Training with Real Power

If you like more accurate data and the ability to use power while riding on the road, a power meter may be a better choice for training than virtual power. However, early into my journey with a power meter and the change has required a few adjustments on my part. In the long run, I suspect I’ll be happier, overall.

I’m back

It’s been a while. In fact, it’s been nearly six months since I wrote a journal post of any kind. At the beginning of the year, I noted that I wanted to begin a daily practice of journaling. My success there, as with many of the things I mentioned, kinda went to hell in a handbasket. A very large portion of the past eight months has completely consumed us with the process of selling our townhouse and buying a Kitsilano condo.

Progressing to Simple

The first major step to simplicity and a more minimalistic lifestyle is well under way. I know the end result will be worth it, but purging, disposing of and selling stuff, along with downsizing homes (and the inherent selling and buying process) feels anything but simple.

Gut Instincts

My preoccupation at the moment is definitely my gut, with three fairly significant IBS-like episodes in the past 4-5 months. Since a significant GI change after 50 can be indicative of something more serious than food sensitivity, I’m treating it with respect. Unfortunately, doing it right means my doctor, some tests and then some restrictive diet planning and journaling with a dietitian.


Leftover Christmas mucus lingered throughout January. February saw a nasty injury and sinus infection flare up. Health is once again returning. Can it just stick around for a while now please?