Saturday, October 30, 2010


Today we went out for Croissants with friends, Mmm they tasted so good.

After the Croissants we headed to the mall, I didn't plan to buy anything but I saw this awesome sweater jacket and had to buy it.... Pic below.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween is coming

Halloween is coming... Anyone have plans?

Well Halloween falls on my days off, So I'm dressing up for Halloween this year. What will I be wearing? You'll never guess...

I'm dressing up as a Policemans, creative right! Well I got called to work overtime at a local bar so I took it, it should be crazy busy and alot of weird and funny things to see.... I hope everyone has fun but behaves..


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Overtime at the MMA fights

Last night I worked Overtime at local MMA fights, I have gone to the fights in the past and really enjoyed them, the card had some good names on it aswell.

The best thing is a got paid to watch the fights.

The crowd was behaved, and only a few had to be removed..

Friday, October 22, 2010

20 yr Old Police Chief

PRAXEDIS G. GUERRERO, Mexico — There's a new police chief in this violent borderland where drug gangs have killed public officials and terrified many citizens into fleeing: a 20-year-old woman who hasn't yet finished her criminology degree.

Marisol Valles Garcia was sworn in Wednesday to bring law and order to a township of about 8,500 that has been transformed from a string of quiet farming communities into a lawless no man's land. Two rival gangs — the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels — have been battling for control of its single highway, a lucrative drug trafficking route along the Texas border.


Shark kills 20-year-old man

A shark attack Friday killed a 20-year-old man off a beach on Vandenberg Air Force Base, said the Santa Barbara County, California, Fire Department.

Surf Beach is one of three that sits on the coastal air base, and the military closed all three beaches at 9:46 a.m. Pacific (12:46 p.m. ET), shortly after the shark attack, an air base spokesman said.

The three beaches will remain closed for 72 hours, the spokesman said.

Surf Beach is open to the public, but the other two -- Wall and Minuteman Beaches -- are open to base personnel only, the spokesman said.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Purse Snatch Fail

Why did this lady hold onto her purse for dear life?
Well in the purse were the only photos of her child that died at a young age, the mother stated she was will to die if she had to to keep that purse with the photos of her child...

MMA Fights

I'm on days off now, it was a busy cycle at work, but the last night died after 2am and I was able to get alot of work done.

My Days off will be spent relaxing, but on Saturday night I have a overtime shift working at a local MMA fight. It's a 6hr work job. I wanted to go to the fights that would cost money, but hey, now I'm getting paid to watch the fights!

The fights are put on by Warrior One.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Facebook parenting

What's your style of Parenting?

I'm not a parent, but I don't think this would be my style.. What about you?

first names blocked out......

Saturday, October 16, 2010

100 Worst cities in Canada

I was just looking throught the newly released list of the Top 100 worst cities in Canada, and I was happy to see that Halifax ranked 32nd.... It was 11% over the national avrage. Guess I still have alittle work to do...

Want to see where your city ranks? Check Canada's list here , US Top Ten here

Conan Drives car off Cliff

Conan's new show starts Nov 8th, watch this crazy video...

Friday, October 15, 2010

How Long do you think it takes a Happy Meal to decompose?

Check out these photos that were taken by this guy, he wants to see how long it takes for a McDonalds Happy Meal to decompose... It's crazy, it's been 6 months and still looks fine, Phots at Davies McDonalds Happy Meal Project

Manchester Police Twitter feed

The Greater Manchester Police decided to tweet their activity for 24 hours, they wanted to show the public the type of calls they deal with on a daily basis, it's not all bank robberies.... Like all police forces we deal with broken homes, mentally ill people, lost kids, and alot of random stuff.  I think this concept is a great idea.

They Posted over 3,000 calls for service, here's a couple funny posts.

Call 046 - Drug dealer caught possessing cannabis. He has promised to stop possessing it as soon as possible.

"call 674 confused man reporting his tv not working"

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vibram five fingers go shopping

Today, I was still alittle sore from my 2hr K9 track ( doesn't help you have 25 lbs of gear on ), so I decided not to run today, I wore the five Fingers out to get groceries, one lady was very impressed with them saying they were the coolest shoes she has seen, I answered alot of questions for her and continued on my way....

