Tuesday, April 28, 2009

NEw Training / Racing BLOG

Hello...I will now post all of my training and racing stuff at this new blogspot adress:


Friday, April 24, 2009


Yes...my wife will be in the Vancouver Marathon next weekend....she worked so hard to get there: long runs in the rain, painful active release sessions, black toe nails, good runs...bad runs...injuries and recovery...and lots of support from me! Go Crys GO!!!

A bit of inspiration...

VIA: http://humanpoweredracer.blogspot.com/

How many bruises before I can do THIS?

I have this existential question that keeps popping in my mind: How many people died before somebody discovered that certain mushrooms were poisonous? This is a similar question....how crazy (might not be the appropriate word here) do you have to be to become soooo good at this? How many bruises can you tolerate???

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

TC 10K Baby!!!!

I haven't blogged in a while.....just did not have the time! Here's a good reason to blog again: Sunday it will be the Times Colonist 10km run (TC 10K) - Bib number 368. I am part of a group at work called the Camosun Human Racehorses. Let's see how I will do! I got injured a few weeks ago but I am now back in running full force....I want to do well but I do not expect a PR here...but it could happen! By the way, that PR is 44 minutes 7 seconds (not that great!...my excuse? There was ice on the roads that day)!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Do NOT complain!

I went for a ride this week-end...a nice long one. We went for a hill I was not prepared for and I attacked it with half a Cliff bar still in my mouth...eating while going up a hill is NOT A GOOD IDEA!!! The hill seemed to go on forever and lactic acid was quickly building up in my novice triathlete legs. My left brain started sending negative messages such as: just quit, go back downhill and call it a day, it is too difficult, you are out of shape...etc, etc, etc. Then I noticed my LiveSTRONG bracelet on my right wrist and I remembered that a very good friend is fighting for his life, I started thinking that he would switch with me anytime...I tought of his wife, his children and his courage. I felt ashamed that I could act like such a baby just because my legs burn, I remembered that I CHOOSE to train. I will not complain!

In this video, do you think the athlete is complaining? He is not.....and I will not!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Human flying squirrels (and crazy too...)

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

Newly discovered!!!!

Mother Nature always surprises me....


I sure did...we were having dinner with friends...candlelights!

Here is a very nice site HINT: Click on the image to turn the lights on/off!

Via: Radio-Canada