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July 2015

Mindset

Cycling Safety: Why You Should Obey the Rules of the Road

July 29, 2015
Cycling Safety

In the warmer months, I commute to work by bike, which means I spend a lot of time on it. I also take my cycling safety very seriously because, well, I don’t want to get injured or worse.

One morning, while biking along Dundas Street east of Sherbourne (before the Dundas bike lane begins), one of TO’s ancient streetcars pulled up alongside me. We were cruising along side-by-side for about 150 metres, me in the right lane and the tram in the left. When suddenly a fast-moving pickup truck barreled past in the narrow gap between my skeletal system and the streetcar, not two inches from striking me with his sideview mirror. Continue Reading

Strength

Starting the Gym Is Like Dating Someone New

July 23, 2015
Starting the Gym

Would you show up to a first date in a wedding dress? Of course not. That would be silly (albeit, funny). But sometimes – when starting the gym – we approach it with a similarly premature enthusiasm. We drop everything, buy the best gym gear, and waste money on the sexiest looking bottle of protein powder. Then we show up to the gym 5 nights a week to tackle a get shredded routine from Jim Stoppani of bodybuilding.com. Continue Reading