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Time flies

Its really difficult to comprehend how quick life goes by.  It seems to be at an accelerated pace since I turned 40 ish.

At any rate a year ago today a friend and colleague had a massive heart attack.  He got out of the hospital and changed his life to a healthier one.   He ate better, immediately quit smoking and started to exercise.

Today we were fortunate enough to Run the Steam Whistle, St Patrick’s day 5 km run in downtown Toronto with him.    It was a great experience and a real eye opener.     He ran the 5 km in sub 30  minutes which is really quite fantastic.

The year flew by.     We can do almost anything with careful planning in a year.    It really gives me pause…………what do I want to achieve this year.

Time to make a list!


Pok Pok

IMG_20140917_183209Any foodie would be sadly remiss if they didnt eat on Division St in Portland Oregon at 3226 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202, United States
+1 503-232-1387

The Honey, garlic and fish sauce marinated wings are stupid good. Chili sauteed greens and the pork belly with bhurmese curry! sticky rice and….i ate too much. even after a 14 mile 2500 calorie burning mountain run im stuffed. Division street is a cool stroll in the evening. lots of little restaurants and the funny “food truck court” is special.

Love this little city

Back to the Blog

Its been a crazy couple of years, but hopefully things are levelling out a bit as business continues to grow, but allows me some time to get back to blogging about some of the amazing culinary experiences there are in this world.    Stay Tuned

GUU Restaurant Toronto

I will eat there tonight and write tomorrow


Try a Tri

So todays my Birthday.  It is also 1 year ago today when i decided to remove all activities from my life that werent earning me income or spending time with family.  Its been a tough year of hundred hour weeks but ive managed to grow a new business without any investment other than my time.  That business is wildly successful and now i hope to start back into having a bit of a life.  As a result my training has been sporadic.  ive maintained some fitness but no where near where i was 1 year ago when i had completed a 100 mile run among many marathons and 50s   today as a birthday present to myself i did a little Triathalon.   I mixed the order a bit and did a 30 km bike, a 21 km run and a 1 km swim……………..felt great.  Ive been reading alot about Ironmans and know i need to experiance it for sure.  My goal hasnt changed in wanting to run the toughest Ultra Marathon in the world also but for training i will be implementing swimming and cycling in an effort to be fit but not get injured as often………………so in 2 weeks im supposed to run ” The age of Sail” Marathon in Port Graville NS.  Its a beautiful course with amazing people at the Aid stations.  Organized by none other then my Mom and Sister Ava!    The food afterwords is awesome.  and a cool dip in the Bay of Fundy will certainly reenvigorate you…no need for ice baths!   At any rate i may chicken out and do a 1/2 as i certainly havent trained for the full but knowing my personality that may change…a 1/2 isnt extreme is it?  lol…………..whats life if im not extreme!!!

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