Race update!!

Yesterday I registered for the local Resolution Run on December 30th! Yay!! Okay, so here’s why this is so exciting to me… I’ve done a few 5km races and recently did my first 10km. I had wanted to get in another 10km before the holidays but haven’t been able to find anything in my area […]

Caption that Driver!

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Ahhhh…..the looks you get from people driving in their cars as you run past them. Today I played an exceptional game of I what I like to call…Caption that Driver  I usually run in the morning somewhere between 7:30 and 9am. I am fortunate that my job allows me to make my own schedule and […]

Lest we forget…

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Ahhhh…my run today was long and filled with heavy thoughts. Yesterday I hadn’t planned on writing this post but now it seems I cannot focus on anything else. Late last night, I watched an Anderson Cooper report about a man who was born into a political prison in North Korea. His story is haunting. I […]

Race Hunting!

Okay so I’m still on a high from last weekend’s race!! It was so incredible!! However I’ve encountered a new problem…finding winter races to enter! Okay so I get it…it’s Montreal and we’re getting very close to snow season but it’s really hard to stay motivated without an upcoming race to focus on! Up until […]

2 days till my first 10km!

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2 days to go till my biggest race ever! I am super excited but also SUPER nervous!!! So many “firsts” this Sunday… First 10km race First trail run First time racing in colder weather….-1 Celsius is predicted for Sunday morning! First time racing with Daylight Savings Time…which actually may help as I will get in […]

Running therapy

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I am grateful. I am grateful for my family, my health, the health of my children and the ability to tap into more than just the physical fitness side of running. Running this week has been nothing short of a blessing for me. It has been cathartic, a form of bliss that has transported me […]

Less than 2 weeks to go!

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I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by…feels like just yesterday that I started this running journey and now year 1 of my running is coming to an end. I have less than 2 weeks to go before my first 10km! I am so happy to have achieved my goal of bringing the […]

Turkey Trot…Not!

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OMG….24hrs after Thanksgiving (yes it was Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend) and I still feel stuffed like a turkey! Totally threw all my good eating and running habits out the window this long weekend and replaced them with endless meals, lots of wine, movies, tractor rides through the local apple orchard and beautiful sweet moments […]

The Secret Club

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Before I became a runner…I had only two consistent thoughts about the topic. Runners? Never noticed any….is that a popular sport? Why? What is the point of running? No goals, no teams, seems kind of boring. So it’s quite amusing that I became a runner almost by accident. I was looking to get outside and […]

Night before the race

A little less than 10hrs before I run my second 5km….and I am so excited! Or at least I was, until…….I started getting the eye roll by the non runners. So apparently, by many people’s standards this is not be a big deal at all. In fact it’s almost insulting how many non runners think […]