I’ve always known I’m pretty lucky to live where I live. Like most who live here, I appreciate this luck in a quiet way. Outside of the odd hockey game, nationalism is on the subtle side. I dig it that way. Who would’ve thought that the one thing other than hockey to stir nationalistic feelings would be four beers and a one mile race?
Tag Archives: fun run
So, trail running is pretty much the greatest thing ever. Hiking on the other hand, in theory I love, but in practice I get really impatient and end up running most of the hike. This is a useful habit on vacation when I’m trying to cram as many magical sites as possible into a fixed period of time.
It’s race season. That means people all over the internets are complaining about how terribly difficult it is to taper.
I think those people are liars. (Or crazy.) Continue reading
Husband has a birthday of some significance coming up. There are a number of ways to celebrate the occasion of his birth, but the so-called “Birthday Run” seems to be a requirement of all run bloggers. As the husband of a run blogger, anything in his life potentially related to running is fair game material for a blog otherwise lacking in
interesting topics of discussion.
The key to the Birthday Run is, not surprisingly, running a distance related to the new age (another option is to run a race on the actual birthday). The number run gets a bit trickier as one gets longer in the tooth, because the target number gets higher but the body gets older. I’m not convinced this is a real barrier though, as most runners just seem to get better with age.
For a good Birthday Run, I think there are a few options. This allows picking or choosing to suite ability and inclination. Continue reading
I am in love with Yoga Jeans by Second Denim. Like second grade “why don’t you marry them”, “maybe I will” in love. In a pinch I could run (for a bus, for my life) in these jeans, but I prefer just to look cute in them. But the Chuck Norris Action Jeans, those jeans have a hidden gusset and won’t bind your legs. Those jeans could withstand a marathon. Continue reading