Thursday, August 25, 2011

Life x2

As the summer comes to a close, the cross country season comes to a fresh new start. The speed workouts are quickly replaced with more aerobic-styled tempo workouts, and the running stores begin to sell gloves and hats for our cold little fingers and heads. Track is over so recording times is now pointless, but recording time between runners becomes more important.

I'm makin' sure everyone knows what to expect from me this year. No more mister nice guy. Some may say my only claim to fame is a 6th place finish at ofsaa two years ago. Others may say I'm a very handsome young man. I believe both of those statements. All I can say is that my life is pretty plain.

Oh and watch Modern Family.. that's a good show.

Keep your stick on the ice.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


As I sit in my basement eating a container full of juicy strawberries and watching the Discovery Channel, I'm also thinking about the meaning of life. In my opinion, life is something to be enjoyed at every moment. Every moment should be what you want it to be. Sometimes though, we do the things we have to so that we can do the things we want to.

You have to empty the dishwasher so that your mother is happy and she lets you go out later that night. You have to do your homework in order to pass the courses that will, in time, get you a job. You have to be nice to people so that they're nice to you. I know.. it's hard.

Most of all, I think life is everything you think it is. And music helps to show that. Without music, life would not be what it is today. No matter how short the song may be.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Here We Go

Here we go. It's been too long since I wrote a post. But that's because I haven't had anything interesting to write about. I also have priorities. So get outa my face.

This past weekend were the Youth National Track and Field Championships held here in Ottawa. I decided to skip out on this meet cause I didn't feel fit enough to compete with the guys I usually race with. Now, I see what you're thinking. "Wow this guy's a freakin' loser.. and a coward too. Why am I reading his blog?" But stop for a second. I have reasons why I did not compete against the other fabulous runners in our wonderful country.

Here we go.

I've been 'out' for about a month nursing a foot injury that came to me in early July. Since then I've been running, but not so much that I would be in any shape to run as well as I would like to. I mean, I like to show off my times when I know that I've tried my hardest and done the best that I can do. So if I don't have the physical fitness to run at my best pace, I'm not going to hurt my foot any farther by trying. Hope that makes sense.

Along with that, I was asked by my coach at Ottawa Lions to run this race because it would be my last year to be eligable for Youth Nats. I had to tell him no because I would've been racing off of one workout in 3 weeks. Hollaa, not down.

And most of all, I don't really care. Next year is when I'm gonna be showing my stuff. If I have to prove anything to anyone, it's going to happen when I want it most. Next year.

So here we go. Following up the Youth Nats which ended yesterday, I'm just gonna say congrats to P-mar for posting an 8:30 and taking gold in the 3k, and respect to Eamonn Kitchuk for surprising everyone with a 3:52 in the 1500m. Once again, this was another meet with tons of shattered records and interesting outcomes. I don't know about y'all, but I was inspired.

Ps I went for a run today and it was sick. I felt really relaxed and quick on my feet. Some call it my slick style, some call it my rad form, and some call it my ill personality. But I just call it my running swag.