What is a ‘Full Send?’

In alpine skiing we call a ‘Full Send’ when you grab your cojones and point your skis straight down the hill; you head fearlessly into (controlled) dangerous situation. (I also stole that from… Continue reading

Winter Running – Inside versus Outside (Part 2)

In honour of the USports and NCAA Champs, I thought it was a good time to talk about winter training again. I mean, let’s face it, it might be March, we have already… Continue reading

Winter Running – Outside Versus Inside: Part 1 (Outside)

Ok, I am a little late getting to this, but I wrote this a while ago and did want to share it with all of you… Some say that outside in the cold… Continue reading

A Letter To My Younger Self

I was asked to give the keynote speech at the University of Toronto Blues Engineering Annual Luncheon. It was an honour to meet so many young athletes in a challenging program; these are… Continue reading

My Favourite Moments of 2017

When you look back at 2017 what are your favourite moments? I had a few this year that I have bottled up in my heart and I carry around with me. These are… Continue reading

My Favourite Books of 2017

Ok, there are still a few days left in 2017 and I will probably read at least a couple of books between now and midnight on December 31st. I’m in the middle of… Continue reading

On Coaching

Ok, yup that’s the title of @stevemagness and @jmarpdx‘s podcast, but it is also something I’m pretty passionate about. Coaching. Coaches. We (hopefully) all had those people in our lives somewhere along the… Continue reading

Running is for Every BODY

Theodore Roosevelt said “comparison is the thief of all joy.” Yet every day we runners compare ourselves to everyone else. To their times, to their distances, but more often to their bodies. How… Continue reading

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Thanks Kermit. I can empathize but I can never know what it is like to be green. I was struck this week by the turmoil it seems teenagers these days live in. Every… Continue reading

Once Upon A Hell of a Time

Last year crossing the line at #ACXC I thought that moment would be the highlight of my Canadian Cross-Country career; winning my first ever Canadian Championship in the first ever 10-kilometre, (sex-equality) race.… Continue reading