Ego is NOT the Enemy. EGO is the Vehicle.

To remind myself. So important to remind myself to slow down, look in the rear mirror and give yourself compassionate smile; to pat myself on a back and say “Good job partner!”; to shut down my mouth and open my eyes.  Three months to think, to reflect, to dig deep into myself. Physical pain is … Continue reading Ego is NOT the Enemy. EGO is the Vehicle.

Wake up the Animal: Cycling VO2 Max Test

Winter is coming and all Canadian Bears submerge in their caves. Me too. Me and Blake decided to shuffle around several things in our lives and cut out unnecessary things. To spend the winter I found a dark, cozy cave for us - a pain cave. Unlike bears, I won’t have time to sleep this … Continue reading Wake up the Animal: Cycling VO2 Max Test

Followup Appointment: Back to Business

Today I met with my surgeon to see how the recovery is going. I was secretly hoping to hear it goes better than expected and I can return to my training. X-Ray pictures, then range of motion assessment... impressive! What? October 29 (4 weeks later) October 1st Indeed, I’m healing really fast and haven’t lost … Continue reading Followup Appointment: Back to Business

The Bus

Always in car. So convenient, so comfortable. I can’t remember when was the last time I took the bus. Took the bus today. The first time since I arrived to Canada, the first time in a past several years. November 2013, Austin, Texas... I’m 21 and I just arrived to Austin for internship. Alone, scared … Continue reading The Bus

SPARTAN RACE TRIFECTA: ONTARIO 21KM BEAST

Spartan Racing is not my specialty and often compromises my performance in triathlon, but still I do it.Why? To spice up my life and training by doing something different and fun. To get a sense of competition.  To get outdoors and explore new places, new cities, meet new people.  To get an extra mini-achievement under my … Continue reading SPARTAN RACE TRIFECTA: ONTARIO 21KM BEAST

AQUILA CRONO TRI BIKE | TEST RIDE & REVIEW

PRICE: $3,199.00 Aquila is Canadian brand, based in Oakville and Toronto at the bike shop called Racer Sportif. They offer carbon road, triathlon and track bikes. This carbon triathlon bike came with combination of Ultegra Di2 and Shimano 105 components. Aerobars, as well the handlebars underneath had electronic gear shifting, which moved the chain exactly … Continue reading AQUILA CRONO TRI BIKE | TEST RIDE & REVIEW

A Place of Power | Eco Forest Retreat on Muskoka River

- How you been my friend? Haven't heard from you for a while! - Doing great, better than excellent? That's Awesome! Glad to hear.- What you been up to? Wow, you achieved so much. You accomplished a lot! Congratulations! You try so hard to sound happy. Don't, or you will start shooting rainbows out of … Continue reading A Place of Power | Eco Forest Retreat on Muskoka River