Tag Archives: running

Map Monday: what is there to do and see in the world?

Recently, a fellow blogger who also happens to be an experienced climber sent me a link to a map that she thought was pretty awesome: Awesome Maps’ complete guide to rock climbing opportunities around the world, all in one handy-dandy … Continue reading

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So you want to be a 90-year-old runner

Hmm, my guess is that being able to run at 90 isn’t at the top of most people’s wish lists.  Maybe being alive and healthy at 90?  Maybe being alive at 90 only if healthy?  But running, not so much … Continue reading

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Setting goals to inspire you … or scare you!

Recently I came across a blog post that presents a checklist of some pretty darn thought-provoking tips about setting goals that will really inspire you.  It so happens that the focus of this blog, Mark B’s Big Adventures on Average … Continue reading

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Being thankful in Rome … virtually

I did it! This Canadian Thanksgiving weekend I completed the Conqueror Challenge called St. Francis Way, virtually travelling from Florence to Rome.  I last posted about this personal quest in March, so it’s taken me quite a while, but it’s … Continue reading

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The power of a smile … OK, and the power of running

As the (nearly 100-year old) song goes, When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling, The whole world smiles with you. Last week our community, and especially our very large running community, lost someone whose smile was legend.  He was my former … Continue reading

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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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The joys in growing old – on reaching the ¾ century mark!

Yes, I’ve done it, I’m made it to 75. Just think, if I’d only made it to 70, I would have left this Earth still naively convinced that the world really was becoming a kinder, more inclusive place. That illusion … Continue reading

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Map Monday: from the smallest countries to the largest

The first week of this new year has been a week like no other, just as this past year was a year like no other. Increased COVID cases nearly everywhere, with tightening restrictions being put in place, dashing the hope … Continue reading

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