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Kettlebell Basics - Clean (video blog)
Friday, July 02, 2010      6 comments

A great cardio stand alone exercise or stepping stone to other moves, IMHO, the clean is one of the more difficult KB exercises to master. More tips: - when the KB is in the lower position, hold it so that your thumb is pointing behind yo... Read more
Don't whiz on the electric fence - Angus Glen Canada Day 5 miler race report
Friday, July 02, 2010      6 comments

I PRd!!! And it doesn't matter if we're talking 5 mile or 8K, it is a PR anyways. 45:27. The course was crazy mad hilly and wicked downhills to match. I actually still took a... Read more
Angus Glen Canada Day 5 miler goals
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      3 comments

The course is supposed to have a hill or 2, and some sharp turns..it's through a golf course. Also, race starts at 6 pm, evening races are not my forte. Base: finish upright and smiling. Don't get eaten by mosquitoes. Have a good time. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Kettlebell Basics - 2 hand swing (video blog)
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      172 comments

A short video demo on the proper execution of a 2 hand kettlebell swing. ... Read more
2011 race schedule
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      8 comments

March: Chilly HM Around the Bay 30K May: Mississauga Marathon June: Moon in June 5K October: CHICAGO MARATHON!! I want to throw in a fall HM and a 10 miler in there somewhere too.... Read more
A child is not necessarily a woman's greatest accomplishment. Discuss.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      29 comments

Someone took offense (I appear to be gaining a rep for being a $hitstirrer!) at the iVillage article, saying that it was sad that I consider finishing a marathon to be my greatest accomplishment, ahead of being a mom. I thought about this for ... Read more
My running stories in print
Friday, June 04, 2010      8 comments

Moms on the run: (scroll to the bottom) bit.ly/bwAMQC iVillage interview: bit.ly/9gFQto And of course, look for me in your August issue of Runner's World!... Read more
This is what happens if you call me SKINNY
Saturday, May 29, 2010      9 comments

My boss repeatedly called me "Miss Skinny" last night. The first time she did it, I politely asked her to please stop calling me that, and she said, "you're SKINNY SKINNY SKINNY!" (regular readers of this blog know I absolutely HATE being calle... Read more
Mississauga HM race report
Sunday, May 16, 2010      4 comments

Good: - scenic course, at least 90% of it was downhill. It was a pleasant surprise as Mississauga is known as stereotypical suburbia, a concrete jungle, but the race took us through a university campus, alongside a river, the shore of Lake On... Read more
Mississauga HM goals
Tuesday, May 11, 2010      7 comments

Base: finish upright and smiling. Don't pee through clothes. One bathroom break - I should be able to achieve base goal #2 provided I get that pit stop. Stretch: 2:15-2:30 Reach: sub 2:15 Post race goals: bring weekly base mil... Read more
Sporting Life 10K race report - so close I could taste it
Monday, May 03, 2010      8 comments

Race day dawned partly cloudy and not much wind, a change from the forecast on Friday. Bryden and I stayed at my parent's condo on Saturday night. Usually I eat some kind of yogurt or cheese or peanut butter to get protein in at breakfast, but... Read more
PPPR means Post Partum PR - Sporting Life 10K race goals
Friday, April 30, 2010      7 comments

Base: finish upright and smiling. Set a PPPR. Don't pee through my clothes. Stretch: sub 1:00. I haven't run a sub 1:00 10K since July 2008. This race was the first 10K I ever ran in May 2008, it's downhill, and still stands as my PR. ... Read more
OMG..It sure looks like I am going to be famous!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      7 comments

Hey Runners, I haven’t had a chance to call all of you yet but you’re the group RW would like to profile in the half marathon package. My apologies for the mass email but it’s much more efficient. When we spoke the first time, I asked a lot... Read more
It's not fair (the understatement of the century)
Monday, April 05, 2010      10 comments

Female: rents out uterus for 9 months, deal with weight gain, hormone shifts, volcano boobs, night sweats, labour pains, vaginal tears, incontinence, breastfeeding, scrubbing poop out of clothes, house cleaning, cooking..all for no pay. Male: ... Read more
Thursday, April 01, 2010      5 comments

None of you got April Fooled by my Zumba status. emoticon I am SO not into dancey, low intensity card... Read more

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