Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I miss you Value Place

Vid stolen from Ian's blog! Makes me miss training camp.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Well, it’s been a while despite my good intentions to blog more often.
Up to a few weeks ago, training was going really well. I was feeling more focused than ever and concentrating on getting in great shape for my upcoming season. Just as I was starting to feel more confident with my running and starting to get excited to start my racing season, I get blindsided with illness.
It started out as just a sore throat… no other symptoms. I wanted to be pro-active so I headed to the clinic to get it looked at (just in case). They took a swab for Strep Throat and sent me on my way suggesting it was no big deal. The swab came back negative and I kept training through it.
A few days later, I woke up in the middle of the night with fever and my throat was worse than ever. My throat was now so sore, I literally could not eat. I could barely swallow liquid. So, since it was Easter weekend, I went back to the clinic only to be told it is probably a virus. They take one more throat swab (just in case) and blood work to check for Mono. No meds for me, just pain medication to control the fever and pain.
After the holiday weekend is over, I decide to go to my regular doctor (Dr. Keeler), just to follow up. He agrees my throat is a mess and takes yet another swab (just in case). By this time, I was on the mend and apparently every test came back negative.
I am back at training again and trying to get my fitness back. However, my throat is starting to hurt again. I need this to go away. I went back to see Dr. Keeler this morning. He did swab number 4 and sent me on my way. This whole thing has been extremely frustrating. Time to go see a Naturopathic doctor to see if they can help in any way.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Great talk on training and racing

Great Interview with Peter Reid and Jordan Rapp, Two dudes with a great outlook on the sport.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Florida training camp! Hope everyone is enjoying the snow back home!!

Good opportunity to post. Its been a whillllleeeee.

Time to get back on the blogspot wagon, training camps are good for that. Myself and the rest of the NTC men are down here in Clermont, Fl soaking up the sun and training it up with the O.A.T crew.

Loving life at the moment!

So far we've done some hard yards (so fast!), hilly rides (did not expect that!) and runs in the sun!

Oh, and unlimited pancakes....starting to regret that.

Goal of this camp is to get some consistent work done, so far so good.

I'll post again soon I promise!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

NTC Christmas party!

Impossible present!
Matt's a fan.
 Jazz hands
Secret Santa = fun and funny. Another very successful NTC Christmas party.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Victoria drivers and snow = Terrible

Oh the wonders of summer tires on ice.

Be safe people!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I want a beardo

So the other day while cross riding I was thinking to myself about how much my face hurt. Its frickin cold in vic these days. While creeping facebook I came across the perfect solution. BEARDO.

Dear Santa/Mom,

I want a beardo for Christmas.

Check out this unique product.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Training and Movember Fun!

So here we are again. The beginning of another season!
Having the opportunity to do some gnarly cross riding and off road running is the best part of this time of year, I love it. Seeing all of the group regularly is awesome as well. Just starting up and were already headed up island for some fun and work!  Focusing on my moustache growing skills as well this year, it has developed since last year.. not by much though. Most people may find it embarrassing to walk around with this on their face. Its for a great cause! I also like the extra attention. And being creepy.
Going to be a great year!!

Be breezy.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

One Fast Hair Cut


I got an email from back home and the subject line said "Sam's new haircut".  This is what I found when I opened it.  This is Sam from Victoria BC.  He's 11 years old and he trains with my old triathlon team Kelly's Kids.  Part of the preparation for his next race involved an inspirational new hair cut.  A sweet way to represent the sport!

Good luck to Sam and the rest of Kelly's Kids going to the Apple Triathlon in Kelowna next weekend (one of my favorite races).  The Apple Triathlon is also Canadian Nationals for the older guys so good luck to them as well!  If only I could be in two places at once.

I also want to add that Christine had a very gusty race today!  She lead out of the water and was wiped out on the bike.  She then picked herself up, got her chain back on then managed to run her way up from 2 Min's back to 14th place. A very inspiring finish.


Friday, August 13, 2010


View of our swim course among the hundreds of ships.

So I have been in Singapore for 4 days now. When arriving in Singapore you notice certain things.. it's very hot and humid, it's very beautiful and it's full of very nice people. 

So far it has been very difficult to keep my blog updated. Training and travelling to the venues for my swim, bike and run workouts keeps me busy.  Right now I am really focused on preparing for my upcoming race but thankfully, today I have found some down time to do a quick blog! 

The other night, team Canada was treated to a big celebration was incredible.  I really feel honoured to have this opportunity,  to have a chance to represent Canada and to be here with young athletes from all around the world is amazing.  I believe sport has taken my life in such a positive direction.  I really hope more and more young people can realize the value of sport in their lives after watching the games and embrace it. Anyone can do some type of sport and have a healthy lifestyle...and everyone should! 

Check out this article from the Vancouver Sun about the Youth Olympics