I Am Inspired

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post1, today was the Toronto Waterfront Marathon – a marathon that I had signed up to run a few months ago. The very same marathon that I didn’t train for sufficiently and hence had to DNS2 this weekend. And as I mentioned yesterday, I was quite bummed about all of…

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…

The Gravity Of Travel

  It’s officially 2 weeks since I returned home from adventuring with Rick and the Big Mountain Challenge. To be honest it feels like an eternity ago. Weird how that happens. Since I managed to finish up the work that I needed to finish for tomorrow earlier than I expected to, I’ve been sitting here…

Home Made Deliciousness

After a rather lazy start to the day which included lounging in bed and doing pretty much nothing all morning, I headed over to the house to visit the wee fuzzball. He’s doing well in case you were curious. We hung out in my room for a bit, him softly purring next to me as…

Why Talk To Action Makes Me Throw-Uppy

I think I might throw up. But in a good way. I just did something really, really, really awesome. Or perhaps really, really, really stupid. Only time will tell. What have you done now, Gillis? Well, dear readers, I’ve gone and registered myself for the Goofy Marathon and a Half – scheduled for the weekend…

The Cost Of Running

I’ve often heard that running is one of the cheapest sports because you really only need a pair of good running shoes (~$200 every 500-700 kilometres or so), and that’s about it. Of course, being the nerdy fellow that I am, it got me thinking Is that really all I spend my money on when it…

Chasing Deliciousness

In case you were unaware – which I highly doubt given my penchant for talking about running ad nauseam – I’ve been training for a marathon. Specifically the Toronto Goodlife Marathon at the beginning of May. And the Ottawa Marathon at the end of May. And either the Chicago Marathon, or the Toronto Waterfront Marathon…

Failure Tastes Like Hurting

Remember back in the summer, when the sun was all sun-shiny, and the blue skies were anything but grey, and the trees were covered in green leaves, and the birds were chirping, and the wind didn’t bring a chill, and our windows were left open all night, and we were sweating with just a sheet…

For Your Reading Pleasure: Obits, Tickle Zones And Naughty Bits.

Yesterday marked my second run post surgery. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in. Okay, maybe that minute was for me. Because it felt so freaking good to run again. So. Freaking. Good. My first post surgery run occurred last week. That run was short and slow – about 2.5km in 15 minutes….

Be Prepared To Do Something Awesome

Several months ago (December to be exact), my friend Carolyn offered up a review of the 2007 documentary Spirit of the Marathon. After reading her review, I added this documentary to my ever-growing list of movies I wanted – nay – had to see. And here we are, 6 months later and I have finally…

What Follows 42.2?

Now that I have finished a marathon and crossed item #105 from my Not-So-Bucket-List list, you might be wondering what crazy thing is he going to do next? Because we all know that I’m going to have to set another goal. It’s just the way I roll. Anyway, I’ve been giving it some thought since…