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January 27, 2020

Shoe Unboxing Ritual

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It’s been a long time since I performed this “shoe un-boxing ritual”. As mentioned in a recent post, I’m doing a “couch to 5k” program, trying to get ready for the Frost 5k in Burlington on March 1. Two weeks in and many small muscles are hurting, especially on the inside of my quads and calves. I should have expected this. I have even lectured on the fact that many muscles are only activated during running. I guess these muscles atrophied with everything else during my illness, and the physio, walking, and other exercises have not changed them in over[…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]



June 29, 2017

First half of 2017 Reivew

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Categories: General Running and/or Fitness, Non-Running
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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]