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K9 Track

Well The other night I attended a call that K9 was called to track someone, When K9 goes on a track they need another officer to cover them. I volunteered, while I was waiting for K9 to show up I stretched alittle, little did I know it was good that I warmed up.

K9 showed up and he headed out, well 2hrs later we were still on the track, I had already gone through my 1st, and 2nd wind, at one point another officer volunteered to take over from me, I tapped out, and just how luck would have it, after the new officer was running for 10mins they caught the

But I must say it's amazing to see how those dogs work, they are hard working and want to get the bad guy as much as the officers...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chile Miner's Wife meets his Girlfriend.....Opps

Yonni Barrios's wife Marta Salinas ran into her husband's mistress while waiting for her husband to be rescued over the past 69 days, and she says she will not be waiting for him at the top when he is pulled to safety.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

2010 Ironman results

The 2010 Ironman Triathlon World Championship was held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii today. It is the 34th World Championship.

Todays race was very fast:

Mens Top 3:
1 8:10:37 4 McCormack, Chris Burraneer
2 8:12:17 1:40 3 Raelert, Andreas Drage
3 8:13:14 2:37 23 Vanhoenacker, Marino Jabbeke

Womens Top 3:
1 8:58:36 102 Carfrae, Mirinda
2 9:06:00 7:25 150 Steffen, Caroline
3 9:10:04 Dibens, Julie

2010 Ironman Results

AUSSIE DOUBLE in Hawaii Ironman Championships - Congrats Chris McCormack from Sydney & Mirinda Carfrae from Brisbane.

Chris "macca" Mccormack wins Ironman 2010

Chris "macca" Mccormack wins Ironman 2010 with a time of 8:10:37.....Awesome job Macca!!

Back to work - Haunted Maze

It has been a good 12 days off I felt really relaxed driving to work this am. I have been busy since I got to work updating files and calling people, I'm on my lunch now relaxing and will be hitting the streets soon.

After work we are heading to the Haunted Maze in Truro, I can't wait, I heard they changed it this year and it's super scary!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trip to Yosemite National Park

 Here are a few photos from the start of your trip in Yosemite.... The Great Pics of Half Dome to come...



Back to work soon

We'll maybe you wondered my there was no Police related posts recently, The reason being is that I've been on vacation the last little bit. I'm back to work saturday, I feel well rested and ready to go.

I will post some pics from Yosemite and Half Dome later today..... Check back

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Check out this new sports site...

Up Chuck Sports

Vibram Five fingers at the sports field

Today I went to the park with my friend Tim. We took along a football, frisbee and soccer ball, and I wore my Vibram Five Fingers.

I must say it felt great running around the field catching the football and frisbee but it was alittle funny kicking the soccer ball in the Five Fingers, overall they held up great.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vibram five Fingers 1 week review

Well it's been 1 week since I got my Bikilas, and I am super pleased.

I've ran 5 times in them, running alittle farther each time. My calfs were alittle sore after the first couple of runs but they are feeling alot better now.

I really notice how your forced to run with proper form and I love how super light my feet feel. My last "normal" running shoes were so chunky.

One thing I love is how in touch u feel with the ground, where I run is a trail around a pond that is a mix of crushed stones and dirt.

So far so good, the only thing is I was stuck between sizes and the shoes part is a tad big, but fits my toes perfect.

What have your experiences been with your Five Fingers?????

Firefighters watch House Burn.

Have you seen this story? Firefighters stand by and watch a house burn because the owners had not paid their $75 town firefighter fee...... Don't think this would work with the Police...."Oh your being murdered?, did you pay your police fee?...No, Sorry we can't help you"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Flight Attendants Dance to Lady Gaga song on an Airplane!

Check out this funny video of the day!!

