No Need For Speed – For Now

Today I added another half marathon notch to my belt. Woohoo. The day started off early with a bowl of oatmeal, natural peanut butter, and honey, plus a coffee (it wouldn’t really be breakfast if it didn’t include a coffee). Oh, and snuggling with Elliot. He really is a snuggle whore – not that I’m…

This Calls For A Double D-Cup Of Scotch

Today is March 30th, 2012 – the 90th day of the year, thank you very much leap year – and apparently also National Cleavage Day. Sadly, I didn’t realize it was National Cleavage Day, otherwise I might have dressed more, um, appropriately. What’s that you say? National Cleavage Day isn’t about man-cleavage? Damn, just when I…

The Shenaniganning Continues

Sometime last year – early November to be somewhat more specific – I received a text from Rick about a new and wonderful adventure. That adventure was ice-climbing. On receiving the text, it took me all of about a millisecond to respond with a resounding hells ya. Well, flash forward a few months – basically just…

More Hours Please

I’m sure this request has been made about a kajillion or so times over the course of my life, but I would really like some more hours in the day please. Just 2 or 3 would be nice. I’m looking for this extra time because there are just too many things that I’d like to…

It’s Just About The Best Day Ever

Today started off as most other days. I woke up at the crack of early, snuggled with Elliot, prepped for meetings and classes, then made my way downstairs for a wee bit of breakfast. This was followed by a quick shower, a quicker shave, and finding something to wear. In all honesty – it was…

Now With 90% Less Evil

It has been just over 24 hours since the 30K Around the Bay, and despite being a little tired, I’m feeling pretty good. My joints aren’t screaming. My muscles aren’t nearly as tight as I thought they might be. My walk to the office today was as fast as normal1. And while I’m tired, I’m…

Amazeballs And Awesomesauce

As you are likely all aware, today was the day that I ran my first ever 30K Around the Bay in Hamilton. Not my longest run ever, but still a significant distance. The run was fantastic, despite the fact that I am apparently really stupid when it comes to fuel. How so? Let me explain by…

I Wonder Where I Am Right Now

About 1.5 hours ago (9:30am) Carolyn and I started the 30k Around the Bay race in Hamilton. Eeep! At this point, I figure we should be at least halfway through the course. If you look at the map below1 – we’re probably somewhere around the 15km point. Of course, I’m not really sure where we…

And Away We Go…

Well, almost. The race starts in just over an hour1. Eeep! 1 Assuming I haven’t broken the internets, follow my progress through the 30K Around the Bay race here.

A Geographical Oddity

Earlier today I attempted to find a bus to Hamilton from Guelph. Given that Hamilton is about 50 minutes away from Guelph – just down highway 6, and a grand total of 52 kilometres according to the all-knowing and all-powerful Google – I had figured that this task would be a simple one. Was I…

Just A Tipple – I Have To Run 30K

How is it Friday already? I feel like the week just started and BOOM, it’s Friday. And given that it’s Friday, that means in a about 36 hours I’ll be starting the Around the Bay 30 kilometre race in Hamilton with my friend Carolyn. Eeep! Anyway, as I mentioned yesterday, whatever happens with the race…

There Is A Great Disturbance In The Force…

And by force, I mean my belly. You see, dear readers, based on the events of the past 2 days I can only deduce that I have either consumed dairy1 without knowing it, or I have picked up some bug. How is it possible that I can’t tell? Well, I don’t exactly feel sick. But I can…

An Open Letter To Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature, I want to start off by saying thank you for the winter that wasn’t. For me – one who hates the cold with every fibre of his being despite the fact that I often can be found running on the coldest of days, hiking icy trails, and sometimes even ice-climbing, or bobsledding…

Pssst – There Is No Cake

Remember the videos of crazy adventure seeking adventurers that I mentioned here and here? You know, the videos by Seb Montaz? Well, believe me when I write that at some point in the not so distant past I had talked about these movies. Moreover, I had talked about downloading and watching Seb’s documentary I Believe I…

A Little Slice Of Heaven

I’ve opted not to run this eve. I’ll give you a minute to recover from that ever so shocking news. It’s true. I’m not running this eve. My knee feels a bit wobbly from my long run on Saturday, and it’s probably best if I let it rest an extra day before carrying on with…