My heart is full of accomplishment and happiness when I think about my spring race season. I conquered my fears by finally attempting to run Around the Bay! I kept to my roots by running the Mississauga Half. I became a two time marathoner after completing the Ottawa Marathon, one of the best race experiences I’ve ever had. And I capped it off with the … Continue reading The Long Run! What’s Next ?
I’m sitting in my car. The rain is coming down so hard you can barely hear my radio. The grass beside me is slowly becoming a swamp. It’s only 10C outside. And my ankle feels sore from last weeks full in Ottawa. How I had the drive and energy to even get out of my car at that moment and make it to Heritage Park … Continue reading The Race I Almost Gave Up On…
I’m overwhelmed with emotion and happiness when I think about the Ottawa Marathon. I did not achieve my sub 4 hour marathon but I can confidently say that this race was the best running experience I have ever had. “The marathon will humble you.” I never understood or got this “feeling” but after Ottawa, I feel it. There was an energy at this … Continue reading The Ottawa Marathon #Canada150
With only 5 days left until the Ottawa Marathon I need to remember it’s all a mind game from here. Positive thoughts. Negative splits! Here’s a look at why I love the long run & what it has taught me… 5. Enjoy the journey If you are going to dedicate so much time and energy to this, you might as well enjoy it ! I have … Continue reading 5 Things Long Distance Running has Taught me
After a race there is always a story to tell. And this time it’s a story that speaks to dedication and believing in yourself. For the first time in my relationship with running I have gone out of the comfort zone. Tempo runs, speed work, negative splits. All things that seem to take the fun out of a simple run- but this time around I … Continue reading Mississauga 1/2 Marathon: Race Recap
I’m in it for the long run! In just six weeks I’ll be in Ottawa embracing the special moment at the start line, trusting my training, enjoying the route and completing my second full marathon. I have to say this time around I’m enjoying the training a lot more. I have more confidence in myself to push, to go faster and to run more! The … Continue reading A Training Update : Ottawa Marathon
Around the Bay is North America’s oldest road race and a must for any runner who lives in the Greater Toronto Area. This race has always made me nervous. The hills are intense, the weather is so unpredictable at the end of March and the Grim Reaper stands in your path at about 27/28 kilometres. For real! I met him yesterday! The route is 30 … Continue reading Conquering the Bay 2017