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)

The Running Project (part 3)

Well May and June complete. Running season is in full swing. Total distance (YTD): 636km Total half marathons completed: 6 With the 5 peaks trail series more than half way done, I’ll be looking for some additional trail running races to tag on in the second half of the year. There have definitely been some polarizing moments along this journey. I went for a short … Continue reading The Running Project (part 3)

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

The Forty on Forty Project

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

The way back into running

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

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