Because 2014 Is So Last Year

So it’s 2015. Every year I like to take some time to look back on the various lists that I had developed to review the various goals I had set; a way to measure where I’ve been and how far I’ve come. This year I’ve also opted to look back on some of the unexpected adventures…

Because Stevie

On Tuesday eve I was able to cross off another item from my Not So Bucket List. To be honest, I never actually expected to cross this item off of my list since, in some way, it was completely out of my control. In fact, it seemed far more likely that it would stay on my list, taunting me for…

Curse You Temple

Mother Nature has foiled us again. After much discussion, plotting, and organization, she decided to throw a huge wrench into our Mount Temple conquering plans. With winter conditions and blowing snow, Rick, Paul, and I decided for safety reasons that we should postpone our Temple adventure until next year. Nuts. For those of you who don’t…

I May Have Broken The Law

So just over a week ago I made my way once again to the airport for fun and adventure – this time in the form of a wedding1. In Vegas2. Having never been to Vegas I really didn’t know what to expect, but this trip wasn’t so much about Vegas itself as it was about…

That’s #2394 To You

So apparently the Around the Bay 30km race is less than 3 weeks away. I realized this at some point this morning when I received notice that I had been assigned a bib number. EEP! A bib number means business – serious business. And today I learned that serious business went by the bib number…

Conquer Your Fears Or Die Trying

Dear readers, this post is to inform you that I am about to do something really stupid. Again. I know, I know. I get myself into stupid situations all of the time. How is this any different? Well in this case I might die. Literally. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of melodrama, but in theory…

It’s Time

In just over 6 weeks I’ll be lacing up to run the oldest race in North America; Hamilton‘s 30km Around the Bay. If you’ll recall, I ran this particular course last year in 2:53:12, despite fuelling myself with nothing more than a granola bar and a cup of coffee1. This year, based on the lessons…

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…

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…

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…

RIP Goofy

Despite the blisters and the tight muscles and the overworked hamstrings and quads, I can’t stop laughing and smiling and giggling about today. Mark and I crushed Goofy. And it was awesome. Don’t get me wrong – it was tough – but to end a race like that smiling and laughing and feeling as good…

Crushed Duck

The first part of the Goofy challenge is complete, and as such I am now the proud owner of this shiny new golden Donald Duck medal. Ooooooh. Ahhhhhhh. But dear readers, this is only the first part of my challenge. In about 8 hours, Mark and I will be lining up again for the next…