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Celebrating great combos

When colour met pencil, when bacon met LT, and when bread was first introduced to butter the cosmos had clearly aligned and the new wedded combinations would begin a fruitful marriage with endless creative offspring. And when New Balance introduced running to shoes with their “Trackster”, the combo lit a competitive, colourful, and creative fire […]

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Finding New Roads

So, we are moving out of our beloved home in Lunenburg and heading just outside of town to land atop a seaside hill for the next 4 months. ¬†And while the distance from our current home to our new temporary one is only 20 minutes by car along the twisty coastal roads, it proposes a […]

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Down to the wire

I’ve reached the panic line. I had set a self imposed date some time ago to register for the Bluenose Marathon in Halifax or to cop-out and wallow in my wimpness. Well that date is upon me. Monday is the day where I will have crossed the imaginary line and plunged in head first into […]

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Boxed In

I’m trying not to run outside the box and stick to my marathon training schedule. But I am in a fight with that schedule. We’ve stepped into the ring, laced up, and are throwing punches at one another. This boxing match is an epic tilt. I keep trying to jab at the schedule by squeezing […]

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Run Factory

I have been thinking of each run as a commodity, my body as a factory. I go to work when my Asics are laced and I consume mile after mile as the raw material to produce my run product. At the end of each run I realize that it isn’t finished. The product needs refinements. […]

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Thirsty Solution

I bought a hydration belt last weekend. A simple 2-bottle Nike product. In store, it looked like the simplest, slimmest, and most user-friendly option. But, of course, the packaging didn’t make it possible to effectively try it on for comfort and ease of use until post-purchase. So, I bought it and tried it the same […]

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Run Struggle

I ran 26k along the Atlantic coast today. It was quiet, mostly cloudy with a sneak peak of sun here and there. It was a great run for 22k. That seems to be my limit. 22. Twenty-two. Two 2s. Not tutus. But the last four kilometres were tough, a slog, a pure battle. My pace […]

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