Monthly Archives: August 2015

It’s That Time Again

The sun has yet to rise as I set out on my training run. Dressed in layers to face the morning coolness, my mind flashes forward to the upcoming autumn months. The scent of burning leaves and hot apple cider as children scamper through pumpkin patches eager for Halloween. It is still August. That much […]

The Privilege Of Pressure

While night time stretches longer and the temperatures become more humane, I feel a rumbling steadily growing within me. In less than 8 weeks time I toe the line once again at The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. For over 3 years now my personal best at this hallowed distance has remained unsurpassed. That is, unsurpassed […]

On Being The Chase Bunny At Tempo Thursday’s

For “B”. An amazing runner who stars as the huntress in my story. She, like all my friends in my running group, always manages to bring out the best in me. Thank you! Darkness still hovers. The sun yet to rise as ominous clouds loiter about the horizon. My footfalls and breathing echo around me. […]

What A Difference A Year Makes

Testing. Testing. 1, 2, 3.

There will be some who may find me boastful. While others may think me a slow runner. I do hope I am neither. But as I cannot control others’ perceptions of me I do ask your forgiveness in advance if this post renders you either offended by my seeming braggadocio or disenchanted by my apparent […]

Gone Fishing — The End Of My Running Streak

The email came out late yesterday afternoon. The details for this evening’s track workout. In! I’m in! Count me IN! My mind screamed. For each time the workout has been published this has always been my unequivocal and very timely response. But yesterday, for the first time, I wavered. And this morning I replied. Out. […]

On Hopes & Dreams & The Courage To Try

I have goals as a runner. I have goals outside of running as well. But as this blog focuses (primarily) on my sometimes valiant attempts at being a runner, I will pester you, my dear reader, with only that which concerns my running. At least for the time being. Some of these running goals, without […]