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November 6, 2018

October 2018 Review

Let’s just accept the fact I’ve had no updates since April 2018. Oops. My bad. I hope to do better.   Running Updates No, I didn’t run Scotia this year. I was supposed to be a pacer, but didn’t train enough over the summer and bailed out pretty early. I have been going to the gym A LOT though. Since changing trainers I’ve been very happy at LA Fitness. The new trainer seems to focus on my form much more than my intensity, which helps me stay motivated to come up to 3 times a week. On the days I[…continue reading]



October 29, 2018

Square One Running Room is Closing!

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The official announcement was made by the district manager before run club on Wednesday, October 24: The Square One Running Room‘s last day of business would be November 24, 2018. This is a sad milestone for me. This has literally been my “home away from home” for a long time. MEMORIES ALONG THE RUN My first day really running outside with a clinic was June 8, 2010. It was my first day of my half-marathon clinic. I met many friends that day who I’m still close with today. We ran 4km outside and I thought I was going to die![…continue reading]



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]