Training for Boston through an Edmonton winter

April 6th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

On August 20, 2017 I did something I had never done before. I ran the Edmonton Marathon. And I qualified for Boston! Training for a spring marathon during an Alberta winter has its challenges. […]


Why running works for me

March 15th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

Running, for me is a positive addiction, and that is something I am glad I live with


I replaced this habit with running to honour the fallen

March 6th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

Blogger Rusty Smith describes how Remembrance Day has become a running day for him


Running alone

February 13th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | No Comments »

“I’ve run in several international events but going from training on a rural road in Alberta to being corralled in with 35,000 crazies in Las Vegas can be a bit of a shock”


Thirty years ago, one man convinced me to trade my alcohol addiction for running. This is how it happened:

January 17th, 2018 by Rusty Smith | Posted in Musings of a Veteran Runner | 3 Comments »

Three decades ago, Rusty Smith put the bottle down. When one man recognized his efforts to curb his alcohol addiction, he convinced him to sign up for a marathon by bribing him with a cross-Canada flight in a fighter jet