Tag Archives: fun run

We never saw nothing but brass taps and oak

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?

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We were both too tired to sleep

I am so stoked to be running two relays this year. Two famous Canadian races. Both are runs I’ve wanted to run as long as I’ve been a runner, and it just so happened that both worked out this year:

1. The Canadian Death Race
2. The Cabot Trail Relay

All this relay talk got me thinking about another relay I ran, almost a year ago. Actually, it’s the only other hours in a car style relay I’ve ever run. Last year the Ragnar series came to Ontario and organized a race from some small town on the shores of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. 12 super rad women, 2 sweet SUVs, lots of junk food, approximately 24 hours. It was awesome, it was stressful, it was crazy. I loved it.

12 crazy cool gals

12 crazy cool gals

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I’m not at my best

I did it again. Another DNF. Continue reading

Through the woods we ran (deep into the mountain song)

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.

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Tell me sweet little lies

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

Blow out the candles

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.

Source: cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.ca

Source: cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.ca

For a good Birthday Run, I think there are a few options. This allows picking or choosing to suite ability and inclination. Continue reading

Still looking for that blue jean baby queen

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