How does a caterpillar transform into a butterfly? It forms a cocoon around itself and then gets busy, right? Wrong…its skin splits open revealing a chrysalis underneath! Then while some … Continue reading Metamorphosis
I am a human being, not a human doing. – Dr. Wayne Dyer “What am I being right now?” the voice in my head wondered. “Sitting. I am sitting,” I … Continue reading On being a human
Grab a shoe with laces, then check out my tutorial on really fast shoe tying! If you save 2 seconds per shoe, and you tie your shoes twice per day, you’ll save over … Continue reading How to tie your shoe in 0.8 seconds
A sincere thank you to everyone who is helping me to reach my freedom! Thanks especially to London Life for their financial support and the opportunity to star in this awesome video! It was … Continue reading What’s your freedom?
When I was younger my parents used to ask me what I thought about when I stood behind my blocks before a race. I never knew how to describe the quiet in … Continue reading Waiting for Timon
At this time last year I was devastated. My efforts in the heptathlon frustratingly yielded nothing but disappointment. At the 2013 Canadian Championships my emotions finally boiled over as I … Continue reading My, what a difference a year makes!
Last fall after a long season struggling with the heptathlon I was flying home from a lovely vacation and browsing through my options on the in-flight entertainment system. The movies and shows … Continue reading What I’m listening to: Gandalf – Into the Rising Sun
You’re on top of the world. A job well done, certainly with some room for improvement, but you have no doubt that you will do even better next time. You’ve … Continue reading The physics of resonance
While great advice for any track athlete, “worry about YOUR self” (perhaps interpreted as “run your own race”) is an especially potent strategy for a 400m hurdler. Until the final barrier … Continue reading Race advice from an astronaut and a toddler
There are many guidelines out there on how to eat well, and a great number of them outline in fine detail what to fearfully avoid. It seems everything has it’s … Continue reading Feeling good about what you eat
Atlanta was a blast! It feels good to have a couple more race experiences under my belt and it was fun competing with some of the top Canadian and American … Continue reading Steering in Atlanta
Come to me with a conundrum, and my advice is simple: “listen to your heart.” It is such easy advice to dole out but, as I learned on Friday, not … Continue reading A taste of my own medicine…and a new PB!
Two weeks, four 400mH races. First up I’m heading to Ohio to compete in the Toledo Invitational this Friday, May 9, followed by the Campbell/Wright Invitational in Akron on Saturday, May 10. Next … Continue reading Upcoming Events
It has been a delightful few months since I last posted an update! First and foremost, I am excited to share my recent and upcoming adventures in the 400m hurdles. … Continue reading Hello again, 400mH
Finding meaningful gifts in stores is a struggle. Things usually seem too generic or are too expensive, and a cooler version of almost anything is awaiting creation back home with … Continue reading Christmas Crafting
“Benjamin” by the string trio of Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Edgar Meyer (bass), and Mark O’Connor (fiddle) incorporates some of my favourite sounds: cello, and whistling. It is both soothing and … Continue reading What I’m listening to: Benjamin
All around us people are counting up the noteworthy events of the past year and counting down the days to the new year. Among all the best movies, the standout … Continue reading ENJOY THE RIDE
When we seek answers we often forget this age old adage. Well, here’s a reminder. That little voice inside that sometimes whispers and sometimes yodels; that gut instinct; that unexpected … Continue reading Listen to your heart
Acrylic on Canvas (2013) As a child I had a hard time knowing the God that everyone kept referring to: the omniscient deity who I was to welcome into my heart, … Continue reading Something more
My training partner and beau is off to the World Championships in Athletics in Moscow, Russia! The competition kicks off this coming Saturday, August 10, with several track and field … Continue reading Pastel Portraits
Hello friends! Caroline Ehrhardt and I are hosting a fun workout for kids of all ages this Thursday, July 4th at 11:00 am at the London Children’s Museum! Follow the link … Continue reading Come to the London Children’s Museum!
Well, friends, National Championships didn’t go according to plan. I could make a dozen excuses, though none of which will change the simple fact that I finished off the podium … Continue reading Finding the long line
Last week Damian and I had a great time talking to the students and teachers at Springbank Public School in Woodstock. My aunt is a teacher at the school and … Continue reading A visit to Springbank Public School