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Ottawa Marathon 2016 – video recap

Ottawa Marathon 2016 – video recap

As I mentioned in my Ottawa Marathon Race Recap post, I ran the race with my GoPro in my hand. After wading through a few hours of footage (some of it painful, most of it entertaining), I’m happy to present a recap of my weekend. Since I carried my GoPro in my hand, a lot … Continue reading

Walk Off the Earth

I recently read On a Cold Road by Dave Bidini.  The book is based on Bidini’s journals and chronicles the Rheostatic’s cross Canada tour with the Tragically Hip in 1996.  It includes anecdotes by other Canadian artists on touring, recording records, making it big or trying to make it big.  I really enjoyed this book … Continue reading

Volkswagen and the Bark Side

Volkswagen must really like Star Wars, especially around the Super Bowl.  Last year’s Super Bowl ad “The Force” is one of my favourites. This year, their game day commercial teaser “The Bark Side” seems to show there will be more where that came from.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Loss and Inspiration

On Thursday, I was saddened to learn of the death of Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke.  I’d been following the story closely since news of her training accident in Utah on Jan. 10.  While I don’t regularly follow skiing and had honestly never heard of her, something about her story struck a chord with me. … Continue reading

We did it!

On Saturday I ran my first ever half marathon (and so did Dan), in the “happiest place on earth,” Walt Disney World! I’m so proud of us and everybody who ran with us (a lot of people from the Soo). Kristen and I ran the first 10 miles together. At around mile 10 my legs … Continue reading

What are you doing New Years Eve?

I can’t believe 2011 is coming to a close already.  New Years Eve is one of my favourite occasions, and as we prepare to celebrate, I just had to share this video by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Brings a smile to my face.  Enjoy!

Why we run

As I’ve mentioned before, I started running in the summer of 2010 and am currently training for my first half marathon.  In the last year, I’ve run (chipped-time) a 12 k, a 10 k, and a 5 k race/fun run, in that order.  Obviously I did things a little backward.  Running has been hard and … Continue reading