Sustainability

Summer is creeping to a close – as is my time at home, time with a job, time before school starts, and time to make decisions about the upcoming ski season. To alleviate the concerns and doubts that people have expressed about my future as a skier: I promise that I’ll be on the start line this winter. This…

Way north to Whitehorse

The second half of the Tour took a turn for the better. You won’t recognize that on the result sheet though, those were still pretty bad. But my mindset was considerably better. Was I still frustrated that I felt and was racing so poorly? Absolutely. Was I racking my brain and agonizing over it? Nope.…

Thunder Bay to Seefeld -World Champs Part 1

The normality of the World Championship trip so far has been remarkable. Normal by comparison to other racing trips I’ve done in the past. The travel from Thunder Bay, through Toronto and Montreal to Munich went smoothly, as did the drive from Germany’s second largest airport to Seefeld, Austria. Less could be said with the…

A Closer Look At Double Poling – Article

Last month I wrote an article for my team, NDC Thunder Bay. It was circulated to the team’s supporters as well as my own, if you are interested in taking a look at it yourself there is a link below as well as under Multimedia > Articles > September 2015. The article is a quick…

Canada Games 5/6 – training day & mass start

After writing my last post yesterday morning I had a few hours to work through some school, get pumped about Olsson winning the 15k, and video chat Andy who has been racing in Europe for the past couple weeks. He, along with several National Development Team and top NorAm skiers have been competing in Scandinavian Cup races…

Recovery and moving forward

Well, the 3-week marker from my leg break has passed (as of Sunday). I have several discarded, half-written blog posts from the past few weeks in the queue and have only just found the resolve to finish one. Since I returned home to Southern Ontario my recovery has progressed in a rather stop-and-go manner. It…

TeamUp NDC Thunder Bay

To help promote my team’s latest fundraising program (TeamUp), I put together a fun video with “behind the scenes” footage from the actual video-shoot. It’s a little more lighthearted and captures the goofy-er side of our team. Even though we’re committed full-time athletes, it’s not seriousness all the time (or most of the time, for…

Ontario University Champs!

I really like having a winter birthday. I also really like being born on February 20th; it’s also, allegedly, Ben’s favourite day of the year.  As a kid I was never really the type to have a party where the entire grade shows up. I seem to recall having smaller birthday gatherings and doing “different”…