1. Favorite Fitness Activities?
Recently I have really been enjoying my weight training routine. I go twice a day (before and after work), 6 days a week. Before work is when I do weights on a 3-day rotation of a push day, a pull day and a leg day. After work I do my cardio (usually treadmill or elliptical). I’m full on addicted to it now.
What’s On Your iTunes Playlist?
Well, mine might be a bit different than your typical playlist, haha! I LOVE choral and classical music so there’s some of that. I’ve always been a big U2 fan and have several songs from their old and new stuff on there. Also Mumford and Sons. I’m totally geeking out here but I also LOVE video game music written for orchestra.
We’re Buying. What Are You Drinking?
It’s called a Crown Float or a Black Velvet, depending on where you go. It’s Guinness on top of Strongbow and it’s amazing.
Favorite Cheat Meal?
Ribs. Every time. I have yet to find some that are made better than my wife’s ribs.
Game Day Ritual? Anything you do to warm up your voice before going out?
I do most of my warming up in the car on the way to the game actually. I’d get strange looks if I did my warm ups at Roger’s Place. It’s a combination of open mouth humming and scales and it’s very loud. Also, I always run through the words of both anthems several times. I’d rather my “Youtube fame” be for how well I sang and not how horribly I screwed up!
Best Stress Reliever?
Massage, time alone on my screen porch (I have 4 kids…alone time is very precious!), and my two dogs, Bruno and Dexter.
What’s Your Dream Vacation?
Either a cross-European tour or a 2-week cruise to anywhere. Cruise ships fascinate me.
Best Thing About Oilers Fans?
Oh man, there are so many things. I guess if I had to pick one it would be their absolute love of every aspect of the game. The fact that we sold out all of our AWAY games at Roger’s Place during the playoffs says something. They love hockey and they LOVE their team.
What’s In Your Gym Bag Right Now?
Because I go before and after work, I pack a LOT of things in my bag. 2 pairs each of shirts, shorts, socks and underwear. I also pack my gym shoes, water bottle and shake bottle. Perhaps the most important are my grooming products from Rust and Pine Co, a local men’s grooming products business. Keeps me fresh and manly smelling!
Best memory of last season?
This is easy. There were some pretty sweet moments during the regular season but I would have to go with singing the Canadian anthem for Round 1, Game 1 of the Playoffs. The energy, excitement and anticipation in the air was tangible. Apart from marrying my wife and the birth of my children, this was the best moment of my life.