Starting Over…Again

So, if you've been following along lately, you have been witness to my roller coaster, love/hate relationship with my fitness. Having multiple injuries and running through them made my body go full stop. Reality Check: I needed to stop. I needed to reassess my body. I needed a break. Running through my injuries hell bent …

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Where Things Sit

As I sit here and type this post, it is Thanksgiving Monday in Canada. We had a great turkey feast yesterday, after a very early morning traveling so I could run a 5k at the 25th Anniversary of the Valley Harvest Marathon. I have a lingering head cold, and was thankful I felt well enough …

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Running and the Seesaw of Depression

See this girl here?  This is a happy runner. I am not always like this when I run.  Some of my solo runs are hard sloggy messes.  This is where running becomes more than a physical game.  Mentally a hard run is rough for any runner.  For me a hard run feels like complete failure …

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Races, Brain Melts, and the Return of the FitBit

  Okay, So over the holidays I decided that I seriously needed to keep moving this year.  Not just for my physical health, but for my mental health.  I sat and muddled about a fall half marathon.  I wanted something close to home (because I am without my own vehicle, and would need to acquire …

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Looking Back….Looking Ahead

So here we are. 2016 is slowly coming to a close. 2017 is on the doorstep, patiently waiting. I decided a year or so ago that I would not do resolutions.  It's just not me.  It sets me up to self sabotage my well thought out plans. This month has been hard mentally.  Deciding what …

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Week 1 With a Coach and a Plan – Not Dead Yet!

Holy Crap I Am Still Alive...Also, still able to walk.  Hahaha.I received my workouts for the week late last Sunday eve.HIIT workouts with running workouts, a rest day, and a cross training day.What I loved about the HIIT workouts is that I could adjust to my level of fitness.  I chose to do modified push-ups …

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The Chronicles of Half Marathon Training – Checkin In and Some TMI

So Here We Are...20 days out.2 long runs left.During my 16k on the BLT It has to be said:  I was feeling SUPER NERVOUS after the plague and the calf strain about my runs.  I was even considering pulling down to a 10k because I wasn't sure what my body could handle.After yesterday, I am …

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