2010 Ironman World Championship

Well This week is race the big, It's the 2010 Ironman World Championship in Kona. The race is on October 8th 2010. The has only 1,800 racers, that may seem like alot but there are thousands more that would love to feel the pain of the Kona Course.  The course offers 2.4-miles of swimming, 112-miles of biking, and a 26.2-mile marathon run through tough ocean waves, and challenging lava-covered terrain.

Defending Championships Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington will be present in fine form to defend their titles.

I have not been able to find out where to watch it live, looks like they will broadcast the 2009 race on the 8th and in December they will broadcast this race. (if you know something different let me know)

Best of luck to all the racers


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Running in your Vibram Five Fingers

I give the Blog Birthday Shoes the credit for this write up, I took it from his great blog, If your new to running in your Five fingers you'll find this helpful.

Guest post by Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee of

Chances are you’ve just purchased your first pair of Vibram Five Fingers, or are considering getting a pair. They’re a lot of fun, and you’ll likely soon find yourself with a near permanent case of the ear-to-ear grin.

But this is a double-edged sword, because if anything, Vibrams are too much fun.

If you don’t learn to go slow in the beginning, sooner or later the perma-grin you’re experiencing may be replaced with a perma-ouch.

Running in Five Fingers feels so much like being a kid all over again. They’re just so much fun we can’t help but overdo ourselves. We go too far, and too fast, before our feet our ready, and then BLAMMO, we hit the dreaded ‘setback’.

But this doesn’t have to be the case. If you go slow, and let your skin be your guide (more on this in a minute) you’ll build the strongest, healthiest, happiest feet in the world, capable of mile after mile of near effortless enjoyment, fast and free in or out of your Five Fingers.

But first, we need to wake things up slowly. Unfortunately, modern shoes have weakened our feet. ...

In short, our feet have been asleep for years, trapped in a dark, narrow constrictive boot that has shortened, weakened, and stiffened our muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and left our bones weak and brittle. We can build them incredibly strong and supple, but it takes time. If you do too much before they’re ready, you risk tendonitis, muscle tears, strained ligaments, or stress fractures.

To avoid all of this, you need to go slow, and consider tiny distances to begin with.

Let your skin be your guide

Over time, your Five Fingers can help you become the strong, efficient, healthy and fast runner you were born to be. But to transition safely, you need to first feel the ground by going fully barefoot. If you take the time to feel the ground, build your feet, and develop your stride, you greatly diminish your chances of injury when it comes time to slipping on your Five Fingers.

When you run fully barefoot, you learn to run incredibly light, because you can fully ‘feel’ the ground and your impact. Most importantly, when your skin gets raw and tender, you stop and head for home. There aren’t too many people out there who will push through raw skin or a blister, at least not on an easy training run. That’s why I always tell my runners, “Let your skin be your guide.”

When you let your skin be your guide, you protect everything underneath the skin. The challenge with Vibram Five Fingers is not that your skin gets raw, it’s that it doesn’t. You also don’t feel the cumulative damage you’re doing to weakened parts on the inside of your foot. First off, your muscles are still asleep, and aren’t used to the new stride yet. Second, even if the muscles are ready, the tendons that attach the muscles to the bones are still asleep. Third, EVEN if the muscles and tendons are ready, your bones haven’t grown beefier to handle the muscles and tendons pulling at their attachment points. You also haven’t developed the flexibility for the foot to handle a full range of motion, stride after stride, mile after mile. And last, you haven’t developed the ‘padding’ in your foot, to help naturally cushion the impact.

Add all of this up, and you’ll find if you do too much too quickly, you’ll soon tear your feet apart.

If you buy Vibrams, have fun exploring in them. Just don’t go running too far in them just yet. Instead, invest in your future with a month or two of barefoot running first. Consider this foot conditioning — or boot camp for your feet — to wake them back up and help them get strong. So, before running far in your Vibrams, begin running fully barefoot, and let your skin be your guide.

But I feel great in my Vibram Five Fingers!

Even if you think all is good, it’s likely not the case. Our bodies follow the use-it or lose-it principle and the principle of ‘specificity.’ This means if we use something we get stronger, if not, it goes away. And it means if we’re used to a specific movement, we get stronger for it, and if not, we lose the ability (at least in the short run) to perform that specific movement. These two principles dramatically affect our feet and the transition into Vibram Five Fingers- and barefoot-running.

