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Sometimes you have to be an energy vampire part II

Hopefully, you read Part I of my Summit experience which gives you a little bit of context on how I ended up here In my last post, I wrapped up writing as we landed at Pearson airport I was honestly a little... [...]

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November Project: Sometimes you have to be an energy vampire Part I

It's Thursday morning, July 14, 2016 When I say morning, I mean EARLY morning I mean 3:05am kinda morning Usually for me this means that the night got a little out of hand Not the case this time Why you ask Why the heck... [...]

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Redefining Badass

When you think 'Badass' what do you think of If you are like most, you conjure up images of Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pink, George St Pierre or Rhonda Rousey  There is a real attraction to 'Badass'... [...]

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Embrace the Suck – Revisited

“The difference between a good race and a bad race is how you manage the (inevitable) pain” Chris 'Macca' McCormack on triathlon Just a little over a year ago I wrote an article entitled "Embrace the Suck"  The... [...]

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2015 Vancouver Marathon

Eighteen weeks of training all comes down to one day  For the last two years I have run the Vancouver half  marathon with a variety of friends and family  It has always been a fantastic experience  This year... [...]

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Episode 19: Heather Cole: Diabetes, Ultra Marathons and Ironman Oh My!

This episode is a little bit different than the usual business interviews I do  This week I have the privilege of interviewing an inspiring young woman who I recently met through my triathlon club  Heather Cole is one... [...]

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ISTAR: Nichole’s Journey

In my last post I gave you a brief summary of my experience at the ISTAR (Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research) event  I alluded to one young woman's  speech that I found particularly powerful  I had asked... [...]

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Brain Food: What do you eat?

2013 was a year in which I really focused on my physical fitness and it certainly paid dividends  I am in better physical shape then I have ever been in my life  As I sit and reflect and look forward to my 2014 goals... [...]

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What was hard becomes easy

So here we are less than two weeks away from the most challenging physical thing I have ever done in my life  In 12 days I will swim 38km, bike 180km and then run a marathon This is a feat that 18 months ago I would... [...]

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My Half Ironman Experience

So here it is, 32 weeks of training all comes down to one day  On Sunday July 7, 2013 I raced the Great White North Half Ironman Triathlon and I have to tell you that after my swim experience at the ITU I was a little... [...]

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Race day: I fought the Suck, and the Suck won!

So today I did my first sprint triathlon  It was the 2013 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup  and man was it well run  This was a big event and a qualifier for worlds for 2014 which will be hosted in Edmonton To... [...]

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Perceptions of a Newbie: Group Cycling; who knew??

So today I had my first experience with an organized group ride I have to admit when my friend invited me out for this 65KM ride I was more than a little nervous My previous longest distance on a bike was somewhere shy... [...]

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Back at ‘er

You know how it is  You've gone too long without getting out for a run  You want to do it, you need to do it but you just need that kick in the pants to get out the door  Well my 'kick in the pants' came while I was... [...]

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My first Marathon: 2003 ING Edmonton Marathon

It all started with an email  A friend of mine and REALTOR had run many different marathons over the coarse of a few years  We had often talked about them and he knew I had a small nagging interest in pursuing the... [...]

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