I’ve told this story a couple hundred times and it still blows my mind on how crazy this run was. It was in July 2012, it was to be my second run for Team Diabetes and I had chosen to run my first, and last, marathon at the Rio de Janeiro Marathon event. The fund … More Rio de Janeiro Marathon… Craziest experience!
A few things to think of when getting ready to leave for an International running event are not always the things right in front of you. The easy things to remember are your shoes, shorts or running tights, short sleeve or long sleeve running shirts, socks, etc., but often times it’s the minor things that … More Gearing Up: Always be prepared
Classic tourist story, no seriously, this is what happened to me on more than one occasion. Over the few times I have decided to leave our great country of Canada to run in another country I never once attempted to learn any words of the country’s language I was visiting… not the smartest move. When … More Hello? How do you say Hello in this language?!
In the years I’ve been running and training for long distance runs I never really separated the notions of training and preparation, I always thought they were the same thing… found out the hard way they are not. Because I had mostly run in the Greater Toronto Area, this includes training and running events, I … More Training and Preparation… definitely not the same
I thought I’d go a little off the beaten path for this post and not speak about the donations or how to raise funds to participate in International races with charities. Instead, I want to talk about the people and fellow runners you meet along the way. Most of the Canadian charitable running groups are … More Friends in low places