We're doing something a little different today: this is an interview with Olympic athlete Kequyen Lam, one of my best buddies. We cover a myriad of topics including his upcoming trip to PyeongChang for the 2018 Olympics to compete as a 15km Cross-Country Skate Skier, how he became an athlete for Portugal, his incredible new mustache, “Lamstache”, the 2 books that are about to be released (“Tiny Home Haikus” and “Into the Mind of an Olympic Athlete”), intermittent fasting, orgasms & erections, Instant Pot and food, his first impression of me (hahaha), among other things….
Warning: I feel like more interviews should be done by friends – but – there is some casual colorful language. You've been warned.
0:00 – Beginning of the Man-Giggles
1:00 – Intro and Kequyen's 1st memory of Raj and talk of Olympics in South Korea
3:45 – Cross country skiing (XC) and the journy to the Olympic level
11:58 – Living a life of passion
13:10 – Self-motivated
16:03 – Portuguese history as it applies to Kequyen (why he's competing for Portugal, and his parents as “Boat-People”)
19:40 – What it means to be qualitfying for the Olympics; Visualization and Manifestation
23:00 – The Olympic Village and Danny Silva
26:34 – ebook “Into the Mind of an Olympic Athlete
29:05 – The Mustache. And Lamstache mustache wax.
31:30 – Tiny House and ebook “Tiny House Haikus”
33:00 – Food, Instant Pot, bone broth, training diet
38:50 – Intermittent Fasting, orgasms and erections, and weight-loss
42:00 – More on bone broth “I started eating the bones!” and eating offal; “food is medicine”
Kequyen and I met in Vancouver at UBC while training to become pharmacists. We have some of the best conversations and always end up talking for hours when we get on the phone. One of the reasons I love this guy is his amazing man-giggle!
He is competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in the cross-country skiing event: 15km Skate Ski. This is a shift in sports for him as previously he was a snowboard cross athlete, but his Olympic dreams of heading down the hill sideways on a board were cut short due to an injury before he was able to qualify for the 2010 Olympics in his hometown of Vancouver. Two major inspirations include former Olympians Ross Rebagliati and Danny Silva.
He will be competing for Portugal, but I'll cheer for him anyway….
Lamstache, Tiny Home Haiku, etc.
To maintain this bad boy, Kequyen is making his own brand of mustache wax, “Lamstache”, which you will be able to pre-order on www.kequyenlam.com very soon.
Kequyen is also releasing a couple books: one with poetry created when he lived in the “tiny home” he built, “Tiny Home Haikus”. The other book, “Into the Mind of an Olympic Athlete”, gives readers an inside look into the experience of being at the starting line of an Olympic event. These will also be available from his site soon.
I got Kequyen into Instant Pots and his use of bone broth and traditional real foods have been important to fueling his training and improving his health. He shared with us his “Lam Broth” Instant Pot Olympic Pork Soup.
Experience the Olympics with Kequyen
Good luck, Kequyen!
I've noticed that nobody has commented about the topless photo of this specimen of a man.
Thankfully my roommates don't have photos of me staring at the screen editing that photo while also shirtless.
That woulda been weird.