About Me


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Thank you for dropping by to this “About Me” page, as you may be wondering, “Who is this “Old Fellow” anyways?”

My actual name is Carl.  I am a 58 year old Canadian, and happily married to a “kiwi” New Zealander. We have been blessed with 4 GREAT kids, ages 24, 22, 20 and 18.

I am an avid Christian, and LOVE reading and studying the Bible.  There is always something new and wonderful, that can apply to my own life, and what I am facing at any particular time.  During the weekdays, I work in a warehouse.  It is wonderful to have a job to provide for the family.  I also have the privilege and honour to be a lay pastor for a small church congregation in the village where we live.  Life is busy, but good.

With heart disease issues on my dad’s side of the family, and mental health issues on my mom’s side of the family, after 35 years of not running, I laced up the shoes and started to run, simply for my health.  Running seems to keep my “ticker” ticking, and has been keeping my mind more clear.

The “blogging” part came quite by accident.  As I prepared for my 1st Half Marathon in the fall of 2013, I set up a Facebook page, to keep me accountable to those kind enough to “follow” my page, and also as a platform for fundraising for the charity I was representing.  I called the page, “The Old Fellow Goes Running”.  Along the way, I added a few stories for fun.  After the Half Marathon, several of my friends did NOT want me to close the page, but to keep writing (and running), and do NOT change the name.  So I listened, and here I am  🙂

So I sincerely want to thanking for stopping by, do stop by again.  Even better, why not hit the “Follow” button, and we will “run” this race of life together.  Also, please be sure to check out the Facebook link.

Life is so incredibly precious, and whether you know me in the “physical realm”, or have simply come across this page and see my reflection, I pray that it would leave an imprint into your heart, inspire you, and make you a better person.  Enjoy each day you have on earth, and live it to the fullest………God bless……..Carl  🙂

“The important people in our lives leave imprints.  They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart.  There’s no getting over that”   ~Rachael Cohn~

Contact e-mail:   carl.58.wright@gmail.com

Twitter:  twitter.com/canuckcarl

Church Blog: mysundayblog.com

 

106 comments

  1. Writing really is a great way to get it all out there, eh? With my blog, I find that I don’t even care how many people read it, but just writing a post and publishing it is “therapy” in itself.

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    • It really is great therapy Emily, whether people read it or not.. Still finding my way around with building the website. It has been fun getting to “publish” it. It is so “cool” with the technology. Your blog was what got me thinking it would be quite neat, 1st with the Facebook page, and now with the website….so THANK YOU!!! 🙂

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  2. I find that writing a post and publishing it is enough therapy in itself, anyone reading it is just a bonus 🙂

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  3. I just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!! I hope you will accept 🙂
    http://meaningfulmommy.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/a-one-lovely-blog-award/

    ~Megan

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  4. Like I said, I knew this is going to be inspirational! I am in! Lets run the race together from now on 🙂

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  5. Grounded and appreciated “About Me” share, Carl. The only matter I might take issue with is your (rightfully chosen) reference to “old fellow.” At 59, I consider myself quite distant from “old.” 🙂

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    • Thanks Eric so much, the more I do embrace life, the younger I do feel (but I did make that promise to my friends, not to change the name..lol :)) I absolutely love the warmth of your smile, and the sparkle in your eyes in your picture. It shows a lot of where your “true age” is….the age that is in in your heart. 🙂

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      • Carl, that is thoughtful of you to acknowledge the warmth in my smile and the sparkle in my eyes. Other than a fellow yoga student, I’ve not had someone share such kind words about the photo (not that I need them). You speak a language I know well — matters of and from the heart. Thank you.

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  6. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award – https://theexercisehitlist.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/the-liebster-award-exploring-new-blogs/. Its just a bit of fun, up to you whether you play along. Just wanted to give a bit of a shout out to a few of the blogs I enjoy!

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    • Thank you so much for the nomination. I will gratefully accept the award. :)Having done the “Lovely Blog Award”, I know they do take a fair bit of time, but I did enjoy doing it, so probably it might be 2 to 3 weeks before it would be completed. Thanks again..Carl

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  7. Here I am re-nominating you for the Liebster Award. 🙂 Thank you for the nomination. it made me happy!
    http://flowersandwanderlust.com/?p=6160

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  8. hi! so I’m posting to notify you that I accepted the award and made a post! I just have one question, how do I display it on my page?

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  9. Hi there
    Always nice to follow a Canadian and even better when they are closer to my generation. Inspiring Story. Even though I’m not religious (not even Christian) I still enjoyed the inspirational stories.

