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…

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…

Less stress = less pain?

Happiness does not depend on any external conditions… it is governed by our mental attitude. — Dale Carnegie #thinkingpositive in 2017 is my goal this year. Negative feelings will not be permitted and only positive thoughts and the accompanying attitude, will be permitted within my life this year. I am a strong believer in the…

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: What I learned this (last week)

The capacity to learn is a gift… the ability to learn is a skill… the willingness to learn is a choice!       — Brian Herbert  As I started to type the 5 for Friday last Thursday night, I realized that my “material” for  this blog, was dwindling – material would be pictures, lessons…

PT Tidbits…the first day!

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.”                        — Colin Powell Today was my first official visit with the PT (Monday was an eval) and I came away with some great information as it relates to my knee,…

All about Progress (to better health)

I might be a work in progress but everyday I get a little bit wiser, a little bit better and a little bit stronger.        –Unknown  Coaching young kids is all about progression. For hockey, it is walking on ice with skates before pushing off. Then pushing off with balance before really skating….

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…