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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Following My Passion-Part 1

This is Part 1 of My Story, Following My Passion. Stay tuned for Part 2! 

Just over a year ago, I left my comfy financial position to pursue my passion - being surrounded by
sport and helping people discover or thrive in a healthier lifestyle.  Back then, I was pretty comfortable - we really had more money than we needed but there was something missing - it was my life balance.  I was a director running the operations of a large pharmaceutical plant. I loved the people I worked with, but the job demands encroached seriously on my family life and my personal well-being.

I started with Accucaps back in 1999, and I was really out of shape.  Over a beer at a Christmas party in late 2000, I agreed to do a marathon with Colin Murray, a colleague at both Accucaps and Pfizer.  We followed a Hal Higdon plan and I ran my first at 3:45.  I was kinda hooked with this endurance thing.  Later in the summer I did my first tri in Windsor and then a half in Ottawa.  Along the way I signed up for my first Ironman in Lake Placid. After my 2002 race there, I was hooked on Ironman. Fast forward a few years to when I was training for my fifth Lake Placid race and I discovered Infinit.  At that time, I started buying from the States. I loved it so much that it lead to me buying the rights to the product in Canada in 2006.  Now I was seriously busy. So it just wasn't Accucaps that put me out of balance. It was tri, Infinit, and Accucaps. From 2006 until last year,  I had never been prepared for Ironman - all results were sub-optimal: I didn't put the miles in, and it's pretty hard to fake Ironman.

Infinit was a wonderful story, though. We continued to grow the business swiftly, despite my divided attention.  During the years of 2007 to 2013, I drifted away from competition - something that pained me, but between Accucaps, Infinit and being a good guy at home,  I had no more room.

Thanks for reading. Keep an eye out for Following My Passion-Part 2 in the upcoming weeks. 
- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada