I ran a 10 km race yesterday. It's really hard to type at the moment with my one hand patting myself on the back. Fifteen thousand people ran that race. Probably because it's dubbed the easiest 10 km in Toronto. I didn't come in first. There was maybe ten thousand people who past the finish line before me. I'm not really concerned since I'm not particularly competitive. I did have a goal of running a marathon before I was forty. The closer I get to forty, the more I downsize that goal. It went down to a half marathon last year, and recently I've downgraded it to "ah who cares".

I have tried to think of why I run races. I don't care where I place or how good my time is. It cost me money that I could spend on more pleasurable things, and takes up valuable time. After the race yesterday, me and my run crew went out for a tasty breakfast. Later on I spent a few hours flaked out on the couch, munched on fancy cheeses and had a few beers at dinner. By the end of the day it dawned on me that my whole motivation for running races is that it gives me a good solid two to three days of guilt free eating. Months of getting up early, running injuries and general exhaustion is worth a few days of eating without a care. It's a shallow goal, but one that I plan to continue to chase. I could of been a doctor, lawyer, or had some other fancy goal in life. But no, I'll keep it simple, run, eat, enjoy.

Bloody Eggs

1 16 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 onion minced
1 garlic clove minced
1 tsp of salt
1 tbsp of turmeric
1 tsp of honey
black pepper to taste
1 tbsp of olive oil
6 eggs

Saute onion and garlic in a pan with oil. Add the rest of the ingredients except the eggs. Bring sauce to a boil and then simmer. Add eggs and poach until desired consistency. Serve with toasted baguette brushed with olive oil, and a green salad.


  1. Thought you might like to read this Mother's Day blog about Gramma Hawkins. You are mentioned. Love to your Mom. Show Brynley...I don't think I have his e-mail address.


  2. don't worry - you don't really strike me as the fancy goal type (buy a boat, learn to sail and hoof it to the carribean). but guilt free eating is something i can definitely get behind!

  3. hey Di,
    I read your post about Grandma. It was great. I also read Still Alice recently and thought a lot about what Grandma must have gone through. I send your post to Bryn.