May 20, 2016

Sharise and I posing with our finish line medals after the Mississauga 5k

Mississauga 5k and Half-Marathon 2016 Race Report

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The weekend of April 30/May 1, I ran two events during the Mississauga Marathon weekend: The Novo Nordisk® “Hazel” 5km and Half Marathon. Doing both races earned me the distinction of calling myself a “Race Weekend Warrior.” I’ve been talking about this half-marathon as the target goal for a long time. I talked about my goals in this post. EXPO I didn’t expect much from the expo, but I was pleasantly surprised. From what I was told, there were very few giveaways at the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon Expo this year: In an effort to be eco-friendly they weren’t even[…continue reading]



May 4, 2016

Taking a shot at Battle Archery in early April 2016

April 2016 Review

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I summed up March with the word TIRED. If I had to pick a word for April, it would be STRESSED. I’m just glad the month is over. Continuing this feature I started in January here’s this month’s monthly summary at a glance: April 2016 at a glance Starting Current Change To Go Weight (lbs.) 198.4 200.0 +1.6 Fat (lbs.) 50.6 51.6 +1.0 16.6 Goal This Month Annual Average Hours Sleep 8.00 7.25 7.33 Starting Current Change To Go PMP PDUs 50 52 +2 3 This Month Year to Date Running KM’s 115 km 478 km I was hoping to bounce back after a rather abysmal month[…continue reading]



April 29, 2016

Trying out my Half Fanatics singlet before the Mississauga Half-marathon 2016

Mississauga Half-Marathon Goals

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I’m running the Mississauga Half-Marathon this Sunday! It will be my third time running this half-marathon. I’m also running the Novo Nordisk “Hazel” 5km on the Saturday night. Doing both races means I’ll qualify for the Weekend Warrior Challenge! (I have no idea what the bonus is for that, but I can’t seem to say no to such challenges a la Dopey Challenge). I’m running the 5k with my girlfriend. Her first 5k was the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5k and she did it in 37:22. She’s aiming for 35 minute this time. That should be a comfortable pace for me. I[…continue reading]



April 23, 2016

Finish line selfie with Goofy!

Tips on Planning Your Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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With all the excitement following this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events, a lot of people expressed interest in this event for next year. I’m certainly not any sort of official authority, just a runner that has participated in these events 4 times. There may be mistakes or outdated information in this post, so please let me know if it requires corrections or updating. As some of you may know, I’ve run during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 4 times: -2012: 5k, Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon (Goofy Challenge) -2013: 5k, Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon (Goofy Challenge) –2014; 5k, 10k, Half-Marathon[…continue reading]



April 6, 2016

March 2016 nightly hours of sleep

March 2016 Review

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First of all, I hope you all enjoyed my April Fool’s Joke post from last Friday. No, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series isn’t coming to Mississauga, or Toronto for that matter this year. But that didn’t stop at least 23 people from clicking on the link to try to register! I’m pretty proud of the graphics I made which mimic the real thing. If I were to do it again, I’d have the link go to a fake page to continue the charade. This year’s April Fools post went even better than last year’s! I wonder how I’ll top it[…continue reading]