Reset Impossible!

When was the last time you were so proud of yourself you raised your arms in glee? How about literally patting yourself on the back or jumping in the air with joy?  Spontaneously high 5’ing someone from a big jolt of endorphins through your body?  Was it a month ago, year ago, decades, never? Every […]

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Mt Elbrus, Russia – Part 3

I interrupt this blog for another adventure. Whoops, sorry, I got a bit distracted by some volcanoes in Guatemala. Experiences over Stuff! Finally finishing my last post on Russia, you may want to refresh on Part 1 and Part 2 first. Team Spudnik, quite the group of adventurers. You’ve already heard about Jason climbing his […]

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Mt Elbrus, Russia – Part 2

The true excitement of a trip kicks in for me when the bags are finally in the car, the engine starts and I’m heading to the airport. Whatever I’ve forgotten to pack at this point, it just doesn’t matter, except this time I will get told off by a world record holding mountaineer. Typically arriving at […]

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Mt Elbrus, Russia – Part 1

When I look back on 2016, my surprise trip to Russia will always put a huge badass smile on my face. As my 54th birthday is just hours away and 2016 is coming to a close, I couldn’t think of any better way to celebrate than reliving and documenting my amazing Russian adventure. What a […]

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Running for Cystic Fibrosis

I recently pinged off a bunch of challenges over 10 weeks; Ottawa Marathon, my very 1st Ultra Marathon in Niagara then, I surprisingly went to Russia to climb Mt Elbrus. Honestly, for 2016, I had one challenge goal and that was to finish my unfinished business at the Ottawa Marathon; the other 2 challenges were […]

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Ottawa Marathon – PB’s Get Air!

Driving back from the Kawartha’s a week before the Ottawa Marathon I made a mistake, I talked to my phone, “weather in Ottawa this Sunday” phone thinking “Sunday’s forecast in Ottawa is 29 with scattered thunderstorms”. What! I knew it could get hot in Ottawa the end of May and I truly love running in rain […]

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Taper Time

What is it about marathoners? We fantasize most of our training season about getting to taper phase then, once it gets here, we hate it. Today, I completed my last real long run before my goal race, the Ottawa Marathon, May 29th. That gives me 2 weeks to recover, prepare mentally and get my body […]

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Running on Empty

Have you ever considered taking your car out for a long drive without a tank of gas? Neither have I. In fact I think it could result in a lot of pushing and shoving. Let’s talk about the pushing part first. I have this coach, let’s call him Stan, who uses himself as a guinea […]

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The ‘C’ Word

I guess I’m good at distractions! As you know there are a whole bunch of reasons I’m training for the Ottawa Marathon May 29th as explained in Unfinished Business. Well, I haven’t really explained quite ALL of my reasons just yet. Let me explain. The day I returned to Canada after climbing Mt Baker in […]

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