Thursday, March 18, 2021


I had to really think about it and then I remembered the name of my blog.  It's Legs & Wings and the address is  Trust me, it took longer to remember the log-in password and longer still to figure out the updated dashboard.  

It's been years.  Truly, I have no idea where to begin (again) so I'm just going to simply announce that I am back and will be sharing where I'm at and what I hope to accomplish in the coming weeks.

First, I have committed to a personal initiative over the Easter weekend - The David Goggins 4 x 4 x 48 Challenge; run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours.  I'm not raising money or awareness for anything in particular.  This will be a test of willpower and resilience.

My planned 4 mile / 6.4 km route is mix of asphalt, concrete and gravel trail.  I may, however, need to alter the 2 km trail portion. Early this morning, the distant reaches of my headlamp caught a glimpse of what I guessed was a cat running on ahead of me.  Usually, a cat will bolt off into the bush but this critter held the line some 10 meters ahead at 5:30/km pace.  It slowed.  Eventually we both stopped and then to my surprise I recognized the unmistakable white stripe and the bushy raised tail of a skunk.  

After 30 seconds of wavering and weighing my options, I turned and ran back the way I'd come, unscathed.  


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Suddenly Spring

Winter has drifted by without much ceremony.  March will be here in a few days and the switch back to Daylight Savings Time.  That's the turning point for me.  

Been pulled away from running on a regular basis so I think I will shelf my spring marathon plan for now.  Too many balls in the air at the moment.  Regards to all those who are better organized than I am.  

I see dozens of committed runners everyday dutifully making the rounds.  I wish I were among them.

Take care.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Time has a way of sneaking past me even when I have my eye on it. I'm getting old. Sign of the times.

Running is coming along, albeit, slowly. I will go out again in the morning ahead of the sunrise for a light 5K. Nothing too hard - but like old times. Good times, to be sure. Out early and back early so my wife can get her run in before we wake the children. It's the only time we have.

I have so many good memories and so many daily blessings. My life is full and overflowing with laughter, challenges, music, friends and kids...and a whole lot of work. Not much time for running.

I started this running blog several years ago to document my progress towards a marathon. It seems like forever ago and it seems like just yesterday.  I do not have a formal plan in place but I would like to run another marathon in the spring of 2012.

It's taken me a while to get back and I've learned so much about myself in the time away from the road. Mainly, how I need to get out every morning and run.  Glad to be back.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Back On My Feet

I have started running again. I'm slow but determined to carry on through the fall and winter months. So much to say. Here's a few photos to reveal part of the story.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Stepped out for a bit. Working a new job has changed everything on every level...and it's all very good. Cheers.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Quietly Busy

Still busy as a beaver. Thought I'd add this link for you - the kids did a concert the other night in Lunenburg - at the old Lunenburg Academy (National Historic Site).

Slow Cooking Cover features two of my boys - Jon on Bass (left) and Chris plays Lead Guitar (right).

Merry Christmas all!
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