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This blog is about small things

Wednesday, February 12, 2014      4 comments

emoticon A commercial is a small thing. I wanted a lazy Saturday, because my brain is in that transition mode ... Read more

Training log: From Ow to Awesome

Thursday, February 06, 2014      6 comments

Tuesday, Feb 4: 3k Tempo run (supposed to be 5.5k) Pace: 6:00 Felt: Painful The week didn't start out on a good note. The temperature took a nasty turn and dropped us down to a -30 windchill, which does not make for good running co... Read more

Training log: 10k LSD

Monday, February 03, 2014      0 comments

Sunday, Feb 2 10K LSD Pace: 7:00 Felt: Good Sunday's long run started with me looking at my alarm clock at 6:00 (the time I'd need to get up to catch the bus downtown to meet the group at 8:30) and deciding that two more hours of s... Read more

Training Log: 5k Steady run, 5k Tempo

Friday, January 31, 2014      1 comments

Tuesday: 5.3k steady with clinic Pace: 6:45 Felt: Challenging but good First clinic night! I went out with the 4:30 pace group and we kept it to an easy 6:45 pace. 6:45 wasn't as easy as I would have liked it to be, but I was able to co... Read more

This diet plan may require a mortgage (but the bonus gift is really nice)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014      1 comments

Have you been struggling with building good habits? Are you having trouble kicking old habits, even though you *know* what you have to do? Is your current situation making you lazy, which makes you fatter, which makes you more tired, which makes... Read more

This house will be a healthy house

Saturday, January 11, 2014      4 comments

So, among all the other stuff I was goofing off with in November and December, I bought a house! It's a townhouse that falls somewhere between the 'burbs and being truly inner city (in other words, it would be a pleasant 10k walk home from ... Read more

144 days to go - 3 kilometers of ArghUghSigh.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      2 comments

A disappointing run after work today, unfortunately. First, the good: - I got out and did it. This was my first after-work run in almost a month (Most of my running happened daytime during the two weeks off for Christmas). I've been ... Read more

146 days to go - How to make -32 seem pleasant

Sunday, January 05, 2014      2 comments

Right. So, this is what I woke up to this morning: And that was a balmy -32 with the windchill. I snuggled up back in bed and decided that it might be a good day ... Read more

148 days to go - Hey dummy, your body is trying to tell you something!

Friday, January 03, 2014      5 comments

Reading back through my blog entries from the last couple weeks, a word pops up more often than I'd like: Tired. I figured that was natural. I've been trying to ramp myself up from doing maybe one day a week of exercise to getting five qual... Read more

150 days to go - How's that for motivation?

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      2 comments

Ever have one of those days? I had a bad sleep the night before last thanks to the cat deciding he needed reinforcements to help him defend the house against invisible pixies at 3am. Because of that I overslept, which meant I woke up feeli... Read more

154 Days to go - 8k LSD, starting to feel right

Sunday, December 29, 2013      1 comments

I promised myself that after four days off to visit the in-laws in the mountains (mmm... turkey), I'd enthusiastically jump right back into training and meals that didn't involve massive mounts of chocolate or booze. I stuck to that plan, if 'en... Read more

159 days to go - Chinook and speed

Tuesday, December 24, 2013      1 comments

For those who aren't familiar with Calgary climate, throughout the winter we get a weather phenomenon called a Chinook. Warm air blows in across the mountains, which means we can go from -20 conditions to above freezing overnight. When that happ... Read more

161 days to go - Icy 5.5k LSD

Sunday, December 22, 2013      2 comments

I started the day with a 5.5k run... Actually, I started the day with ignoring my alarm clock, playing about ten games of Candy Crush, eating two shortbread cookies from my mom, building a new running playlist and figuring out dinner. ... Read more

From 0 to 4:30

Saturday, December 21, 2013      4 comments

Happy New Year! I've made an early New Year's resolution for myself. I like to do that, because I feel like I can sneak in a head start and hit January 1st running. I have some hefty goals for 2014, and I'll be honest: at this point, ... Read more

Oh, hello!

Friday, November 01, 2013      6 comments

Okay, so summer was kind of a bust, wasn't it? Actually, no, it wasn't that bad. It's more that I kind of let *me* take a backseat to a bunch of other stuff. There's been good stress and bad stress, opportunities, exciting things, family, w... Read more


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