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]



March 13, 2017

Chilly Half-Marathon 2017 Race Report

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It’s been a very quiet few months on my blog. I’m hoping this post is the start of a turnaround and revival! The training season leading up to this race has been one of my worst. I declined to be an instructor leading to this clinic because I suspected I’d need time flexibility with everything else going on in my life. I really needed that flexibility because I was even busier than I expected! I missed a lot of runs because of work and other commitments. And I even missed some runs because I felt too tired, or the weather[…continue reading]



December 31, 2016

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon 2016 Race Report

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This race report may be over two months late, but better late than never! I mentioned in my October Review that I successfully paced the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon. It was quite a relief that it went successfully because I would have felt bad letting down the people who were relying on me to pace. As has been discussed in several monthly updates this summer, I did not have a great training season: I had a number of injuries including my knee, back, and ankle. The ankle injury was particularly debilitating. I guess I was also not quite so motivated. I’m[…continue reading]



December 29, 2016

November 2016 Review

I regret that I’m getting later and later with these monthly reviews, but at least I am getting them out. This blog has regrettably been a little neglected, and perhaps that is reflective of me neglecting myself and my health. My word for October was relief! I’d say my word for November 2016 was RENEW: I tried getting back into a routine of going to the gym, I started tracking my food using myfitnesspal again, and I joined a Running Room half-marathon clinic, essentially renewing my commitment to running. Continuing this feature I started in January here’s November’s monthly summary at a glance: November 2016 at a glance Starting Current[…continue reading]



November 15, 2016

October 2016 Review

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I regret that I’m getting later and later with these monthly reviews, but at least I am getting them out. This blog has regrettably been a little neglected, and perhaps that is reflective of me neglecting myself and my health. September was rough, and it’s word of the month was NECESSARY. If I had to pick one word for October, it would be RELIEF! Not because anything went particularly well, but because nothing went too awfully wrong. Continuing this feature I started in January here’s this month’s monthly summary at a glance: October 2016 at a glance Starting Current Change To Go Weight (lbs.) 216.2 220.4 +4.2[…continue reading]