Category: lynn keane

My Unlikely Path to Ironman

Recently, after much internal debate I decided that Lake Placid Ironman was going to be my first full distance triathlon. Why not shoot for the stars? Lake Placid is the longest running North American Ironman and a former Olympic venue. After doing the research on courses that would potentially suit my strengths I settled on Lake Placid. It checked off all my boxes. Double loop swim. Manageable bike course (if …

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#SickNotWeak – March 10

Many years ago I met journalist, TV and radio host Michael Landsberg. We worked together on a corporate video about the Internet- back when this new space was known as the ‘super highway’!  Several years passed and we met again. I had the pleasure of being a guest on TSN’s Off The Record. I appeared …

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Bell Lets Talk Day January 27

On January 27 #BellLetsTalkDay I visited the ladies from CTV’s @The Social to talk about youth #MentalHealth and #SuicidePrevention. I was grateful to hosts @melissagrelo @cynthialoyst for their sensitivity around  a very difficult subject. I was honoured to be part of this robust and intelligent conversation. We can change outcomes for people living with mental …

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Excerpt: Grief Work

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak, Whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 4.3 Oakville, May 2, 2009 On the first Saturday after our son’s suicide, the four of us got into our truck and drove into downtown Oakville to see a grief counselor. We stopped when we …

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The Long Distance Journey

I’m a long distance runner. My muse is the marathon. That increasingly popular athletic pursuit of the masses. On a glorious, windswept sunny day- the first Sunday in November I stood on the Verrazano Bridge high above the northeastern shores of Staten Island with my race plan committed to memory. The New York harbor and …

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Anxiety & Fear

I have anxiety. I am fearful of new situations, often feeling dread at the prospect of walking into a room full of people. My mother tells me that as a child I was completely fearless. She tells me about the day when I climbed onto a hydro box and then propelled my four year-old self …

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