Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December Update: Looking Ahead to 2021

Well, the strangest year of our lives is finally, mercifully coming to a close in just a few weeks. I'll have a career-related recap of 2020 in my January post, but I wanted to post a couple of short updates on two bigger features I am working on for next year.

But first, for my November episode of The Training Ground, I was able to interview Canadian PGA Tour Pro Michael Gligic about his 10-year odyssey to get his PGA Tour card.

Staying on the sports front, the Canadian Olympic Team is searching for prospective Olympians in a virtual fitness challenge tastefully named the RBC Training Ground. There are three virtual fitness tests that people age 14-25 can take and, depending on how they do, they can be invited to a camp to see if they excel in a number of Olympic sports for potential selection.

I did a story on the program and obviously had to find out where I stacked up.

With Christmas around the corner, I should suggest a copy of my novel, 60'6": Balls, Strikes and Baseball Mortality, which would make a great stocking stuffer for any sports fan. There are only 10 copies remaining and you can get a signed copy from me at the link above.

Preliminary content plans for 2021 include continuing my Training Ground series on a monthly basis. Later this month, I have an interview with a cardiac surgeon.

I am working on an Olympic series called Training for Tokyo, which will includes features on athletes from different sports. 

I am looking at profiling the fitness requirements to become a member of the Canadian Forces and the RCMP.

And I am developing a year-long New Year's Resolution series that will be golf-related. That's all I can say so far.

You can watch me on Global News Weekend every Saturday and Sunday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern on the Global TV App and Amazon Prime Video.

Thanks for reading and watching!