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Habits, routines and daily practices – what’s yours?

While I’m continuing to run regularly with the goal of running a couple of races this summer, one interesting career development has the potential to change things for me.  I’ve recently transferred into a project management office within my company … Continue reading

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Almost end of June update – the worst laid plans

Well. It’s probably not a good idea to take on a goal without a solid plan. Better Belly Month has been kind of a bust, things have kind of gone the opposite direction, so to speak.  😛  I’ll be bigger … Continue reading

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No speedsters here – attempting a speed workout

Still training for my half-marathon in August.  I committed to adding both speedwork and hills in my training program, since Saint John has plenty of hills and speedwork to give myself a kick in the butt.  So I tried a … Continue reading

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Chi running practice – a start

I’m trying to incorporate Chi Running into my running and it’s a challenge.  Even though I took a 4 hour workshop I feel that I have a lot to learn. I’ve run twice since the workshop.  The first run was awful … Continue reading

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Chi Running workshop

I participated in a Chi Running workshop this weekend.  A couple of instructors from Quebec gave the workshop to about 10 students here at our local library (we have a cool library and I’m not just saying that because I’m … Continue reading

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Setting sail for the (half) Marathon By The Sea

My next big race is going to be a half marathon in August.  I ran my first half-marathon race at Marathon By The Sea in Saint John, NB last year and it was tough.  And I want to do it again! I’ve … Continue reading

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Notebooks: that useful obsession that’s not at all like drug addiction (and cleaner)

So, while I am busy thinking of ways to make Better Belly Month fly instead of flop, I thought I’d share some of the notebooks and journals that I use to track stuff in.  I’m a devoted pen and paper … Continue reading

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Better Belly Month

Better Belly Month is a bit of a dumb name but it’s the best I can come up with.  I want to reduce my waistline but in a healthy way.  I’m planning a couple of half-marathon races during the next … Continue reading

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Birthdays, mental wellness and Stoicism

I turned 47 today.  It’s been a quiet but good day, the end of a 4 day weekend.  I spent time with family and friends this weekend, I’m in good health and generally my life is quite good on most … Continue reading

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A quick thought about “someday”

“Someday” started today. It starts again tomorrow and returns daily. If you want to achieve something “someday”, you’re better off starting today, even if it’s something small like reading a blog post or finding a 30 minute block of time … Continue reading

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