Adult nutrition

What's an adult? And, more importantly, what is hashtag adulting? How do I know if I'm an adult? I think the stages of adulthood arrive unexpectedly and often by surprise. The biggest indicator of adulthood is when we realize that we’re making choices and living our lives and there is nobody supervising. The feeling of …

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Do motivational memes work?

It’s the beginning of Ironman Training Week Three. There are 27 weeks remaining until Ironman Los Cabos. Motivation to complete this goal isn’t particularly high this morning. Fortunately my favourite place to hang out, Instagram, is crowded with inspirational memes in bold fonts surrounded by curlicues. But is the presence of these memes helpful? Are the …

On Goals….

Training for this Ironman fits into the category of “goals.” Goals, I was told throughout my youth, are integral to success. Having a plan and sticking with it until completion will provide structure and a sense of achievement in life. A quick google search of “why goals are important” informed me that setting goals will …

Getting Started

There is heaviness in my heart as I embark on training for a full-distance Ironman. I completed an Ironman 70.3 in Taiwan in November 2015, and have had intentions of pursuing the full distance ever since. The impetus for training for the half distance in the summer of 2015 was the great tragedy of losing …