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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

Race Recap: The Amazing Fitness Race

Race Recap: The Amazing Fitness Race

Two weeks ago, I participated in a brand spankin’ new race in my area. This one was really unique in that you teamed up with a partner to complete 10K with 5 fitness challenges along the way. And that is not all: you did so while wearing backpacks loaded with bags of rice. It was like boot camp on … 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

Race Recap: A Midsummer Night’s Run

Race Recap: A Midsummer Night’s Run

“The course of true love never did run smooth”. -A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act I, Scene I) Running is just like being in a relationship. It is demanding (you are never satisfied with the last race). It is selfish (your body doesn’t get time off).  It is passionate (who doesn’t adore the glory of the finish line?).  It … 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

Finding My Brave

Finding My Brave

Well, if you read Princess Alana’s race recap, you know we ran the Toronto Women’s Half-Marathon last month. Been there, done that, got the finisher necklace. What you don’t know is why Alana wrote the recap: I JUST COULDN’T. We always said we’d share warts and all, right? Well, here’s the deal. I trained well, … Continue reading

Getting Race Ready

Getting Race Ready

The signs are all there. The long-range weather forecast now includes the big day. Some of my dairy products expire after I will earn my finisher’s necklace. And, most importantly, my longest and hardest runs are now behind me. Yes, folks, it’s time for the taper! Before Disney’s Princess Half-Marathon, I didn’t get to experience … 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