One semester

I’ve tried a lot of things. It’s fun to try new things. But I’m also a little fickle. So I don’t continue a lot of things. I joke with my close friends whenever a topic comes up: “I did that for a semester”. For example, if we’re in a conversation and martial arts comes up […]

Another milestone

Last July, I volunteered for the final of the PTO Canadian Open. It’s a triathlon event and at the time, I was struggling with a toe injury that prevented me from running long distances all summer. I was rehabbing my toe and slowly working my way back to running 10 minutes at a time…safely up […]

A mid-midlife crisis

I’ve been in a midlife crisis for the last couple of years since I made the choice to be sober. I feel like I’m in the middle of a midlife crisis during my midlife crisis. I don’t love the word crisis so let’s just say I’m going thru a lot of self evaluation. I guess […]

Windy Days

I’m going thru some windy days both figuratively and literally.

This topic came up in my last therapy session. I was talking about all of the windy days that I’m golfing thru and cycling thru. The wind has been gusting this spring from 30-50 km/hr. It’s been super windy. And I’m getting a little tired of it.

2023 – Intentions

Intentions…I’ve heard this word a lot in 2023 so far and it’s really speaking to me. Instead of resolutions, I usually talk about goals for the year. This year, I’m talking about my intentions for the year. I listened to an excellent Daily Calm meditation from Tamara Levitt early this year and it really struck […]

Goodbye 2022!

It’s the end of another year. My first year of blogging comes to an end. If 2021 was about change and new habits, 2022 was about adjusting to those changes and finding my new self. Here are some quick highlights and lessons learned from the year. Blogging I had a lot of fun blogging. At […]

Movember 2022 – Week 3

November is flying by!!!! Week 3 of Movember was fantastic! I reached my fundraising goal, the weather was beautiful, I got my indoor cycle trainer setup, and my new glasses came in! Christmas lights are up; ‘Tis the season…almost! We’re about 75% thru November. Here’s an update on my goals for the month: Activity Update […]

Living Tired

I’m tired, both physically and mentally. It’s normal for this time of year. I love the summer and I stuff as many activities as I can during the summer months. So when fall comes, I’m tired. This year, it’s more than that. Life is busy. Work is busy and stressful. Relationships are hard. Self care […]

How biking and running change the way I see roads?

It’s interesting to see how my views on driving changed since I started running 2 years ago on city streets and recently I started to cycle. I live in a nice neighbourhood with plenty of families and kids on the sidewalks. There are 2 schools within blocks of my house. And as a pedestrian, dog […]

How did I get here?

I’m a runner. I completed my first marathon last year. I was doing 20+ km every week on long run Sunday. I completed a very successful training campaign for the Calgary half-marathon in late May. I ran an aggressive 1:57 half marathon and added a quick 5km in 27:58 on the same day (fun add-on […]