October: Time for a Reboot

A BIG reboot.After my last race(s) during Maritime Race Weekend, I took a break.There I am!  2nd from the left during the Sunrise 5k :)I needed this break.  Needed to take a step back.There has been a lot going on in "the background".  TeenThing finally has a job (yay!).  As I sit here writing this …

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When Life Gives You…..Shingles

Yes, You Are Reading That CorrectlyPic courtesy of Bitmoji :)This is NOT an "old people" thing.Your risk of complications increases over the age of 70.TeenThing had them when she was 10/11 years old.They appeared on the right hand side of my stomach, just across from my hip bone, just over a week ago.At first, I …

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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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August: Training, a Plan and a Coach!

Yes, You've Read That Post Title Correctly ;)Last week I signed up for a 5 Day Faster Stronger Challenge at Running Moms.  Carey is a physiotherapist and running coach looking to get moms into badass running shape with her programs.  Last week was HIIT, strides, hills, core and just straight up running 🙂   (Want to …

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Lessons Learned from a Less Than Ideal Race – Canada Day ‘EPIC Canadian’ Edition

My 10km Epic Canadian Race on Canada Day was Hot and Humid!Post Race Me :)We went into the long weekend here on the East Coast of Canada (Nova Scotia) with some hot and humid weather.  This was my first summer race.  Ever.  My previous 10km races were a while ago.  A Bluenose 10km and a …

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My Love/Hate Relationship with June

The Month, Not a PersonJune:The month where summer starts.We (kind of) get warmer weather.Kids are gearing up for their summer vacation.Everything is in full bloom.June:The month I was diagnosed with a mental illness 5 years ago.The month I was lost.The month I broke down.Photo courtesy of the American Psychological AssociationEvery year I mull this over.  …

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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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