Downtime

It’s usually tough to keep me from running for 5 days in a row…but…the combination of post marathon recovery, the flu, Cam’s out of town hockey tournament and the extreme cold weather lately have all made it nearly impossible to get out there. This is probably a good thing. With a bit of a break, I am now well rested and ready to head into some serious weeks of training. 12 to be exact. Read more of this post

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Dark and Early Morning Runs

photo of an early morning runnerNow, with it being in the heart of winter, I am finally adjusting to the early mornings. The cold (and darkening mornings), seemed much worse back in November as is usually the case. By now,  I am able to flick on the tele, get an idea of the temperature and wind chill, and then dress accordingly. Then a light snack and head into the darkness. No problemo. At least it’s light by the time the generally hour long run is done. Read more of this post

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Our Polar Bear Dip

On New Years Day, myself, the mrs, and about 15 members of the Beaches Runners Club ran a 9k race on the Beaches Boardwalk, in support of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Traditionally, after the run, many runners jump in the lake. This year, the 31st running of this event saw warm temps but cold rain. Nonetheless, a few of us went for the dip. Read more of this post

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