Cardio is Dead, Long Live Cardio

I read this article (The Final Nail in the Cardio Coffin) and struggled to figure out where to agree and where to violently disagree . Being a runner and triathlete I obviously have some bias, yet I currently own a gym that specializes in high intensity interval training, I am a personal trainer and yogaContinue reading “Cardio is Dead, Long Live Cardio”

Startups (are) for dummies

OK not really..and given that I have been involved with more than 20 start ups in my time I am kicking myself just as hard as the next guy who dreams of bootstrapping his (or her) self to technology stardom. Truth be told startups drive innovation in high-tech. Progress would be slower if garage entrepreneurs, home coders,Continue reading “Startups (are) for dummies”

Marketing your iPhone Application – A Starter’s Guide

So, you have created your first (or tenth) iPhone app and want to start selling it. Well according to Apple, all you have to do is upload it to the App Store and wait for the cash to start rolling in. But wait, you just noticed the other 500,000 apps in the App Store! WhereContinue reading “Marketing your iPhone Application – A Starter’s Guide”

Disruptive Innovation = Market Success

I stumbled upon this “old” article that perfectly captures my frustration at the executive response to in-house innovation that I have encountered over and over again in my career in high-tech. INNOVATE ON PURPOSE Why do we want innovations yet fear innovation? Working now as an advisor to early stage tech startups, at various stages ofContinue reading “Disruptive Innovation = Market Success”

WoD “Hails” – Double Pyramid

Kettle bell workout with a bit of cardio thrown in for flavour!! Let’s name this one “Hails” 😉 5 KettleBell Swings (double handed) 20kg bell 10 Sets of Stairs (up and down) 10 Wall Balls (18lb ball) 30 sec rest 10 KB, 8 Stairs, 10 WB, 30 sec 15 KB, 6 Stairs, 10 WB, 30 secContinue reading “WoD “Hails” – Double Pyramid”

The Road to the Ultra

Not sure what I was thinking but I just added a Spartan Ultra Beast to my race calendar for 2015. If you are not familiar with Spartan races they are obstacle courses races usually held at ski hills. Lots of climbing, lots of running, lots of tough obstacles, and if you fall off anything, lotsContinue reading “The Road to the Ultra”

Musings of an Aging Middle Distance Runner (or Is there really a marathon on my bucket list?)

September and back to school always brings with it a desire to set goals for next year. Forget that I still have three (4,5,6??) more races in the calendar before the end of the year (including Spartan Beast World Championships and the MEC Ottawa Half Marathon). Before setting new goals I always feel the needContinue reading “Musings of an Aging Middle Distance Runner (or Is there really a marathon on my bucket list?)”

Yoga Continues on the Beach at Mont Ste Marie

Once again we will be holding a yoga class on the beach at MSM (at Lac Fournier) this Saturday, Aug 16th at 9am! Start morning to kick off the day with a lively yoga class. We had lots of fun last week and I am sure it will be great again! There will also be classes Saturday theContinue reading “Yoga Continues on the Beach at Mont Ste Marie”

Spartan Beast Ottawa Results – July 27, 2014

Congrats to all the Greco Colonnade spartans who completed the Beast (and the Spartan Trifecta) this past Sunday. It was the culmination of a year of hard training!! Way to go!!!   Results (2040 finishers) 78        Steve Davis        3hr43 80 Michelle Power 3hr44 806 Chris Finlay 5hr23 1694 EricContinue reading “Spartan Beast Ottawa Results – July 27, 2014”