Wednesday, May 14, 2008

'It's all about the process'

'It's all about the process'

Dave Leeder introduces Olympic triathlon champion Simon Whitfield as a regular Right to Play blogger leading up to the Olympic Games in Beijing this summer. In addition to being one of the top triathletes in the world, the Victoria native is also an Athlete Ambassador for the international humanitarian organization Right To Play. Headquartered in Toronto, Right To Play uses sport and play programs to improve health, build life skills and foster peace for children and communities in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. In their roles as Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors, Simon and dozens of other top Canadian athletes inspire children, are role models for healthy lifestyle choices and help raise awareness and funding for Right To Play projects

Here's his first entry:

"It's all about the process, if I prepare relentlessly the outcome will take care of itself".

A blog for by a guy who runs around in his swimsuit for a living . . .

Running a treadmill session while watching the Habs verses the Flyers -- it's the closest I'll come to playing in the NHL. I finish my workout just as Steve Downie of the Flyers trips up the Habs goalie Carey Price and all hell breaks loose. The camera focuses on the punching and grabbing (along with the WWE-style take-down the commentators seem to miss) but I'm watching the melee. I'm watching the corner of the screen where Carey Price, the habs 20-year-old rookie goalie stands with his Ken Dryden-inspired helmet, regrouping and mentally preparing himself for the next Flyer attack. I can't help but be envious of the pressure he's under, the hockey-crazed city of Montreal and Habs fans across the country (that's you Adrian Leslie) riding on the shoulders of a 20-year-old. (As I finish writing this blog Carey Price is now sitting alone on the Habs' bench having let in three goals on 20 shots..... he'll be back, just not tonight).

Read the rest at The Globe and Mail

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