This is about my journey towards another marathon and other random stuff along the way…

62 responses to “About”

  1. Claire says :

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂 I can totally relate to what you said about the Garmin – my fastest half time was before I bought one, and although my two marathons post-Garmin have gone fairly well, I definitely have a love/hate relationship with the thing. Wishing you lots of luck for your current training cycle – hopefully this marathon will be a huge success!

  2. Ed Mahoney says :

    Thanks for commenting on my running blog. I see you’re writing similar stuff – nicely done.

    • bearrunner says :

      NP, I enjoyed reading your stuff.. This blogging has come a little addictive I have found… I enjoy running and it is nice to keep track of it as you do.


  3. primadonnab says :

    hey you.
    thanks for commenting on my blog. i love the stuff you’re writing about. i myself am a runner but haven’t blogged about it much. and yeah, Tim Horton’s all the way!

    • bearrunner says :

      No problem about the comment.. I enjoy reading other peoples blogs… I never did before either (kept track or bloged about running) then I saw other people doing it and decided to give it a shot. I am glad you like my blog 🙂 I enjoy yours also. Tim Hortons is definately my favorite !

  4. tpmtech says :

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I was in class and we were just practicing posting and commenting amongst our little network and your comment came in. Great timing. I will contact you via email. Maybe you can enlighten the class about how you ‘stumbled in’ to my site and your impressions and so forth. Thx again. You can visit my social media marketing site at tpmtech.biz/lLAB. You do a great job posting here!!

  5. Tracy Carracedo says :

    Hi bearrunner, thanks for leaving the words of encouragement on my blog. Very inspiring.

  6. thomas peck says :

    Hi Bearrunner. Love the blog. My wife’s the runner, I’ll pass on the link to her. Thanks for checking out mine. I’m new to this blogging thing. Addictive isn’t it?!

  7. happytalesblog says :

    Hello hello! Just wanted to say thank you so much for each and every comment you post on my blog, I absolutely looove reading what you have to say! Isn’t the running community so neat?! And blogging, whewwww baby… blogging sure has turned into a big passion of mine! Glad that we have connected 🙂

    • bearrunner says :

      I have to admit, I love this site. It is becoming addictive. I love the running communities online… I love the idea of being able to share information also… It is a very good resource! glad i found it 🙂

  8. nickbellew says :

    Hi bearunner, thanks for reading my blog and leaving a positive comment, I really appreciate it. Good luck with your marathon, I will be following your progress!

  9. Caroline Calcote says :

    Aww, looks like you are a good blog samaritan! Thanks for the comment. I’m a newbie runner, but loving every minute of it. Have fun in Cuba!

    • bearrunner says :

      I’ll try… It will be hard with the heat and the drinks but I will give it my all to have a good time!
      We were all newbies at one point or another, your not a newbie, you’re a runner!


  10. deana says :

    Hi- thanks for reading my posts & leaving + comments. I got to read through your blog and I love it. Training in wintery conditions can be harder than the actual marathon itself. I’d be curious to know what training plan your using for your upcoming event. Keep running & blogging! Deana

    • bearrunner says :

      I don’t use a training plan… I have a general idea as to what I need to accomplish by the end of training and know that I have to run 2 32k’s… At the beginning of the week, I draft the miles I am going to run for the week and run them. I think these training programs and all this science behind running has gotten ridiculous. I know some people need to follow a plan, but my best marathon I have ran to date came on running 4 days a week and not wearing a watch for any of my runs.

  11. mymessylittleraindrops says :


    Thank you for your comment on my site! I can’t wait to get to Canada! Planning on going to Toronto. Where are you from? I’m from Scotland.

    I see your training for a marathon. I’d love to do one. I did the scotiabank half marathon last year I’ll maybe do the full next year!!


    • bearrunner says :

      Originally from Toronto, currently on the East Coast working… I am training for a marathon in May, looking forward to being finished it already!!!

      You should train for one, if you can do a half you can do a full


  12. laf says :

    Hi -thanks for the comments on our blog. It’s good to hear I might actually be able to finish a half even if I only train 3 days per week. I definitely need someone to settle down my ego and force me to hold back without killing myself.

  13. carly says :

    Thanks for stopping by my blog … I appreciate your advice!

  14. tischcaylor says :

    Just curious what your thoughts are on the “barely there” running shoes available these days. Still trying to figure out how I feel about my Adidas Adizeroes….

  15. Kelly Wright says :

    Hi bearrunner!
    Thanks for stopping by my new blog! I’m just starting to get the hang of it. 🙂 I love yours! It’s nice to find another running/healthcare/aspiring ironman friend out there. Good luck with your training. I hope to visit Halifax someday!

  16. chocolatefuelled says :

    Hi Bearrunner – love that name! Thank you for visiting my blog – I can only aspire to your aspirations, but it’s great to find like minded people.

    Good luck with your goals!

  17. Katherine Gordy Levine says :

    Thank you Bearrunner for the like. My marathon is finishing a novel for my 75th birthday, come March. Wish us both luck.

  18. charlottezang says :

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I don’t know how you do it, but keep up the running.

  19. richdirector says :

    did you get the garmin 610 – i am just about to get one. I hated the 405 touch screen so got the suunto T6 but then i missed all the ANT+ benefits …. debating the 610 or 910 ….

  20. Darlene says :

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! You are welcome to stop by again. Good luck with the marathon – people who run them inspire me!

