Eep!

I don’t want to alarm you, but according to RunKeeper my first marathon of the year is slightly more than 25 days away. Eep. Come close – I’m going to tell you a secret. I’m freaking out just a little bit1. Whew. Feels better to get that off my chest. Part of this freak out is…

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…

The Mile π Club

As my regular readers are likely already aware1, today – March 14th – is Pi-Day. If you are someone who has never heard of Pi-Day, know that it is only the most mathemagical days of the year. That is, today is the day when nerds and geeks from around the world unite to celebrate the much-loved…

42 Bakers Dozens Of Avoided Goo

This evening I was reviewing my RunKeeper stats. In case you weren’t aware, RunKeeper is the iPhone app that I use to track my running progress/training. I also log any walking, hiking, or biking with the app. You probably shouldn’t find any of this surprising giving my love of all things number-y. And stat-y. Anyway,…

Happy 2011.5

As of noon today, half of the year has passed. That’s right folks – we’re on the downhill side of 2011. Anyway, I figured that this would be a good time to reflect on my goals. Specifically, I wanted to figure out how I was doing in terms of the athletic goals I had set…

Because 42.3 Kilometers Would Be Crazy: One More Thing

I just posted a summary of my marathon (here), and almost forgot something of such importance, it would be criminal for me not to mention it. What is so important that it requires another post? you ask. Well, I’m not the only crazy person that decided to run an official race this weekend. And with…

Because 42.3 Kilometers Would Be Crazy

The title of this post is courtesy of some random sign that I saw as I ran the Ottawa Marathon on Sunday (which, by now I’m sure you know is 42.2 km). To be honest, I really wish I had the time to pull out my camera while I was running to take photos. I…

RunKeeper Update

On February 2 I posted about RunKeeper.  Since then, just over 90 days have passed (approximately 1/4 of a year).  Given that, I felt obliged to update you on my progress, or lack thereof. You may recall that I had set several goals for this year as described in the epic blog entry entitled Four Fifths…

The Sloth Is Dead And Other Bric-A-Brac

So yesterday I posted about my incredible bout of laziness this weekend, coupled with my slacking in all things yoga, massage, and Calorie counting.  I also indicated that turning into a sloth was not good because I have been getting increasingly unbendy, and because I have somehow lost more weight; something I’ve been desperately trying…

The Fancy-Pants’ing Of Number-Stuffs

Speaking of nerdery, have you tried out Daytum1 yet?  It’s another iPhone app that I use on a daily basis (website here).  The app allows one to collect data.  Any data.  Clearly this was an app built for me.  I stumbled on this late last year and decided that it would be perfect for tracking the time…