    Hope you give us a look at http://www.experimentalexpats.com
    Cheers

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    • Thank you so much for dropping by and the follow. Am very interested and fascinated by the theme of your blog. Expat living does interest me, but not sure about the family. Every day I get an e-mail from http://internationalliving.com/, so I am familiar, but it will be really neat to have that connection of personal experiences through your blog. 😉 THANK YOU! 🙂

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      • Hi there
        I have not gotten around to it yet but someday will post about International Living; I’m not a fan. They are a business trying to scam you into spending thousands of dollars on seminars you don’t need. All the information they print in their paid subscriptions is easily found with good internet research and various expat forums and blogs. Their format is obsolete and they know it which is why they target very wealthy people over 60 who want to buy expensive property. I assume that’s not you so don’t pay much attention to them.

        If I can answer any questions or steer you to some website or forum, I’d be happy to help

        Happy holidays

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      • I really appreciate you sharing this. I did not know. It is definitely not me, with what you have described. Fortunately I have not subscribed to anything. Thank you for taking the time, and having the concern to share this with me. 🙂
        ~Carl~

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  10. Looking forward to lots of reading here Carl. Regards for Christmas and 2015. Thom.

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  11. As someone who has picked up running recently and found a hidden piece of self, your blog really resonates! What a wonderful write up this is
    Merry Christmas and Happy Blogging 🙂

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  12. Hi Carl!
    I found you!
    Love your “about” page and your manifesto. In fact, I may look to you for some inspiration this year. Just coming off knee surgery and aching to get out and run again. I look forward to reading more about your running, your family and all that you have to write.
    Michelle

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    • Hi Michelle,

      Thank You, and I am so glad you found me. 🙂

      I am sincerely sorry about your knee, and hoping it will heal speedily without any complications. It must be really tough being a runner, and have to “shelf” the runners for the time being while your knee mends and repairs itself. When you do get the go ahead to lace up the sneakers it will be that much sweeter. 🙂

      Thank you for your kind words and follow. Looking forward to reading your blog. Your posts are positive and uplifting, no matter what “curve balls” life throws at you.

      Sincerely,
      Carl

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  13. Your passion is inpiration to many.BTW, half marathon is in my bucket list for 2015. 🙂

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  14. I’m so glad I bumped across your page. The words written above are so honest and inspiring. I look forward to joining you in your run and hopefully establish a strong virtual camaraderie!
    Cheers!
    Aakansha. 🙂

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  15. This is a beautiful site! I’m so glad you found my site and introduced yourself to me. Very inspiring About Me page! God bless you in your running adventures. Look forward to reading more:-)
    Darcy

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    • Thank you so much Rosh. I am glad I found you. Am not sure how I came across you, but I imagine it is was a comment you made on someone’s post. If a comment jumps out at me, I will look deeper into that blog to see if it would be one I would enjoy following. 🙂

      I just realized what the “Rosh” stands for, it never hit me until now. Has a much better flow than “Tofgr”…lol! 🙂

      Looking forward to visiting your blog as well! 🙂

      ~Carl~

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  16. A great introduction and what a lovely quote you chose in the end! So true.

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  17. Hi! I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award. Check out this link for the details – https://anarmchairperfectionist.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/premio-dardos-award-versatile-blogger-award/

    Happy Blogging! (I couldn’t resist giving you another award)

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  18. Loved your About page Carl! It comes out so naturally and Wow half marathon; its an achievement 🙂
    Would be thrilled to run along 😀

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  19. Hey Carl, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I love ya and you will forever fascinate me 🙂 Thank You for this.

    https://peacecrafting.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/the-versatile-blogger-award

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  20. HI, Carl. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following it. I am enjoying my visit to yours. Very impressed with your attachment to running. Sounds exactly like mine to biking. I used to run, but found I like the bike better. I do have to walk and do other ‘weight-bearing exercises’ to complete it, though. My family tree also includes Alzheimer’s and dementia, so I have researched the maintenance of mental powers. If you saw today’s post you have probably also run across my page on the brain and exercise. Keep up the good work!

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    • Thanks Tony. I discovered your blog and your post today through a reblog, and found it excellent. I do mix the biking and running up myself, as each day for work, will drive 35k’s to one side of the city where I work, and then bike the remaining 15k’s to work. (found 50k’s each way too much on top of a physical job) 🙂
      But I do love running, and it has been helping with my mental health, and heart health.
      I really appreciate your blog of what I have seen. Looks like you do a pile of research into it, as well as creating the infographics. Looking forward to reading more! 🙂
      ~Carl~

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  21. Yes, I am a retired journalist so writing a blog is like a busman’s holiday. Must admit that I have learned a ton since starting it back in 2010. In my spare time I have taken a number of courses in longevity, the brain, nutrition, etc. I am a good customer of The Great Courses that you see advertised all the time. BTW, quit calling yourself an old man. I turned 75 on January 26. You can read my birthday post on the blog. I have a daughter who just turned 20. Do the math. You aren’t an old man, particularly if you are running and biking. Good work. I only got healthy in the last five years, you have a wonderful head start on being a healthy senior.

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  22. Love your spirit here, Carl! Thanks for the follow…I’ve done the same. Looking forward to more of your positive thoughts!

