Category Archives: running

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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Run Stronger, Not Farther

It’s time for a new running challenge – the half marathon – 21 kilometres seems like a breeze compared to a full marathon. By running 8 marathons, I’ve also run 8 halves. Knowing that the first half is easier than … Continue reading

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Run Through Othello-Quintette Tunnels

The five dark forboding Othello Tunnels (named after Shakespeare’s character) in Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, British Columbia wait upon me to pass through. Actually, run through. It is a quiet Sunday in June. No one around. Hot sun on my … Continue reading

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