Monthly Archives: April 2014


The date finally came…On Sunday, April 27, I ran the Vancouver Sun Run 10k with 45,000 of my closest friends!

The weather was simply perfect, cloudy, temperature was about 12C, no wind.  Perfect for running.  The run started at 9am, and since my normal time is quicker than 45 minutes, I get to start very near the front which helps a lot to eliminate the crowding that happens when you start mid-pack.  The race went VERY quickly, and in no time, it was over.  My official time was 0:43:02, so I placed 801st…. or 697 of 19,360 males, or 29 of 1466 males aged 50-54 (my category)…. overall, I was very happy with the results.

And running/racing while landing on my forefoot (vs heel strike)…WOW!!!  Nothing hurts after the run…. I felt great after crossing the finish line.  Now I’m looking forward to getting faster with this new style.  I think 42 minutes is now within reach.  I get another chance to test this new style (well…. new to me) on Mother’s Day at the Run for Mom right here in Steinbach.

Stay tuned!

Today I weighed 180.4 lbs
Fasting blood sugar was at 5.6


Only 2 months until the days start getting shorter again!

Well…. it’s been a month and a half since my last post!

On Sunday, I’m joining 50,000 of my best friends to run the Vancouver Sun Run 10k.  It’s been a tradition for a few years now.  BUT>>>I’ve always been able to train outside on the streets of Steinbach and Winnipeg for the Sun Run.  This year, I’ve only started running outside for the last 2 weeks because the weather has been down right nasty!  I’m hoping today I can actually run in shorts and a t-shirt for the first time this year!

Anyway…training is going well, weight is under control, blood sugars are steady and where I like them.  Last week my run plan had me at 27 miles, which is about where I’d like to stay.  My training pace is now about 7 minutes per mile, with a goal race pace of 6:40 per mile, which would put my 10k @ 42 minutes.  My personal best to date is 42:37.  It will be a major milestone for me if I can beat 42 minutes!!!

Stats as of this morning:

Weight = 177.4
Waking Blood Sugars = 5.9

Until next time!