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!


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!


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!


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!


Happy Long Weekend

Hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend, it has been a great weekend for me!

Friday night my wife and I had dinner with my parents. Normally we watch Modern Family on Dvd after dinner but we have just finished season 4 and season 5 isn’t in stores yet. I put a request in HMV and it comes in some time in September. Instead we watched Good Will Hunting, a favorite movie of mine!

Saturday night I drove to Kitchener to see a buddy of mine. It was really good to see him! Its been a few months since I’ve seen him and maybe a year and a half since he and I hung out just the two of us. We had dinner at Turtle Jacks then went to his dads place and watched a bit of Brick Mansions which is a very entertaining movie!

Yesterday my wife and I had church in the morning then a pretty relaxing afternoon which included a nap! I love long weekends! We had a nice dinner with my wife’s aunt. We went to Swiss Challet in Pickering near her place. The food was good but the service was kind of slow. A nice evening with her though!

Today so far has been pretty relaxing. I’ve just been roaming around on the computer, checking out facebook, twitter and such. My wife and I should be watching Saturday night’s episode of Doctor Who which we pvr’d, I can’t wait to watch that!

This is the start of a new week & new month & I hope to get back into blogging more regularly. I have not been very consistent with my blogging but have thought about it often! I hope you all are well and have had a great weekend! Also I hope all my friends who are students or teachers have a great first day back to school or work tomorrow!


Back To Work

I had a nice almost 3 week vacation, off from July 31st to August 18. Pretty much stayed around home though my wife & I drove to Gravenhurst at the beginning of vacation to hang out with friends at a cottage & at the end of the vaca spent a couple of days in Niagara Falls. Had a really good time!

My first day back to work was Tuesday. I’ve had a pretty poor sleep both Monday night &  last night so I’m going to make this post short and try to get to bed. Had a nice family get together this evening, great food & conversation!

Hope everyone is doing well. I’ve been inconsistent in my blogging and hope to get back to it more regularly!


Back At It

I haven’t blogged in awhile and thought it was time to start again. I often find that I have periods where I write quite often, then I wind up taking a break for sometime.

I am back to marathon training again. My 2nd full marathon is on Oct 19, 2014. I’m running in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! I won’t be able to get all my training in but I will train as much as I am able and do my best in the race. The main thing is that I finish it, I don’t really care too much about my time or how I place.

On top of running, I have been doing yoga since about May and have been loving it! I find yoga so relaxing and I especially love doing yoga before bed. It really helps me to sleep! I find some poses quite challenging as I am not very flexible or have a lot of balance yet but I am working at it! My yoga teacher who is a friend of mine I met at church has been working toward getting her yoga teaching certificate. She has been giving free yoga classes over the past few months to get practice in teaching as well as to start building a client base! I am generally able to make it to class at least once or twice a week, then I may do a practice or two at home off a dvd.

Nice to be back blogging again, hopefully this will become more regular. I haven’t been good at blogging or reading people’s blogs so hopefully I can get back to both. Hope everyone is having a great day!