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 ?
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…
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
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
A lot of thought goes into nutrition when it comes to running. Especially what you will eat before the run. I used to force down an energy bar and hit the road. Then I started looking at what was in these "energy" bars. Pure sugar, tons of preservatives and a bunch of crap I… Continue reading My Pre-Run Breakfast
Everyone around me is excited for the weekend. But I cant help but wish it wasn't coming so quick! Another long run planned and some weekends the motivation can be hard to find. Especially when the weather isn't pleasant! Here are a few things I always do to ensure I get that long training run… Continue reading 5 Things That Help Me Get Through the Long Run