My winter training programs worked. When the spring hit I felt pretty strong on a bike, even stronger than expected, and my cardiovascular fitness was good. So it was time to try some racing and I entered the Beachburg Spring Chicken.
Sometimes life deals you a good hand. I have the great fortune of having Lenerdene Levesque as my professional mentor. Lenerdene continues to selflessly share her knowledge and skillset with the developing young minds that are the future of our profession. Mentoring with Lenerdene is more than practicing techniques, it is a unique educational experience that is difficult to replicate.
My brother Kevin could be a surprising choice to some of my close family and friends as my My Trans Rockies Classis (TRC) riding partner. It’s hard to sum up the complexities of a sibling relationship with one short post. It’s not because of our solid history of companionship that I want Kevin as my TRC partner. Nor is it because we have a great history of teamwork.
Over the last few years Will and I have ventured into shoulder season hiking, where you have more considerations, more preparations, and more gear to take, which means more can go wrong. In this post I reviewed our experience on the Franconia Ridge, one of the most beautiful day hikes in North America.
I have been caught off guard before on unexpectedly cold vacations, so when we arrived in Franconia Notch State Park for a mid November hiking trip and it was unexpectedly cold and snowy, we knew we needed to properly equip ourselves with alpine gear. In this post I review what we used, and what worked for us while hiking in these icy and snowy conditions.
....We started climbing to the edge of the jungle up steep, rugged farm land – a far cry from the fertile prairie soils I grew up on. Here there is a constant struggle between preserving the jungle and expanding farm lands. Even with the current boundaries the gorillas will occasionally leave the jungle to feed on crops – posing a threat to both the farmer’s income and the gorilla’s lives. Clear cutting more of the jungle and encroaching on the gorilla’s territory only furthers the problem, though the farmers will occasionally ignore the laws and take the land expansion upon themselves. There is a real problem trying to balance the land to meet the needs of both species....
Several different body structures or tissues can cause pain to refer down the leg. The problem is they all require different, often opposite, treatment. If you are experiencing leg pain and decide to Google ‘exercises for sciatica’ you can easily end up with exercises for the wrong diagnosis, and make your problem worse. This is a plug for why you need a physiotherapist to help you with your leg pain.