Category Archives: running

Reflections on My 9th or 10th Marathon?

The sun shines on the stack of medals sitting on my filing cabinet. I add the Kelowna Marathon medal to the pile and start counting – 10. Strange, thought it was my 9th. I reached my goal without even knowing … Continue reading

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Forgetting to Run with my Brain in My Feet

I thought I had said all I could about running – not quite. My ninth marathon training session – you would think I’d be prepared. But it’s stunning how I can forget the simplest things. You need your brain in … Continue reading

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in·cre·ments

 The (wo)man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius I don’t want to bore myself or you with another life-changing realization, but… – I finally understand the idea that doing small actions adds up to … Continue reading

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Fresh, Freezing, Slippery Run

Should I go out or not? It’s 1 degree celsius – snow fell the day before, and partially melted, leaving a mess of slippery-slush this morning – that meant a cautious run. I go for it! The cold jolts me … Continue reading

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Denouement: Running the Marathon du Medoc

I relax in a whirlpool tub easing the tension in my calves and hamstrings – while reliving the beauty of the chateaux and vineyards that I left behind after completing the marathon – stiff but not bad considering… the hills! … Continue reading

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Surreal Run-up to Marathon du Medoc

We slept with wet towels draped on our bodies trying to stay cool as the temperature reached 38 degrees Celsius with no A/C in our Bordeaux hotel. I got up the next day and staggered around like a zombie! (sorry … Continue reading

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Last Long Training Run before Marathon du Medoc

On the high speed train (SNCF) from Gare de Lyon, Paris to the south of France. Finding the right train car is always a challenge at 7am especially when the ticket (printed at home) is difficult to read. But a helpful … Continue reading

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