• Last night Neil and I had the good fortune to be able to attend Diner en Blanc in Calgary. What exactly is Diner en Blanc?  The tradition started in Paris, France over 25 years ago and has expanded to several locations world wide.  It is a chic, pop up picnic held in a public space… [Continue Reading]

    Diner en Blanc Calgary 2015
  • I woke up at 4 am on race day and puttered around the house getting ready…showering, putting on sunscreen and attempting to choke down breakfast (one hard boiled egg and two slices of dry toast).  On the drive down to Auburn Bay I managed to eat a banana and sip on some water.  I got… [Continue Reading]

    Race Report: Ironman 70.3 Calgary
  • The days leading up to the race probably weren’t the most ideal.  I had a short timeline on a project due at work that kept me at the office for some long days.  I was stressed and tired, and not able to fit in my final few taper workouts.  Luckily I was able to get… [Continue Reading]

    Pre-Race: Ironman 70.3 Calgary
  • Wow…what a day at the Ironman 70.3 Calgary!  There were plenty of ups and there were a few downs… I set myself a series of process goals to hit along the race and overall I’m really happy with how I did.  Wow a 70.3 is hard though and I still feel like I have so… [Continue Reading]

    The Short Story: Ironman 70.3 Calgary
  • Well my friends…somehow or other we have made it to race week!  The Calgary Ironman 70.3 is this Sunday.  Let’s recap the last two big weeks of training, shall we? I seem to have some bad luck on my final longest training rides these days.  Last year I got a flat tire on the drive out… [Continue Reading]

    Weekend In Review 07.20.2015

Diner en Blanc Calgary 2015

Diner en Blanc YYC 2015

Last night Neil and I had the good fortune to be able to attend Diner en Blanc in Calgary. What exactly is Diner en Blanc?  The tradition started in Paris, France over 25 years ago and has expanded to several locations world wide.  It is a chic, pop up picnic held in a public space […]

Race Report: Ironman 70.3 Calgary

IM Calgary 2015 Race Report

I woke up at 4 am on race day and puttered around the house getting ready…showering, putting on sunscreen and attempting to choke down breakfast (one hard boiled egg and two slices of dry toast).  On the drive down to Auburn Bay I managed to eat a banana and sip on some water.  I got […]

Pre-Race: Ironman 70.3 Calgary

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The days leading up to the race probably weren’t the most ideal.  I had a short timeline on a project due at work that kept me at the office for some long days.  I was stressed and tired, and not able to fit in my final few taper workouts.  Luckily I was able to get […]

The Short Story: Ironman 70.3 Calgary

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Wow…what a day at the Ironman 70.3 Calgary!  There were plenty of ups and there were a few downs… I set myself a series of process goals to hit along the race and overall I’m really happy with how I did.  Wow a 70.3 is hard though and I still feel like I have so […]

Weekend In Review 07.20.2015

Race Week

Well my friends…somehow or other we have made it to race week!  The Calgary Ironman 70.3 is this Sunday.  Let’s recap the last two big weeks of training, shall we? I seem to have some bad luck on my final longest training rides these days.  Last year I got a flat tire on the drive out […]

Challenge Yourself – Ironman 70.3 St. George 2016

Ironman 70.3 St. George

Last year after Ironman Boulder Neil and I decided to drive to Las Vegas for a few days of R&R before going back home to Calgary.  As we drove through Utah I studied the map trying to figure out where we could eat lunch en route.  A little googling told me there was an In-n-Out […]

Finlay’s Story

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There were ups and downs this weekend…but the one thing about this weekend is that Finlay…my old Westie…passed away on Saturday.  He had turned 14 in October. In 2004 I had been transferred to a new position in San Antonio, TX.  I went from working crazy long hours (think 2 am – 7 pm…it was […]

Happy 4th Anniversary!

Neil and Leana Anniversary

July 10th is a pretty special day around here.  Four years ago Neil and I said “I do!” in front of our closest family and friends in Vancouver. This past year has been a pretty great one!  We went on an awesome road trip down to Ironman Boulder and back.  Visiting Yellowstone (part 1 and […]

My own personal training camp

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Last week in Kelowna I worked to make the most of my time off in my final build for Ironman Calgary 70.3 on July 26th.  Being in the Okanagan was a great opportunity for some serious swim/bike/run training! Sunday – 8 mile run along the Mission Creek Greenway One of my favourite places to run […]

Week in Review 07.06.2015 – Kelowna

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Last week Neil, Peat and I headed off to Kelowna for a bit of vacation time!  It was also a great opportunity for me to get in some quality swim/bike/run training as well.  Peat didn’t understand that Kelowna is one hour behind Calgary so he was ready and excited to start his day at 4 […]