Road to Ragnar

Road to Ragnar

Napa Valley. I wonder if an hour goes by when these 2 little words are not on my lips or on my brain? … Nah. The countdown is on! In less than 2 months, I’ll be hopping on a plane to San Francisco (with flowers in my hair, as the song goes) to run like a … Continue reading

Demons on the Duathlon Course (Race Recap)

Demons on the Duathlon Course (Race Recap)

Picture it: I am standing at the race site in Sydenham, the morning of my first duathlon. It is pouring rain. My family is huddling under umbrellas. The race announcer is warning everyone to “exercise extreme caution on the bike course” because of slippery conditions. Alana is looking at me with wide eyes, gently asking me if … Continue reading

Always a Princess, Just Not This Year

Always a Princess, Just Not This Year

Well, the royal hoopla has started. Early registration for Disney’s Princess Half-Marathon opens this week to annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members, and it will be open to the public next week. Having earned my tiara twice, I won’t be registering to renew my royal status this year. I am at peace with that decision. I … Continue reading

Princess on the Ride

Princess on the Ride

Where have we been lately? Well, I’ll tell you where I was yesterday morning. On a road in the middle of nowhere. On a bike I hadn’t ridden since the Fall. Riding past cows and sheep and horses, while being passed by trucks and cars and motorcycles. Noticing the roadkill and hoping I wouldn’t become … Continue reading

Toronto Half Marathon Race Recap

Toronto Half Marathon Race Recap

It seems like forever since Jodi and I escaped for a girl’s weekend away.  The Goodlife Half Marathon took place on May the 4th – only a couple of weeks ago!  Usually, our races are family friendly and often the girls are running along side of us.  Typically for me, as one of my girls … Continue reading

Cheers…Napa Needs Jodi!

Cheers…Napa Needs Jodi!

Squeal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As you may know, I recently threw my (wicking, sparkle) hat in the ring to be chosen for the Badass Mother Runner Ragnar Relay team, running from San Francisco to Napa Valley this September. The contest was RUN by Another Mother Runner and, if you have spent any time on this blog, you know … Continue reading

Countdown to Race Day

Countdown to Race Day

There are only two weeks to go before my first half-marathon in almost a year.  On May 4, Jodi and I will be running the Toronto Half-Marathon.  I have to admit that I might be looking forward to the girls’ weekend away just as much as the bling at the end of the race! I have the … Continue reading

Some of My Least Favourite Things

Some of My Least Favourite Things

After celebrating some of my favorite things, it only seemed appropriate to warn newbie runners about the some of my least favourite things related to running as well! #1) “Slimming Tanks”: At first, I thought this was a wonderful invention after deleting many race photos that are far from flattering. But, after trial and error, I quickly … Continue reading