RACE START: Dec 3 2016, 5:15 AM

Nothing but the beach

Before and after Reggae Marathon it’s nothing but the beach. All 7 miles of beautiful white Negril beach sand! After arriving in Negril the first thing I do ischange into my bathing suit and head down to the beach. Dipping my toes into the warm Caribbean marks the official start of my Reggae Marathon!  I love running on the beach, sunning on the beach, walking in shallow water on the beach&# ...[Read More]

It was a great day for a run

It was a great day for a run! Reggae Marathon last December may be months behind us but the memories haven’t faded. As is my habit, I turned in early Friday night after loading up on carbs at the Reggae Marathon Pasta Party. I walked back to my hotel about a kilometre away and thoroughly enjoyed the warm evening temperature and heady tropical scents. Before I turned in I followed my usual pr ...[Read More]

Things in life that matter

There are things in life that matter and things that don’t.  The wise person has learned how to tell the difference…and focus on the important things: “My time, the rank I attain, my outward appearance – all of these are secondary. For a runner like me, what’s really important is reaching the goal I set myself, under my own power. I give it everything I have, endure what ne ...[Read More]

Anatomy of a running shoe

Anatomy of a running shoe?  Who knew? When I first started running I bought the cheapest pair of running shoes I could find.  That was so long ago that I don’t remember the brand or where I bought it. It certainly wasn’t at a store that specialized in running…back then those were for ‘serious runners’.  I was intimitated. Over the years since I’ve bought countle ...[Read More]