Category Archives: running

Victoria Marathon (#11)

Waiting in line for the 11 o’clock ferry to sail across the Georgia Strait to Victoria. Drizzle. Rain before a marathon gives me a minor panic attack. Skies clear on the eventful ferry ride – orca sighting on the port … Continue reading

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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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