Tagged with Goal Setting

39 and Holding on Tight

39 and Holding on Tight

By Princess Alana Well the day has come that I am officially holding on tight to my 39th birthday. I can’t help but reminisce and reflect on how lucky I am to have a wonderful family, a vocation in teaching and a great group of friends. Fortunately, as well, I have been given a clean bill … Continue reading

Around The Bay 30K in Pictures

Around The Bay 30K in Pictures

By Princess Jodi I didn’t blog much about the training for this race, despite the hours on hours of treadmill slogging required to get race ready during the coldest, most uncooperative winter, for a very simple reason: I didn’t know if I could actually do it. It was my longest race ever, and also my longest run … Continue reading

Seeing The Light (Spring Training)

Seeing The Light (Spring Training)

By Princess Laural It’s no secret that this winter has been tough for me. It was colder than I anticipated (which is ridiculous since we’re in Canada), and I lost momentum after running my first marathon. Add in some life events that were way out of my control – a car accident, an unexpected diagnosis … Continue reading

The Day I Became a Princess

The Day I Became a Princess

By Princess Laural Once upon a time, in February 2013, I became a Princess. You might know all about the day Jodi became a Princess. And you likely know all about Alana’s special day. But here is my story…a tale as old as time! The Disney Princess Half Marathon was a bucket list item. It … Continue reading

When To Hire a Coach

When To Hire a Coach

When I started running, it was a very solitary thing. I wasn’t comfortable running with a group, and I ran to have a break from people. When I ran my first 10K race, I ran it with a pacer who talked me through the whole thing. Slow down. Take deep breaths. Walk the water station. … 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

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

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

Ready to Run Like Royalty!

Ready to Run Like Royalty!

In some ways, running the 2013 Princess Half-Marathon feels like yesterday. In other ways, it seems like ages ago. It was my first half-marathon and an epic goal that kept me focused for months. That race, and all of the fanfare that accompanied it, was pure magic. And now here I am, 5 half-marathons later, ready to … Continue reading