August 24, 2016

Summer-Fall Training Plan 2016

7 weeks to a half-marathon?!

So, I’ve been slacking and in a funk. I haven’t run much since the Mississauga Half-Marathon. I took almost a whole month off, then injured my knee, back, and ankle. I’ve actually been fully-healed for weeks, but haven’t had the will to get out and really start training again. As my slacking intensified, I’ve realized I won’t be able to run the Oakville Half-Marathon, and I’ve withdrawn from pacing it this year. If I hadn’t already registered for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon as the 2:45 pacer, I would have given up hope for any sort of running this season. But[…continue reading]



August 11, 2016

Selfie shortly after the proposal

July 2016 Review

It’s been a while since my last update. That’s not a good sign I’m afraid. But I think I’m finally back. June‘s word of the month was UNFORTUNATE. I’d like to think July’s word of the month was YES! YES to back to training. YES to having new goals. YES to making progress in my health. And one other very, very important YES. Continuing this feature I started in January here’s this month’s monthly summary at a glance: July 2016 at a glance Starting Current Change To Go Weight (lbs.) 207.4 208.2 +1.2 Fat (lbs.) 57.9 63.2 +5.3 28.5 Goal This Month Annual Average Hours Sleep[…continue reading]



July 15, 2016

Story of my month: June 2016

June 2016 Review

It’s been a while since my last update. That’s not a good sign I’m afraid. But I think I’m finally back. At the end of May, I was hoping that June’s word would be CHOICE. It turned into UNFORTUNATE. Continuing this feature I started in January here’s this month’s monthly summary at a glance: June 2016 at a glance Starting Current Change To Go Weight (lbs.) 202.4 207.4 +5.0 Fat (lbs.) 54.2 57.9 +3.7 23.2 Goal This Month Annual Average Hours Sleep 8.00 7.24 7.28 Starting Current Change To Go PMP PDUs 52 52 0 3 This Month Year to Date[…continue reading]



June 1, 2016

May 2016 nightly hours of sleep

May 2016 Review

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I summed up March with the word TIRED. The word for April was STRESSED. I guess May would be LAZY. Continuing this feature I started in January here’s this month’s monthly summary at a glance: May 2016 at a glance Starting Current Change To Go Weight (lbs.) 200.0 202.4 +2.4 Fat (lbs.) 50.6 54.2 +3.6 20.2 Goal This Month Annual Average Hours Sleep 8.00 7.15 7.29 Starting Current Change To Go PMP PDUs 52 52 0 3 This Month Year to Date Running KM’s 26 km 504 km   The big highlight and turning point of this month was the Mississauga half-marathon which has been on my calendar since[…continue reading]



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]