Chasing Deliciousness

In case you were unaware – which I highly doubt given my penchant for talking about running ad nauseam – I’ve been training for a marathon. Specifically the Toronto Goodlife Marathon at the beginning of May. And the Ottawa Marathon at the end of May. And either the Chicago Marathon, or the Toronto Waterfront Marathon…

The Baker Street Luncheoning

Okay, I’ve been slacking a bit. I was just perusing my list-o-things-I-have-yet-to-blog-about – a list that includes such working titles as scotch tasting 2012, a curve with no width, dear students (not to be confused with dear professors), and that’s one too many hoo-hoos for my liking – and I’ve realized that I haven’t blogged…

Inversion Excursion

Holy crapshite – how is Sunday almost over? My goal today was to check off a bunch of things on my to do list, but sadly I don’t think I’ve completed nearly as much as I would have liked to. Ultimately I wanted to start Monday with fewer things on my list so that the…

Saturday’s Just Getting Started

And after just over an hour outside running in the light snow, to no snow, to holy crapshite it’s absolutely freezing out here and I think my eyeballs are frozen because I can’t see anything anymore, I’m back home. And after stretching and enjoying a very hot coffee, I think my parts are finally warming…

Fridays With Elliot

Well it’s Friday. Again. It seems that the weeks are just flying by. I put the blame squarely on the two courses that I’m teaching. But this isn’t a bad thing. Not even slightly. In fact, I think time is flying because I’m having so much fun. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also exhausted. But…

Embracing The Mileage Whore Within

I was reviewing my training schedule for the marathon and realized something. Er, maybe what I should write is that I rediscovered something. That something is the fact that I am a mileage whore. What do I mean by that? Only that I always seem to feel the need to put in longer distances when…

Happy Scotchy Burns Day

Happy Robbie Burns Day all y’all. I have a confession to make. If not for a random Tweet that I read earlier today, I would have completely forgotten it was Robbie Burns Day. Me – a lover of all things scotchy and delicious forgetting Robbie Burns Day? The day that people ’round the world celebrate…

Ever Wonder What 140 Characters Can Do?

Remember the other day when I said that January was full of anniversaries? Yeah, I wasn’t kidding. The month has included my Job-iversary, my Trip-iversary, my Blog-iversary, and my Scar-iversary. But brace yourself, dear readers, because the month isn’t over yet. And also because today is another monumental anniversary (which is monumental not just because it falls on National…

I’m Not What You’d Call The Brightest Bulb

Let it be known that I’m not the brightest bulb in the world. Case in point – yesterday was to be my slower recovery run, given that my previous two runs were sprints. Normally my recovery runs follow a longer run, but this week I thought I would let my legs rest given that the…

A Pinochle Of Nerds Set Loose In Toronto

The first annual Jasper-Liz-Dan adventure happened yesterday. What exactly is a Jasper-Liz-Dan adventure (or JLD adventure for those who like their TLAs – three-letter acronyms)? Well, it just so happens to be one of the 6 possible arrangements of our names (the others being DJL, DLJ, JDL, LDJ, and LJD). Yay math! Did I also…

The Day My Face Exploded With Awesome

January is just full of anniversaries. First I had my Job-iversary; a day to celebrate the successful completion of one full year as an Ass. Prof. This was followed by Dan and Rick‘s Trip-iversary, which celebrated the day 1 year ago when we boarded a plane and made our way to a most awesome adventure…

Wee Researchers

And just like that another week has flown by. I’m completely exhausted, but in a good way. Between training, running back and forth to various meetings, teaching, preparing presentations, early mornings, late nights, and all the other fun, this week was a blast. However, given the craziness of the week I think I forgot to…

525 Thousand Six Hundred Minutes Of Wanderlust

Wow. Time really flies when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe that I wrote my very first blog post here at Consumed By Wanderlust 1 year ago today: January 19, 2011. I won’t say that my re-entry into the blogging world was all that profound; I mean, my first post here was entitled “My…

A Very Full Day

Yesterday was a very full day. It started with the news that Dr. Beth’s dad had been taken to the hospital with symptoms resembling a stroke. Sadly, a CT Scan revealed that the symptoms were actually the result of a brain tumour. You can read more about it here (and send support via comments) at Dr….

42 Bakers Dozens Of Avoided Goo

This evening I was reviewing my RunKeeper stats. In case you weren’t aware, RunKeeper is the iPhone app that I use to track my running progress/training. I also log any walking, hiking, or biking with the app. You probably shouldn’t find any of this surprising giving my love of all things number-y. And stat-y. Anyway,…