Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I am no longer active in this blog. I still train once in a while but more for recreation and for health. If you are interested on keeping what I am up to, you can follow me at http://soulofachristiantriathlete.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Google Maps is now Cyclist Friendly!

Google Maps now include biking trails.  Very COOL.  Too bad it is only available in US :( (for now.)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

I am turning thirty tomorrow

30 seems like a big number.

Where have all the time gone. It was almost yesterday when I was still 25.

There seemed to be a lot of expectations and changes.

Friends are getting married.
Having kids.
Moving on with their career.
Owning houses.

And there is a sense of lostness.

I don't think I changed that much. Some say I am more mature. I still think I am just as immature in my thinking :P. Laughs and joke a lot.

Last night, I was reading Experiencing God. There was one section where the author wrote that we tend to look at time as temporary. Whereas God looks the eternal picture. When we view time as how God views it, we wouldn't be worry about what happen in the future.

hmm....

This morning, my mom showed me a few photos I haven't seen before. This was taken right after I had my transplant.

Here's two of them. They were taken about four months after my transplant at my first transplant games. Side note: I won my first gold for 5 km bike race :)

My first bike that have more than one gear. I rode it through grade 5-grade 8.


I can still remembering before I crossed the finish line, people were cheering at me to keep going. There was a kid who was right behind me.

I was riding tonight and I thought about this. When I looked at my past...in the past five years, I did one Ironman, a few Half Ironmans and marathons, went to Australia to win a gold and silver in the World Transplant Games. I had a chance to speak in a number of engagement to share my experience.

It's just amazing how things turn out. If five, ten or fifteen years ago, someone told me all these I would think they are nuts. And to be honest, sometimes I feel like I ain't in control. It is like sitting front row watching myself move along this crazy track call life.

....hmm....yeah...just grateful to be alive...

What are the odds of...
  1. Migrate to Canada and received FREE medical and health plan (my family pay nothing for my operation and the drugs I am taking right now)
  2. Diagnose with cancer from a random blood test (I had no visible signs of having cancer)
  3. Be on the Waiting list and found an organ in six months (most people died from waiting too long)
  4. No body rejections from this still un-proven operation
  5. Getting drunk (lots!) in university and the liver is still healthy
  6. Having a liver transplant for 19 year and it keeps on ticking! (Well liver doesn't really tick..but you know what I mean)
  7. Swim, bike and run long....and loving it...

Seems like a miracle to me....



Thanks for reading...

As for me, I think I will keep riding and enjoy the scenery.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Almost Spring

Yesterday was such a good day I took my bike out for a stroll. I decided to ride to downtown Toronto along Lakeshore. It was nice to be out on the road. I took the train back to my city and asked my friend to pick me up. What a great friend :D

Picked up something funny at Simon's blog:

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Smell like a man, MAN.

I love these Old Spice commercials. I don't think we get them up here in Canada.



Friday, February 26, 2010

Pimp my Ride

Very cool site :0)

Btw, my b-day is coming up in April....hint hint =D

You can check out my customized bike at Trek's Project One by clicking here.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A different world.


“If you want to win you need to train 1200 hours like Justyna (Kawuckchuck). You are not even close.” he said.

“That’s rediculous! Not to mention totally ‘questionable’,” I said.

“But have you tried? No. That’s why you won’t win. If you train 1200 hours THEN you will know how to train. You are not even close.”

The thing that blew me away is that it was immediately apparent that he comes from a COMPLETELY different world than we do. He’s right, we aren’t even close. Nowhere near it.

When guys like him talk about training it’s not about getting faster or making some team, it’s about *winning world cups*. Even when he’s talking to someone he doesn’t know.





Excuse me while I go to the Y and run on the track before heading to Prayer Meeting.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Messing around

My friend, Marc Wong, came along with me on a training ride last year in August. It was my last ride before heading to World Transplant Games 2009.

Tonight I was messing around with one of the photos.



Monday, January 25, 2010

Ryan Blais - Canada Post Olympic Bio