Tuesday, September 29, 2009

750 miles!

I ran 5 miles tonight (750 miles). 

Friday, September 25, 2009


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I am in Halifax and gave a keynote this AM at the Brain Matters Neuroethics conference. I enjoyed giving a talk to this group but the 8:30AM start (5:30 SK) was a bit too early and it took me a while to warm up. It was fun to be among a group of people who are working on ethics, but on such different issues than I am. I was asked great questions after my talk and throughout the day. At the reception last evening I ran into Barbara, a colleague from Ottawa. We took a short run (2.5 miles-745 miles) this afternoon in the pouring rain. We ran part of our run through the gardens near the hotel. It was beautiful. I should add that the hotel was quite nice and I had a beautiful suite (pictures above) that I was sad I could not share with Skender.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. David Healy who also gave a keynote at the conference. He is a brilliant scholar whose work is incredibly important. I wish I would have been more familiar with his research prior to meeting him because I now have a number of questions I would like to ask him. Besides being an influential scholar he is also a great deal of fun, however I completely missed his joke about playing soccer. Now if it would have been hockey...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lance Armstrong spoke to me again!

I cannot believe how wonderful our weather is! I went for a run at 7:30PM and it was beautiful short sleeve weather. The river was like glass and there were lots of people out enjoying the sunset and warm evening.  I had a good run, two in a row now. Skender told me last night that I was running faster than usual. My leg was feeling better and trying to keep up with him on his bike made me push myself a bit harder. Tonight after my 4 mile run (742.5 miles) Lance Armstrong announced on my ipod that I had run my fastest mile yet! I didn't catch how fast he said I ran but I do know my "fast" is slow for most runners I know :) 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A little closer to Vegas!

I ran my 3.5 miles (738.5 miles) today on my way to Vegas. It was a beautiful evening and Skender came with me on his bike. We had fun soaking up the warm September sun. The river is changing rapidly these days with autumn colors becoming more and more beautiful each day.