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The resurgence of the personal blog

The list of sites I follow in Feedly has long ago shifted from personal blogs to larger, specialized news websites. The personal blogs have disappeared for the same reason this one did. Why would anyone want to share personal information┬áthis way, when social media is easier to use, more specific, more widely-used, and has a … Continued

Monday’s brick workout – how kick ass on your own terms

It feels a bit cliché to take out your day’s frustrations in a workout. There have been many days where I wouldn’t feel like going to the pool, but a couple hundred metres into a workout the background noise would just fade and my workout would become my only focus. Let’s just say today I … Continued

Ironman Syracuse 70.3 race report: Swan Lake – The Triathlon

Syracuse wasn’t exactly my first choice for my A race this year. Just before I realized that my injury was going to put a damper on this season I had already registered for Muskoka 70.3, which was one week before the race in Syracuse. After I knew I wouldn’t be able to run, I figured … Continued

Guelph Lake II race report

Because of my foot, this year I’ve only been able to do relays, swim/bikes, or just DNFing full triathlons. I’ve had some great races, but it’s been frustrating and anti-climactic to get to the end of a race and just hand in or give away my timing chip. I finish my race, then hang around … Continued

Last weekend’s training

Last week was my longest training week since July 09, when I had just completed my 322k+ Hairshirt ride. The next month I started learning how to swim, so really this was my longest triathlon training week ever. It started off with a 2.15k Wilcox swim with E man. It was his first 2k outdoor … Continued

3.8 km L.O.S.T. Race report: last weekend’s time got smoked

Melanie Price’s completion of her 42 km Lake Ontario crossing yesterday morning in Coronation Park must have been fresh on my mind, because that’s where I drove to first this morning. It was about ten minutes out from the race start, so I got to pass the exit point of our swim. The 4 km … Continued

Welland MSO Open Water Swim race report

After yesterday’s epic 101k loop of the Muskoka half-iron course I felt like I could use a day to recover. So I packed my speedos and headed down to Welland for the Under the Four Bridges MSO Open Water Provincial Championship race. Well at least I got to sleep in a bit, since it was … Continued

A compromise for bikes and cars for Jarvis #savejarvis

Now that I’ve calmed down a little about today’s decision on removing the bike lanes on Jarvis, maybe there is a bit of room to make everyone traveling along Jarvis happier. I regularly ride and drive along Jarvis, so while my perspective is still biased (I much prefer to be safer on the bike than … Continued

This is how the eff you do Ikea!

Step one: Pack the effing car. Step three: Adjust the effing radio. Watch for the effing box. Step five: Stop outside your apartment and open your effing doors. Step seven: Push the effing box up the effing stairs. Step nine: Pour an effing glass of effing wine from a bottle that effing leaks through the … Continued