Thursday, August 28, 2008


As you may have guessed I am not that good at the whole "daily blog" entry thing. When there is nothing going on I've got time and nothing to write about; when lots of stuff is happening I have content but no time. What's a girl to do?

Anyways, August has been a busy month for the McGlone-English household. We moved to our new home in Tucson, AZ. We have loved training here for many winters so we decided to finally make it our full-time residence. It might be 100 degrees here now but I can't wait till January to call all our friends up in Canada and rub it in.

Here are some pics of the house. We absolutely love it and we feel like we are now officially "real people" (i.e. we finally ditched the brown velour couch from the student days) Now we have a pool and central air - crazy, what will they think of next ?

Training here is awesome – I roll out my door to one of the best/hardest group rides in the country - a 10 minute spin to the U of A campus, then 3 hours of lung searing hell through the desert with a hundred of my best friends every Saturday morning. There are great run trails right out the door and outdoor pools all over town (which is still a novelty for us Canadians…).

Now to complete this picture of domestic bliss we are thinking of getting a dog. It's a toss up between a beagle, a wheaton terrier or just a mutt from the pound. Anyone have any thoughts? Post them here!

Happy training!


Emily said...

mutt from the pound...they need good homes! The ASPCA commercials always make me teary so I like to adopt.

Michael said...

Hi Samantha, You don't know me but I'm trying to get in contact with you. I am the new owner of the Kona Palms Vacation rental in Kailua-Kona. Need to ask you a question. Please call me about oct 1-13th res

Michael Ng
408 391 2030

JohnGarcia Jr said...

Hi Samantha John Garcia here. we met in the parking structure elevator in Chicago last week. Along with my wife and daughters. I said it was an honor to have met you, and my wife says I still act a little star struck. As far as the dog goes any pooch will do. Im partial to golden retrievers myself. If you remember I organize a kids tri in Wauwatosa WI called Tri Tosa for kids, I know it would be asking alot of you and your schedule but I would like to invite to our event as the guest of honor. We usually plan or event in August around the same time as Chicago. Please give the web site a look andgive it some thought. Sincerely honored to have met you, your new biggest fan John P. Garcia Jr

Michael said...

Hi Sam (and Cliff). Congrats on the house. Peter mentioned your new purchase and move at IMC a few weeks ago. Hope training is going well, see you in Kona. - Michael

Shawn and Tracy said...

This might be a little late, but a dog from the animal shelter or from a breed rescue is the only way to go. Gunner...I don't think you're ever met him...anyway, he was a pound puppy and is awesome!! Can't wait to see you guys in a couple of weeks. The new house looks amazing. Happy training.
Shawn and Tracy

T2B said...

Check out the Rhodesian Ridgeback. They are wonderful dogs. My father-in-law got one from

Peter Reid said...

I am so jealous!
Living and training in Tucson. Hope Malaika and I can crash at the palace in March.
See you in Kona.


cdnhollywood said...

I just read that you're out of Kona this year!?!? I really hate to see that (I'm sure not as much as you) but know that you're doing the right thing by taking care of that achilles.

Heal up, and get back to kicking some serious a$$!

Cheers, and best of luck!

Jano said...

Hi Samantha!

When I wanted a dog years ago, I found that 3 really stand out in everything that had to do with my lifestyle "a Triathlete's life" and in that time my son was about to born.......
These dogs are:
The German Shepard, The Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever.
And as a real Obssesive triathlet I read a couple of books before getting a Dog.
These 3 Dogs are Excellent athlete dogs, they can run with you and mountain bike with you, the labrador evens like to swim.
They are very intelligent, and they are very friendly with everyone and with kids, with the excellent quality to difference when someone tries to hurt you, and they will protect you for sure.
I hope this helped you.
Jano soto ( i'mtri )