Tagged with healthy-living

Getting Through a Slump

Getting Through a Slump

By Princess Laural Confession time: I’m in a total running slump. And not just a running slump. I’m in a healthy eating, moving my butt, being healthy or wearing-anything-other-than-yoga-pants-when-I’m-home slump. And, it’s a hard one to shake. In October, I ran a marathon. It was amazing. But, that was October. Since that time, well, motivation … Continue reading

Running on Vacation

Running on Vacation

Vacations are meant to be a break from schedules and routines, but it doesn’t have to mean a break from running! Run away from life for a week, sure, but don’t run away from your fitness goals. Some of my favourite runs have taken place while on vacation. I know that some people consider exercising on … 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

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

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

I Believe

I Believe

Lately, I find many people have been asking me just how I find the time to run.  Looking back over the past almost 2 year journey, I remember being a non believer. I never thought it was possible to find time to run.  So, here is how I manage to find time in the week … Continue reading

Big Bum Trail Race Recap

Big Bum Trail Race Recap

Last Sunday, the clan gathered for the final race of 2013.  Little did we know what exactly we were getting into…MUD, that’s what! Jodi and I were aiming to run our last 10K together before the TinkerBell Half-Marathon in January.  Unfortunately, due to a terrible “dizzy” virus, my running legs have yet to fully return.  And while … Continue reading

Niagara Falls, Here We Come!

Niagara Falls, Here We Come!

Well, it’s that time: packing mania is in full force here at Princess Central! It is finally here…we’re Niagara bound for Run Fest weekend! The weather looks a little iffy for race day and keeps changing by the hour, but it looks like it will be a cool day – possibly some rain or maybe … Continue reading