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Friday, May 7, 2010

A good day for a rest!

So today was 'rest' day! Could not have been better with the rain pouring down like cats and dogs! It was nuts for a while. But, rain didnt stop me from getting organized and relaxing!
Tomorrow I am doing another 8 hour trainer ride to raise awareness for the RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER, I look forward to doing this as it is for such a tremendous cause. I have to thank Bryan from for his help with my effort tomorrow. He has let me use his trainer to do this ride! As I think about it, I hope that some of the good vibes that are in that trainer come to me through osmosis! He has done a lot of training on that thing and it has produced some great results. It was great catching up with him post IMSG and hearing about his race first hand. He is an inspiration to talk to about IM as he is so passionate about it. As a first timer, having the opportunity to speak to someone like Bryan is awesome as his opinions and lessons come from a ton of experience and a lot of great coaching along the way! I value being able to learn from a guy who has shown some awesome results and seems to only be getting started! Thanks for the beers and the stories Bryan, it is always a blast!

Yesterday I was sent an email from Lululemon that is part of the staff and community learning more about me as an ambassador. The questions are along the line of the 'things about yourself' excercise that some of us have completed. I had a lot of fun answering the questions and thought I would share them with you as well! Hope you enjoy!

Have a great weekend, and dont forget to do something awesome for your Mom!

Our team wants to know you better and we want to share what we learn with our community. We're going to post on our COMM board in our store "Get to Know Our Ambassadors" and we will be featuring you on our f-book page :) Please take a minute to answer the questions and return to me by Sunday May 9th ...thank you so much! I'm excited to read your answers and share with our team!!!! These questions came from our we go....  

What would you set as a goal for yourself if you were guaranteed to succeed?  

To Complete My Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Level 4 Certification!  

What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given?  

Do not have expectations of something you can not control! Do your absolute best at what you do and you will be successful. If you are not in complete control of an outcome and you set an expectation, you are potentially setting up for failure. Do your best and success will prevail.  

If you didn't have anything important to do, what time would you get up in the morning? 7AM. 

Although mornings are a quiet time for me, being up and capturing the day is great!  

If you could have something named after you, what would you want it to be?

A school/building for underprivildged kids.

What was your favourite toy as a child?  

A little Fisher Price car with keys! I still have it with the keys in a memory box at home.  

If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass on to your children, what would it be?  

Confidence. I would want them to believe in themselves and feel that they can accomplish whatever it is they desire to see complete. 

If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?  

Friends and family! They make the world turn!  

Have you ever met a famous person?  

Canadian Olympians! 

What do you think you will be doing five years from now?  

Being a trainer, coach and motivator!  

Do you like chunky or smooth peanut butter?  


What is one thing that you believe everyone should do at least once a day?  

Be kind to someone! Life is to short not to be happy, share that with everyone that you can!  

What food is your guilty pleasure?  


What is your worst habit?  

Taking on too much!  

What is your biggest inspiration that keeps you doing what you do everyday?

Seeing people succeed. Chasing my passion for teaching and coaching is all about seeing the smile on someone's fave when they reach a goal that they set out to do.  

What super hero powers would you want if you could have any?  

Cure for Cancer super powers!  

Furthest place you've been?  

Europe, South America  

What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?  

Every day! I know that is an easy answer, but being able to see what challenges and opportunities are out there to enjoy makes each day a great one!  

Coffee or tea?  

Extra Large Black  

What is your signature theme tune?  

Anything from BLue Rodeo  

What is your favourite season? 

Winter, bring it on! Love to ski and would travel the world to follow the season if I could.  

What legacy do you want to pass to the next generation?  

Generosity and kindness! Share with others the life than I am able to live and be known as a person who made others scared by challenging them and made them smile for doing what they didn't believe they could!  

What is your proudest achievement so far?  

Getting married to my wife Trish!  

What makes you smile?  

LIFE! Being blessed with health and the of the friends and family to enjoy it with.

That is a little more about me! Cheers!


  1. Good luck today John. It was great catching up yesterday.


  2. Great post John, we got to know you better :)

    Have a relaxing night tonight, for the off tomorrow - you are a champion, 8 hours on a trainer for a good cause. Kudos to you!