Life Train

The title is somewhat deceiving; this isn’t about life on a train, no vehicular reference (at least not in a literal sense). This is kind of about training for life. Yesterday I watched a video clip from one of the world’s most accomplished ultrarunners, Kilian Jornet. This Spanish beast of an athlete has won virtually every world renowned Ultramarathon out there, most times smashing records to boot.
Now, the guy isn’t what I would call a show pony, in actual fact, I wouldn’t even suggest he was very media savvy or motivated by accolades. This guy simply loves the outdoors, finds solace in motion, peace in movement. Truth is we don’t know what really happens behind the scenes. Maybe he is a media hungry mogul, does what he does for the money, plays the media very well; but I’d like to stick with the poetic belief that he manifests living one’s passion. read more

Investment Woes

I have been contemplating purchasing another investment property for the last week. I must say that the idea has been deeply seated in the back of my mind for some time; it was a hypothetical intention, but one that I permitted to lie dormant on account of having delayed renovations progressing on my current apartment.
The renos are finally (almost) complete which means I can not only reintroduce tenants, but actually stop the flow of tears streaming down my face as I watch my dwindling bank account empty – phew. read more