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Keeping It Honest

Keeping It Honest

By Princess Alana Thank you, virtual world, for keeping me an honest woman! This blog was first created more as a virtual scrapbook of our journey to the Castle. Since attaining that goal, we have met so many amazing woman, who unbeknownst to us, were inspired and had the courage to begin their own journey … Continue reading

Running Mojo: Keeping It Up

Running Mojo: Keeping It Up

By Princess Alana When Princess Laural posted about her recent running slump, my first thought was that she is human!!! I was so proud of her first marathon achievement, her training and dedication. And, Princess Jodi is the most committed and dedicated person I have ever met in my life. These Princesses, to me, make … Continue reading

Running into 2015!

Running into 2015!

Last blog, Princess Jodi took a run down memory lane including highlights of her most memorable moments from 2014.   This week, let me share how 2015 came in like a lion. Roar! Since Jodi and I began this blog only three short years ago, running the New Year’s Resolution Run has become quite a tradition … Continue reading

Falling Back In Love…With Running

Falling Back In Love…With Running

I’m back! Life has been crazy on my homestead and while I know that is no excuse – sometimes life just happens. Yes, I am that type of runner that some of you just might relate to. First, running and I have a love/hate relationship. I love to hate it – especially when I get … Continue reading

The Best $10 Ever Spent

The Best $10 Ever Spent

One of the reasons it took me so long to begin running was that I was a pro at making excuses.  “There isn’t enough time in the day.” “I’m too tired.” “There is still so much ____________ to do! (fill in the blank with any of the following: groceries, laundry, homework, cooking, cleaning).” “There is no way … Continue reading

Race Report: Toronto Women’s Half-Marathon

Race Report: Toronto Women’s Half-Marathon

Should I run or should I cheer on my BRF at the Toronto Women’s Half-Marathon?  I literally didn’t decide until the night before.  This is not a typical race strategy, nor is it a strategy that I suggest. Many weeks of training had gone into my preparation for my second half-marathon.  An injury interrupted my training program and … Continue reading

Princess on the Mend

Princess on the Mend

Okay – it has happened!  After fourteen months of running, I have experienced my first running injury.  And, for the first time, I truly relate to the frustration that Jodi and many other runners have gone through. And, I have discovered, that it has taken this injury to make me realize how much I have … Continue reading

BAMR Birthday Run

BAMR Birthday Run

BAMRs know how to throw a party!  And, not just any party.  For my 37th birthday I was overwhelmed by the generosity of my fellow BAMRs Jodi and Laural.  I have so much to be thankful for on this milestone and am so very appreciative of the good friends in my life that running has introduced me to. Here … Continue reading

Surviving a Training Slump

Surviving a Training Slump

Well, it has happened. Post-race blues have hit. Or maybe it’s the weather. For whatever reason, I’m not feeling the fire under my shoes in the same way I have been. My shine is wearing off. The highs of the Princess Half-Marathon are now behind us, and the next race is still weeks away. Ironically, … Continue reading