Ottawa 2015 -10km Race Recap

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Another 10km race to add to the roster and a new PR to go with it! Granted it was only by 1 minute but it was still a PR nonetheless. This was my second time entering a 10km race and my official time was 1hr 5min 26 sec. Ottawa Race weekend holds a special place in […]

Race Prepping in 10 Easy Steps

Race Prepping in 10 Easy Steps

Big race tomorrow? Feeling nervous, excited and a little scatterbrained all at once? Just follow this easy guide to race prepping and you will be on your way! Whether it’s your first race or your 10th, there are always important things to consider and plan for. Planning and preparing in advance will make you feel […]

5 Reasons FUN RUNS are for Everyone!

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This may just be the best advice you’ll ever get when it comes to running and fitness….Sign up for a FUN RUN!! Fun Runs are races that are not officially timed and don’t give out medals. They are ridiculously messy and most of all CRAZY FUN! This past weekend, my friend Christina and I participated in the […]

1 year RACE-A-VERSARY fast approaching!

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I am a month and a half away from my first race of the season and super excited about it! It’s amazing to see how far things have come in just one year. Last year at this time I was prepping for my first race EVER -a 2km run at Ottawa race weekend. At that […]

Kids and Competitive Sports

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A topic that comes up a lot in my life is kids and competition. There seems to be two camps and I see both within my job as a dance studio owner and also as a mom. There are the ultra competitive families who are in it to win at all costs and there are […]

MARATHON entry & January Updates

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It’s done!! I have officially entered my first MARATHON! Woot! Woot! It was a bit of a spontaneous moment. I was absent minded and scrolling my way through FB recently when I noticed a coupon code for the Montreal Marathon. Then before I knew what had happened, I grabbed the code, headed on over to […]

Race Day!

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Today is race day!! Montreal Resolution Run here I come! Woohoo!! So excited! Yesterday I spent the day in the car driving home from an awesome family vacation in Connecticut. Holidays were fabulous but I over ate and over drank to the max and am now feeling slightly more sluggish than normal. Oh well, ’tis […]

Holiday Running

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We did it!! We are finally on vacation! All the stress and preparation from last week has come to an end and the big road trip was completed in record time. My family and I have finally arrived in Connecticut There’s nothing like pulling up into the driveway and greeting loved ones you haven’t seen […]

5 things that have me running scared from my next race

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Today I had planned on a fab post listing the 5 awesome tips to follow in order to be well prepared for your first Canadian winter night race. Instead this has become the 5 things that FREAKED me out for my first Canadian winter night race!! Here’s what happened……. 1. Run on the route Twice […]

My Holiday Wish List

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It’s the end of November and the time has come to start thinking about holiday shopping! Shopping at any time of year is one of my favorite activities however holiday shopping absolutely tops my list! I love spending hours online and in stores searching for just the right gifts that my family and friends will […]