Happy March! As the days get longer, snow continues to melt and the sun angle gets higher in the sky, you can tell spring is coming. And for many runners race season is approaching! So what to run? Where to do it? How to get ready? So many questions...but so much fun, training and discipline… Continue reading Spring Race? My Top 3 Picks
I love running because all it takes is a good pair of shoes and the dedication to keep going. That's the necessities- but there are a few products to help keep you comfortable/happy! Here are my favourites, which may be perfect for the runner on your Christmas list ! 1. The Fleece from Columbia This… Continue reading 7 Gifts for the Runner in Your Life
So my last race was in a heat warning. Today's run in a wind warning! What's up with the weather? Interesting races that's for sure. Today's run was special. It was not about me or the distance it was about inspiration. I was so happy that one of my greatest friends Jaclyn and my wonderful… Continue reading Inspiring Runners ! Niagara Marathon Race Review
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!
Sometimes you have a day where you just think, life is good. We spent the day hiking Rattlesnake Point in Milton. It's a great spot, about $13 bucks for a couple to enter, park and hike for the day. The leaves were mainly green but the weather was nothing short of perfect ! Now it's… Continue reading Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Turkey Chilli
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
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
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 ?
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
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