January 3, 2017

I can’t believe it’s already been another year!  When I was about 8 my dad warned me that time speeds up every year, and oh how right we was.  Anyway, over the last 365 days I continued my journey to read at least a book every week (see my earlier blog post “Best Books...

February 1, 2016

Hello friends!  I'm in the process of writing my second book, and I notice myself spinning around a bit like a dog trying to find the perfect sleeping spot.  There are so many things that I'm excited to write about!  I wonder if you could help me decide which path to t...

January 2, 2016

I like to set audacious goals.  It’s just part of who I am.  I also love to read – it feels like every time I crack open a book (or click on the book icon in my Kindle) a window to a new world is opened.  But I’ve always read haphazardly, and only when I could fit it i...

January 21, 2015

* GUEST BLOG *

 

 

The Protein Spectrum for Endurance Sport

By Eric Helms, MPhil, MS, CSCS, NASM FNS & PES

 

I’ve looked up to my cousin Josh since I was young. Whether he’s known it or not, he modelled values and behaviours that are now part of my life code. In...

December 17, 2014

It’s no secret – Thanksgiving through New Year’s is the most difficult time of year for anyone trying to get or stay fit. Many of us battle a continuous cycle of putting on some poundage in December and then unsuccessfully shedding it over the next 11 months.  The holi...

December 3, 2014

A few weeks ago a guy walked into our gym. He was clad in tattered black leather, and even though he was small in stature, he carried a great weight on his shoulders and behind his eyes.  The bitter smell of nicotine assaulted me as he came closer.

 

“I need some help wi...

February 22, 2014

In this chapter I encounter a bear that changes the game completely.  Thanks for continuing this journey with me!

 

Chapter 5 - The Bear

 

(I met a friend named Demian on the trail and we camped together this night.  Sometime in the dark of night we awoke to find a bear tr...

February 12, 2014

In this chapter my 211 mile John Muir Trail journey finally begins!

 

Chapter 4 – DAY 1

(Happy Isles to Lyell Headwaters ~ 35 miles)

 

...still in the dark, I broke down and packed my sleeping gear by touch, having already memorized the shapes and textures.  I could hear th...

February 3, 2014

The story continues with an excerpt from Chapter 3 in which I finally get to Yosemite to start my journey!

 

Chapter 3 – And So It Begins (Excerpt)

 

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

-John Muir

 

As July wound down, I found my heart beating a little faster.  I wasn’...

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