Monthly Archives: October 2011


experience [ɪkˈspɪərɪəns] vb (tran): 2. to be emotionally or aesthetically moved by; feel This morning I had a wonderful reminder that it’s not suppose to be about me but them! Alison (the butterfly) and Misty that is. Misty (my wife) loves holidays and … Continue reading

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wine tasting: Otago Pinot Noir

Otago is a wine growing region found on the South Island of New Zealand and is an isolated area that is becoming increasingly known as a premium and ultra-premium producer of Pinot Noir. Last night we tasted the 2009 Waitiri … Continue reading

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is knowing that you have a soul-mate who will always be there for you and you for them Today my wife Misty and I celebrate our eighth anniversary and I could not imagine any other life lived without her.

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the bonk

In endurance sports such as cycling and running, hitting the wall or the bonk describes a condition caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by sudden fatigue and loss of energy. Yesterday we set out on a four hour ride through the spectacular surroundings of Banff … Continue reading

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nu·tri·tion (n-trshn, ny-) n. 1. The process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues. Today is the tenth day of a complete halt to eating refined … Continue reading

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imbibing: part one, tasting wines in YYC

im·bibe v. im·bibed, im·bib·ing, im·bibes 1. To drink. 2. To absorb or take in as if by drinking Taking time out to enjoy life, friends, food and wine is a necessary break from hard training. So in light of that we headed east to Calgary … Continue reading

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a : rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one’s experience

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Input: (inpt) n. 1. Something put into a system or expended in its operation to achieve output or a result Having a professional life in the food and wine industry can make moving forward athletically difficult to say the least. At some point you … Continue reading

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Process: n. pl. proc·ess·es (prssz, prss-, prs-sz, prs-) A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result. I’ll admit that this has been a great year personally, but it wasn’t without its share of ups and downs. It started seemingly down with my … Continue reading

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