How to fight cancer sitting on your butt!

Be The Ride! My Adventure Buddy and I just completed The Ride to Conquer Cancer cycling 219km from Toronto to Niagara Falls over 2 days. If you’re looking for an adventure that ties together an endurance challenge with giving back to a great cause, you must consider this one. Every year in my 50’s I’ve […]

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Volcanoes in Guatemala+

Home after a night run with friends last winter, I could hear my Adventure Buddy upstairs dreaming the Canadian cold away watching one of those beach relocation shows. As I rounded the corner to chat, the TV literally stopped me in my tracks with a view of water and volcanoes. “We need to go there!”, […]

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A Goal For Everyone

Happy 2018!  I keep saying I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions but I get on the scale just like many others, even pull out the tape measure, record that mark in time and hide it away so no one can find it. Ultimately, I really believe setting goals is essential to becoming a better […]

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5 Years of Challenges

Running, climbing, cycling, obstacle racing, weight lifting, fundraising, cheerleading, smiling. Time is going to pass anyway, we might as well accomplish something EPIC. Live without regrets, be proud of yourself, see the World, overcome fears, surprise yourself, inspire others, create awesome stories, be interesting, be positive, give back and jump for joy. Be the best […]

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Climbing in Cuba

How do we pick where we climb? Sometimes it’s just the cheapest trip we can put together. Whatever countries we’re considering there is always a google question to my phone, “What is the highest mountain in _____?”. Followed by, “Best month to climb Mt _____?”. We only had a week so we would find a […]

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Reset Impossible!

When was the last time you were so proud of yourself you raised your arms in glee? How about literally patting yourself on the back or jumping in the air with joy?  Spontaneously high 5’ing someone from a big jolt of endorphins through your body?  Was it a month ago, year ago, decades, never? Every […]

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Mt Elbrus, Russia – Part 3

I interrupt this blog for another adventure. Whoops, sorry, I got a bit distracted by some volcanoes in Guatemala. Experiences over Stuff! Finally finishing my last post on Russia, you may want to refresh on Part 1 and Part 2 first. Team Spudnik, quite the group of adventurers. You’ve already heard about Jason climbing his […]

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Mt Elbrus, Russia – Part 2

The true excitement of a trip kicks in for me when the bags are finally in the car, the engine starts and I’m heading to the airport. Whatever I’ve forgotten to pack at this point, it just doesn’t matter, except this time I will get told off by a world record holding mountaineer. Typically arriving at […]

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Mt Elbrus, Russia – Part 1

When I look back on 2016, my surprise trip to Russia will always put a huge badass smile on my face. As my 54th birthday is just hours away and 2016 is coming to a close, I couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate than reliving and documenting my amazing Russian adventure. What a […]

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The Most Negative Word in the World

I have taken a break for the last month, partly because my body was rebelling, partly because I needed one and mostly because I’ve been telling myself for quite a while that I wanted one. For 4+ years straight I’ve gone from one increasingly challenging goal to the next. The break wasn’t everything I thought […]

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