The days following Ironman Mont Tremblant were filled with lots of relaxation, sight seeing, good food and a little bit of exercise.
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!
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!
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:)
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:
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.
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.
After dinner, we walked to a park down the street and saw this gorgeous sunset over Lac Mercier.
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).
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.
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!
Here’s to the next adventure… 🙂