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 […]

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 […]

The Plum Tree – Resiliency Update

My original blog post called “I am the tree. The Tree is me.” was published on June 15, 2023. That is eleven months ago. One of the key concepts in that blog post was mental resiliency. You can find that post here:https://denniskreba.com/i-am-the-tree-the-tree-is-me/ In short, my new little plum tree almost died during a vicious wind […]

Mental Health Week – Announcements

Mental Health Week – May 6-12 – Compassion According to Canada.ca, the Canadian Government website, this week is mental health week and this year’s theme is Healing Through Compassion because #CompassionConnects. It was not planned but it is good timing to make a couple of announcements for Dennis on the Run. One bad, one great […]

Emotional month!

I’ve been working on my next blog for a couple of weeks. I don’t have writer’s block but I’m having difficulty organizing my thoughts into a blog worth sharing. I’m writing, just not in my blog. I’m looking into a couple of writing gigs and that has me excited. I’ve been writing my experiences and […]

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 […]

I am the tree. The tree is me.

I did some front yard maintenance this year and that included cleaning up our front yard and planting a new plum tree. My research suggested that it was best to leave the tree to grow on its own rather than tether it to support. However, it’s been a very windy spring in Edmonton. Still, the […]

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.

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I’ve been clean and sober since December 18, 2020. It’s long enough that I’m losing track of how long I’ve been clean. I still feel great. I love mocktails and have started to enjoy the occasional alcohol-free beer. I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo to celebrate my decision to be sober. Sobriety tattoos should […]