February 11, 2016

Finishing

Tannenbaum 10k Race Report

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Apologies for this VERY tardy race report. I’ve had a particularly busy holiday season and then busy January, but I’m looking forward to getting back on track with blogging and documenting. But, it’s almost like a Throwback Thursday to publish this now. First in the chute is my race report for the Tannenbaum 10k which was held on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Date Event Goal Time Chip Time Gun Time 2015/12/06 Tannenbaum 10k 1:10:00 1:09:48 1:11:10 The Tannenbaum 10k is a local race organized by the Toronto Beaches Runners Club in the “Beach” neighbourhood of Toronto. The Tannenbaum 10k in 2010 was[…continue reading]



February 9, 2016

Dancing with Sharise at Steps Dance Studio's "Snow Ball" event in January (photo from their Facebook page; photo by Leemarc Lao)

January 2016 Review

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As promised, my first of the monthly reviews for 2016 as promised in my New Year’s Resolutions. I’m going to incorporate a new feature to this year’s reviews with a little table summarizing progress. Monthly summary at a glance: January 2016 at a glance Starting Current Change To Go Weight (lbs.) 194.4 194.0 -0.4 Fat (lbs.) 48.4 47.9 -0.4 12.9 Goal This Month Annual Average Hours Sleep 8.00 6.94 6.94 Starting Current Change To Go PMP PDUs 48.5 48.5 0 6.5 This Month Year to Date Running KM’s 142 km 142 km   I suppose the biggest feature of January 2016[…continue reading]



February 8, 2016

Headline image of "A Guy Like Me" by John Scott in The Players' Tribune

John Scott, the People’s MVP

This is a story about a hockey player. But even more than that, it’s a story about a human. I started writing this as a Facebook post but it got much longer and detailed than I expected. I know this blog is mostly about running, but this is a great motivational story that transcends hockey, and kind of just warms the heart. So, this is a little summary of the roller coaster for a little known NHL player named John Scott. Never heard of him? Neither had I.   The brief Wikipedia article about him tells you most of what you’d[…continue reading]



February 5, 2016

Riding the Expedition Everest roller coaster DURING the Walt Disney World Marathon

Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge 2016 Race Report

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As in previous years, I want to start this report with a HUGE thank you to the thousands of volunteers that make this race weekend magical. They’re there even earlier than the runners and doing important work like directing traffic, working at bag check, manning water stations, working medical, and handing out medals! There was even one guy volunteer I recognized from my last Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend who was in the same spot every morning greeting and directing runners! As I mentioned in my Goofy Challenge Goals post, this was my fourth time coming to the Walt Disney[…continue reading]



January 24, 2016

Visual illustration for saving money and letting it grow

New Year’s Resolutions 2016

As New Year’s Resolution posts go, I’m VERY late. January’s almost over and I’m finally getting around to publishing this. But, better late than never! And, I better get this out before I have to write a January review!!   Unlike last year, a lot of my resolutions this year are much more difficult to quantify. I don’t think I can make them all SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Sensitive), but I’ll try.   SET NEW HALF-MARATHON PB I want to beat my current half-marathon personal best of 2:03:22 which I set during the 2012 Chilly Half-Marathon. Since I’ve already[…continue reading]