Gear Review: Going to France through glasses

“Disclaimer: I received XX2i France 2s to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!” A few weeks back, I posted the following to Twitter! While my running has not occurred as of yet (though the…

5 for Friday: A Coaching Revival

The right of passage for a young hockey player and his parents is the ability to survive a super cold rink with cold windy drafts and uncomfortable seats throughout, very easily on a Sunday morning. I used to go through this ritual with my father at the crack of dawn on the weekends, trudging out…

“Weight!” Is it really all about Running?

“Among competing hypothesis, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.” — Ockham’s Razor I posted this quote a few days ago pointing out that while I can research to the high heavens why my back hurts (as if someone is putting kneedles into it or my knees ache like someone has been hitting…

Beaten today but not tomorrow

I have been posting notes to this blog for about two years. For the most part, I have covered my running (the good, the bad and the ugly) and my battle with Psoriatic arthritis (which also has its own good, bad and ugly). I like to say to others that as I have written note…

Randoms: Vacation Week

Been on vacation this week so the posts have been few and far between. I will be getting back into the swing of things later today into tonight! Also, a few quick notes to consider My review of the XX2i France 2s will be coming soon. They were fantastic this week on the slopes and…

What a Pain in the Back!

“If I woke up in the morning and nothing hurt,  I would think I am dead!” – Unknown DID YOU KNOW…according to spine-health.com,  “Running is an activity that involves repetitive stress and impact…people who have an underlying lower back problem can find running or jogging makes their pain worse or leads to additional types of…

I Run to Value and Ignore the Frauds

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein I am working through a startup project at the moment and while doing some research on it this morning, in a coffee shop full of bustling and happy people (ok, not all happy), I was reminded of a conversation…

6 for Saturday : All About Risk Management

Take care of your body… it’s the only place you have to live.          — Jim Rohn I am what you call a “cautious risk taker.” What is such a person? Well I am not afraid to take risks but I only do so when I have prepared myself for the said…

5 for Friday: Limbo

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns OR rejoice because thorn bushes have roses             — Abraham Lincoln I have proclaimed more than a few times over the past month that I will be “Thinking Positive in 2017!” No matter what happens to me, I will remain positive this…

Lessons: Unforced Errors

If you are a coach or have coached, you are probably familiar with the term “unforced errors.” Every team, no matter the makeup, has mistakes that occur over the course of practice or games that are often due to many reasons (some include “a lack of mental focus” or simply “one choice over another”). These…

Going Nuun!

Got the following email earlier today! So there it is! I am an Nuun Hydration Ambassador. I am a regular user of their tablets and like the energy from them. Excited to see how this relationship works out in 2017!