Random Stuff

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

Mountains, skiing, climbing

I love the outdoors, especially mountains. I have been downhill skiing since I was a few years old, and I still love it! Since I moved to Alberta, I try to spend as much time as I can in the Canadian Rockies, either backcountry skiing, resort skiing, scrambling, rock climbing, trail running, or what not. As long as it's in the mountains, I'm in! :-) Here's a few links about mountains, skiing and climbing.

Running

I started running in spring 2008, after the ACL reconstruction surgery that I had on my right knee following a ski accident. I started jogging as part of my rehab, and Alexandra (my wife) registered for a half-marathon so I went running with her, and I loved it so much that I haven't stopped running since!

I ran my first marathon in May 2009; it was slow, it was painful, but crossing the finish line was one of the most powerful moments I've had! Since then, I ran many more races, and got a little faster! What I love the most is to combine my two passions; running and mountains. While I enjoy road running, I much prefer trail running, especially mountain running. In 2012 I decided to go beyond marathon distance, and ran my first ultras. And I finished the Canadian Death Race! This was another very powerful moment in my life...

My running goals for 2014: be competitive for Blackfoot Ultra 100k (the Canadian Trail 100k championship), Sinister 7 100 miler (my first 100 miler), Iron Legs 50 miler, and try to go for a sub-3:00 marathon, a sub-1:22 half, a sub-1:00 10 miler and a sub 37:00 10k... Looks like it will be a fun year! :-)

For those of you running geeks out there, here is a list of my race results so far, for whatever it's worth... :-)

And a few links about running:

Politics and Alternative Medias

As for politics, if I have to describe my views, I guess I would say that I'm an anti-authoritarian leftist, with anarchist tendencies, whatever that means... Let me not spend too much time talking about politics here (I spend already enough time discussing politics with friends!), and simply point out a few interesting links!

Some of my own stuff on the web

These are old link about some of my own stuff available on the web, but they haven't been updated for a while unfortunately. Too busy running and enjoying the outdoors!