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  • Lessons from a 78 Year Old Runner

    Do you ever find yourself feeling compelled to speak to someone or to know them? For as long as I’ve lived in my neighbourhood (many years), I’ve always seen this older man running. It could be 6am in the dead of winter and I’d still see him running on my way to work, or see…

  • Disconnect to Reconnect: Reflections on a Week in the Rockies with Minimal Screen Time

    Part 1: My Own Usage & Habits As so many other people do, with the start of the new year I’ve taken some time to reflect on a few things things, namely my goals, habits (both good and bad), and joyful pursuits. At times I’ve found myself feeling like the days are too short and…

  • Peace Park Trek – Prelude

    I found myself alone this time, embarking on a plane to a place that has become much more familiar to me in recent years. I made the relatively short flight to Calgary from Ottawa on a sunny summer day in early August of 2018, on my way to a second consecutive trek to raise money…

  • Late 2018 Updates

    It’s been a while since my last post. Admittedly, I’ve been so caught up in many other things going on in my life right now that it’s been difficult to give as much time, attention, and care to my site. I have so much to write about! The Peace Park Trek this past August, the…

  • From the Mountains to Sea Level

    Want to know one of the greatest feelings there is as a runner that lives at sea level? Your first few runs back home immediately following some nice mileage in high altitude. Over the last two weeks I hiked and partially ran close to 200km in the Rockies of Montana, Alberta and British Columbia. The…

  • Home. Again.

    17 days. Nearly 200km hiked. + $10000 collectively raised during my first week with the Peace Park crew. And now I’m here, back home in Ottawa, writing this from my desk. A feeling that still seems surreal. During my first week, I spent most of my time down south in Montana hiking through beautiful Glacier…

  • Peace Park Trek 2018

    For the second consecutive year I will be proudly supporting The Terry Fox Foundation in its ongoing work to fund innovative cancer research programs by taking part in the Peace Park Challenge 2018. Collectively, we will be hiking 160 kilometres through beautiful Glacier and Waterton National Parks in Montana and Alberta, respectively. This is a cause that…

  • Day 5: Skyline Part II

    The Notch to Tekkara Campground (30KM Mark)    Things began to change at this point. While morale was still high following our experience on the Notch, we knew we still had a ways to go, and provisions were running low, namely water. Knowing this, I began to ration the original 5 litres I had packed…

  • Day 5: Skyline Part I

    “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb   (Before anything else, I suppose, I should mention that I’m writing about this particular day much after the fact, but that it’s whole course is so ingrained in my mind, that I feel as if…

  • Yosemite Day II: The Mist Trail

    Feeling blissful and accomplished from my hike to the Merced Grove, I drove back down to the Valley, enjoying weather that I had not experienced in far too long. The drive down was much quicker than the way up and I soon found myself in the Valley, with the intention of stopping by the visitor…