Monthly Archives: August 2013

Who’s Your Biggest Fan?

The rains were coming down softly. Much as they had all morning. The final kilometre. My left hamstring was on the verge of snapping. And I was reduced to a steely resolute walk. Determined crowd supporters implored me to keep going. It was my first marathon. I would finish. And I would do so with […]

You Know You’re a Runner When…

…the first thing you do with your new computer is make sure your Garmin sends your running stats to your computer….

Best in Class?

Yesterday after some hesitation, indecision, and nerves we climbed into the car and made the 2 hour drive to my partner’s university college reunion. Happily, all went very well and we were both welcomed warmly by his classmates, in spite of if not because of the fact that his alma mater is an old fashioned […]

The Final Countdown

55 days to go until the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Based on the times I through down last week, I’m running better than I have all season. And this while recovering from another race. I’m not running as fast as I was last season, in part because this season’s focus has been more about building […]

One Moment

This moment happens only once. How do you want to spend it?

One. Last. Beater. of. Frosting

After a frenzy of activity that encompassed: * a strength training workout — at 5 a.m. after being kept up by two gossipy neighbours on their balcony; * a training run — only 14 kilometres because I’m still recovering from last weekend’s race; * the making, packaging, and gifting of chocolate covered sponge toffee to […]

On Extroversion, Introversion, Running, and Racing

Raymond, a running friend of mine who is also a competitive triathlete is in 6 races over the next 16 days. In contrast I’ve got 6 races scheduled for my entire year! Last year I competed in 8 races and succumbed to the pressures of mental burnout as a result. So how does Raymond do […]