A few things to catch you up on regarding the last couple of posts…
1) The Vancouver to Whistler GranFondo was awesome! They couldn’t have ordered a better day to take a ride from Vancouver to Whistler. My job as a bike medic was great, and I’m glad to have finished the race without having to attend any medical emergencies. My time was a leisurely 4hrs 50mins. Although, next time I’ll skip the bike commute from home and save myself the extra 15km before a 121km ride. Chalk that one up to experience.
Hoorrrah for Bentall Centre Athletic Club members: Michel Pelletier 4hrs 20mins, Mike Fertuck 3:55, and Damon Williams who finished with the lead pack at 3hrs 33mins. WOW! (Probably more members whom I’m not aware about – Yaah hooo!)
2) Our Bentall Floor Play Ball Hockey Tournament was postponed to Saturday November 19th due to lack of entries. So… C’mon get off your asses and sign up!! It’s cheap, it’s for charity and it’s going to be a blast!
Please follow http://www.regonline.com/bentallfloorplayballhockeytournament to enter yourself and or/a team for Floor Play on November 19th. More details about event written below
Last, Some Inspiration...
3) Do something real every day. Like really exercise. Ignore all that talk out there about exercising three or four days a week. Ignore it! (Like the cholesterol guidelines… ) 3-4 sessions of physical activity a week is the bare minimum. This amount could be equated to a desperate plea from the medical profession to a nation of couch potatoes.
Just know that your body craves the daily chemistry of exercise. Whether the exercise is long and slow, slow and steady, short and intense; is less important. What is important is the “dailyness” of it. Be consistent and be physically active six days a week.
Experiment with what you like to do. Remember the whole point is to give your body and brain sustained signals to grow younger. Regular exercise will achieve this. Try it. It works.