Tag Archives: perseverance

The parade of nations: a brief moment of Olympic idealism

I fall for it every time. The Parade of Nations that is one of the main features of every Olympics Opening Ceremony never ceases to fill me with the sense that we human beings, for all our flaws, have the … Continue reading

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You’re never too old to have a new goal … right?

One thing I learned from my experiences in taking up running late in life is that you can do pretty well everything everyone younger than you can do, but not necessarily at the same pace. Running programs are finally starting to … Continue reading

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Réflexion sur l’entrepreneurship au Nouveau-Brunswick

Note again: With apologies to non-French readers, this is another exercise in French. If any of my former students or IT colleagues read the final paragraph of this post and think I am referring to them as “old students”, “anciens” … Continue reading

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Motivation, where are you hiding?

In most of the books and blogs I’ve read about writing, the first piece of advice is “put bum in seat”. In other words, to borrow from Nike, “Just do it”. That’s a bit misleading. You not only have to … Continue reading

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Self-discipline and negative splits

Yesterday was yet another unseasonably cold and windy day for the second part of April, even in eastern Canada, but the sun was sparkling on the blue water of the swollen river and the grass was greening pretty well under … Continue reading

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Robby Robin wins his first award; now he needs your help

I am excited to share the news that my first Robby Robin story, No More Worms For Supper, has won first place for Children’s Literature in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick annual literary competition.  I love the idea of calling … Continue reading

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The end of innocence for runners?

What happened yesterday?  Anyone who has run in a large city race or anyone who has been a spectator at such a race will know the rush of emotions: exhilaration, excitement, apprehension, perseverance, celebration.  When recalling the experience of a … Continue reading

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3 runners who inspire

My husband and I are “training” for two spring races, a 10K in Toronto on Mother’s Day and the Ottawa Half Marathon at the end of May.  Both are family events for us.  In the case of the Toronto 10K … Continue reading

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