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  • Day 1: Rockbound & Boom Lakes

    Lake Day, as it was dubbed, was the best way possible to start the trip. We wasted no time getting into it as we were set to hike Rockbound Lake (16.8km, 760m elevation gain) and Boom Lake (10km, 175m) for a combined 27km of hiking with 935m of elevation gain! Each hike was to take…

  • Banff Jasper 150 – Prologue

    On Friday, August 3rd, 2017, myself and 27 students from across Canada came together in Calgary, Alberta. Many had already known one another, many more did not. But if the initial talks and impressions were any indication, we were all in for quite the week. After hours of waiting at the airport for everyone, the…

  • Reflection

    This isn’t so much a post as it is a little update. I recently arrived home after spending probably the best two weeks of my life in my favourite place on earth – the Canadian Rockies. I’ll have lots to write about and tons more to reflect on, coupled with copious amounts of pictures. But…

  • Pining for Running

    I miss running. Plain and simple. It’s been almost a month since I’ve truly ran. Remind me to never again run a half marathon without any training. Sure the time result was great, but the longer term impact has been anything but. Taking a reluctant and prolonged break from running has made me appreciate it…

  • Banff / Jasper 150

    I am very excited to announce that in a few months I will be back in the Rockies! The Canadian Rockies are a very special place to me. Although I’ve only spent a short amount of time there, it had a profound impact on me and I am working towards some day moving out there.…

  • Fandom and the Ottawa Senators

      It’s been a week and I’m still thinking about what could have been On the night of May 25th, 2017, I found myself at Lieutenant’s Pump hours before puck drop, optimistic for the night that lay ahead. I had yet to partake in the so called Red Light Dance that had been breaking out…

  • Half Marathon #2

    If you’re a runner and you live in Ottawa, why wouldn’t you want to participate in the Ottawa Race Weekend? Up until last year, I had missed out on the Race Weekend’s events for a few consecutive years and the FOMO was real. I missed the feeling, the atmosphere, the support and just everything about…

  • Nostalgia & Wanderlust

    What good is livin’ a life you’ve been given If all you do is stand in one place Passage from ‘Ends of the Earth’ by Lord Huron Both nostalgia and wanderlust have hit me hard this week. I feel almost restless and not in a bad way. But in a ‘I really want to travel…

  • 1/46: Cascade Mountain

    It’d been a while. Several years. The last memory I had of this place was of being a child, and looking out from the back seat window, in awe, at the mountains rising up above me. Face pressed to the glass, transfixed to the beauty of the natural scenes around me. I must have been…

  • Trips

    This isn’t so much a post as it is me admittedly procrastinating and looking at flights to destinations I’ve always dreamt about. I’ve recently been much more of the mindset of putting my money towards going places and experiencing new things as opposed to buying things or objects. So with that said, I’m planning on…