July 3, 2017

Review of Odysseo by Cavalia

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Here’s definitely something that would fit under the “non-running” category of my blog. But, I hope you all enjoy this review: I saw Cavalia’s “Odysseo” in Mississauga with a large group of seven on June 23, 2017. We got the VIP package which included a dinner buffet before the show, open bar (wine and beer), and dessert buffet during intermission, access to the stables after the show, and a souvenir (book). I think the package was quite worth it:   The pre-show buffet was quite good. It seemed like there was a bit of a Mediterranean taste to the buffet[…continue reading]



June 29, 2017

First half of 2017 Reivew

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Well… look at this poor neglected blog! The last monthly review I published was way back in November. Oops. I’ve been a little busy, maybe too busy. But hopefully things will be settling down soon and I can get back to regular blogging and some sort of routine. I haven’t been recording my hours of sleep, nor my weight on a regular basis. But I will soon. So, what have I been up to for the last 6 months? Not too much… 😉 I ran four races: the Chilly Half-Marathon, Around The Bay 5k, Mississauga Marathon 5k, and paced the[…continue reading]



April 1, 2017

Training with the Ben N. Jerry’s How To Run!

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In 2014, I trained using a program developed by Dr. Jack Daniels. I was quite happy with the progress of that program and I have a number of posts tagged that indicate how much I enjoyed it. Some of my friends have also started incorporating parts of the Jack Daniel’s program into their speed training.   So, this year, I’m experimenting with a training program from another famous author: Ben N. Jerry’s How To Run.   I haven’t finished reading this yet, but I think it’s a very promising approach. It’s a radically different than anything I’ve ready before on[…continue reading]



March 31, 2017

Around The Bay 5k Race Report

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I’ve finally finished the set: Now that I’ve run the Around The Bay 30k (four times), 2-person relay, 3-person relay, and the 5k, I’ve officially done all of the Around The Bay events! As I mentioned in the Chilly Half-Marathon race report from a few weeks ago, I didn’t have the best training season. And after Chilly I had some minor surgery, then a not-so-minor flu. So, I got very little running done between these races. Last year’s ATB was really cold. The forecast was for rain and a -4 windchill, so I worried it would be really cold again. I was[…continue reading]



March 17, 2017

There’s No Such Thing As “Fit”

You’ll have to excuse the inflammatory title. It’s meant to be eye-catching, but not entirely misleading. I’ve been on an interesting journey this winter: I have been exceptionally busy, and with limited time (and lousy weather) I didn’t run as much as I have in previous years. As a result, my running fitness is pretty poor by comparison (see my time from the recent Chilly Half-Marathon). And I’m heavier than I’ve been in a long time. But, does that mean I’m currently “un-fit”? I am winding up a person training contract that had me going to the gym 3-times a week. If[…continue reading]