Monday, June 1, 2020

June Update: Launching a new series

We're getting into a nice groove on the Global News Weekend morning show. We have over six weekends under our belts since our official launch in mid-April.

I am really enjoying this new role and the creativity it affords me in putting together stories and interview on interesting topics and people.

Last month, I launched a new series that I have been working on since January (the launch was obviously delayed due to the pandemic).

It's called The Training Ground. Here's what it's about:

The Training Ground is a series that dives into the mental, physical, and emotional journey needed to prepare for a competition or performance, athletic or otherwise. 

Every competitor or performer has their own training montage documenting their journey of how they got to where they are; what they had to sacrifice; how they had to push themselves to achieve success. And that’s what this series is about: the blood, the sweat and the tears.

It will feature guests from the sports world and beyond, men and women who have experienced success and failure.

Think of the famous quote by Teddy Roosevelt, of which I’ll paraphrase: ‘It is not the critic who counts . . . the credit belongs to the man (woman) who is actually in the arena . . . if he/she fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his/her place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.’

My first episode was with Austin Sora, a professional dancer from Ontario who lives in New York City.

I am currently putting together the second episode, which features Canadian ultrarunner Dave Proctor. Look for that in next months' update.

On a personal note, tennis courts in Ontario have thankfully opened and I've been playing at least three times a week since the middle of May. It's nice to have somewhat of a sense of normalcy during this strange time.

Thanks for reading and watching!