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it's MF GOAL TIME! Chicago Marathon!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      9 comments

Base: have a DAMN GOOD TIME! See the sights, hear the sounds, soak it all in. If the weather does not cooperate in any way, I can at least do this. Stretch: PR (current - 4:24:02) Reach: sub 4:15. Based on my half marathon and 30K t... Read more
Clean teeth - the Spark way
Saturday, September 03, 2011      5 comments

For many, many New Years, I've made the resolution of practicing better oral hygiene. I'd try to start flossing, or brush more often, but after a few weeks, I'd be back to my old habit of once a day brushing and that's it. Replace tooth brushi... Read more
Complacency
Thursday, August 11, 2011      1 comments

"You can get a better body than before you were pregnant if you work for it. The problem turns out to be complacency. If you are complacent with your weight gain, your "pooch", or decreased muscle tone - yes, that is your new body and there is n... Read more
For adult women who refuse to lift weights heavier than 3-5 lbs...
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      18 comments

My 25 pound, 15 month son can outlift you. And he's not getting bulky either.... Read more
A musical interlude (video blog)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      1 comments

Change of pace from my usual fitness rants and race reports. Taylor The Latte Boy by Goldrich & Heisler.... Read more
Beat Beethoven 8K race report
Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

I've been wanting to do this race almost since I started running. The orchestra plays Beethoven's Symphony #3 (Eroica) and you run the race, with the goal to finish before the symphony is over..in ~50 minutes. Music nerdery + running? YES PLEA... Read more
Injury reserve - an unfamiliar and unhappy place
Sunday, May 22, 2011      7 comments

Thursday morning I hurt my neck while washing my hair. Yeah, stop laughing. The even stranger thing is about 2 weeks ago, I hurt my neck in the exact same way, I think I tilted my head back to rinse and when I straightened up OWWWWW! Luckily,... Read more
Mississauga Marathon race report
Sunday, May 15, 2011      8 comments

connect.garmin.com/activ
ity/85857393 The morning of marathon #4 dawned gray and rainy, with the prospect of winds of 35 km/h coming from the northeast. And kilometres 25-42.2 of the course we would be running in, you gu... Read more
Mississauga Marathon goals
Monday, May 09, 2011      2 comments

Base: sub 4:30. If I can run 30K at a 5:45/km pace on a challenging course, there is no reason I can't run 6:18/km on a net downhill course. Stretch: sub 4:15. Every single race prediction website puts me in this range or better. If I pu... Read more
Sporting Life 10K goals
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

base: PR stretch: match my unofficial PR of 53:20, set during last fall's HM. reach: sub 53 minutes. I don't run a lot of 10Ks because I really hate them. They hurt just as much as a 5K for twice the distance. My official PR (56:19) i... Read more
Why is this "controversial"?
Wednesday, April 13, 2011      4 comments

A person who works a 9-5 job and has no kids has more time to train than a person who works odd hours and has kids. Pretty clear cut, no?... Read more
The race of my life - Around The Bay 30K race report
Monday, March 28, 2011      10 comments

The last 2 years, race morning has been gray and rainy. So I was very happy to see sun in the forecast, but cool temps. Normally cool temperatures would not bother me in the least, except this year, I was determined to wear my BADASS MOTHER RU... Read more
Around the Bay 30K goals
Monday, March 21, 2011      2 comments

base: PR or bust! sub 3:10. (current - and ancient - 30K PR - 3:16:20) stretch: 3:00-3:10 - preferably sub 3:05. reach: sub 3:00. That's 6:00/km pace. If I can maintain 5:35/km for 21.1 kms, the pace I ran my HM PR, there really isn'... Read more
Postscript to Monday's scary run
Thursday, March 17, 2011      4 comments

I read in the local newspaper last night that a dead body was found, juuuuuuuuuuuuuust in the same area where I saw the old guy. Maybe he really was a ghost. ... Read more
One terrifying run
Monday, March 14, 2011      6 comments

I basically had the crap scared out of me numerous times this morning. The Cemetery 12 route I ran goes out into semi-rural areas, very few streetlights/houses and of course passes by 5 cemeteries. Well, I didn't have my phone or my little LED... Read more

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