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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1743" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_separator icon="fas|star" show_line="1" line_width="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Finding another gear The brother of a good friend here in Toronto is a prominent family physician who produces some remarkable and engaging animated videos about health and wellness. One of my favorites is about getting...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1737" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_separator icon="fas|star" show_line="1" line_width="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Get some sleep First off, thank you to everyone who commented on my first post. It was really encouraging to get such a warm reception and I really appreciate it. I hope you’ll continue to...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1730" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_separator icon="fas|star" show_line="1" line_width="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Here we go.. This was me back in May. I just finished the GoodLife marathon (my second attempt and first completion) and felt amazing. I was a little more than six weeks from becoming a...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1707" align="center" size="full" link=""][us_separator show_line="1" line_width="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]I was teaching a two-hour indoor ride last winter. With maybe ten or fifteen minutes left in the workout, one of the athletes stopped pedaling, stretched, and hopped off her bike. Me: You okay? She: The heart says...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1579" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 11 – The Three Things Edward: 5 months old IM Muskoka: 10 days ago I spent many words during the IronDad project talking about the challenges of training and racing with a new, wee addition. I wrote about...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1565" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 10 – The Race Edward: 5 months (almost) IM Muskoka: 5 days ago THE MORNING I slept! I never sleep well the night before a race. Even so-called C races will often keep me awake: race strategy, transition procedure, and...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1556" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 9 – The Question Edward: 4.5 months old IM Muskoka: in 2 days The bike is tuned. The DI2 charge light is green. The Garmin is fully charged. The Stages has a fresh battery. My gear is ready. Am I? That’s a question...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1550" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 8 - The Management of Expectations Edward: 4 months old IM Muskoka: in 9 days Diana used to be a professional photographer, so when she wanted to take staged photos of Edward at his one-month-of-life-aversary (yes, this post...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1544" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Iron Dad Post 7 – The Wall Edward: almost 4 months old IM Muskoka: in 4 weeks Most of you who have trained consistently for months know about the wall. It’s that point in training where you just can’t keep doing...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/1"][us_image image="1538" align="center" size="full" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Edward: 3.5 months old IM Muskoka: in 5 weeks Sometimes having my ass handed to me is the best thing that can happen - provided that it happens in training! Because when it’s a training bout, I still have time to...