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Are you making healthy choices in your daily life?

Healthy Living Guide I have created a healthy living guide for your benefit. It is my first free download. It’s yours…for free! All you have to do is provide your first name and email address on the landing form and I’ll send you the 10-page PDF document. This is the first of many releases of content that I will be providing to you over the next six months in combination with publishing my book this September. Why a Healthy Living Guide? I want to provide you with a great guide that provides you with information to make healthier choices in your life. Five different areas of healthy living are included: regular physical activity, balanced and nutritious diet, adequate sleep, stress management and avoiding harmful substances. I did a lot of research on the Canadian standards on these categories. Most of the Canadian guidelines can be applied across the world, but be sure to check your government’s guidelines if you have any questions. Why should you download my free guideline? First off, did I mention it’s free. What do you have to lose? I hope that the guidelines are a good overview for you of what a healthier life might look

Dennis on the Run – Book Waitlist Club!

Book Waitlist Club! It is happening. My planned release date for my book is September 27, 2024. That is less than four months away! I decided to kick off a book waitlist club. I know it’s a little early, but I plan to give you inside access into my last four months of preparation. You’ll get access to information like: How did I select my title? How did I build my cover? Am I planning to roll out with any companion notebooks or journals? Will I have any launch parties for the public? And more!! Want to know how my title changed from ‘Dennis on the Run – A Sobering Journey of Lasting Change’ to ‘Dennis on the Run – A Men’s Survival Guide to Lasting Change’? If it changes again, do you want to know why? You will need to join my book waitlist club. This information will not be published on my regular blog. This is inside access to my process and thinking! I will be sending you a bi-weekly update email with details on the final days of my writing journey as an author. I will also be offering my book waitlist club access to Dennis on the

You are not alone

You are not alone. Trigger Warning – I am opening this blog with the serious topic of suicide.  The rest of my blog will discuss my Calgary Marathon. You can click here if you prefer to skip this first section. But I believe the message needs to be told and heard.  Another suicide was in the news this week. This time it was a golfer. This makes my message so important. Grayson Murry this week took his own life after withdrawing from a PGA tournament. According to Global News, he was open about his struggles with mental health and alcoholism. I’m so sorry for Grayson, and his family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with them. According to Movember, globally, on average, 1 man dies by suicide every minute of every day. The rate of male suicide is alarmingly high: in Canada, 3 out of 4 suicides are by men. We can’t sit back and accept this. My struggles on the road of the Calgary Marathon, by myself, are eerily similar to those that face mental health issues alone. Wow! But that hits home big time! Although, I have rarely if ever had thoughts about suicide, I often wonder

How bad do you want it?

How bad do you want it? I know I promised you content related to my disintegrating concrete driveway but I lost track of time and realized that I am running a marathon on Sunday! Sunday…! Mental toughness…is tough! I consider “How bad do you want it? Mastering the psychology of mind over muscle.” by Matt Fitzgerald as one of my top go to books and mantras when I need to be motivated. Let me tell you why. Eleven months ago, I was really struggling mentally with two things: Top on my list was my inability to enjoy golf. I was stuck in a pattern of high expectations on low scoring based on my increased time spent practicing and playing golf. The second thing I was struggling with was my road cycling training. Golf Golf was not any fun for me in the early summer of 2023. Just like the start of every hockey season with the Oilers, I was excited about golf last year and claimed “This is the year that I finally shoot lower scores”. SIDE NOTE: When this comes out, the Oilers will be in the conference finals or done for the season and on the golf course


Hi, I’m Dennis. It has always been a dream of mine to write a book. With hard work and determination, dreams can come true.

I am a newly published author in Run For You Life – Lessons Learned From Going the Distance. Run For Your Life launches on March 15, 2024 and is available on Amazon for purchase. Click my affiliate link below to buy the book now!

It is a wonderful book written by Albertans with unique stories about how running has changed our lives. I’m thrilled to be a part of this initiative with so many special people. I am so proud of this accomplishment for our group.

Run For Your Life touches on topics of mental health, disability, and sobriety. The collection of stories will leave you laughing, crying and dreaming of the possibilities that running can bring!

I am also in the process of writing my own book to be published in Fall 2024. The book will feature a more expansive view of my sobriety journey and touch on many topics you will find me blog about such as self awareness, journaling, gratitude, mindfulness, meditation, mantras, professional support network and many more topics! I am thrilled about sharing my journey with you.

“Completing a marathon is the toughest thing I have ever done in my life. Nothing else compares. It is physical, mental and spiritual.”


Dennis on the Run started as a blog in January of 2022. I turned 50 in 2022 and I wanted to share my journey of sobriety with you. I am more than three years sober now and my adventures with sobriety, running, walking, cycling, mediation, mindfulness, and so much more have taken me to new heights! I am in my third year of blogging and I continue to post monthly bringing you tales and stories from my life with inspirational content of how you can live a healthier life. Subscribe to my blog today to stay in touch and read more about my experience on becoming an author and publishing my own book.