July 18, 2018

Changing Trainers at LA Fitness

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I don’t think I mentioned this, but I stopped training at my local Goodlife Fitness location over a year ago, mostly because my funds and time were being sapped by the wedding planning. After struggling through the Chilly Half-Marathon in March, I started going to my local LA Fitness. I started training with a Personal Trainer, and it started well, but didn’t last. The first trainer I had at LA Fitness was a typical gym guy: Trains intensely, a body builder, says Bro and such a lot. At first, I was okay with the higher-intensity workouts. The idea of only[…continue reading]



April 5, 2018

DO NOT GIVE UP BECAUSE IT'S TOUGH. CHANGE WILL NEVER BE EASY

Marching back to a routine

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The Chilly half-marathon last month was very humbling. I can’t remember the last time I felt like such a failure, an impostor. I was ending the race surrounded by old people, who were race-walking faster than I could run! I felt I was unfit to be doing that race. I had not taken proper care of myself. I was wasting time and wasting away. I mean, I did finish, but it’s my slowest chilly half ever! The feeling reminded me of a quote from a TV show I watched a long time ago, “The Legend of Korra.” The quote goes:[…continue reading]



April 1, 2018

Technical Runnerd Merchandise Now On Sale!

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As mentioned in my last race report, I’m going to run the Mississauga 5k and Half-Marathon in a Superman costume as a fundraiser for the Trillium Health Partners Foundation. And, let’s be honest, I could use a couple of bucks to pay for races and travel. So, I’ve decided to cash-in ($$$) on my celebrity and start selling Technical Runnerd (trademark pending) merchandise! (And maybe some people mistake me for Paula Radcliffe…)   Yes, wouldn’t you like some memorabilia from this website? OF COURSE YOU WOULD!   Everyone loves t-shirts. Here’s a great one with my face from a guest review I[…continue reading]



March 22, 2018

Chilly Half-Marathon 2018 Race Report

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It has been a LONG time since I posted on this blog. But, I guess it’s a good time to get back into the habit. On Sunday, March 4, I ran the Chilly Half-Marathon in Burlington for the 8th year in a row! Here are my previous race reports from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 (this blog didn’t exist in 2011 so no race report from the first time…)   I had a pretty disappointing race in 2017, and this year I’m carrying 5 pounds more fat, so I wasn’t expecting to do much better. I was co-instructing a[…continue reading]



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]