Tag Archives: motivation

Runfession: Reality, motivation, and virtual challenges

A fellow blogger who first introduced me to the term “runfession” recently posted a new runfession of her own after many months, which inspired me to follow suit. Thanks, Irma! Fifteen months ago (I just looked it up), I runfessed … Continue reading

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Paying tribute to Canada’s greatest hero in the time of COVID

Most Canadians see Terry Fox as symbolizing the very best of our country. At various times he has been voted the greatest sports hero, Canada’s greatest hero, the most popular Canadian, and the #2 Greatest Canadian (second to Tommy Douglas, … Continue reading

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Highlighting Women in IT on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. Since it falls on Sunday this year, why not celebrate for the entire weekend! International Women’s Day has a surprisingly long history. The first Women’s Day was organized in New … Continue reading

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New Year’s reflections and resolutions, 2020 version

I seem to be getting quite a few hits on last year’s New Year’s reflections during these days leading up to the New Year, so I thought I’d better offer a more up-to-date version. How did I do with these … Continue reading

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A new project finally begins

A new project means different things to different people. It could mean starting a new woodworking project, a new writing project, a new painting, a new garden plot, or maybe a new venture altogether, like beekeeping. Whatever you feel passionate … Continue reading

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Runfessions: Time to hang up the sneakers

In August I was full of both resolve and expectation. True, it hurt when I walked, but hardly at all when I ran. I committed to a few 5K and 10K races, and had 10 wonderful weeks this past summer … Continue reading

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What do singing and baseball have in common?

If anyone had asked me that question a few weeks ago I just would have laughed. I love singing and I enjoy watching baseball on TV, but having anything in common, yeah, right! Until I attended a weekend choral workshop … Continue reading

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Pressure is a privilege – really?

We have just finished spending more time than I should admit watching one of the best US Tennis Opens ever. The quality of the tennis and the remarkable level of the young emerging tennis players was something to behold. Energy, … Continue reading

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