You find yourself with only days left of work. Hours really. You suddenly realize that the slow process begins. It almost creeps up on you. The transition between work life “you” and adventure “you”. The shedding of skin. We’ve all been there. The peeling off of workplace responsibility, the digging out of gear. Bedrooms, or home offices being monopolized by our backpacks, tents, and such. … Continue reading The Anticipation of Adventure
A classic adventure. What does it consist of? An objective? A peak? Solitude, or a shared experience? Are there Trials and tribulations? Is there Triumph or agony? Certainly one does not come without it’s counterpart. This is what makes a true adventure. No peak is without adversity. No summit push is as easy as one foot in front of the other. No two trips are … Continue reading A thought on Adventure
So still working on my editing footage from my canyoning weekend, I’ll get to that soon. But in the meantime, I had a great opportunity to connect with AdventureSmart tonight via video conference and take part in a “Survive the night” training. An hour and a half training reviewing the basics of emergency survival when S hits the fan. Always good to take part in … Continue reading Adventure Training by any Means
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
We are all trapped. Trapped in a bubble, waiting for it to burst. Isolation from quarantine has gone from interesting to frustrating. We are all armed with backpacks and beef jerky waiting to explore. We are ready at the door. So until then… We Zoom!? My friends and I have joined onto the craze of video conferencing. Weekly meet ups, where we can discuss the … Continue reading The Wonderful Adventures of… Zoom!?
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.
So here we are. The beginning of 2020. I just got back from a few days rest out of town, and finally have a moment to plug in. I’ve been thinking back over the year. 2019 was definitely a year of taking things to the next level. Working on building my climbing skills (of which I don’t have much), a few big projects, Pico de … Continue reading Rear View Mirror 2019
2019 MOMAR (Mind over mountain adventure race) marked it’s 20th season, and did not disappoint. A group of three of us left from Richmond to Vancouver island where we would connect with our fourth team member. Arriving on the Friday about mid day Jason, Seb, and myself casually made our way from the ferry terminal up to Comox valley, stopping in at Tidal Tacos, as … Continue reading Another successful year at MOMAR