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…

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…

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…

Un-impossible

Remember back in the old-time-y days of May? You know – May; when the sky was blue, and the birds were chirping, and the sun was shining, and the days were long, and the air was warm, and I decided to add something crazy to my Not-So-Bucket-List list? Those were good days, no? Apparently this weekend…

Death To Goofy

Okay, maybe Death to Goofy is a little extreme. I don’t want Goofy dead. I just want to crush his race a little bit. Tonight I continued on my quest to do just that. How did it go? The last few miles were tough. Really tough. My neighbours were probably wondering why I was yelling…

The Sixth Element

Remember yesterday how I rambled on and on about being a big waste of carbon? Okay, maybe I didn’t specifically write that I was a big waste of carbon, but given how lazy I felt and the less than A-Game I put forth for the Three-way Challenge of Awesomeness, I’d be hard pressed to provide…

Suck It Up Buttercup

As part of my training for the Goofy Race in January, today was my long run. While it wasn’t the longest run I’ve ever completed (44.2 km1), it was my longest run this month (16.1 km2). To put this into context, the longest distance that I had completed this month prior to today’s run was 12.14…

Getting My Groove Back

Sixty-one days; sixty-one days are all that separate me from where I am right now, and the starting line of the Donald Duck half marathon – the first step in completing the Goofy Race. For those who aren’t aware – the Goofy Race consists of two separate runs; on January 12, I will be joined…

I Have A Weird Sense Of Fun

I’m currently rolling around on the ground with my brand new heavy-duty Y Roller. What’s a Y Roller? you ask. Well I could tell you that it’s the newest tool in my stay healthy while I’m training for the Goofy Race bag of trickery, or I could tell you that it’s a massage roller to…

63.3 Begins Now

In just over 81 days – on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 5:30 in the morning1 – Mark and I will be lining up at the starting gates of the Donald Duck Half Marathon. In just over 82 days – Sunday January 13, 2013 at 5:30 in the morning2, Mark and I will step back…

Boo. Just Boo.

So tomorrow is the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, and instead of taking part in the 42.2 km trek across Toronto, I’m going to be watching from the sidelines. I won’t lie; I’m rather bummed out about this. I really want to be running tomorrow. I really should be running tomorrow. But I know that running wouldn’t…

This Is What Happens When Life Happens.

This weekend is the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. You might remember this marathon because I’ve mentioned it several times over the last few months. Along with the Toronto Goodlife and Ottawa marathons in May, the Waterfront would make my third marathon for the year. Throw in the Goofy race in January and I’ve got a lovely…

Another One Bites The Dust

Dear Item #81 on my Not-So-Bucket-List list, After quite a lengthy stay as a full-fledged member of the as-yet-to-do on my Not-So-Bucket-List, I have decided that you have paid your dues and should be rewarded for this. As such, as of today – July 22, 2012 – I happily upgrade your status from as-yet-to-do to so-freaking-done.  Let me explain my…

Kill Me Or Cure Me

I had a nap this evening1. It lasted only 20 minutes or so, but when I woke up I was fully discombobulated. I had no idea where I was, what I was doing, or what time it might have been. The only thing I recognized was the wee fuzzball who was softly purring as he…