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Happy Runniversary!

Happy Runniversary!

By Princess Alana Three years ago, in February 2012, fate intervened reconnecting two friends and sending them on a journey of a lifetime. Just like a kiss to a toad, these women set a year long goal to transform their lives through running.  Specifically, these Princesses aimed to complete Disney’s Princess Half Marathon in February 2013. If you … Continue reading

Running Down Memory Lane: 2014 in Review

Running Down Memory Lane: 2014 in Review

Happy New Year! First things first, it has been a long while since I have blogged which is so very unlike me. I had a super-charged, intense 2014 racing calendar that started running Coast to Coast with the Tinker Bell Half-Marathon and Glass Slipper Challenge. And it never slowed down as I ran 2 other … 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

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

The Biggest Loser: Going Too Far

The Biggest Loser: Going Too Far

This is a not a blog about reality TV, but I feel compelled to say something about The Biggest Loser  finale that aired last night. Let me say this: the right person won. Rachel was a machine all season long. She worked her butt off (literally!), dominated in challenges and, by the end of her … Continue reading

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year 2014!

New Year’s Day is one hallmark holiday that creates mixed emotions of appreciation, reflection, and hope. As I get older, and so much wiser!, I appreciate this milestone of reaching another year with relief and gratitude. I have a wonderful, happy and healthy family. While I have said good-bye to acquaintances, 2013 has spared me (or … Continue reading

Tales of a Running Yogi

Tales of a Running Yogi

Can you feel the change in the air? Break out the trumpets because Fall is almost here: my hands-down favourite season. Fall means back to school (and routine!) for the kids in their cute new outfits, starting new sports and activities – while the monotony of lunch-making is not yet completely unbearable. Temperatures start to drop, ushering … Continue reading

The Running Virgins

The Running Virgins

So here’s a running truth: your first year on the run will be the one in which you make the most progress. Everything is new. Your body is pushed to its limits. Every time you run, you set a PR (personal record) simply because you had no previous records. With each step, your confidence grows … Continue reading

My Cheating Heart

My Cheating Heart

Confession time: I have been unfaithful. I have been disloyal. Something shiny and new caught my eye and led me astray. I’d been flirting for a while and I suppose it was just a matter of time before I gave in to the temptation. So I took the plunge. And I liked it! It was … Continue reading