Monthly Archives: June 2011

seven sweaty sessions

As per request I spent time in the sauna over seven consecutive days: Wednesday June 22 through Tuesday June 28. It was a great way to rest and heal my knee in anticipation of the race. It was also a … Continue reading

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Race day recap

I have had many people calling or emailing me asking about the run on Sunday. Perhaps it is a narrative worth sharing with everyone. I’ll see if I can add some drama to it so I have more fun reliving … Continue reading

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Race day: A job half done…

I finished the course in 1:39:19. I am still alive. With respect to running 1 km for each $1 donated, I have now crossed the 50% mark. I think it is rather poetic to be half done at race day. … Continue reading

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4484 for the win!

The run to end poverty is tomorrow morning. Those of us doing the 21 km race start at 7 am and run from UBC to Stanley Park. (The 5 km runners start there at 9:30 am.) I feel good. I … Continue reading

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Electroshock therapy

The treatment program for my knee continues. It is getting better and I have been given the “green light” to run on Sunday. I was essentially asked to remove my ego from the equation and encouraged to walk if the … Continue reading

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Playing catch up

Despite some long breaks, my knee is still giving me a lot of trouble. I felt guilty about blogging without running so there has been a void in the webspace for this very busy week. All kinds of things have … Continue reading

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danger is my middle name

This morning I ran 7.4 km along the sea wall finishing up the 26 km for Scotty and starting the 50 km for Leanna. People may think running along the sea wall is simple, pleasant, and relaxing. This is not … Continue reading

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nacho cheese

What do you call stolen cheddar? Yesterday was wicked awesome.  Shannon (inspirer of the “take a break” campaign) was the architect of a colossal nacho feast. But I am getting ahead of myself… Tess is back in town unexpectedly. In … Continue reading

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It seems spring has sprung in Vancouver. A run in the sun this morning was an obvious thing to do. On the north side of the cambie st bridge I stopped to perform some bicycle maintenance for a man who … Continue reading

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I am ostensibly running for Scotty at the moment. Rather than go for a run together we went for a drive together. We kept on driving until we got to Kalamalka Lake. We cruised up to Predator Ridge and entered … Continue reading

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