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  23. Nice write up. Very…(don’t know if ‘sweet’ is the right word but hey) sweet.

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  24. I LOVE your site, and writing style!! First, thank you for coming to visit me, which opened the door for me to pop in your neighborhood! What fun…a fellow “traveler” passing through:) I very much look forward to “following” along this Kingdom road with you! blessings, denise ps: I dabble in running a bit, especially when I was getting in shape and preparing to go to Israel. I believe after reading a bit of your world, I am going to get back on “track” again! “He made my feet like the feet of a deer, and se me secure on the heights!” Psalm 18:33 (ESV)

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    • Thank you so much Samantha. Am very honoured you have thought of me. Am quite a bit behind (5 awards behind which go back to January), but have been working at getting something together that would encompass all of the awards. Thanks again! 🙂

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  25. Wonderful bio. I’ll look forward to reading your blog.

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  26. LOVELY blog. Nice to meet you!

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  27. Amazing Carl! my name is itofa i’m eighteen from Africa, being reading some of your posts(i really don’t know how to follow) God bless you. i’ll be super excited if you can checkout my blog http://itofaivarah.blogspot.com > i sure ll be looking out for you.

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  28. Haven’t seen a post from you for what seems like ages. Are you running somewhere at the moment?

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  29. Hello, Carl! Just clicking around the blogosphere and commenting on blogs that I think are fun and interesting, and you’re one of them. October is my birthday month, so consider this an invitation to my month-long birthday party. Hope to see you over at That’s So Jacob sometime! Ciao for now!

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  30. Totally thought of ya as I ran my (only) 5K relay this mornin’. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  31. Thanks for stopping by again. Glad you are liking what you are seeing on my blog. Also, happy to see that you are continuing your healthy pursuits. Exercise is the gift that keeps on giving.

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  32. I LOVE your blog layout. It’s super easy to navigate and looks awesome 🙂

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  33. Hi Carl,
    Dropped by to take a look and got hooked.
    Thank you for following my photography blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.
    To launch your travels, find a Country or find a Genre, “click” and jump aboard. Or, here’s a few “Quick Links” to some of my favorites, from over 300 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:
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    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. Mirrorless Sony, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you fun and safe travels.

    Best,
    Harold
    https://www.facebook.com/haroldmetcalfgreensr

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  34. Hi! I wanted to invite you over to a blogging event I’m holding on a monthly basis, it would be absolutely lovely having you partake as well. It consists of you documenting your life every month through your memories. Considering your blog is about running, maybe it can be progress report about your preparation for your next marathon?
    I already posted my writing about my month and I have the rules here: https://thoughtsofasociallyanxiousextrovert.wordpress.com/my-monthly-memories-monthly-blogging-event/ It’d be lovely reading one of your My Monthly Memories posts. Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Basant She
    https://thoughtsofasociallyanxiousextrovert.wordpress.com/

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  35. You have a great blog here and I look forward to following along with your journey – on the running path AND the spiritual one!

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  36. It seems like you have a lot of unique stories on here. I’m a Christian as well and I use to do a bit of running myself in High School. I was mainly an 800 meter runner! My passion is really soccer though. But hey, I like your thoughts and look forward to reading some stuff!

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    • Thanks for stopping by Troy. Yeah I noticed on your blog one of your categories had post more of a Christian nature. Always excited to connect with other Christian bloggers. I have a church blog as well and pretty much keep the 2 separate, but occasionally will share a bit of my faith on my main blog.

      And an 800 metres would be a tough race. It would be like giving full out everything in the tank with no pacing whatsoever during the entire distance. I imagine soccer players would pretty much run for 10k or more in a game. Always amazed with the stamina players like yourself would have on the field.

      Looking forward to checking out your blog out more as well! 🙂

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  37. Let have a fun run! Happy to meet you, Carl! Thank you!

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  38. Hi Carl, kudos to you for running and sharing! Your site is so content rich! I’m sure your kids are super proud to have such a cool dad =)

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  39. I enjoyed reading your “About Me” page. It is nice meeting you. I have 4 adult children, too, and 4 children-in-law, and 13 grandchildren (so far). I am not a runner, though. I walk. Sue

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    • Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words Sue. It would be a lot of fun having children-in-laws and grandchildren. Looking forward to that stage of my life myself. 🙂

      That is awesome that you are a walker. There is so much good that comes from walking….physically, mentally and even spiritually.

      Thank you also for your follow. Looking forward to our Christian fellowship through our blogs. God bless,

      Carl

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      • Carl, Thank you. I am not an avid walker like you are a runner, but I do like to walk, and so I do walk frequently, and you are right, it is so good for me in so many ways.

        You are welcome for the follow. Yes, we will look forward to Christian fellowship via our blogs. God bless, Sue

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  40. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog, also for the follow!
    WOW! I never could get into running. My husband loves it. He has competed in several races and ran one marathon. I walk sporadically!
    Looking forward to getting to “know” you better through your blog.
    Blessings~

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