The Great Canuck

June 27 marked the day of the inaugural Great Canuck at John Oliver Secondary School. ELL students had a great sunny day, running the field and experiencing some of the great Canadian activities: tight rope walking with images of the Niagara Falls, salmon spear fishing the Salish way, carrying logs like a lumber jack, climbingContinue reading “The Great Canuck”

Race Day Advice for your First Spartan

So it’s your first Spartan Race and you’re not sure what to expect? Read on for two top ten lists that will help you get to the start line easy. Pack a Bag A well packed bag is worth it’s weight when you’re dealing with the elements. Here’s a few of the items that haveContinue reading “Race Day Advice for your First Spartan”

Help! How do I Fuel and Hydrate my Workouts?

You may have noticed that you probably need something a little more than just a swig of water to make it through the longer workouts. Although there is no real hard and fast rules about fuelling and hydration, there are some good general rules of thumb I’ll share with you here. If the workout lasts less than 60 minutes,Continue reading “Help! How do I Fuel and Hydrate my Workouts?”


OK, so being a part of a major ad campaign for a major fitness apparel company is pretty darn cool in and of itself. The fact that this brand represents my sport makes it doubly cool. But the message behind the campaign itself is truly the coolest part. The Express your Strong campaign is basedContinue reading “#ExpressYourStrong”

Need inspiration, watch this video – and never hit the snooze again

Nike outdid themselves with this one. It’s old but it’s awesome and I felt it needed a reposting before people attack their 2015 goals.

How to carry a sandbag

You might think this post is akin to a “Learn to Walk” program. As in: obvious. Step 1: Pick it up Step 2: Carry it As those of us who raced in the 2014 Vermont Spartan World Championship Beast realized, there’s a little more to it. If you are in the OCR community, you probablyContinue reading “How to carry a sandbag”