I ran a marathon, I can do anything!

The experience of training for – and running – my first marathon has given me a lot of things. It made me stronger, helped me make new friends and allowed me to check a big item off my bucket list. But a sort of unexpected thing it gave me was a new motto (if you can call it that). Over the last few months anytime I’ve faced any sort of adversity, I’ve simply.. Read More

Day 17 – A recovery lesson learned the hard way

A few weeks ago, following a 3 hour and 40 minute training run, I learned the hard way how important it is to refuel properly after a long run. Our run started at Eau Clair Market downtown and looped in a figure eight both ways along the river. It was warm, the sun was shining and that run was probably the hardest I have physically pushed myself in years. As always during these runs,.. Read More

When the hardest thing to do is nothing

It was bound to happen sooner or later but I am currently working through my first big setback in my training journey. The challenge came in the form of what I thought was a nasty cold that took me off my feet for almost all of last week. Turns out it was an infection in my chest, which would explain why it just wouldn’t go away!

40.2… +2

Welcome to Forty Two Point Two! This is a blog about running, written in a way that’s probably unlike any other running blog you’ve read. You see, I’m not really a runner. At least not yet, anyway. Over the next seven months, I will be blogging about my experience training with the University of Calgary’s Marathon Training Program as I learn everything about running a marathon from start to finish. Even as I.. Read More