. It should have been a fun race after a great camp and a lot of great sessions. Unfortunately my performan ... Read on »
Return of the Vigor by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Vigor is a common word used in our squad. Vigor is Joel's favorite word to use in training. We have the vigor meter used to describe the feeling on the day, the vigor mobil ... Read on »
Happy Days by kirsten sweetland Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon The continuing cricket sounds on my blog can only mean one thing....happy days! I feel like after a few months, it's time to write something or resurrect the blog. Even tho ... Read on »