Catching air

I braved the horrible traffic on Champlain bridge. I repressed the envy to drive furiously passed the annoying commuters going back home after a hot, stuffy day in the office. I was trying to be on time to my weekly outing with a bunch of ladies who ride. Every Thursdays, a bunch of women gather up in Bromont…

Alpine Touring at Mont-Tremblant, a solo adventure

There’s nothing like signing discharge papers to make you rethink your plan. Add to that conflicting information from the front desk staff of the resort and you’ve got a case of swarming butterflies in the belly. And to top it all off, being the only one going up the hill, getting pointed at and smiled…

The art of making friends on the ski hills

I have Fridays off. I know. It sucks, right? Having a week day off gives me amazing opportunities, like avoiding the legions of weekend warriors on the ski hills. The only drawback is that I’m mostly alone. No one else, my age, has Fridays off. Therefore, a few Fridays ago, just like most Fridays this winter, I went…

“You cannot be what you do not see”

I was trying my best, pushing away mental images of open fractures by repeating my mantras: “faster, you’ll roll over” or “let go of your breaks”. I was white-knuckle-gripping my handle bar, determined to not let him slip away (read: I was trying to impress this guy I just started seeing with my beginner’s skills on a…

I’m so proud of my parents!

Earlier this year, during the weekly phone call with my folks, my mom announced that dad and her started running. My dad’s 71 and my mom is 68. Neither of them have run before, except maybe after my brother and I when we were toddlers. My parents have been relatively active all their life. For as long as I remember,…

A Saturday morning micro-safari

Recently I’ve stumbled upon an interesting concept: a micro-adventure. In a micro-adventure, M. Humphreys invites us to explore our 5 to 9’s, our surroundings, with new glasses, stretching our comfort zone. Meanwhile, this weekend, my plans got cancelled, my friends weren’t around to make other plans, and I ended up bored and lonely, looking for something…