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Pushing Past the Pain: Secrets of Elite and Not-So-Elite Athletes

So this one isn’t necessarily related to snowboarding. In fact, it may be more related to – gasp! – cycling, but I thought I would share it anyway. Especially since I just completed my first half-marathon last weekend, and I’ve come to realize how much of it is mental rather than physical. I firmly believe […]

A New dailymile Convert

In a post back in April I lamented the end of winter, the lack of riding I did (11 days) and listed some plans for the summer. I had plans to play a lot of hockey and ride my bike incessantly, all in the hopes of losing about 10 pounds. At the time of that […]

Attempting to Break a Cycling Record for a Great Cause

Ross Rader, a friend and co-worker of Steve and I, will attempt to break an Ontario cycling record in early May for a great cause. On May 8, Ross is going to attempt to break the word record for a solo crossing of Ontario on a bicycle, while raising awareness and donations for a childhood […]

So Long, Winter

Another season is done, this time marked by a record-low 11 days of riding. So much for being Highly Obsessed. Toss in a vacation, extensive work travel and hectic days at the office and suddenly this blog is neglected. But this post marks two days in a row of posting, a trend I hope to […]

A Cycling Post: Tour for Kids

That’s right, a post on cycling. This is a snowboarding and cycling blog, you know! I have made a resolution this winter to really notch up what I do on two wheels next year. Some of you may recall that I made a significant (well, for me, anyway) investment in a road bike toward the […]

2008 In Review: Our Most Popular Articles, and Looking Ahead to 2009

2008 was a great year for Highly Obsessed. We welcomed a new writer¬† (hi, Josh!), got our new design up and running (okay, so maybe that was late 2007) and saw a surge in traffic, comments and inbound queries that we were happy to accommodate. As usual, we’re grateful to you, our readers, who keep […]

Are Women Are More Prone to ACL Tears? The Answer is a Resounding YES

Are women more prone to torn ACL injuries? According to a litany of articles, the answer is a resounding yes. According to a recent article The Guardian, some women in their 20s never fully recover, even after successful surgery. A source in this ESPN.COM article surmises women are twice as susceptible than men to suffer […]

Cycling: The Toronto to Oakville ‘Greenbean Run’

The weather here in Toronto is amazing, and it’s a long weekend. As such, I was able to get out on the road bike today for the infamous ‘Greenbean Run’, which Steve has mentioned on the blog before. The ride essentially follows the lake out to Oakville, pauses at a really nice coffee house named […]

Cycling: Another 85k (or so) done

A few of us headed back out on the road bike for another ride in a season that seems to be slipping away from us quickly; it’s getting cold up here in Toronto. Thankfully, mother nature gave us a bit of a reprieve yesterday and the mercury hit 30c or so by the time we […]

The 80k+ Ride

Regular readers of this blog will know that in addition to being completely insane about snowboarding I also recently purchased a Specialized Allez Sport road bike, forcing me to join the “dark side” for at least half a year. My first couple of rides were pretty short – around 30k and 40k, to be a […]