Ways in Which Our Feet have Gone Soft and become Weak

1. Our Arches are Asleep

With ‘great arch support’ found in traditional running shoes, our strong and springy arches haven’t had to work. Moreover, by relying on arch support, we’ve locked out one of nature’s greatest shock absorbers and stabilizers, and reduced our arches to mush. They can be rebuilt and raised up stronger than ever; however, you have to start slow. Wisely, Vibram Five Fingers are built with minimum arch support. That’s great for letting your foot do the work. But, if you do too much too fast, your muscles won’t be able to handle the new workload. Instead, you’ll force the job onto your plantar fascia, the band of easily-upset connective tissue running the length of the bottom of your foot. It was never meant to handle such force, and can quickly lead to plantar fasciitis.

2. We’ve Lost Flexibility

Our incredible foot flexibility and dexterity has been eliminated by stiff soles and over-effective ‘motion control’ systems. Our feet were meant to bend and flex, fore and aft, and to the sides. This allows us to absorb impact, use the foot as a spring, and handle uneven terrain and rocky surfaces. We once had incredibly flexible feet – just look at those of a baby. But now our feet have become as rigid as our shoes. While we never twist our feet in our shoes, that’s exactly what you’ll need to do in your Five Fingers for terrain, propulsion, and shock absorption. It’s a big part of what makes us feel ‘free.’ However, building this flexibility takes time. Do too much too fast, and you risk tendinitis, strained ligaments, tears, or even a stress fracture by putting new forces on your feet.

3. Our Achilles and Calves Have Weakened and Shortened

Ever taken a close look at the heel of your shoe? Chances are it’s almost an inch high or greater. Now, I’m not talking about high heeled shoes, but your running shoes. Supposedly, this high heel helps ‘protect’ our foot with extra cushioning. But what it really does is prevent your foot from its full range of motion. Our bodies adapt to raised heels by shortening our Achilles and calves. To add insult to injury, when we’re forced to heel strike, we lock our Achilles out of the equation. The Achilles can handle almost two tons of force if fully strengthened, but in a modern running shoe that promotes heel striking, it hasn’t had to work.

Vibrams, however, allow you to use a more ‘natural’ stride, and that means landing on your forefoot, loading your Achilles and calf, and springing back with each step. That’s why the Achilles was built so strong in the first place and it takes time to build them up again. Work your calves and Achilles too much and too soon and you’ll pull and strain these muscles and tendons, or literally tear them apart.

4. Our Incredible Toes Have Become Unbelievably Weak

Did you know 18 out of 19 muscles and tendons of our feet connect to our toes? Mother Nature wouldn’t have done this if the toes weren’t vital to our feet. Unfortunately, our poor toes have been asleep for years. Look at your current running shoes. See how high the front of the shoe is off the ground? That’s called ‘toe spring’. Shoe manufacturers add toe spring to help your foot roll more easily. Now look at your foot. Are your toes up and off the ground? Far from it! We grab with our toes, support ourselves with our toes, and keep our arches strong with our toes. Strong toes and the attaching muscles are essential for our stride and healthy feet. When you have strong toes, you have a strong foot. But in a shoe with toe-spring, there’s no way for our toes to spread, grab, or feel the ground. This atrophies all connecting muscles, making them incredibly weak. Wake up your toes too quickly and you’ll start tearing your feet apart.

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Apple picking

Yesterday the weather was alittle odd, it rained then got sunny then rained again.

During one of the breaks I was able to get out for a short run in my Vibrams, felt great.

Afterwards we went apple picking up in the valley, had a blast and on the way back stopped at Fort Edward in Windsor,NS.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Born to run

Finished another short run in my Five fingers today, my legs were sore starting out but by the time I ended I felt like I could easily run more but I didn't want to push it... Another short one tomorrow.

Tonight I'm sitting down to read Born to run, I'm sure alot of you have read the book, I hope I enjoy..

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