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Xero’s – My Heros

My feet have more lives than cats thanks to Xero Shoes. Since getting involved in the world of ultramarathon running I am grateful for many things. At the top of the list when it comes to gear, are my Xero Amuri Clouds. I’ve experience so many benefits from wearing these shoes at every opportunity. I use to have a lot of pain from fallen arches when walking for long periods of time. After practicing yoga and wearing Xeros I no longer have issues with fallen arches.

From Zero to 100-Km: Ode to the Cubicle

Consider adding some extra adventure and action to your next vacation. Hike, bike, swim, raft, climb, dive, or run, or run some more. You’ll need some time to peruse the plethora of tour offerings that are available. Most tours have a handy indicator for the level of physical activity the trip demands. If you’re like me, you want the most adventurous trip possible and you’d pick the highest physical-rated options. Start reading through the itinerary, and relive your whirlwind backpacking trip of that long ago gap year. When you snap out of the excitement of your wanderlust daydream, do you take a moment to consider

Murphy’s Gobi

Murphy’s a smart man – anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Or more astutely stated, “means that whatever can happen, will happen.” and as scripted in the movie, Interstellar, which I ironically watched on the plane on the way to Urumqi, China. Is there a law of irony where what you observed virtually will indeed play out in reality?

With almost all the forces of nature occurring within 7 days in the Gobi Desert, it made for another memorable volunteer stint with the 4 Deserts Race Series.

Heavenly Hawaii

Bhakti. The perfect word to describe my experience in Maui, Hawaii. The meaning as written on its respective Wikipedia page: In Hinduism, Bhakti (also spelled Bhakthi; Sanskrit: भक्ति, literally meaning “portion, share”, from the root bhaj- “to partake in, to receive one’s share” refers to religious devotion of a devotee in the worship of the divine. I certainly partook in my share of divine thrills, chills and shrills. Exciting hikes off-trail, scrumptious gelato, and the honour of meeting, Ram Dass.

“Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.”

Its been over a month since my last post. I’m quickly discovering that blogging can feel like work. Just like any job, and the tasks at hand get pushed aside because real life gets the best of you, or through simple procrastination. I plan to get a lot more posts published shortly, but (I know there shouldn’t be any ‘buts’ about it), it’ll be time to hit the road again soon. This time to Hawaii.