The Burrito Trail – AKA Ribbon Falls Kananaskis
Sep11

The Burrito Trail – AKA Ribbon Falls Kananaskis

What a beautiful place that I happen to call home. Canada! So much nature, very WoW, much fun! People travel from all over the world to visit Banff and Kananaskis and I have access to these wonderful places a short hour away from my back yard. Victor K. a good friend of mine have been planning to hike to Ribbon falls since at least the beginning of the year. So, we decided last month to hike it. And it was a blast! My oldest boy...

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Scotiabank Calgary Confederation 150K Relay
Jun03

Scotiabank Calgary Confederation 150K Relay

If you thought the 50KM wasn’t hard enough you’re in luck. To celebrate Canada’s 150th, the Scotiabank Calgary marathon has added a new ultra category the 150KM. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine what kind of crazy you would have to be to run 150K solo. Lucky for me and the rest of us humans they have also added a relay category. I’m strongly considering getting a group of money runners together to conquer...

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Chris Koch- Calgary Marathon #motivation #YYC
May29

Chris Koch- Calgary Marathon #motivation #YYC

What an inspiration Chris Koch, born without full arms and legs finished the Calgary Marathon today. I had the pleasure of watching him cross the line. The video below from Chris Matteo – @ItsChrisMatteo captures the moment. Check out more about Chris on his website. http://www.ifican.ca/ It only takes one to change the conversation, earlier this year Chris was denied participation in the LA Marathon, so when the Scotiabank...

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Winter Running – How To Layer for Extreme Cold
Feb17

Winter Running – How To Layer for Extreme Cold

It’s too cold in the winter to enjoy the outdoors. No one – I mean NO ONE, is to be seen outside when the air temperature hits 0°C (32°F). So THEY say. Sadly, almost everyone it seems locks themselves away in their over sized temperature controlled clown cars that take them from their temperature controlled boxes to their temperature controlled cubes in the sky. And for many Canadians this means that you might be locked...

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The Metric Century Ride – Calgary Trails
Jul31

The Metric Century Ride – Calgary Trails

If your search brought you here and you are looking to read about a real life metric century ride; for the love of Google you have just landed at the right page. Let’s start. The traditional Century ride is a full 100 miles (160.934 km) and for us metric folk, the metric century is a much less grueling, thigh chafing, uncomfortable, leg burning 100 Km ride. While most people would be happy to just lounge about on their days...

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Some People Just Call it Running.
Jul19

Some People Just Call it Running.

Everyday there are things that I take for granted. Even running, I know that I can just do it, I don’t think a whole lot about it. Really, how complicated is running? Grab your running gear, lace up your shoes, start your garmin, and go! It would appear that simple. But is it? Have you ever stopped to think about what’s really involved in the process of running? The complex systems of tendons, muscles and cells that power...

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Zombies, Run! iPhone – Android Running App
Mar07

Zombies, Run! iPhone – Android Running App

Next time you see a group of runners hurdling cars and pushing pedestrians aside…. You will know that they are probably just on their “Zombie Interval”. This app definitely looks like a good way to add a bit of fun into your next workout. If your standard running routine needs an adrenaline boost, maybe flesh-eating zombies will do the trick. An app called Zombies, Run!, is a narrated game where real-world runners...

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Using Your Garmin GPS as a Skiing or Snowboarding Speedometer
Feb29

Using Your Garmin GPS as a Skiing or Snowboarding Speedometer

If you are a statistic junky like me and you ski or snowboard a Garmin forerunner might be your next new gadget. If you look around the net there are several Ski and Snowboard speedometers and they all have one thing in common, they are bloody expensive. Pick up a Garmin watch for $100 strap it on your wrist and head out to the mountains. Now we can get to the good part for all you stat junkies out there. Ever wonder how fast you are...

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