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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

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

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

Race Recap: The Run for the Cure

Race Recap: The Run for the Cure

Earlier this month, we ran one of our favourite races – and one of the select few that make our race calendar every year: the CIBC Run for the Cure with K.Lo’s Krew. K.Lo’s Krew is a team I created last year for my friend and colleague, Karen, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. … 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

Race Report: Run or Dye (aka Run or Drown)

Race Report: Run or Dye (aka Run or Drown)

We recently took a break from our training to participate in a fun run: Run or Dye. This was going to be a big day for us because we were both running with some special people on their quest to complete their first 5K races! Princess Alana was running with her friend, Christine, who you met in her pre-race … Continue reading

Wishing for a Fairy Runmother

Wishing for a Fairy Runmother

My thoughts went for quite a wander on one of my most recent training runs. It was yet another hot and humid evening run, logging the miles in preparation for the Niagara Falls Half-Marathon next month. The sweaty, sticky temperatures got me thinking about things I wish I could will  to happen on race day … 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