Category Archives: running

Paris: Petit-Montrouge Running Route

Big city heat greets me at 7am –┬áheavy, still air highlights the smell of sewage, rotting fruit and pastries – it must be Paris! I turn left along Avenue General Leclerc – passing street cleaners, and cafe waiters aligning chairs, … Continue reading

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Marathon du Medoc Costume Dilemma?!?

How to choose and make a costume to run 42.2 kms in September when temperatures can reach 30 degrees? Colourful, comfortable, and cool are the requirements. The theme of the 2016 Marathon du Medoc is Tales and Legends – a … Continue reading

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Steps to a (Fun) Marathon

Marathon du Medoc The first attempt at registering for a marathon in a foreign country usually fails, which happened to me for Marathon du Medoc. But a year later, I am organized. Not only is mental preparedness and timing important … Continue reading

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Grey, rain, run

Greyness surrounds me. Rain pounds me. I jump over pools of water, and if I’m not careful I may end up swimming instead of running. Taking inspiration from my surroundings usually pushes me forward to complete my nine kilometres, but … Continue reading

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Running out of a Rut

After running on sand for the last month, I take my first tarmac run today and float on a return-from-vacation-high. Gone is the white-sand-seaweed-covered-Caribbean-Sea-beach with fishing boats lolling @ Playa del Carmen… lift knees, keep head up – focus on … Continue reading

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Discipline: the mysterious element that gets things done

What is discipline? Doing without excuses. Do something, not because someone tells you to do it, but because you need to do it. Is that discipline? There is no greater reason for doing it than getting it done. Not thinking … Continue reading

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Half-Marathon Race in the Heat

As an eight-time marathoner, I wanted to say that the Scotiabank half-marathon race was a breeze, but I can’t. It was a harder run than anticipated. I blame my slowness mostly on the heat, which was intense, but it was … Continue reading

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