70 Down 20 To Go

Holy cow, I can’t believe 10 weeks of the 90 Day Fitness Challenge are now a part of history, and less than 3 weeks remain. Last week was a huge improvement over the two weeks that preceded it. While it wasn’t my strongest week ever, it did see me get in three solid runs, plus…

63 Down 27 To Go

My life over the past few weeks has been rather stupid busy, so I didn’t get to post my regular update (which would have been aptly entitled 56 Down 34 To Go). But, given my lack of running it wouldn’t have been much of an update anyway. In fact, the last few weeks has been a…

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Last week got away from me a little bit. I probably spent far too much time in meetings, and probably far too much time running around between meetings. Fortunately I didn’t allow this to interfere with my training schedule, and from my point of view that’s a huge win. My goal this week was to…

35 Down 55 To Go

And just like that week 5 of the 90 Day Fitness Challenge is over. While I’m not quite back to where I should be in terms of my goals, week 5 was a huge improvement over week 4. For week 5 of the challenge I had aimed to run 5 times, covering 37km and bringing…

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Week four of the 90 Day Fitness Challenge was trying; very trying. It started off filled with good intentions and kick-ass energy, but then life decided to get in the way and that all changed. Initially I was worried that work was going to be the main challenge – what with three major events this week….

Bi-Polar Vortex

With a -30 something wind chill this eve, my walk home from the office was a bit of a chore. With every gust of wind I shivered and cringed and tried to ignore how painfully cold the exposed bits of my face were. I also tried not to curse Mother Nature whenever she decided to…

21 Down 69 To Go

Week three of the 90 Day Fitness Challenge has officially come to an end, and I’m happy to say that things are still going strong. It was a tough week, however. Temperatures dipped into the realm of ridiculousness again, and then Mother Nature decided we needed more snow. Because running in frigid temperatures and knee-deep snow drifts…

14 Down 76 To Go

And just like that the 90 Day Fitness Challenge is 2 weeks old. They grow up so fast. I won’t lie – this week was tough. Work and life kept trying to get in the way of my goals. Stupid work and life – why you gotta be like that? My first hurdle came on…

The Re-Schtubbed-Ubbening

I’ve been randomly looking back at some old posts – seeing if there were any shenanigans of significance that I might have found myself a part of a year ago1. Part of the reason for my walk down memory lane is known as procrastination; I know I have to run 7km today on my Quest…

Bonbons And Regret

Last night when I was walking home after what seemed a long day of work, I spent the bulk of my time having an internal discussion with myself. I’m too tired to run. No, you aren’t. You’re just being a big bag of suck. Am I? Yes, you are. I think. See, maybe I’m not…

7 Down 83 To Go

The 90 Day Fitness Challenge that began in the old time-y days of 1 week ago is now 1 week old. Amazing. Okay, maybe a challenge that started a week ago being a week old isn’t really all that amazing. Whatever. Point is, I’m 1 week into a challenge that will last approximately 13 weeks….

Happy Goofiversary

It’s amazing to think that this weekend, last year, I would have found myself in the Sunshine State of Florida running 63.3 km over a roughly 29 hour period. Honestly, it seems like a lifetime ago that I laced up with Mark to run the first of two epic runs through the parks of Disney World….

Praise Be To Google

When I was young I was rather fortunate in that I was exposed to computers early. I remember my brother and I creating short programs on the Commodore 64 that Canadian Tire had on display when it was first introduced, and thinking we were some sort of computer geniuses. 10 Print “Hello world” 20 Goto 10 Oh…

Take That Cold Weather

I woke up yesterday morning to the news that it was -23C outside but that it felt like -29C with the windchill. Seriously, who decides that these temperatures are okay? As I huddled under my covers shivering from the thought of -29C, I began to wonder whether or not heading outside for a run was…

Feeling Throw-Uppy

Last year I was in the midst of training for the Niagara Ultra 50km race when I was sidelined by my ankle. Because I don’t like leaving things unfinished I’m determined to conquer this race in 2014. As part of my training program I sat down the other night to figure out exactly what I’d…