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October 19th I ran the half marathon in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. My official time was 2:05:33 way better than I expected! It has been a few weeks since the race and I have got back into training again and have to figure out which race to run next. Above is a photo of me with my finishing medal!

Hope everyone is doing well and has had a great Monday!

Cheers!

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Long Distance Run

Most weekends I normally will run both Saturday and Sunday’s. This weekend though I took Friday as a rest day and Saturday as well!

I did run from last week Sunday till Thursday though & I ran for over an hour today. It was a really good run! It was cool outside and not raining which was nice. It has rained here in Brampton the last few days. I will run in the rain though it is not my favorite weather to run in.

After my run I went to the gym and worked out for a half an hour on the weights! On top of my running I am trying to balance out my weeks with yoga & weights as well!

Well I need to keep this one short. My wife & I are having a friend over in a little while and I need to help out with some house work!

Hope everyone is doing well! Till tomorrow!

Cheers!

 

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Trick Or Treat

Scream Mask

Yesterday was Halloween! How did you spend your evening? Did you take your kids out trick or treating, stay at home and hand out candy, go to a party?

For me it was Friday night and my wife & I normally go to my parents house for dinner which is what we did last night. We ordered pizza and we went to pick it up but they were really busy and the wait time was longer than usual.

It was raining which really sucked for the trick or treaters, we didn’t have very many kids come to the door. Saw a lot of cute costumes though for those who did! I dressed up for work in my Jason (from the Friday The 13th horror movies) costume! For handing out candy I dressed pretty much all in black and wore my “Ghostface” mask (the mask worn by the killer in the Scream movies!)

As I’m sure you did I ate a lot of chocolate yesterday and we had lots left over at my parents house and was able to take some home.

Hope everyone had a great evening last night! Today is the start of NaBloPoMo which I have signed up for. I have not been good with my blogging for the past few weeks and hope to get better. Hopefully this will help me write more!

See you tomorrow! Cheers!

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3rd Half

STWM 2014 Bib

This morning I ran my 3rd half marathon in Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! I wasn’t sure how I would do in this race because of an injury as well as getting sick so I wasn’t able to complete all my training.

I got a fairly good sleep last night & my wife (who is awesome!) drove me to the event this morning, dropped me off at a pretty good time. I had enough time to get something to eat and then get to the washroom and get to the start line in good time.

My plan was to just trudge along at a good slow pace and I would just finish the race. Well I wound up doing much better then I thought I would! I finished the race at 2 hours & 5 minutes, not a personal best but I was happy with my time!

After the race I had to catch the subway to Yorkdale then catch the GO bus home. I haven’t used either in years but found my way pretty good.

After I got to the City Centre, I met my wife for lunch having my usual post race meal burger, fries & beer! I had a really good nap in the afternoon and hope to get to bed early tonight.

I’m hoping to run this race again next year though I am starting to plan next years races & what other ones I would like to do. Did you race today? Do you have any pre or post race rituals that you do?

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Cheers!

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Relaxing

The weather is not the greatest but it has been a really good day so far! Took a little while to wake up but I had my coffee, then went to the Brampton Farmers Market with my wife & had a cinnamon roll at Queen Gypsy Cafe and got a cup of tea at T By Dainel’s. My wife got the various fruits & vegetables she wanted then we went home.

Other then checking out my facebook and Twitter I haven’t done much. Oh I did play guitar for a little bit, I have an open mic tomorrow afternoon which should be fun! I’m playing 4 songs & my set will be about 20-30 minutes long! My wife & I may go to the movies either this afternoon or an early show.

Well thats it for now. I’m going to rewatch more of season 6 of Sons Of Anarchy, the premiere of season 7 is on Tuesday! Have a great day!

Cheers!

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Short Post

Its Friday yet again! Another work week is over, unless you are working on the weekend! I for one am very happy its the weekend, I’m looking forward to a couple of days of rest and relaxation.

I have no plans so far except to try to finish rewatching Sons Of Anarchy season 6 before the #finalride starts on Tuesday, I’m so excited for season 7 to start even though it’s the last. Maybe my wife and I will catch a movie tomorrow.

What are your plans for the weekend? Hope everyone is well and has a great evening!

Cheers!

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Feeling Better

A couple of weeks ago I banged into something at work and bruised my ribs. I could tell that they were just bruised not broken but they were still pretty painful.

I’ve been able to do my job still but I have not been able to run, lift weights at the gym or do yoga. It has sucked not exercising!

I have played a fair amount of my acoustic guitar in the past week or so. I haven’t played it in weeks before this and I have missed playing!

I may potentially be doing an open mic this Sunday afternoon after church which should be fun! I started taking voice lessons which started today after work, my hope is to get more confident with my singing & and more confident playing in front of an audience. I need to really get over my stage fright!

So something good did come out of injuring my ribs. I have been practicing my guitar more and need to keep it up. Somehow on top of my exercising I need to work in at least 20-30 minutes a day of guitar practising. Maybe on top of my blogging more regularly, you all can help me to stay on track with that!

My ribs are feeling much better though. I did my first weight workout in the gym after work. It was only 20 minutes and was really light but felt great! It was great to be back to the gym. I hope to be back to running and yoga next week!

I hope everyone has had a good week, I am glad its Friday tomorrow! Till next time!

Cheers!

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