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Post Race Fun in Mont Tremblant!

The days following Ironman Mont Tremblant were filled with lots of relaxation, sight seeing, good food and a little bit of exercise.

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On Monday, the day after the race, my family and friends left to go home and it was just us. It was sad seeing them leave because it really hit me that the Ironman was over.  I actually woke up that morning feeling pretty good, just REALLY tired, seriously SO tired. I knew it would be good to get my legs moving and increase blood flow, so Todd and I enjoyed some time around the village. We were lucky enough to have a little vacation post-race in Tremblant!

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Enjoying a delicious recovery smoothie!

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We took the big Gondola to the top of Mont Tremblant and the views were beautiful!  I was in awe the entire time of the beauty around this area!

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Standing in the watch tower with the village down below

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If you look closely, the little peninsula below in Lac Tremblant is where the IMMT swim course was!

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Riding back down!

Monday afternoon was spent on Lac Moore near our Condo… relaxing on the dock. We jumped in the water, chilly but refreshing!  Since I didn’t really shower the day before (gross I know, but chaffing was BAD) this acted as a little shower:)

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By Tuesday I still had DOMS (delayed on set muscle soreness) but honestly, it wasn’t that bad.  It was nothing worse than I’ve experienced doing a  stand alone marathon. The worst part was sitting on the toilet and going down stairs… holy quads! The day started with delicious breakfast, sparing no calories:

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To get things moving, we decided to explore and go for a short three mile hike in Domaine St Bernard.  This place was just gorgeous and I felt like I was on a movie set.

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Dinner that night included the famous Quebec dish called Poutine (french fries with gravy and cheese curds). I’m usually not a ‘french fry’ person but thought I would give it a try… when in Quebec.  It just OK in my opinion.  Let’s just say if I had not done an Ironman 2 days prior I would NOT have been eating this.

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After dinner, we walked to a park down the street and saw this gorgeous sunset over Lac Mercier.

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Wednesday was our last full day in Tremblant and we spend the afternoon Kayaking down the River Rouge. We started at this awesome place called the Kayak Cafe, which got great reviews! We rented Kayaks and then kayaked down the river for 12 Kilometers (about 7.5 miles).  It took ~ 3.5 hours but it was breathtakingly gorgeous.  I was definitely tired by the end! There were all these little beaches to stop at along the way, so pretty!  Once we got to the end of the 12K a bus picked us up and brought us back to the Cafe (about a 10 minute drive).

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Wednesday night was a special dinner at Restaurant Le Cheval de Jade. I recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Tremblant. It was so  quaint and romantic… I felt like I was eating at someone’s home. Not to mention, the food was fantastic.

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Thursday morning is was time to hit the road and head back home.  I was sad to leave, but I am 100% sure I will be back to race in Tremblant, I loved it so much!

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Here’s to the next adventure… 🙂

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply Lee@tri*inspired*life September 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Great photos and you are so lucky that you were able to get out and enjoy the town post IM! I also loved seeing you in the different IMMT race bling! It is so fun to sport the logo, right??

    • Reply Kristin September 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you Lee! Yes we were very lucky to be able to make a vacation out of it:) LOVE sporting the logo!

  • Reply Leslie @ Triathlete Treats September 5, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Looks like a perfect post-IM week!! I love that you were wearing your medal around! Great pictures! Canada is gorgeous!!

    • Reply Kristin September 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      It really was! I just had to wear my medal.. although it did get heavy:) Oh and I LOVE Canada!

  • Reply Abby September 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Looks like an awesome way to do post-ironman, especially with the eats 🙂

    • Reply Kristin September 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Yes it sure was! And the food.. so delish!

  • Reply erin September 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    What a perfect way to spend the week after IM! Mont-Tremblant looks absolutely gorgoues! We did the same thing after IM Canada last year… explored Whistler, Vancouver and Seattle. It really helped take my mind off the post-race blues! Poutine was my post-race food last year, too 🙂

    • Reply Kristin October 3, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks Erin! We were SO lucky to have a full week after the IM just to relax. Poutine is dangerous, lol.. there is not one healthy thing about it. Next year we will probably just do a long weekend for IMMT since we already toured the entire area:)

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