FYI

An interesting piece of information from the Westworld magazine “In the Chilcotin [rural/remote area located in the central interior of British Columbia, ed.], the federal government’s review of the Taseko Mine’s proposed destruction of Teztan Biny/Fish Lake – which is filled with rainbow trout – is ongoing. This, even though studies from both First Nations…

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First Skate Ski Nov 27

Winter has hit early this year, with lots of snow around already. We have made it through the first deep freeze with temperatures down to -19 degrees. It has warmed up since, however, and was very enjoyable today for our first skate ski at Nordic! The conditions are great, and everybody is happy to be…

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November Swims

Yes, you are correct, we are still swimming in the lake! Looks like last year’s record (mid November) can be broken since I have company this year: Mark and John have been swimming with me, even pushing longer distances and quite happily agreeing to the next swim each time we’re out. Anybody who has never…

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XC Race

Yesterday (Halloween!) I raced my first trail race! Even though I train exclusively on trails for the running portion of my triathlons, I have never actually competed in a XC race. So yesterday I participated in the Kal Park Race in Vernon, BC (the last race of the Interior Running Association series). We started in…

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Updates Soon!

Since returning from the World Championships in Kona, life has been very busy. Catching up on the grading of my students’ works has taken most of my time but of course I can’t complain … after all I got to go to Kona and fulfill my teaching responsibilities from that more than heavenly spot. The…

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Going Off Road

Pre-XTERRA: This weekend will see the first ever XTERRA (off road triathlon) in Kelowna, organized by Rob Swan. I decided to give it a try … even though I like my road bike, skinny tires on clean roads, no ruts or logs, just dry roads with lots of traction 🙂 It will be a great…

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Back to Work

It is that time of the year again … back to work at the university! This semester I am teaching full time at UBCO, with one section of my regular E Commerce course as well as three sections of the third year Marketing course. So far I am enjoying it a lot … even though…

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Labour Day Weekend

Well, the long weekend is not over yet but I thought I post an update nevertheless. This is definitely a cycling weekend … We did about 78km around Armstrong and Enderby yesterday, adding a bit of distance to avoid the IPE traffic in Armstrong. Perfect weather and great company, with 17 riders enjoying the loop.…

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