Monthly Archives: January 2016

2015 In Review

Posted on January 8, 2016

Here’s what I set out to do at the beginning of this year: Let’s see. Learn? Yes. Absolutely. Go somewhere new. Yep. Nicaragua, baby. Read old books? Some. Thoreau’s Walden is probably the highlight, as I meant to read it for ages. Do something stupid? My god, yes. DNF a race? Twice. 🙂 Very proud of

Spartan Sprint Tahoe 2015 – Race Recap

Posted on October 9, 2015

While the Championship Race on Saturday was the highlight of the weekend, lots was happening on Sunday as well – Ultra Beasters took off nice and early, followed by few more waves of the Beast, and then the Spartan Sprint – including the competitive wave, as well as the charity race, special wave for the

Operation 100-Mile Diet – Day 20 Progress Report

Posted on September 6, 2015

Coffee. “There are only two things I miss about coffee: 1. my purpose in life, and 2. my value as a human being”. – Italian I have no idea how people quit smoking. I first tried smoking when I was 12. It was awful (kind of like the first time I tried coffee). I never

Operation 100-Mile Diet – Day 10 Progress Report

Posted on August 26, 2015

I miss coffee. That pretty much encapsulates my experience over the last ten days. Mornings were fine for the most part, as my body seemed to give me the benefit of the doubt. “Surely, she will secure some caffeine!”, the body seemed to say. By about 2pm, a headache would settle in behind my eyes,

SOLO at 9:37 pm Sep 8
I found that having ONE cup of coffee, but every single day still keeps me addicted. And yes, I am a fan of Nespresso too! Although can't do decaf. Just Can. Not. :) Ugh, fibre intolerance sounds pretty awful. Although if lettuce and broccoli are the only ones, does that mean you can still have the rest of the greens??

Operation Free Hugs For My Birthday

Posted on August 18, 2015

Fact #1: First time I watched the original Free Hugs Campaign, I cried. Not that it takes much. 🙂 If you have never seen it, you should watch it now. I’ll wait. Fact #2: I could never understand why adults stop celebrating or making a big deal out of their birthdays as they get older. Hell,

Operation 100-Mile Diet – Kick-Off

Posted on August 17, 2015

The 100-mile diet = consuming only foods made with ingredients that come from within 100 miles of where you live. I am notorious for self-experimentation. I love, love, LOVE experiments. I love trying new things. New sports. New activities. Different ways of eating. The latter is especially fun for me, as I work with a

[…] was day 30 of my 100-mile diet experiment – which means I have completed yet another bucket list item, AND have been reunited with my […]

Does A Costume Give You Superpowers? My First Olympic Triathlon Race Recap

Posted on April 19, 2015

The first weekend of sunshine. People are slightly insane from joy – flipflops and all. Cyclists are back, and their jerseys are as tight as ever. And the start of the triathlon season is weeks away. For all triathletes and triathlete-to-bes out there – the race recap of my first Olympic triathlon that I completed

[…] thing completely fucks with your time. It takes about 2-3 minutes, which is a LOT in a sprint triathlon or a […]

2014 Annual Review

Posted on December 31, 2014

The 2014 word of the year was LIGHT. Light. Fire. Torch. Energy. As I wrote previously, 2014 was about finding the light within myself, and especially, within others. This year was about helping others to find their light – coaching, teaching, writing = helping. Finding my helper identity, if you will, after focusing on SOLO in the previous

#MyPerfectDNF

Posted on December 18, 2014

September 20, 2014 was the day I retired from obstacle racing. At least that’s what I told myself, as I made my way through the Vermont Beast yet again. I couldn’t get into that race this year. I couldn’t answer the question why. Why was I there? Again? For the third time toeing the line

[…] participate in obstacle race outside of Canada/US [2015] […]

My First Ultramarathon And Five Stages Of Grief – Race Recap

Posted on October 15, 2014

SETTING: Run for the Toad 50k, Paris, Ontario. Four 12.5km loops, and my first ultra marathon. Other distances offered: 25k and 50k relay. A female racer catches up with me few kilometres into the second loop, and conspiratorially nods for me to lean in. I turn my ear to her, trying to maintain my pace.

[…] ultra runner!”, a woman exclaims, hanging a medal around my neck, as I cross the finish line of my first ultra. “Let’s not go this far”, I mumble. I just ran an […]

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