Well damn, here we are 4 months into this. With March and April now in the books, and race season kicking off, things are definitely ramping up. What have I gotten myself into? Total distance (YTD): 435km Total half marathons ran: 4 With the world starting to normalize again, the opportunity to get back to “in person” races is a breath of fresh air. Kicking … Continue reading The Running Project (part 2)
The snow geese fly over head. I have come accustomed to this now. They settle near my new home this time of year. I guess this is my new normality. Things to know about this time of year. And…Wow what a year it has been. Covid has been a bit of a thing. I know. Let’s digress. Ugh. This year held some amazing highs and … Continue reading 2020 Rear view mirror
So in light of having a spare week off, I managed to get in a quick trip up to Norvan Falls. North Shore, North Vancouver. Not far from home, but healthy for the maintenance and the unwind to say the least. The sword ferns new growth is certainly showing through. Now a quick couple days rest and off to my canyoneering adventure. Here’s a snipped … Continue reading Quick rip to Norvan Falls
We go and go and go. We work, and train, and grocery shop, and train, and try to keep in touch with everyone, and train. It’s a lot. It’s good, but it’s a lot. I am training for upcoming running races, cycling races, and endurance challenges. Assuming they are all still a go. Albeit, it’s been a slow return. I thought I would touch on … Continue reading The Skip Day
So. Here we are. A world of adventurers. In a time unknown to us. Lost in the ripple effect of Corona Virus. At home (hopefully). Keeping on, keeping on. Isolated pods. How do we stay motivated. Moved. Moved to pick up a map and start drawing the line of our next adventure? Piecing together the next Epic? In short, by will. Please. Please do not … Continue reading In the void of adventure
Today signified my first race of the year. The Icebreaker 8k. A short and sweet 8km race in Steveston. Weather was good, the rain/snow held off for the morning. My pace was surprisingly acceptable by my standards, considering I haven’t put in a good run in the last 4-5 months. I was stoked. Not so much because I couldn’t wait to get back into running … Continue reading First one of the year
In my mind I am an adventurer, an explorer, a seeker of the world around me. I look forward to the next big project. Whether it’s cycle touring, backcountry exploring, peak bagging, whatever. I cherish the long days on the bike saddle, or off the beaten path. In reality I am a 38, soon to be 39 year husband and father working in the city. … Continue reading Time and the Maintenance of it all.
I woke up just before 6am. It was cool this morning. Not cold but cool. Enough to realize that summer is packing up and leaving town pretty soon. I’m up in the Cariboo on a Dad’s and kids camping trip on my friends parents property. What a riot. It’s labour day Monday, and the next chapter of life begins again tomorrow. A shift away from … Continue reading And just like that it’s over.
So here we are. Early December. My journey of adventure has been a bit on the bench as of late. In a twist of events in other parts of my life, work etc. I have side tracked spending time reviewing topo maps, and planning out multi day trips in lieu of forwarding career and trying to figure out family life. The juggling world is a … Continue reading The next step..
So addimittedly I have been pretty non-existent lately though not completely off the radar. I have kept myself busy with an early April Trail race under my belt for the year and am switching gears into training for my upcoming 100+km Golden Ears Fondo (cycling) in just over a month. But… Truth be told, my inspiration has been waning lately. Not for lack of opportunity … Continue reading New Inspirations