On the Horizon

It starts with a commitment. Visualizing a goal, setting up a path for yourself to navigate, and keeping yourself honest about the work that goes into achieving that goal. Rolling into 2023, I hadn’t really set in stone any “must do’s”. Truthfully I was so busy trying to complete my last running project I hadn’t really given myself the time to reflect on the year … Continue reading On the Horizon

The Running Project (part 6)

Well well well. We’ve made it to the end. That was something. An exhausting finish to the project would be an understatement. Lack of daylight running after work meant exciting activities like headlamp half marathons, or jamming as much into my weekends to catch daylight. But done is done! Total km this year: 1250km Total Half Marathons: 12 What is the take away? Am I … Continue reading The Running Project (part 6)

The Running Project (part 4)

Meh, am I crazy. How long is a year. Dedication to this project for an entire year feels bigger than I thought. Especially given that I have broken down my running into little mini projects. Hitting 100km every month. It starts to become an obsession. Total km so far: 837 Total half marathons: 8 When the going gets tough? As of late, the energy has … Continue reading The Running Project (part 4)

On the edge of everywhere

I stop to catch my breath. The morning sun is already warm. A fine change from recent weeks. I’m 7 kms in to my morning run and the sweat is beginning to sting my eyes. Keep moving! I am trying to tie off my monthly running goal by the end of the long weekend so I have a few days to shift gears. Doubtful. We’ll … Continue reading On the edge of everywhere

The Running Project (part 2)

Well damn, here we are 4 months into this. With March and April now in the books, and race season kicking off, things are definitely ramping up. What have I gotten myself into? Total distance (YTD): 435km Total half marathons ran: 4 With the world starting to normalize again, the opportunity to get back to “in person” races is a breath of fresh air. Kicking … Continue reading The Running Project (part 2)

6 Things I Learned From Running 1000km This Year

This year started out very differently than it is finishing for me. I started out training for a marathon in the spring, having just got back into running, this was a feat in itself. 12 weeks of training up. Yes, it is as exhausting as it sounds. I ran the marathon in May. After completing it (and recovering from it) I got to thinking, could … Continue reading 6 Things I Learned From Running 1000km This Year

Time for a change

Well. It is that time. Maybe serendipitous the changing of summer to autumn on the horizon. My work has made a change of my job as well. Renewal and rebirth on my mind. Heading into the last quarter of the year, I still have some outstanding projects left to complete. Some races, some personal challenges. All of importance to me. At least one in person … Continue reading Time for a change

2020 Rear view mirror

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

Let’s run… virtually?

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?