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Fringe Benefits of Training

In the course of my running so far, I’ve found a few fringe benefits to this whole “give up your social life and run alot…and then run some more” plan. Significant moments and pieces that have made up for the rest, and that keep me going. 1 – Sleep. Glorious, glorious sleep. If you’re a […]

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Side Effects of Training

I didn’t intend on becoming a hermit, I swear. In the past when I trained for half and full marathons, I adjusted my workout schedule accordingly. Friday nights were usually chill nights in – long run Saturday morning. Then, because I had behaved myself so well the night before…Saturday night turned into a runaway (after […]

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Why I’m Training for an Ultramarathon

My motivation is boredom. Let me explain. Since I’ve signed up for an ultramarathon (the 125 km Canadian Death Race), I’ve had many conversations explaining WHAT it is. Yes, 125 km. Yes, 24 hour max time. Yes, 3 mountains. Yes, yes, yes. Very few people get it. Most people think I’m crazy. Which is fine, […]

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