Aug 232016
 

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This post isn’t about multiple sclerosis. This post is about being inspired by others and how Canadians should take pride in the example which Gord Downie is setting. The iconic front-man for the Tragically Hip is facing terminal brain cancer and rather than simply waiting for the inevitable he went on one last tour. The the final show was available to everyone via the CBC this past Saturday night. We can all learn from the example.

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Aug 022016
 

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My wife, kids, and I drove to the Shuswap in British Columbia almost two weeks ago. It was my old best friend from high-school’s 40th birthday and his wife planned a surprise out at their cabin. Our route from Edmonton took us through Canmore, Alberta and on the way by I noticed a billboard advertising the, “Grizzly Ultra Canmore Marathon.” The event, which takes place on October 9th, is a 50km run. When we passed the billboard it seemed like a great idea but I have since realized that I may have signed my own death-warrant when I clicked, “submit,” on the registration. This isn’t a 80km route over flat Alberta terrain, like the Really Long Run to End MS, but rather a 50km course wrapping around and up and down a mountain.

Shit.

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Feb 222016
 

The Oilers Rig Live for MS

YEG MS episode 12: The Oilers Rig Live for MS & Kathleen- Dave Gordon of the Oilers Rig website quickly checks in to give us the run down on their MS fundraiser this Friday night at On the Rocks in Edmonton, Alberta. I also get the privilege of speaking with Kathleen; she is an MS Warrior from Calgary who is the first listener turned guest!

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Jan 182016
 

MS Podcast

I recently was informed that back in late November, my YEG MS podcast was named one of the, “best MS podcasts of the year,” for 2015 by Healthline. For a newbie at podcasting with no formal training, which I’m sure is obvious to my listeners, it was pretty cool to receive some recognition.  Continue reading »

Jan 172016
 

Decade of Decadence

This is the first post I’ve written in 2016; I wanted to write a new post sooner, but I have been busy with training for the Really Long Run to End MS and suffering a bit of an extended holiday hangover. While I enjoy writing and podcasting, the holiday season was a needed break.

Training for the 2016 Really Long Run to End MS has begun in its’ official form. While I was running through the fall, those sessions didn’t follow the rigid structure required to pull off an ultra-marathon distance. These past two weeks since New Years have followed the official structure. The first week I wanted to punch myself in the face for agreeing to do it all over again; last week I felt powerful and ready to take on the challenge. What a difference seven days can make.

All the running has given me plenty of time to fixate on the video screen in my mind’s eye. It occurred to me the other day that November of 2016 will be the ten year anniversary of the big attack which lead to my diagnosis. I almost can’t believe it has almost been ten years.  Continue reading »

Nov 252015
 

 

Patrycia

YEG MS episode 10, the last episode of 2015 & Patrycia Rzechowka, the official spokesperson of the Johnson MS Bike, Leduc to Camrose-  This is the  last episode of 2015. In this episode I ramble about some things that are annoying me and I speak to Patricia Rzechowka, the official spokesperson of the Johnson MS Bike, Leduc to Camrose.

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