Close But No Donut

At the end of last year I came close to completing my goal of running 1000 km in 12 months. As can be expected, close didn’t sit well with me. In fact, it left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. Fast forward to now – and might I add holy hell, how…

Official Goofy Certification

Well folks, today is the day that makes my Goofy Race officially Goofy in the most officially official way possible. And by officially official way, I clearly mean via an official certificate that certifies in a very official way my officially certifiable goofiness. Just look at it over there – all shiny and official and…

The Rebloodening

After I finished up at the office today, I headed downtown to meet up with my friends Dr. Mark and Dr. Julie. Our goal – head to the second Bleed For Guelph blood drive; a drive organized by the very same doctors I was meeting. While I didn’t donate blood myself – damn monkeys –…

My Downward Spiral Into Cookie Madness

I’ve spent the better part of my day number crunching, drafting a report, thinking about a grant, and eating. Eating a lot it seems (well, a lot for me). Okay, maybe it’s not so much that I’ve eaten a lot, maybe it’s just that I seem to have eaten nothing better than the empty Calories…

Choosing My World

The past week has been, well, thought provoking to say the least. Earlier in the week I learned that a former office mate was killed in a car accident. While I didn’t know him other than as the always smiling Masters student who shared an office with me, his sudden death was a shock. He…

Bad-Ass

It’s hard to believe but it has been roughly 2 years since I last set foot in Hawaii. Given my recent bout of wanderlust, you’ll understand that this has been preoccupying my mind of late. Yesterday, January 22nd, would have been the two year anniversary of the day that my face was introduced to the…

The Worst Part About An Unexpected Nap

Based on the fact that I just accidentally passed out for about an hour or so, I’m going to make the rather profound declaration that I’m tired. In fact, on a scale of 1 to 10 Zs1, I’m guessing I’m going to rank around Stupid-Exhausted. For those counting, that’s 10 times more tired than Wiped,…

What’s Another 7.8km?

Yesterday I wrote about the upcoming racing season. In that post I indicated that I had signed up to run the Hamilton 30km Around the Bay, and the Toronto GoodLife Marathon in March and May, respectively. There was also talk of running the Chocolate Race in Port Dalhousie, and the Yonge Street 10km. I finished the…

Let The Race Season Begin

And so it begins. Today I registered for my first 2 races of the 2013 running season. Actually, I guess the Donald Duck half marathon and the Mickey Mouse full marathon are part of the 2013 race season, but I’m not counting them exactly. The first race – at least according to my current race…

Ummmmmmmm

Birthday party. Scotch. Bourbon. Champagne. ‘Nuff said.

The Wanderlust Continues

So it’s Friday night and I’m suffering a mad case of wanderlust. I’ve been suffering with it all week – ever since getting back from Florida. I’ve been trying to distract myself by watching an Arrested Development marathon, but it doesn’t seem to be working. The most recent episode had me considering a trip to…

Schtubbed Ubb

So my sinuses have decided that they don’t like me very much right now. I blame all of the time I spent on flights this past weekend. Actually, I have no idea if the flights are to blame, but it allows me to blame AirCanada and I think that somehow makes sense. Anyway, in the…

What’s Next?

So now that the Goofy challenge is over, I’ve found myself spending the last few days relaxing, getting massages, visiting the chiropractor, eating, eating some more, and, well, eating1. While none of these things are bad, except for maybe the extreme laziness and gluttony I’ve adopted as a lifestyle2, I’ve realized that I need a…

Lonely Treadmill

This may sound weird but I feel like I haven’t been running in ages. Seriously. I was getting a massage tonight, and while my hamstrings were being put through the paces I actually wondered aloud Holy hell, why are my hamstrings so sensitive tonight? My massage therapist put on his Are you kidding me? face and I realized…

Elliot Seems Pleased

Well, after 4 awesome days in sunny Florida I am home. While I’m sad to say goodbye to the 25 Celsius days spent running around the Magic Kingdom with Mark, I’m thrilled to be home after having completed another of my Not-So-Bucket-List list items1. When I arrived home, I was greeted by a very affectionate…