Tuesday, June 26, 2007


The Run Lowell Run Blog shall be laid to rest. Julie and I will be married on July 28th and we will be blogging together for the rest of our lives. You can check the blog out regularly at:


Thanks for checking out this site, but now you can visit a much better blog daily. Julie makes everything better!

For one final video, here is a news interview and story from the 2007 Edmonton ITU World Cup Triathlon.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lowell and the news...

This week I have had an interview/article in the Edmonton Journal, a live interview on CTV Noon News, and a interview on Global News. It has been really fun getting to meet all of the people within these agencies. I have also been able to meet many of the event organizers of this years BG ITU World Cup Triathlon. Julie and I (along with my cousins Stephen, and Jordon, and friend Lance) will be doing the Sprint race on Sunday.

Below you can watch the Global and CTV news clips.

Global News - June 21

CTV News - June 21

Thursday, June 07, 2007

I beat the Mayor & Georges Laraque

This past Sunday I ran in the "Little Big Run" here in Edmonton. It was a 10km run from City Hall, through the Legislature grounds, over the High Level Bridge, and down Saskatewan Drive to the University of Alberta and back to City Hall. It was a wonderful day and I had a great time. This was my first 10km road race. (I have ran the 10k in a race before, only it was following 1.5km or swimming and 40km of biking.)

The Edmonton Journal Little Big Run is a non-profit organization founded by the University of Alberta and Capital Health, and supported by the City of Edmonton, to encourage physical activity for better health. Proceeds of the Little Big Run go directly to kid’s programs throughout the Edmonton Area.

The race consited of participants in both 5k and 10k walk and run events. It was great to see people out in support of being active. A lot of people were walking their first race ever! Awesome.

It was a very hot run and I went out way too fast (3:15 / km) and so by the end I had slowed down a lot. I ended crossing the finish line in 49:04. I had hoped to be faster, but I made the silly mistake of running too fast and not being able to keep the pace, esspecially in the hot sun, wearing the cotton race shirt they provided! (cotton kills)

I crossed the finish line in the top 25, but I am not sure exactly what place (or number of runners) as they have not posted the results yet. I do know that I finished before Edmonton's Mayor Stephen Mandel and one of Edmonton's finest, George Larock. There were a few hundred people out for sure to take in the days event.

I encourage everyone to try and get out and try a 5k or 10km run/walk event. They are a lot of fun. I ran my race through Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton. I will do a post about that in a little while.

After the race I decided I wanted to do a triathlon, so I went for a bike ride and was going to go for a swim, but a car got a little greedy with the space on the road, and I had a fun little encounter with the sidewalk. You can check out the picture on the post Julie did. Good times. My wounds are healing nicely.

Here is a map of the race. It was fun running through the vacant streets of Downtown Edmonton. =)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Just Say NO

There is a new addiction ravaging the lives of millions of internet users. This is a highly contagious virus that once caught can be detrimental to your career, your school work, your social skills, your hygiene, your time, and most importantly, the happiness of your pet. This virus gains control by eating time. Time that could be spent reading a book, creating a beautiful work of art, enjoying nature, spending time with a loved one, helping others, or making the world a better place.

This is a place where you can spend hours looking for people you have not cared enough about to keep in touch with so that you can have one more virtual friend. Maybe you will actually keep in touch with all 100 of them this time, forever. This is place where you can go and watch other peoples every move. "Oh Oh, she has a new friend request, I wonder who they are, I wonder if they want to be my friend?" I guess if this perks your kettle. *wink*

Okay, so I do not think it is all bad, and I can understand while people want to join. (popularity?) If you enjoy this addiction, then all the power to ya! haha

I just thought I should let you all know that I have not joined, nor will I, so no offense when your invites fall on dead megabits within the interweb somewhere.

This post is made in jest and I hope no one is offended. =)

I think I shall leave you with a popular video about this whole worldwide phenomenon I am sure you have all heard of, or will hear of:

Facebook. -> Just Say No. *smirk*

Friday, March 30, 2007

2007 Video Awards - Youtube

Youtube has released its 2007 Video Awards this week. Below you will find the videos that won. Sit back and enjoy the beauty of the internet, free video!

I only included the ones I thought were worth showing. Check out the link below to see the YT Awards page.


* Most Adorable Video: Kiwi. This short film by Dony Permedi is about a flightless kiwi bird who spends his life trying to achieve his dream of flying.

* Most Creative: OK Go. The Chicago-born band's four members danced over eight moving treadmills to the song "Here It Goes Again." More than 13 million people watched it.

* Most Inspirational: Free Hugs. Australian Juan Mann won after setting out to brighten strangers' lives in Sydney by offering hugging them.

* Best Series: Ask a Ninja. Created by Los Angeles comedians Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, it featured a black-clad ninja answering e-mails in unique ninja lingo with his signature sign-off, "I look forward to killing you soon."

view the YT Awards page to see this video.

* Best Comedy: Smosh. Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, aka Smosh, have the No. 2 most-subscribed channel on YouTube. The college students have nearly 70,000 fans who watch their every move, whether it's music videos or comedy sketches.

view the YT Awards page to see this video.

* Best Music: Terranaomi. Los Angeles-based Terra Naomi went from struggling singer-songwriter to being signed to Island Records due to exposure on YouTube.

view the YT Awards page to see this video.

* Best Commentary: The Winekone. The Canadian offers a random, rambling monologue on a range of topics.

view the YT Awards page to see this video.

Friday, March 09, 2007

I can do that.... maybe

So I was browsing my pal youtube and I came across this video. I love pool and consider myself in the 'not suck too much' category. After watching this video, however, I realize how bad I really am. I think this is a really cool collection of pool trick shots. There are a few more available on your tube if you are interested, just search for "Pool Trick Shots."

Enjoy, and go try this at home! (or maybe at a friends house so you don't wreck your walls or lamps.)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Balancing Point

I have been going through a website that has a list of the best you tube videos as rated by users. I came across this one, and thought it was amazing. I am a media major and when I saw it, I thought: "Now why didn't I think of doing that?" I hope it is as interesting for all of you as it is for me!

Also, check the link below to a whole wack load of great youtube videos.