Fitness

Spring

As I sit surveying the vineyards and lake through my kitchen window, I recognize that spring has arrived. My view remains visible before the buds start to appear on the trees, but I know blossoms and leaves will follow and my surveillance of the Okanagan below will be severely reduced. It is the first day of spring in Kelowna and I need to be a part of it. The morning's news report briefly passes through my thoughts as I recall the announcer describing Toronto, Montreal…

  • Have a Nooner

    In Kelowna there is a group of men and women who have met weekdays for a lunch hour run for about 40 years. They meet at the old arena on Ellis Street and there is no cost to hang clothes…

  • Running Ron

      I have been a runner since I was in middle school. I did my first “long distance” run of about 1 kilometer in a gym class. My good buddy, Larry, and I had tried a variety of sports with…

  • No Stopping Liz

    Liz Borrett:  Kelowna's 76-Year-Old Marathon Runner By Caroline Allen At age 76, this slight, 5 foot 5 inch woman ties up the laces of her size 9-1/2 running shoes and turns into a human dynamo.  On April 20, 2015, she…

  • Pickle-ball

    In the past few years Pickle-ball has become a rapidly emerging sport for the masses, especially the older crowd. It is so new that my spellchecker keeps telling me that I am spelling the word wrong. I see Pickle-ball courts…

  • Cyclotourism

    Wikipedia describes bicycle tourism as: “self-contained cycling trips for pleasure, adventure and autonomy rather than sport, commuting or exercise.” Touring can range from single to multi-day trips, even years. Tours may be planned by the participant or organized by a…

  • Love Means Nothing

     .......In Tennis Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.... Billie Jean King. _____________________________________________________________________________ Those of us belonging to the Boomer generation are no longer likely to break any world records unless,…

  • Duel In The Sun 2

    Twelve months after our 2012 battle in the sun, I was seated with my loving wife in a sleek jetliner overlooking the stunning panorama that is Maui. As our jet banked over the island I could distinguish the Honopollani Highway that…

  • Duel in the Sun One

    In 2012 we travelled to Kihei on the island of Maui, Hawaii. We had heard about the great climate, fine beaches and the Maui Oceanfront Marathon. Many friends had vacationed on this island for several years and raced this wonderful…