Archive for the 'running' Category

Chicago City Running Tour

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Last month I visited Chicago with N. We had a great visit, tourist-ing it up. We took the requisite Boat Tour (confession: i napped), a Food tour (underwhelming) and even took in a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. A true highlight for me was my City Running Tour. Last year I was lucky enough to […]

My fourth time was my first time

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Sunday I ran the Sporting Life 10km for my 4th time. I hadn’t really planned on running. I didn’t sign up or anything. But my friend Lisa wasn’t using her bib, and I had a 16km run scheduled for the weekend so decided that I would run the 6km from home to the start line […]

running is just like riding a bike

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I’ve now learned that signing up for a race doesn’t mean I’ll necessarily run it (Chilly Half, 2010). But unfortunately I hadn’t learned that lesson when I signed up for the Toronto Women’s Half Marathon on May 30th. And I don’t like making the same mistake twice, so have decided that I have just enough […]

LSD Running

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Nope, I ain’t tripping – just doing some Long Slow Distance running. Okay, a long slow distance run. But I’m still proud – it was my first one in weeks and was made fun by the presence of one Kathleen Trotter, a friend and butt kicking training (also, an Ironwoman). We busted out about 8km […]

It’s december

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

And I have less than three months until my next Half Marathon. Time to get on that training bandwagon I suppose. Am not feeling overly enthused. Frankly, I would rather deadlift my bodyweight. (I deadlifted more than that last week! BOOYAH!) What’s wrong with me? I just need to get out there. Once I start […]

So *that’s* what it’s for!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Yesterday I did my first “Advanced Workout” using the Garmin. I ran for 200m and then took a 2 minute break. 8 time. On a track that would be simple to figure out using a normal watch. But since I don’t have a track nearby, I used trusty Genki. He would beep at me after […]

Today’s run

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

I have a really bad sense of direction. This was the second week I tried to follow a 10km map from the running room in rosedale. I got lost again, but a different way this time. In all fairness, I managed to make it through the first two (of three) parts correctly whereas last time […]

No, I’m not training.

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

My long runs are normally done with a purpose. There’s always some race I’m working towards that’s motivating me to run a distance larger than, say, 8km. And I do them, and am happy and proud when they’re done. Today was different – today I just ran for me. I was supposed to run with […]

The Day the World Runs

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Saturday night I took part in the Nike+ Human race. I am not a night runner, but decided to participate anyway. The idea of the Human Race is that anyone with a Nike+ chip can take part anywhere in the world. All you have to do is run 10km on the same day (this year, […]

A different perspective

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Yesterday I woke up bright and early (well, early for a Sunday, but not as early as my normal wake ups for boot camp nowadays) to participate in my second Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Only this year I was participating as a spectator instead of a runner 🙂 I spent Saturday stressing over what to put […]