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Morning push

Running in the early morning hours requires a bit of a nudge to get out of bed. When I can see fuzzy peach and fuschia crack the deep indigo and charcoal, it’s all the push I need. That is, of course, until the wind pushes back.

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For the hill of it

When we left the stunningly beautiful coastlines of Lunenburg and Kingsburg, Nova Scotia for rural Ontario I thought and assumed my running would be solely on flat, straight roads and no longer follow the curving ups and downs of the oceanside. I was only half right in my assumption. My routes here are almost completely devoid of […]

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Open field of vision

With the wind picking up and rain threatening, I ran 12 k on a route I hadn’t done before. The dirt/muddy road took me up to a plateau in an area I was unfamiliar with and I felt like I could see for miles upon miles. I had an unbroken view of the impending clouds […]

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A chill in the run

Right when the frost and first snow hit and the air coursed with cold, my nagging ankle injury reappeared and put a chill over my routine. I ran today with some ache but no pain. It’s time to test some preventative solutions like compression socks and stretching and stride assessment before my routine freezes solid altogether.

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Run to think

I had a great run yesterday. Not only did I feel like I was coasting when I was actually holding a decent pace, but I was forming and framing an idea the entire time. While listening to a podcast and taking in the air of a gorgeous fall day, I worked out in my mind […]

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