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The Always and The Never Lists

April 1, 2013


I read an article about creating an ‘always’ and a ‘never’ lists and something about it resonated with me. I learned years ago that I should “never say never” because as life unfolds, priorities change and perspectives shift, I find myself dealing with feelings of guilt and hypocrisy doing things now that for years I […]

Rhythm. When It Moves You

April 24, 2011


Spring is here in Vancouver and yesterday I headed out for a 3+ hour training ride. I haven’t been out on my bike much lately, certainly not much by last years (Ironman training) standard. In fact, this 3 hour ride was quite daunting and I doubted that I was fit enough or ready for it. […]

Following Our Internal Compass

January 14, 2011


I was reminded recently of the necessity one needs to rely on the “internal compass” we all have. You know what that is, it’s what’s responsible for gut feelings and it’s what gives us courage to head into the unknown. Too often we ignore the internal compass and get caught up in expectations or social […]

After a nights’ rest…

July 23, 2010


There is one thing I’ve figured out… The only thing I can change now is my attitude. It’s going to be a great day.

Principles of Training

July 9, 2010


I’m here in Osoyoos preparing for the Desert Half Iron on Sunday. I came up on Wednesday morning planning to camp, train, rest and get acclimatized for the race. Thank goodness I came as early as I did. Wednesday just happened to be the first of a string of days where the mercury has continually […]

Canada Day 4KM swim

July 3, 2010


Happy Birthday Canada! Lookin’ good for your age…. I celebrated Canada’s birthday with a 4 km open water swim out at Sasamat Lake. The idea was not to race, but to swim that distance (further than the Ironman swim distance) in open water, with other swimmers and in a competitive environment. My goals were simple. […]


June 18, 2010


So here we are. It was just a few short months ago when Kierstie and I decided to participate in this incredible event and join the fight against cancer. The fundraising was daunting and the training was going to be long, but we did it, here we are, ready to go. First and foremost, we […]