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Why I’ve become more of a caveman…

Why I’ve become more of a caveman…

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It’s been a slow progression to try to get back to my childhood dream of living on a big piece of land so I can run around all day and play. Now I’m trying to use the timeless… Read More

My top 5 blog posts of 2016, as determined by you, the readers!

My top 5 blog posts of 2016, as determined by you, the readers!

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First of all, happy new year to all of you crazy people reading this. 2017 is going to be an awesome one, I can just smell it! See below for my  top 5 blog posts of 2016, as determined… Read More

Are you willing to change your mind?

Are you willing to change your mind?

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I remember graduating from uni and back then I thought I knew everything. Oh boy has life changed my attitude on that… Recently I’ve been updating my nutrition library and realizing most of what we were taught about nutrition has… Read More

Race Recap: 2016 Edition of the @Raid_Gaspesie

Race Recap: 2016 Edition of the @Raid_Gaspesie

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So I’d classify my experience at the 2016 Edition of the Raid International de la Gaspesie as a small success. If you look at the results  (our team name is 2 paires de freres), you’ll see we did better than last year, especially… Read More

Next adventure: @Raid_Gaspesie 300k 4-day adventure race

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So I got suckered again to take part in the upcoming Raid de la Gaspésie by my brother. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for punishment? It’s funny, I was mentioning the race to a friend who quipped… Read More

Introducing (for Canada at least) @VICE_GOLF, a new (and cool) player in an old industry!

Introducing (for Canada at least) @VICE_GOLF, a new (and cool) player in an old industry!

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I’m not sure how this brand got into my life to be honest. I can almost guarantee it was through the web and/or social media though. After the brand caught my eye (looking good Vice!), I started doing… Read More

Where is the love? #MotivationMonday

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I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend, or just an awesome Monday regardless. It was nice for me to recharge the batteries and slow down this elongated weekend. I also had the time to listen to an awesome… Read More

#MeatlessMondays, a slightly different kind of adventure…

#MeatlessMondays, a slightly different kind of adventure…

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I love meat! I love to cook it, smell it and most of all, eat it! Especially since I cut a lot of grains and crap from my diet over the past year, I’ve been clinging to meat… Read More

Live more like your dog! 

Live more like your dog! 

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So I had the pleasure of taking Beau, my Mom’s dog and my dog brother, for a nice run in the nearby Greenbelt trails last weekend. What a treat! It was nice for a few different reasons. It… Read More

The road to recovery…

The road to recovery…

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So I spent the last month or so hobbling after the Raid de Gaspesie and a hockey injury. I was even wearing an air cast on my ankle for a few weeks. Not fun! The good thing is that it makes… Read More

Human power: It’s pretty awesome…

Human power: It’s pretty awesome…

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I’m not talking about the human spirit in this one, although with the Amazing People Gala  coming up soon, it could be an upcoming post. Today I’m talking about powering your own self when you’re out there in nature, whether it’s… Read More

Knowledge is power. But not always easy…

Knowledge is power. But not always easy…

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I learn a lot by doing. And watching. And thinking. And feeling. We all learn slightly different as I’ve learned over the years. All my experience teaching has changed the way I teach and the way I learn…. Read More

Finding balance in my life, aka hanging out with my niece…

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It’s funny how priorities change… A few years back during my Ironman days I would rarely skip a workout. Now it happens from time to time, probably more than I would like to admit. A lot has to… Read More

My @WhatSheSaid167 interview with @capitalyoga on meditation

My @WhatSheSaid167 interview with @capitalyoga on meditation

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Some of you might know of another duty I recently added to my already busy schedule: Special contributor to the Capital Connection segment on What She Said Radio on SiriusXM. It’s a great opportunity to showcase what Ottawa has to offer, especially… Read More

You train your body and your muscles, how about your brain?

You train your body and your muscles, how about your brain?

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Remember the game Memory when you were a kid? Did you think you were getting a workout when you played it? Guess what, you were! As athletes, we mostly thinking of training our bodies for our events. We… Read More

Book review: 10% Happier by Dan Harris

Book review: 10% Happier by Dan Harris

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I just finished another audiobook and I thought it was very fitting for my crowd, especially with my recent infatuation with meditation and mindfulness. I’m not sure about the long title though:  10% Happier : How I Tamed the Voice… Read More

Why do we sacrifice our future for our now?

Why do we sacrifice our future for our now?

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As a species, it seems we’re all about instant gratification and I’m not sure it’s getting any better. And I’m a poster boy for this! This is why I love training for races. There’s a bigger goal in… Read More

What does being in “shape” mean to you?

What does being in “shape” mean to you?

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I often get the question, you must be in great shape, when people hear all the physical activity I do. Well like most things, it’s all relative. I would venture I’m more active than the average bear but… Read More

Book review: Thrive by Arianna Huffington

Book review: Thrive by Arianna Huffington

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Actually the full title is  Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder but that was a bit long for the headline… This book was suggested to me by the ever wonderful Kathy Smart  and I’m very glad I listened to this lady once again. The premise of the… Read More

And the survey says! Top 5 blog posts for 2014

And the survey says! Top 5 blog posts for 2014

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I write for you. It’s true. And these five blog posts below were the most popular ones in 2014, as my Google Analytics showed. Another tidbit of info for you, I’m almost at 500 blog posts. Wow… Some… Read More

Ho Ho Ho! – Happy Holidays from @_ECinc

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I just wanted to take a few moments to send you some greetings from the season. To all, happy holidays and here’s to an amazing 2015. Stay tuned for some cool stuff coming your way for 2015! P.S…. Read More

How a few breaths can change your perspective…

How a few breaths can change your perspective…

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So one of the things that doesn’t change in life is change itself. It’s everywhere and come at us in an ever-increasing pace. How we react to it is what makes us a success or not if you… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving Monday to all!

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Happy Thanksgiving Monday to all my readers. I hope you can take it easy today, maybe slept in and be thankful for all that you have. I know I’ll be thankful for playing in a hockey tournament, seeing… Read More

Findings from the worlds of running, fitness and sleep…

Findings from the worlds of running, fitness and sleep…

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Another beautiful in the neighbourhood! See below for some information/links I thought you might enjoy on this wonderful Friday: How’s your form? Is it like the pros? Are you sure? You might have seen this before but here’s… Read More

UltraMental ebook: Showcasing a new way to train for endurance events on a few hours per week

UltraMental ebook: Showcasing a new way to train for endurance events on a few hours per week

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Now weekend warriors have no more excuses if they want attempt crazy events with this new unconventional training guide I collaborated on. Together with Andy Magness, a top North American endurance event junkie, we bring a ground-breaking guide to… Read More