The fall is a perfect time to start running. Weather is on your side when it comes to comfortable temperatures & the changing colours give you extra motivation to get out there ! I've learned a few things as I continue to run! Here's what I want to share with those just starting out. 1.… Continue reading So You Want to Start Running? 10 Tips!
Heat Warnings & Half Marathons
When I think of things I'd pair together, my mind goes towards really rich dark coffee and chocolate. Or the perfect red wine and cheddar. A black dress with really shiny earrings. Not a half marathon and a heat warning. I love fall races becasue of the weather! Crisp mornings, fresh dew on the lawn,… Continue reading Heat Warnings & Half Marathons
Running into Fall! Race List
As the temperatures cool my love of running is back in full force. After completing the Ottawa marathon in May, I've taken some time off my long runs and focused more on building strength plus HITT training. It's been great, but with this perfect weather rolling in I can't help but count down the days… Continue reading Running into Fall! Race List
The Long Run! What’s Next ?
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… Continue reading The Long Run! What’s Next ?
The Race I Almost Gave Up On…
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… Continue reading The Race I Almost Gave Up On…
The Ottawa Marathon #Canada150
https://vimeo.com/220028225 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… Continue reading The Ottawa Marathon #Canada150
5 Things Long Distance Running has Taught me
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… Continue reading 5 Things Long Distance Running has Taught me
Mississauga 1/2 Marathon: Race Recap
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… Continue reading Mississauga 1/2 Marathon: Race Recap
A Training Update : Ottawa Marathon
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… Continue reading A Training Update : Ottawa Marathon
Conquering the Bay 2017
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.… Continue reading Conquering the Bay 2017