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…

Toronto Pearson Runway Run 2012 Recap

This run comes at a weird time of my life. In this month alone I will make three round trips to Saskatoon from Toronto (average 3.25 hours each way) and the run took place half a day after returning from my second week-long stint in SK. I was still excited to do the run but…

Lil Sis’ first real 10K: The Toronto Yonge Street 10K

A few days before the race, Lil Sis’ called me and asked if I had gone running yet outdoors and it had kind of slipped my mind! When I was training (without the faintest idea of a structured program) for my first half-marathon back in 2004, I nearly didn’t do any outdoor running but did…

First 8K Race; Or “Where I get to go all green!”

After three years of seeing me run like one possessed, NPY started running for fitness and we did a 5K “fun run” together in October. Not satisfied with not knowing exactly how long it took us, I suggested we do another race… or a longer race. I originally wanted to do the 10K Sun Run…

CIBC Run for the Cure 2009 — Vancouver | “Fun Run” Recap

a.k.a. “The race I nearly forgot was a race and thus nearly forgot to blog about it….” As is plainly obvious (or is it?), I haven’t been running much since my May marathon nor do I have a race to train for. Wait, I did have one. No, I didn’t really. Over the summer, NPY…

Lucky #4: Vancouver Marathon 2009 Recap

Wayyyyy back in December 15, 2008, faced with an earlier-than-usual early bird deadline, I decided to “get Vancouver Marathon out of the way”. With three marathons down in three consecutive years, I didn’t have to think that I would do one in ’09 and doing one in Vancouver made a host of decisions trivial or…