Chocolate And Beer You Say

So remember that time I ran for chocolate? Ya, those were good times. For those who follow this blog1, you’ll know that I ran the Chocolate Race in Port Dalhousie yesterday, along with several friends. The idea – run 10 miles, or 16.1 kilometres – whilst celebrating the awesomeness that is chocolate. And by celebrating,…

Run. Chocolate. Run. Chocolate. Run. Chocolate. Repeat.

Another day, another 16.1 kilometres. Except today isn’t just any other day. Today is the Chocolate Race! W00t! The race begins at 9:15am and includes chocolate stations throughout the course. While I don’t have a page set up for a live race, those of you on the Twitter or on Facebook should be able to…

Apparently This Is Me Being Responsible

I’m currently sitting in my hotel room at the Days Inn in Saint Catherines. I’m about 20 minutes away from Niagara Falls1, and waiting for my phone to charge before I take off again. I arrived about 30 minutes ago with my friend Mel and her boyfriend Alex2. The purpose of our trip, as most of…

Punching The Voice In My Head Square In The Mouth

It’s Friday eve and I’ve been thinking about crawling into bed for the past hour. Fortunately, that is exactly where I am. At the moment, the wee fuzzball has snuggled up close and is softly purring contentedly. His position – half nuzzled up against my left arm and half on the laptop – makes typing…

Say What Now?

I just got home a few minutes ago. Yes, I realize that it’s after 11pm, and yes I realize that I’m just getting home after having left the house for a 9am meeting earlier today. But please, please, please, please, don’t think that I’m seeking some sort of oh-my-gawd-that’s-a-crazy-long-day sort of sympathy. Yes, clearly those hours…

Feeling Pumped Up And Throw-Uppy – Is That Legal?

During a short break between crossing off items 18 and 19 on my list of things to do today1, I decided to book my hotel for my first marathon of the season2. This just so happened to be item 20 on my list3. However, before I booked I wanted to check to see if there…

Always Look Again: The May Health Challenge

Several days ago, my friends Dr. Julie and Dr. Mark1 posted a challenge on their website (read more about the details here). That gist of the challenge – dubbed the May Health Challenge – is simple: Do something every day for the first 30 days of May that serves to improve your overall health. Whatever…

Adventures With The Warrior Princess

While I was in Toronto on Saturday picking up my race kit for the Yonge Street 10k, I stumbled on some rather exciting information. Specifically, I stumbled on the fact that Sarah McLachlan was coming to town. More specifically, I learned that she was coming to town Friday, June 22, and that she would be…

Can’t. Stop. Smiling.

Okay. Deep breaths. Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. In. Out. Repeat. These were the thoughts that I kept repeating to myself this morning as I stood in the yellow corral waiting for the gun to go off, signifying the start of the Yonge Street 10k. While I often use this ritual to…

What’s Another 10k?

It’s 6:30am and I’m just getting ready to head back to Toronto for the Yonge Street 10k with my friend Mel. I have no idea what to expect, except that there are supposed to be 15000 runners. That is freaking awesome. Anyway, since I still need to stretch a bit (as Elliot so casually reminded…

Carbo Loading Is The New Gluttony

Earlier this morning I headed downtown Guelph to meet up with my friend Mel. Our goal – take the train to Toronto so that we might pick up our race kits for tomorrow’s 10k Yonge Street Race and carbo-load our faces off. That’s right dear readers, we decided to use a 10k race as an excuse…

True Lies

Okay, remember how I said a few weeks ago that the semester had come to a close? Well, I think I specifically wrote that classes had ended. Regardless of what I wrote, I lied. Gasp. True story. Of course, having just admitted I had lied, you might be wondering how you can trust the statement…

Holy Expletive-ing Hell

Yesterday I received a phone call from my Dad. It went something like this: Dad: By the way, I had to take your mother to the hospital today because of chest pain. Me: A short moment of stunned silence where I processed this little nugget of slap-me-in-the-face reality and what it could mean, while at…

The Sound Of Two Hands Clapping

In case you had forgotten or in the event that you were completely unaware, tomorrow is a day that is sure to bring a smile to your face1. For you see, dear readers, tomorrow is High-Five Day – the highest and five-iest of all days2. But tomorrow isn’t just any ordinary High-Five Day. Nope. Tomorrow is…

I May Have A Problem

I have a small confession to make. I did something yesterday that might seem a little bit crazy. Crazy? You Dan? No way! you say rather sarcastically. It all started with a tweet. Or perhaps it was a comment on Facebook. I forget, because well,  I forget things. Initially, I tried to ignore it, but all…