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 There may be mistakes or outdated information in this post, so please let me know if it requires corrections or updating.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]



April 1, 2016

Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series coming to Mississauga!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Coming To Mississauga!

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In the noise of social media and so much other noise clouding our airwaves and blogospheres, you may have missed an exciting piece of news: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is finally coming to the Greater Toronto Area! Actually to Mississauga, which is the GREATER area than Toronto anyways. With Vancouver and Montreal hosting Rock ‘n’ Roll series events, many Ontario runners felt left out. Why should Vancouver and Montreal have such a huge, trendy, expensive, corporate-driven monstrosity of a tour race? Enough of this running for the love of sport or “charity.” Vain people in Toronto want to[…continue reading]



March 16, 2016

Six years of Chilly Half-Marathon medals

Chilly Half-Marathon 2016 Race Report

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I’m happy to report another Chilly Half-Marathon is in the books! This is my 6th year in a row doing this half-marathon and one of my most enjoyable!   In the leadup to this race I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what to wear. The forecast said it would be a high of +4C, but with a 15km/h wind, but the day started around -8. Should I have brought a jacket? Do I need a thermal layer? Is this shorts weather? Based on a run the week before I decided to go with 2 layers, and that[…continue reading]