Thursday, December 9, 2010

URG'S 2011 RACE SCHEDULE!!

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Lot's of inspiration out there for this one with everyone making racing plans for 2011. GOOD LUCK figuring it all out and try to make your choices wisely and with a clear head. You don't want to find yourself at the start of a race you really wish you hadn't signed up for like "The URG's" did; )

Thursday, December 2, 2010

GLACIAL PACE!

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OK I must admit that Sarah Palin's new TV show "ALASKA" inspired this comic. Seeing her snowshoe over an Alaskan glacier and then climb up the face of a mountain really made me like her much more then I thought possible; )

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

URG Strikes a "PIGEON POSE"?!

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Lately it seems that yoga poses are popping up everywhere. Fitness instructors are slipping yoga into their core and strength classes and massage and physio-therapists are sending clients home with yoga poses to help stretch and rehabilitate muscles. URG is holding a "pigeon pose" which stretches the hip and glute muscles to name a few.

There is still alot of controversy concerning the benefits of yoga and just how stretched and limber a runner should be. Personally I use yoga poses for core strength and to keep my left and right side balanced flexibility wise.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

YOUR 1ST 100...

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 Best of Luck to everyone heading out to the  Haliburton Forest 100, 50's & 25k Trail Runs this weekend!!
This comic was inspired by a thread over at the Running Mania forum. I wish I could have fit everyone in the comic but had to keep it to a few of those running in the 100. Good Luck to all of you!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bonkville

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This URG was inspired by many a brave Ultrarunner(Gary, JD, David, Anton, Devon) who ran to the edge and beyond and lived to blog about it.

Friday, July 9, 2010

SPRINGS & WINGS

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Today's inspiration...Joe Montana Super Bowl hero endorsing "Sketcher's Shape-ups".

I just don't get why Joe Montana wants to be a part of selling a gimmicky shoe to the masses of people who are desperately grasping at any straw to "shape-up" and get fit. Sure, the shoes are probably no more harmful then the high heels many woman have already enslaved their feet to and lets face it walking around in 5 inch stilettos will build some serious calf muscles. However the muscle enhancement derived from wearing "Shape-ups", stilletos or any sort of footwear is just the bodies way of adapting to an unnatural way of walking which in turn can cause serious problems for other parts of the body ie. feet, back, knees.

The body is amazing the way it tries to compensate for whatever we humans decide to strap on our feet but in the end that overworked, "toned" muscle derived from wearing those ridiculous shoes is probably not good for much more then keeping one from toppling over in the silly things in the first place.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

DO NOT RUN!!!

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"DO NOT RUN"?? Hey did URG actually say that? This is probably the only time URG would utter those words to others and then actually take the advice himself. Also DO NOT crouch down like URGal, this makes you appear small like prey. It is human nature to run or hide when confronted with a threat which is why it is very important to know how to deal with all kinds of wildlife encounters before they happen.
Thanks to Sue for inspiring this comic with her blog about a close encounter with a cougar. She was also kind enough to e-mail me that she liked,  "URG Gets Compressed". I hope she likes this one also although she may not like the fact that she is the first girl in the upper left leading the retreat ; )
NOTE: All the information contained in this blog was gathered from various web sources (e-how, wikihow) and I am not an authority on the subject. Please do your own research and RUN SAFE!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

LOST URG'S

Thought I'd put up this batch of unpublished URG's. They were sentenced to never see the light of day and perhaps deservedly so but alas I decided to give them all a reprieve; )









Monday, May 17, 2010

DIALOGUE PLEASE!

I am sorry but todays comic has no dialogue as I couldn't quite make out URG's conversation.
Is it his daughter on the phone? Perhaps it's his wife or a client, a bill collector or his Mom?
I don't know, but if you think you know then please leave a comment or send it to  ultrarunningguy@gmail.com .

Thanks to everyone for all the GREAT URG dialogue. You are all WINNERS ; )

Derrick said...
- Yes, is this Papa Pete's? I'd like a jumbo sized vegetarian pizza delivered to the third tree past the beaver dam on Arkon Lake at Frontenac Park.
- Honey, can you bring me some TP. I'm in a non-deciduous forest and there's no leaves.
- Did the Bruins win?
- What? You want race results from the 5Peaks race?? I sorry...Me no speak English!
- Is this the Beer Store? Do you deliver?

David said...
URG runs with a Cell Phone? Say it ain't so....
EJ said...
David, "URG runs with a Cell Phone? Say it ain't so...."
Well how else is he going to order his beer and pizza mid run. Think before you speak man ; )

Sara said...
Hi honey. I just hit the turnaround point, so I'll be home soon - just another 5 hours!

Nature Girl said...
"No, I don't want an extended warranty on my treadmill! Stop calling me!"

EJ said...
OK here is another spin on some of URG'S conversations to date-
-Hi, my treadmill broke, is it too late to buy that extended warranty? CLICK!!
-Hi honey I forgot to turn around again, so I'll be a bit late -just another 10 hrs.
-If the Bruins lost don't tell me. Why aren't you speaking?

Derrick said...
Ummm.....how fast can you bring me a can of bear spray?

Sara said...
I was running along with a deer all morning!! It must have gotten tired.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

LISA SMITH-BATCHEN...30 TO GO

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Today's comic is the internet's first "Fundraising Comic"(???) so if you haven't already done so then PLEASE DONUT...I mean DONATE $1 or $2 or $3... to Lisa's Run Hope Through America or buy a raffle ticket for a great cruise.
As most of you know Lisa Smith-Batchen is running 50 MILES A DAY in ALL 50 STATES in 62 DAYS!!!!!
This comic was inspired by Lisa's tireless efforts to raise money for children and I could not possibly have posted it without taking into consideration why Lisa is running in the first place. Lisa would appreciate anything you can give to support her cause donate here or get your Alaskan Cruise raffle ticket here.
BTW, LSB is "Long Steady Batchen".

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

ATHENS XXVI.II

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Congratulations to David (RIG) who ran a great in the 2010 Boston Marathon yesterday. Philippides (Phidippides) would be proud: )
BTW URG's hat is called a Pilos. It is described as a conical brimless travelling hat made of felt or leather.

Friday, March 19, 2010

GPS APP

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This comic was inspired by "Lakewood's" recent blog about his iPhone GPS App and an old blog of Derrick's I kept tucked away in a few brain cells in the back of my head about his cheap alternative to "SPOT" tracking.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Runner's Retirement Savings Plan

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Sara inspired this comic when I bumped into her picking up yet another pair of shoes
 and she giggled that I was going to make a comic of the encounter.
*Note- an RRSP(Registered Retirement Savings Plan) is the Canadian equivelant to an IRA.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ultra Treadmill?

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This comic was inspired by Derrick's recent workouts on a treadmill.
Here is a link to one of his treadmill workouts published at iRun.

Monday, March 1, 2010

LEAVE A TRAIL

This comic was inspired by this inspiring quote-
Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

SUSITNA 100 2010 COMICS

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This comic was inspired by JD's Susitna 100 Race Report and video here.


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This comic was inspired by Evan's picture post of his friend Dave at the Susitna 100 Finish line.

Note: The comics depicted here were inspired by the event and are not historically accurate.

Along with my regular "URG's" I hope to include more Race Report and Blog inspired comics here in the near future. Hope you enjoyed the first in the series.
EJ