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 […]

Surprise 15km Success!

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I did not expect to have a great run today…I woke up with a headache and a very annoying recurring hip pain, the temperature outside was minus 25 (!), I knew I had a very packed schedule of things to do today and everything got off to a really late start because my car wouldn’t […]

See Mommy Run

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This week my kids unknowingly gave me the answers to the question that I get asked the most: Why do I run? Pretty much everyone who is a non-runner has asked me this question in the past year and a half. Non-runners seem to be satisfied with a get fit, lose weight, be more healthy […]

7 steps that helped me to run 11km without stopping

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When I first started running, I ran too fast and couldn’t keep it up for very long. As time passed, I read more, learned more and tried to understand the concept of pacing. I’m an all or nothing kind of person, so this concept didn’t come easily to me. I’m also a dancer. Dancers are […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Ultimate MOTIVATOR

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I am so excited I can barely breathe! My ultimate motivator….the man who can get me and millions of others moving, cheering and raising productivity like no other is coming to the NY area in March and I have TICKETS!!! Going to see Tony Robbins #UPWNewYork baby! I attended a Tony Robbins seminar about 8 […]

Go Runner Go!

Got back out there the past two days and ran a solid 5km each time. After 5 days off for Thanksgiving and irregular training prior to that due to shin splints, I assumed that my first few runs back would be difficult. To my surprise they were fabulous! I felt rested, strong, fast and above […]