The Idea It started with an idea, a challenge really. May 20 2021 was the mark of many things. It was a Thursday, it was Covid 19 pandemic day # 400+ whatever, and also my 40th birthday. I had decided back in January to mark my fortieth birthday with something different. Due to the pandemic there was no big 40th bash to be had, no … Continue reading The Forty on Forty Project
So I’m not sure if this is a thing or not. But a week and a half ago, while trail running, I tripped and rolled over my ankle. Badly. Bloody Hell. Nothing more inconvenient than a rolled ankle while marathon training right? I laid there like a sorry mess for a moment. Assessing the damage. It didn’t “feel” broken. And we were pretty far from … Continue reading Running through an injury?
Well this one’s all about running. Since starting this Forty on forty project, it’s basically all I’m doing. Wake run. Work run. Run run. Pushing towards the ultimate goal of running a full marathon on my 40th birthday. Eek. When did that sneak up? I am about half through training and am now 2 months away from race day. It’s wild the amount of dedication … Continue reading About Running.
I’m pumped (and well maybe a little reluctant) for my new project. Forty on forty. The concept is simple. I’m turning 40 this May, and I thought what better way to celebrate than to run a marathon. A marathon you say. That’s not so bad, people run them all the time. In fact I’m sure some of you reading this are thinking, I just ran … Continue reading Forty on forty
Do you plan out your years adventure objectives down to the fine details? Or just go where the wind takes you? I find myself somewhere in the middle. I have my agenda if you will. My big ticket items squared away. The ones that require some forethought. The ones that are multiple days, or hella logistics. The one I end up cashing in Alpine chips … Continue reading And what about objectives.
How do I find myself getting back here. I stopped running a few years ago after some continuous injuries kept sidelining me and I realized I needed a break. Time to regroup and assess if I wanted to keep doing this at all. Hip issues that nag every time I would go running. Exhausted from the need to constantly train. Combined with an overly busy … Continue reading The way back into running
The snow geese fly over head. I have come accustomed to this now. They settle near my new home this time of year. I guess this is my new normality. Things to know about this time of year. And…Wow what a year it has been. Covid has been a bit of a thing. I know. Let’s digress. Ugh. This year held some amazing highs and … Continue reading 2020 Rear view mirror
Well we’re certainly living in a new realm. Trying to figure out how to get motivated and stay active is a challenge for most these days. No different for me. I’ve always been someone who needs a goal to work towards to stay motivated. So signing up for races would push me to train, and so on. Now, with the current state of things, all … Continue reading Let’s run… virtually?
(km 0 -50) Like many other folks this year, I had been struggling with what to do with my vacation time. No where south of the border to go, no exotic places to get whisked off to. I had my eyes set on staying in BC. Specifically the Sunshine Coast Trail. This trail in its entirety spans 180km between Sarah Point and Saltery Bay. I … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Trail
You find yourself with only days left of work. Hours really. You suddenly realize that the slow process begins. It almost creeps up on you. The transition between work life “you” and adventure “you”. The shedding of skin. We’ve all been there. The peeling off of workplace responsibility, the digging out of gear. Bedrooms, or home offices being monopolized by our backpacks, tents, and such. … Continue reading The Anticipation of Adventure