“I started doing yoga every day. I was doing it because I knew it was good for me.”
"There's no other feeling like being in front of a crowd doing what you were born to do. I love how skating combines athleticism with artistry. When I lace up my skates I escape into my own world and transform into the character I am portraying."
- Matthew I. (AKA The Oatmeal)
Read his full comic on The Terrible & Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances.
2014 - “The Canadian” Ironman
"I trail run outside almost everyday. Often, I leave home worried with unanswered questions, timing issues, contractual difficulties, scheduling challenges. Every single time, within five minutes, these are gone - evaporated. The brain has switched off, hypnotized by the regular rhythm of my running shoes on the trail's dirt and the inhale-exhale cycles. Focused on avoiding the roots and rocks and water, I let go and become creative. The funny thing is that when I get back home, these worries are usually gone for good. Lost on a Gatineau Park dirt trail, somewhere..."