I Have The Lazies

I just had an accidental nap. Note – I’m not complaining. It’s Sunday, and I’d just sat down on the couch after finishing the dishes, doing the laundry, cleaning the kitchen, and pretty much doing whatever was necessary to catch up on the chores that I had neglected this past week. In other words, a…

Apparently I Am Not Superman

A few weeks ago I was supposed to run my very first 50km Ultra Marathon. I trained, I trained, and I trained some more. I made sure to stretch, and I tried to do all this while balancing a bunch of other projects. I found the hours I spent in the office and in meetings…

Just A Wee Run

So tomorrow is the big race – the Toronto Goodlife Marathon. Some of you may recall that I was planning on running 42.2 km of marathon-y goodness tomorrow. However, given that my training schedule has been weak at best, I’ve opted to run only 21.1 km. I know, right? I’m sooooooooooo lazy. Ha! Honestly, I do…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

My Everything Is Smiling

After a day filled with meetings, teaching, report writing, and other such academic pursuits, I’m wiped. At least, this is usually the case. Fortunately today was not a day filled only with meetings, teaching, report writing, and other such academic pursuits. You see dear readers, it was also filled with yoga with my friend Dr. Mark,…

What I Learned Today, Again

SOOOOOOO, apparently that old saying You are what you eat is true. How do I know this? Well today I had to jump on the treadmill to run my last long race before I head to Florida for the Goofy Race. Given that I wanted to run a 30+ km run, you’d assume that I would have…

One Week To Go

In just over a weeks time, Mark and I shall be waking up at an ungodly hour, lacing up our shoes, and lining up with hundreds of other runners to begin what may be our last race ever1. Of course, I’m writing about the Goofy Race3. Holy hell, I can’t believe it begins in a…

Off To A Good Start

As I mentioned back in the old time-y days of 2012, my attempt to log 1000 miles on my treadmill before I rang in 2013 ended just shy of my goal1. While I could have put in the extra miles on the 31st of December, I opted to prevent a potential injury and call it…

The Year That Was

Remember back in the old time-y days of 2012? Those were good times. Anyway, now that it’s the future I figured I should take a few moments to look back on the year that was 2012 to remember what I’ve accomplished, and identify those challenges that have eluded me for one reason or another. Perhaps…

996 Out Of 1000 Ain’t Bad

Earlier today I completed my last long run of the year – a 13.25 mile (~21.32 km) jaunt on the treadmill. I had hoped to see my treadmill cross over the 1000 mile marker today, but after my run and cool down walk I had only managed to reach 996 miles. I thought about running…