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Open Letter To Preggo Marathon Bashers
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      18 comments

One subject that won't die is my pregnant marathon running. After receiving a comment on my wall today from a totally random Sparker that could not be in any way construed as well intentioned, I would like to set a couple points straight for th... Read more
Best quote I've read in awhile
Saturday, November 21, 2009      4 comments

"Staying weak because of how it might make you look is the same as staying illiterate for fear of appearing nerdy. Stop it. You’re better than that." www.stumptuous.com/stren
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2009 racing season wrap up and look ahead to 2010
Thursday, November 05, 2009      8 comments

14 races, 6 while preggo, PRs at every distance except 10K, 2 30Ks, 2 marathons, 1 age group award. I am satisfied with my achievements this year. 2010, of course, will be the year of Operation Post-Cheeto Flab Attack. Planned rac... Read more
The pregnant lady's still got *some* zip - Toronto Marathon 5K race report
Monday, October 19, 2009      10 comments

ity/16640597 I should have realized that the course, being out and back on a route that goes towards Lake Ontario in the fi... Read more
Give some love for the pregnant lady - marathon race report
Monday, September 28, 2009      33 comments

ity/14537724 For the first time in my entire life, I slept like the dead the night before a big race. I guess it "helped" that on Thursday night I got 3 hours of sleep (thank you DH for coming home... Read more
Past the point of no return - MARATHON GOALS
Thursday, September 24, 2009      11 comments

Well, it's marathon or bust. There will be no last minute switchover to the half (not that I was going to do that anyways) because the half is now officially sold out. Base: A rule from the Penguin book - finish the same day I start, or DN... Read more
Monday, September 21, 2009      8 comments

The sciatic pain finally sent me to the physiotherapist, who confirmed that the pain is caused by joint laxity due to pregnancy hormones. (duh!) I felt a million times bette... Read more
Adventures in pool running
Saturday, September 19, 2009      10 comments

^^^ a WAY more awesome suit than the one I ended up with. Last Monday, I decided to try out pool running. I wanted to wear my HRM and the only bathing suits I own are s... Read more
What I said in my last post...
Thursday, September 03, 2009      9 comments

(You will not catch me) "whining about cravings, or stuffing my face with crap all in the name of "hormones". On another board, someone posted about how they couldn't stop eating junk food, so I posted some ideas about how she might con... Read more
Preggo Woman Things You Won't Catch Me Doing
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      23 comments

- parking in the reserved Expectant Mothers spot, so I can walk less to get inside. I'd make an exception if the weather was beyond crappy, or if there were no other parking spots available. - whining about cravings, or stuffing my face wi... Read more
So glad hubby is with me 100%
Sunday, August 30, 2009      4 comments

Wow, after reading the thread about women with SO's who won't eat anything healthy, I am SO GLAD hubby is on board 100% with healthy eating. He still likes fast food burgers and chips maybe a little too often, but last night he said, on Saturda... Read more
Monday, August 24, 2009      9 comments

ault.aspx This race can be summarized in one word: POOP. Consider yourself warned! I am a morning person through and through, so evening races and even late m... Read more
Where are the fit pregnant women?
Thursday, August 13, 2009      21 comments

Every message board I post an intro on, I'm met with the sound of silence. Apparently there are NO other pregnant women on the internet who train intensively. Most are struggling to get motivated to even walk for 10 minutes. I went for th... Read more
It's too early in the morning for this kind of insanity
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      9 comments

bit.ly/3qfmwZ Billed as "The World's Simplest Marathon Training Plan", a more appropriate title, in my opinion, would be, "The World's STUPIDEST Marathon Training Plan". 30 km long runs 9 weeks in a row?!?!?! My brain. I... Read more
Makes the lousy pay and stress over meeting quotas at work worth it!
Friday, July 24, 2009      10 comments

Just got this email today: Hi Patty, I want to thank you for starting this Learn to Run clinic. I've really been enjoying the classes since we started. I've never been able to run very well and this morning I was able to run from... Read more

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