Friday, June 23, 2006

June 23 Update

Hello Hello,

Just a quick note. Yes, I am busy installing cabinets. Although I do get time off during the week at times. For example this past week I could not work because the house I was to work in was being painted. So I called a friend how is a pilot who laso had time off and golfing here we come. Hee Hee! I shot a 84. Not bad! I have only played 18 holes twice this summer. The first time I played I shot a 84 too.

Oh, here are some pictures from Golf in Japan and Tajanna's play. Enjoy!


Saturday, June 17, 2006

June18 update

Hi Everyone,

I still have jetlag. And my cold! It is dragging out.

It was Chrissys Moms Birthday today. We went for dinner and dressed Makaiya and Taya in the Kimonos I bought them from UNIGLO in Japan.

Makaiya and I did so fun jumping exercise today!

Bye for now.


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

June 14 Update

Hi Everyone,

Want to show you a chin up bar I made for home work outs. I like working out at home cause it is more convenient than going to the gym. I do not have enough time between work and family time. I hope you can all see different ways to improve your strength for the upcoming season. Set a new bar of exercise for yourselves.

Bye for now.


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

June 13 Update

Hi Everyone,

I have made it safely back to Canada.

Great to see all of you that came to the ICI fair, and at other functions in Japan! Wish I could have played golf with you guys on the Sunday. I did have my responibilties at the ICI Fair though.

I have a very bad cold now. I caught it in Japan. At least a can speak now. I am going to take a few days off though.

Good luck with your summer training!

More Soon!


Saturday, June 03, 2006

June 2 Update

Hello Every0ne,

It has been such a busy few weeks. My work and life in Canada has been very hectic. I did managae to make it to my flight to Japan. Hee Hee!

So yes, I am in Japan again and went to a ski goods fair at Desente, close to Mejiro eki. It was interesting. I was great to see those of you that came.

I am staying close to Megero eki and have a great running route already. there is a very beautiful park close by with trails running throughout it. Also lots of kids play grounds. I was up a 5:30 am this morning. Jet lag! So I went for my daily run. There were lots of others in the park that early. Mostly elderly people. Some looked in very good shape! One of the things I love about ski racing is the way it helps me to push myself to stay in strong physical condition. Of course I have learned from experience we all perform better and have a less chance of injury if we are in good shape and are flexible. But, the problem! Once I entered my adult life I suddenly had more responsiblilities. Time at work, family, and so on. One thing I have struggled with is balance. Arranging my time to fit activitys that are important to my sanity! I must admit in the past I did not organize my time in a way that I had balance in my life.

Everyday I feel it vital to "sharpen my personal saw". Physically, through excercise, nutrition , and rest.

Mentally, through reading ,writing ,challenging ,and taking time to think.

Socially and emotionally, through making "deposits in peoples emotional bank account" Meaning Being Kind, keep promises, be loyal, apologize and have clear expections. To be a giver!

And Spriitually, Through reading or thinking about things that motivate us and spend some time in Nature.

It all sounds good but the challenge for me is to slot that time in my day. I have been pretty good latley. And to tell you the truth I feel great! It is not easy though. Life habits are hard to change.

I just wanted to share my challenge with all of you. More soon !