A mere 20 hours before take off my daughter's passport was ready for pickup. As a new parent, traveling with a baby is stressful enough- this passport situation just added to the chaos! If you are trying to obtain a passport in Canada here is a recap of our experience. I wanted to write this… Continue reading Chaos & Disarray. The Process of Obtaining a Canadian Passport.
Race day is always the best day! The runners high is real & I'm feeling it. Around the Bay is North America's oldest road race and it always signals the start to race season. This year about 4000 runners lined up to run the challenging 30 k route. This season was a little different for… Continue reading Another Trip “Around the Bay” 2018
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 ?
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
I'm becoming a winter runner. A hard core Canadian runner! And its feels great. A -10 C morning is a great time for a 10 K. An above seasonal February long weekend calls for a 22k training run. Marching through the snow as I train has become "fun". I cant believe that I am mentally at this… Continue reading Winter Runs for Spring Success