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I still suck at marathons - race report
Monday, October 22, 2012      4 comments

Mistake #1 - went shopping the day before the race. I didn't feel fatigued but 4-5 hours of walking must've had some effect. Mistake #2 - Hubby and I were away 2 nights. Friday night, we went to this lovely old fashioned Italian restauran... Read more
Lucky 7? Niagara Falls Internation Marathon goals..
Saturday, October 13, 2012      4 comments

Wow, I haven't blogged since my spring marathon! Well, not much is new on the racing front. I ran another race in Niagara Falls, an inaugural women's half, at the beginning of June and finally (barely!) achieved my mini goal of running sub 2:0... Read more
2012 Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon race report
Monday, May 07, 2012      4 comments

Watching the forecast all week, I knew it would be all systems go for a PR attempt, unlike last fall in Chicago. I carb loaded very carefully, although maybe a bit under-hydrated. Race morning, my parents dropped me off, a bit far from the... Read more
Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon - goals
Monday, April 30, 2012      2 comments

Base - sub 4:30/PR (current PR - 4:24:02) Stretch - sub 4:15 Reach - sub 4:10. random - negative/even split, staying MENTALLY STRONG past 20 miles. ... Read more
Around the Bay 30K 2012 race report
Sunday, March 25, 2012      3 comments

So I've been sick for over a week with what I originally thought was a cold, but Dr. Google made me think it's bronchitis. Physically I feel fine, but have a horrible, dry hacking cough that gets worse when I lie down..the only way to calm it d... Read more
Around the Bay 2012 goals
Monday, March 19, 2012      2 comments

Base: sub 3:00 Stretch: PR (current PR - 2:54:13) Reach: sub 2:50 ... Read more
28 Day Bootcamp with Coach Nicole - 30 minute challenge review (part 2)
Friday, January 27, 2012      1 comments

I commend Coach Nicole for calling this workout "kettlebell inspired". If she had called it a kettlebell workout, I'd be ready to kill. Equipment: I used my 8 kg (18 lb) kettlebell and a pair of 10 lb dumbbells. I have seen clips of N... Read more
This is why you shouldn't use the hand rails on a treadmill...
Friday, January 20, 2012      7 comments

ight-fail/ ... Read more
28 Day Bootcamp with Coach Nicole - Tone & Burn review (part 1)
Monday, January 16, 2012      2 comments

Background info: I am a certified group fitness instructor, but have always gravitated towards teaching strength classes/spinning as opposed to highly choreographed classes. This is also the first fitness DVD of this type that I have EVER done... Read more
End of year roundup (yeah another one)
Thursday, December 29, 2011      2 comments

projected 2011 mileage: 2592.32 km/1610.8 miles. Annoyed that I didn't quite reach 2600 km, but pleased that I blew my original goal of 1500 miles out of the water. Part of me wants to aim for 1750 miles in 2012, but I did not like having ... Read more
2011 Road2Hope HM race report
Sunday, November 06, 2011      3 comments

pre-race dilemma: long sleeves or short? My upper body is sensitive to cold, but with race temps around 6-10 C and sunny, overdressing was definitely on my mind. My new shoes (probably should get size 8 instead of 7.5 next pair) have been r... Read more
What's this? another race goal blog.
Friday, November 04, 2011      2 comments

Road2Hope HM. Massive PR last year despite a seriously long uncertified course and my one and only sub 2:00 HM to date. This year, the course is certified. Base: sub 2:00. Seriously, this is possibly one of the easiest HM courses around,... Read more
warning! achtung! this post contains butts!
Monday, October 24, 2011      4 comments

anyone know where I can get a job as a butt model? seriously. Too bad I have the face of a gargoyle. maybe I need to be taken down a few notches to even dream of com... Read more
Chicago Marathon race report
Monday, October 10, 2011      7 comments

The weather report called for highs that got progressively warmer each day I checked. I already had it in the back of my head that going for time goals was probably going to be out of the question. Even though it wasn't too warm at the sta... Read more
Why can't the haters just STFU?
Monday, October 03, 2011      13 comments

Screencap from a friend's FB. Larger version: flickr.com/gp/zorbs/S236
Ku It seems that more and more often, I see posts on message boards (gene... Read more

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