Race Recap: Maritime Race Weekend Sunset 5k and Sunrise 5k

Arrrrrgghhh Matey! This was my first time running Maritime Race Weekend.It did NOT disappoint!I registered for the "Tartan Twosome" Challenge, which gave you entry into the Sunset 5k on Friday evening and your choice of race on Saturday (I opted for another 5k as the route is relatively flat).  This would give me an extra medal …

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Post Half Marathon Chaos and My Next Race

It seems like forever since my Half MarathonI recovered.I took some time off from running.  (Work and family stuff has kept me busy over the past little while.)Celebrated my Dad's 65th Birthday in Cape Breton with a big feast at my Aunt and Uncle's place in Boularderie.  Then once I got home and settled, I sat …

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Calf Strain, Compression Sleeves, and Recovery

The Chronicles of Half Marathon Training:  Calf Strain, Compression Sleeves and RecoveryThinking Face:  OnI've been all over the place lately.Physio, work, small runs and workouts.My motivation waxes and wanes, even though I have a half marathon coming up.I think a lot during my physio appointments.  Even when she is dry needling my calf, lol.  It …

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The Chronicles of Half Marathon Training – In Limbo

Limbo looks like that...If you read my last post, you know my last run ended with a pull and some pain.Thankfully, I have not torn anything in my calf.  I have some tib post and some pulled muscles.My PT did an assessment, some ultrasound, dry needling and TENS with heat.  I was given home exercises …

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Post Plague, Burger Week, and a Pulled Calf

RunningPost Plague Amy had a couple of runs during the week with some gym time. Easing back into it.  I am loving my new Brooks Glycerin 13s :)The weather has been dicey here, but I lucked in with my timing.  Lots of core work and some legs/glute work (deadlifts anyone?).Ahhhhhh Burger WeekThe week when restaurants …

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Running and Pink Ice Energy

A Little Fitting.  The Weather, That Is...For those who follow me on Instagram, you'll remember a post I made earlier this week, about running in warm weather.This is Mother Nature's Revenge.  But very fitting to go along with my review this week.I haven't run since Thursday.  I am in the "in between" with a head/chest …

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Countdown to Half Marathon Training – Blue Nose Marathon 2016

Nervous is an understatement...So nervous that I miscalculated the the beginning date of my training plan when putting it in my calendar.  Oops!I had myself starting on January 14th.  When I was finishing up the calendar entries I noticed that I was ending the week BEFORE the Blue Nose.....GAH!So, this week I will redo the …

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