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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]



June 29, 2017

First half of 2017 Reivew

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Well… look at this poor neglected blog! The last monthly review I published was way back in November. Oops. I’ve been a little busy, maybe too busy. But hopefully things will be settling down soon and I can get back to regular blogging and some sort of routine. I haven’t been recording my hours of sleep, nor my weight on a regular basis. But I will soon. So, what have I been up to for the last 6 months? Not too much… 😉 I ran four races: the Chilly Half-Marathon, Around The Bay 5k, Mississauga Marathon 5k, and paced the[…continue reading]



February 8, 2016

John Scott, the People’s MVP

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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]



October 14, 2015

No, Master Bruce. I expect you to run.

No, Master Bruce. I expect you to run

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So, this post is slightly out of the usual, but it was so clever that I HAD to share it. I’ll be honest, I don’t watch the Gotham TV series. I sometimes see glimpses of it on TV, but mostly I’ve learned about it through things people post on Tumblr. The show is essentially a crime drama, but it is set in the Batman comic book universe shortly after Bruce Wayne’s parent’s are murdered and long before he dons the cape and cowl. I saw this post on Tumblr which captures a scene from a recent episode and it spoke to[…continue reading]



August 20, 2015

#TBT Great Photo Where I Wasn’t Wearing Pants

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I liked the trip down memory lane last week so much that I dug through some other old documents from my university days in hopes of finding some more Throwback Thursday (#TBT) gems. I found my old F!rosh Handbook from the fall of 2006 (At UofT Engineering, Freshmen Orientation was referred to as F!rosh Week, and the exclamation mark came early because it was such an exciting event). This book was produced for engineering students that were entering first year at the University of Toronto in the fall of 2006. The editor of this publication, Ariel Feldman did a really good job with the[…continue reading]