Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me

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Deepak Chopra – A Better Way to Think About Your Body

As an advocate of self-care and activating someone’s well-being this article from Deepak Chopra didn’t just resonate with me – I literally felt the words vibrate through me. We do need more people to engage themselves in a systems based model focused on making their bodies stronger. The strive for mediocrity (as my Grade 10 [...]

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Redemption Song

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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Let me start off by saying that I wanted this one. Rarely do I go into a race with as focused a time / performance goal as I [...]

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First With the Head, Then With the Heart.

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2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Race Report – 2.4km swim, 1km run, 29km cycle, 13km run “Alcatraz was never no good for nobody.” – Frank Weatherman, last prisoner to leave Alcatraz Spontaneously in mid-October 2010 I entered the lottery for the 2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. January 28th, 2011 I received the confirmation e-mail that I [...]

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Coastal Challenge Stage 1 – Humility: A Runner’s Best Friend

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Day one was underestimated.   The pace starts out fast, too fast. The stage began at 9:30am on the streets of Quepos in 36 degree heat and 97% humidity. My first 11km were done in 63 minutes and that’s when I knew I was in trouble. I didn’t hydrate properly and struggled through the middle section of the [...]

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