Summary December 5 – 11

Hiiiiiiiii folks.  This week was going so well and I was getting back on track with running and weights and planks.  That’s right: PLANKS!  My diet was not too bad and my liver was staying intact (well until later this week when I have my work Christmas party). Then one of my dogs tried to… Continue reading Summary December 5 – 11

A Summary…finally

One of the problems with country living is that one can quite easily go over their wifi allotment, leaving one with internet service that is slower than molasses running uphill… in winter. Now I finally have enough time to sit down and waaaaiiiiiiit as every page loads. Winter finally came to southern Ontario so I… Continue reading A Summary…finally

If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

My previous post and the comments that I received (thank you everyone who commented which makes this whole blogging thing so much more fun) got me to thinking.  Kit is one thing, but what about the other things?  Like what would I do differently or what went well?  I am not an expert.  I have… Continue reading If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

Some of the kit

I’ve spent a lot of time going over that last ultra marathon and I think it goes without saying, I have been bitten.  I think I was bitten that same day when I crossed the finish line: tired, muddy, sore and thought “huh I think I could do another 20 kms…” So was I happy… Continue reading Some of the kit

The Aftermath

Huh.  I just realized this was still sitting in my draft folder.  A little late but never I suppose… And now we rejoin our tale on September 11, 2016, the day after I completed my first ultra marathon: When I woke up the next morning…well that implies that I was actually sleeping.  To be honest,… Continue reading The Aftermath

And Here. We. Go.

So here is my report on the Ultra Trail Harricana which I ran on Saturday September 10, 2016.  It’s going to be real and gritty: the good, the bad, and the shitty.  It was a pretty surreal experience and took me a few days to try and make sense of it all. When the alarm… Continue reading And Here. We. Go.