The season is now underway and with the excitement of a new season there is also the risk of injury. No, I'm not being pessimistic or negative but rather realistic. In truth the majority of injuries happen within the first few weeks of ski season. Many doctors and sports medicine institutes have studied the statistics behind this phenomenon. The reason for this is primarily based on the fact that we haven't skied or snowboarded in quite sometime. We are rusty, make silly mistakes and…Continue
Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:00am
You have probably heard the expression, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." I have always appreciated this as it adds a sense of levity and positivity to most situations. I often have thought of this and probably even subconsciously have used it as a sort of a mantra through life's frustrations and difficulties.
Recently, after an ongoing rough patch I suddenly realized, I'm sick of lemonade! I would really love a nice cup of soothing tea. Enough of the lemons and lemonade.…Continue
Posted on October 26, 2014 at 11:00pm
Every fall , it's the same story. We all have the sudden stress of "getting in shape for ski season". One month before ski season, we crank out a few hundred squats and lunges hoping to dissipate the intense lactic acid come our first few runs. Sure, it helps but what if there was a totally different way to approach our ski fitness which would go well beyond our first winter turns?
Yes, Here it is.
First, look at each month like a block of training. It will give you steps…Continue
Posted on September 21, 2014 at 4:00pm
Recently I heard a commencement speech from Tim Minchin. Now whether or not you are famliar with Tim or even approve of his humor, he had some incredible insight which has left me thinking.
Speaking to his alma mater, Tim wanted to bestow 9 key points to tackling life after college. The entire speech is actually quite fabulous but the first point left me questioning my own logic. He very bluntly started his 9 key points with the audacious comment, "You don't have to have a dream".…Continue
Posted on September 14, 2014 at 4:00pm