Marathon bucket list

Last Sunday, I wrapped up another running season but I look forward to the next season although I am not entirely sure what I will be able to do. Here are some of my ideas, my bucket list per se, kicking around my head and categorized. Big project – Cascadia Trio of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons (Portland,…

Vancouver Rock ‘n’ Roll 10K racing music

A quick post with my playlist for the upcoming R’n’R race. It’s basically a 1hr-1min subset of my Beat the Blerch racing music playlist with the exception of one new song to the Nostalgia set. Beat the Blerch took place on the last day of summer and my mood through the summer heading into the…

Beat The Blerch: my 2014 half-marathon

My older cousin, Alan, moved to Vancouver seven years after I did and he did so to pursue his culinary dreams; he has been in Vancouver for nearly three years. It’s fascinating to see him pick up the sport of running and (pun intended) run with it. Running works well with his schedule and it’s so…

Beat the Blerch racing music

I seem to do this so often – create a playlist and post it – but I haven’t done half-marathon in two years so it has been a while. Here is my 2:15 playlist to get me through Beat the Blerch and the why… Nostalgia set – these songs are laced with memories including exes, which…

Beat the Blerch

Wow. I am officially fascinated and counting down until March 24 9:00 a.m. PDT. Just about a year ago, I read The Oatmeal’s running comic. It’s the six-parter where illustrator Matthew Inman reveals his path from a non-runner to an ultra-marathoner. I never knew. I also didn’t take a huge liking to The Blerch. Calling…

My first abroad race: TCS Amsterdam Marathon

There was that time (earlier this year, in April) when I went to San Francisco and didn’t know there a marathon was taking place that very weekend. Darn! I could have taken care of (in my quest to check off provinces and states) all of the state of California in one shot and it now has to…

The impulsive 10K: Inaugural Eastside 10K

Being subscribed to the Canada Running Series email list after all those Scotiabank (half-) marathons, I learned about the inaugural Vancouver Eastside 10K as soon as the news broke back in January or whenever it was. While I wasn’t running anymore, I was still intrigued. Back then, I was languishing in a ground level feels-like-a-basement…

Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers International Half-Marathon 2012 recap

This time last year, Lil Sis and I made a fairly random road trip to the Detroit area and learned about their marathon that crosses the Canada-US border twice. I just had to return to do such a race. Driving down, we saw glorious fall colours, something I’m apt to miss living downtown and with…