The 2014 Colour Run


If you haven’t heard of it – they look like a blast.  See the video below, but be sure to visit the site to see more information and get details about when the runs are happening.

I’m certainly going to try to hit one or two of these this year, depending on my schedule. They look like too much fun, and too different from a normal organized run to pass up!

Disney would be a fun marathon!


I’ve never contemplated a marathon, or a half marathon for that matter.  But man, a run at Disney might just be the ticket.  A picture taken with Buzz Lightyear after running 42km would be a blast!  They just completed this years’ run January 8-12, 2014, but you can sign up for next years’ race soon!  These pictures make it look fantastic, though.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/markjoyella/26-things-that-make-perfect-sense-when-you-run-the-ms2

If you run marathons, would you consider doing this one as one of your “just for fun” runs?  Let me know in the comments below.

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How Santa Claus spends the rest of the year…


Here’s a motivation for you.  This gent changed his name from Elvis Kipman to O Santa Clause.  He’s over 80, and in the 2009 World Masters Games he competed in the 10k and the 100m.  Barefoot.

Run, Santa, run!

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My stats for 2013


You may have read my goals for 2014.  You may even have read my goals for 2013, and my honest post about my difficulty completing them.  To  compound the self-flagellation, I’ve become a data junkie over the past year, thanks to Endomondo, and most recently to both my Fitbit One and Fitbit Aria (and their related site Fitbit.com) and my Suunto Ambit 2S (and their related site, movescount.com).  However, these newest additions were only put in over the last month, and with Endomondo this was the first year where I have what I feel is really accurate data on what I ran, skied, bicycled, etc.  So, for the record, here are my stats with my own comments – remembering that no one can get in my own kitchen and break my own dishes quite like I can.

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