  21. Fred says :

    Thanks so much for following and ‘liking’ my blog posts! Before I had health issues, in 2004, I used to run. I ran 7 marathons in 18 months. My goal was to complete 10 so my health forced me to fall short. The marathons I ran were: Seattle (2 times), Portland ( 2 times ), Yakima River Valley ( 1 ), San Diego Rock n Roll ( 1 ) and the San Francisco Chronicle marathon (1 ). I view my marathon runs as one of my greatest personal achievements. My life and how I viewed things was changed after each one; I gained insights into myself I would not have got elsewhere. Keep Running!!

  22. woodwindpoet says :

    You make me laugh… thanks also for reading my stuff. Who knows, maybe you’ll inspire me to get back to running! Yurbuds… good to know, as I had that same issue.

  23. Liz Boers-Maynard says :

    Hi Bearrunner,
    Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog!
    I will work out how to get your posts automatically. I like your style:-)
    Best wishes

  24. PorcelinaTweets says :

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looking forward to catching up on your entries!

    Good luck with your training 🙂

  25. Seeph says :

    Hi bearrunner, echoing what everyone else said above, thank you for visiting my rather embryonic blog, still getting the hang of this blogging malarkey even so always good to have a few strangers drop by. Thanks again.

    The talk of garmin in the top post, did you do a post about it? I’m just getting to grips with mine and find it quite useful but would be interested to know what others think and the point you were making.

  26. conqueranycourse says :

    Thank you for dropping by in my newly created blog. Its so nice to see when someone is scanning my blog specially we both share common interest. I have to commend your blog- its really cool and informative. Keep going!

  27. iwanttobeatriathlete says :

    Thanks for following and reading me! I’m on a blog roll these days… posting, posting, posting. Good luck on your training, and enjoy your transition into the tri world. It is fun and highly addictive.

  28. Jenn says :

    Thanks for liking my post!
    It means a lot when other bloggers (especially the runners) like what I have to say.

  29. meexio says :

    Hey thanks for stopping by and the like on my post. Wow your blog is like my runner’s guide bible right now. I haven’t really look for one yet but you came yourself lol. I definitely look forward to reading more about this. I love running and aiming to do 3 miles in 30 mins but now working on 1.5 mile first. Any suggestions would be awesome! Do you do any particular stretches for warm up?

  30. lachavalina says :

    Hey, just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy running and stay warm! I’ll try and send some Arizona sun your way. 🙂

  31. Murdercakes says :

    Thank you for stopping by and liking my post. I appreciate the visit and hope you come by again sometime. It’s nice to know someone is reading what I write.

  32. Goryo says :

    Thanks for following! in return I followed you back … hehehe 🙂 your into running? Im just starting out in that field, my goal this year is to run for 21k … hope i could achieve that. Hope to hear from you soon. thanks!

  33. Kay-Kay's Bird Club says :

    Hi bearrunner, thanks for visiting me and giving me a “like”. I can’t believe you’re jumping fully into an Ironman! crazy! but… way to go!

  34. Lian Munday says :

    Hi Bearrunner, thanks for dropping by and liking my stuff, who knows when I get fit enough I may well move out of the gym and into a bit of pavement pounding. feel free to drop by and have coffee anytime 🙂

  35. Caryn says :

    Hi Bearrunner! I just wanted to stop by and say hello. Thank you for following my blog and for the “likes”. I am fascinated by the huge challenge you are undertaking and documenting here. Looking forward to following your progress!

  36. Lian Munday says :

    Hi Bearrunner, thanks for dropping by again – was your coffee good – did you have cream iwth it too? 🙂

  37. VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in says :

    Thank your for liking and visiting my iamvikas dot wordpress.com
    All the best for your marathons.
    I am battling some injury and plan to run long very soon.

  38. sarahcalverley says :

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my new blog… I would love to run a marathon and will check out your blog also. Thanks! 🙂

  39. muddledmuse says :

    Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and subscribing to it. As I am a beginner runner, I am enjoying reading your posts. And I’m thankful I am running in an Oregon winter instead of in the frigid North.

  40. wcman1976 says :

    Hey man, thanks for following my blog! I see you are in pretty decent shape already, but if you are interested in any Beachbody programs or supplements (I didn’t see any blogs saying you did any, but I only skimmed), then drop me a line! I look forward to reading your blog more in depth.

  41. jeffmv says :

    Bear Runner,

    Sweeet blog, thanks for following me!!

  42. WalkingwithBullu says :

    You have a super motivational blog. I recently joined a gym and am on a journey to a healthier me but nothing compared to your huge undertaking. Thanks for sharing!!

  43. Shanny says :

    I don’t know why I’m only just going to click the “Follow” button now…forgive me!

    Also, you’re Canadian….whereabouts?

  44. chip says :

    I’ve always pondered doing an Ironman, but haven’t yet got my head around it. Your blog is great and I’m really enjoying hearing about your training – I shall be picking up tips from you! I’ve nominated you for a Kreativ Blgger award and details are in my post http://runwithchips.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/oh-to-be-kreativ/

  45. Roberts says :

    I was awarded the honor of the Liebster Award. I’m passing it on to you. Thank you.

  46. Kay-Kay's Bird Club says :

    You’ve been nominated for the One Lovey Blog Award!

    Here are the steps for the award:

    Name the blogger who awarded you this fantastic award
    List 7 random facts about yourself
    Award 15 other bloggers this award

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