It’s Been Awhile

And much like the band Staind, who wrote a song called “It’s Been Awhile”, I’m back. But seriously, I never left, just felt I could do better.  Have you ever felt that way? Anyway, with 2020 around the corner, and resolutions galore that will be falling by the wayside for billions of people over theContinue reading “It’s Been Awhile”

Being Prepared In The Best of Times

“Let a man never stir on his road a step without his weapons of war; for unsure is the knowing when need shall arise of a spear on the way without.” In life’s journeys, we will have moments of calm seas, and also times of crushing waves.  That’s what keeps life interesting, right?  The differenceContinue reading “Being Prepared In The Best of Times”

Waking Up On The Right Side Of The Bed

“I’m late, I’m late. For a very important date. No time to say hello. Goodbye. I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.” – White Rabbit, Alice In Wonderland How many of us feel like this at least once on a daily basis? Is it because of a failure to plan? Most likely it is. We blameContinue reading “Waking Up On The Right Side Of The Bed”

Self-Love: No, Not That Kind

  Why is it so difficult for most of us to give praise to ourselves?  I mean when we really deserve it. I tend to deflect any praise heaped upon me by others, because I don’t feel like I have “earned it”.  I feel like a fake.  A failure.  Which is pretty damn silly ifContinue reading “Self-Love: No, Not That Kind”

Week 2 Route and Totals

Week 2 route and totals are in the bag.  Here they are, along with Week 1 route as a refresher, and an overall map for frame of reference. And with a little more zoom: And my Week 1 route: And now, what you have all been waiting for…. My Week 2 Route and Totals (cueContinue reading “Week 2 Route and Totals”

And On The 9th Day…

We were given 100 KMs.  And it was good. I still kind of kick myself for not pushing harder on Day 8 and reaching 100 KMs then.  I was a measly 4 KMs away.  Alas, it was not meant to be. But I did celebrate by watching a kick-ass music video from Electric Wizard, calledContinue reading “And On The 9th Day…”

Day 8 – The Journey – Jan. 7, 2019

Day 8 looked bleak for a while. My son wouldn’t go to sleep, instead preferring to sing me the song of his people, mixed with acrobatics, feats of strength, and questionable hygiene habits. He farts. It would have been REALLY easy to just say “Eh, I’ll do it tomorrow. Or this weekend. Or next week.” Continue reading “Day 8 – The Journey – Jan. 7, 2019”

Stoicism As A Viking Dad

Around this time last year, I was introduced to the ancient Greek/Roman philosophy of Stoicism.  And no, I am not referring to the art of staring of into the distance wistfully, as I have been asked previously.  While the word “stoic” has in recent times been thought of as a person who is emotionless, theContinue reading “Stoicism As A Viking Dad”

What’s The First Step?

Supplies may come in handy on my long voyage inside my garage…. so I figured that the best thing to do, was to start with a Ruck March from the beautiful Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway, all the way to the Viking Pub in Oslo.  After all, any voyage to the far isles ofContinue reading “What’s The First Step?”