My new gig on iRun dot ca

Still expanding my horizons.

So, we’re up and running and here is a link to t2nd articles. on iRun.ca ‘s Youth on the Run

Running From Start To Finish

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The title for this article, “Running From Start To Finish” means a lot to me. When I got started in running, the book by the same title as written by John Stanton, was a staple for me as I went from a couch potato to a runner by following along with John’s tips and the […]

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Women’s marathon record holder – Syliva Rueger in question

Great quote from Silvia Ruegger who may have the officiality of her Canadian Marathon Record stripped because she ran with the men. Ridiculous I say.

“Go after the dopers. There’s assisted, right. We did it clean. We did it on hard work and sacrifice. If one of those guys wants to come and look at all my journals of what I did, the price I paid to run that time, it was not because there was a guy running in the race, it was because I ran 200 kilometres a week and gave up everything else.”

Read the full article here…

http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/1058279–women-s-marathon-record-holder-no-male-enhancement-here?bn=1

 

And for more info on Sylvia – this is a good post http://www.uoguelph.ca/theportico/ruegger/

 

 

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Remember When We Were Young

Announcing, my new blog on iRun.ca

Youth on the Run

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Do you remember what it was like to run as a child?
If you’re like me, your memories of running revolve around the times you were told to in gym class or how you would run for fun the playground, during sessions of Kick The Can, Hide n’ Seek, pickup baseball games or whatever it was that got your […]

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And So Another Summer Ends

Summertime means, among many things “Cottage Days”. But now, Summer is over. Sure, there are 2 weeks left in the official calendar season of Summer, but we sent the kids back to school, hockey has started, the cottage has been visited for the last time this year. To me, that officially ends Summer. We’d love to go back up to the cottage a couple more times but for many reasons, mainly kids school, sports and some fall chores around the house, we won;t be heading north again this year.

Despite a few suspect days of cool overcast weather the past few weekends, it was a great summer. The cottage made it even better, beating the heat when the city was so hot and humid and offering many weekends of fresh country air. It seems to be theoneplace in the world where we really do relax and unwind.

Now, a whole new season of craziness is about to unfold. The season of trying to fit in a marathon, hockey games, school stuff, and yes, soon, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

Don’t get me wrong. I love this time of year too, but I do not think I am alone when I say it’s sad to say goodbye, albeit a bit premature. So farewell, to the dog days of Summer. I am already making plans for next year!

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