Kick Your Buts: A Quick Tip To Overcoming Fear

(Tweet This) image courtesy of Shlomi Nissim “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” ~ German Proverb I Can’t Because… It’s the gaping hole into the abyss. You know, uncharted territory. Where you want to go. Where you know you need to go. Where the wolf seems to get bigger and more ferocious with […]

2011 — Marathon A Month ‘N Checkin It Twice

‘Tis The Season For Looking Back Tweet This You know Whidby Island and Vancouver And Port Angeles and the Knee Knacker, Moose Mountain and Bellingham And Columbia Gorge and Seattle. But do you recall The most glitzy marathon of all? Las Vegas the last of nine marathons Had a very racy strip And if you […]

The Hyponatremia Cocktail Du Jour And The Big Fat ‘F’ (part 2 of 3)

Game for a healthy cocktail that’ll give you a lift when you need it most? No jiggers needed. No muddling or shaking. Not even pricey ingredients. A little bit of creativity, a little bit of experience and a little bit of sodium and water is what it takes. Consuming this cocktail du jour becomes vital […]

Just Do It! The Rockwall In The Canadian Rockies (Part 1 of 2)

Watch your step! This backpacking trip on The Rockwall has yet to begin and right beside my haphazardly setup tent, just off the Floe Lake trailhead parking lot in British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park, lies bear scat. A nervous glance around, a quizzical glance at it and the analysis begins. How old is it? Is […]

Epic: Alta Via #2 In Italy’s Dolomites (Part 1 of 3)

Buon Giorno. Grüss Gott. (pronounced Grooss gott). I have just arrived into Italy’s Venice Marco Polo airport. I am headed up north to the contested border region between northern Italy and Austria known as the South Tyrol, also known as the birthplace of the controversial Reinhold Messner. I am headed for an epic backpacking adventure […]

Slip Inside The West Coast Trail

Do you suppose we’ll meet any wild animals? Some, but mostly sea lions, and cougars, and bears. Sea lions? And Cougars? And bears. Oh my! Slipping and sliding is exactly what you’ll be doing wearing ruby slippers and even hiking boots on this 75km (47 mi) world-class breath-taking adventure trail on the West Coast of […]

10 Reasons To Race

Are you crazy? Why would you want to do that? Here are 10 reasons you might want to consider when the thought to race enters your mind! Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made […]

Living Passionately

Are You Living Passionately? Passion is an intense driving emotion, enthusiasm or conviction. It is a strong desire for an activity, object, or concept. It is that fire in your belly that drives you. Pursuing your passions connects you to your soul and satisfies your deep cravings for a meaningful life. It means connecting with […]

Running Wild Around Mount Robson In The Rockies

Know What Turns Your Crank? I’ve got something quite unique, quite extraordinary, quite Canadian — if you’re interested. This does come with a warning. Careful, it may just cause you to rethink your travel plans this year. How far would you let your guard down for a crown jewel? How about a little tease by […]

Ever Do The Knee Knacker? (part 1 of 3)

The Knee Knocker? Ever do the Knee Knocker? No! The Knee Knacker! You’re from Vancouver British Columbia, you’ve heard of it right? It’s September 26th, 2009 and I’m on a day hike recommended by Sunset Magazine — the Kendall Katwalk in Washington state. The Katwalk encompasses a blink-of-an-eye section of the full 2,663 mile (4,286 […]