Kamloops Spring Triathlon training vol. 2

Greetings! If you are reading this, thank you! This is my second entry to this blog chronicling my journey to the Kamloops Spring Triathlon in May 2020. It’s designed to keep you in the loop of what it’s like to train for a multi-sport event and to do so from the perspective of an Indigenous person who grew up pretty far removed from sports altogether. There are a couple things that make my training important to me. One, and this might be the most important, is the fact that I live with type 2 diabetes. This is a chronic illness, one that I guess I’m carrying for the rest of my life. I was diagnosed four years ago and the diagnosis was fairly expected but still pretty unhappy. Health-wise, I

Kamloops Triathlon Training vol. 1

I have found that if I dig deep enough, I will find what I seek. I can attribute that to just about anything I have accomplished, whether it be the constant sabotaging of every relationship I can think of, or whether its pushing my body to ride a bike for 164 kilometers. For better or for worse, in times of trauma and self-destruction or in times of contentment and positive thinking, I have always been reasonably good at whatever I set my mind to. I think my ability to commit is a gift, and maybe that’s why I’m writing today. These days, I aim for the good things in life. I’m almost four years clean now, wholly dedicated to moving my body in ways that feel good for the benefit of my physical

Opening Reception at The XChange

Hey Kamloops, the Thompson-Nicola Region United Way has had some paintings of mine brightening up the walls of their new facility in the XChange building at 286 Tranquille Road. You are invited to a reception on December 12th from 5:00-7:00pm, where I will be on hand to share a few words about my work. Free admission, refreshments provided.

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