The more things change, the more the stay the same

Six years ago, I wrote this: I have been a “runner” (I still have trouble with this word, but every book and article I read on the subject says anyone who ever runs, at any pace, for whatever reason, is a runner, so I’ll go for it) for about eight months now. While I still […]

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My secret squad

“Oh my god, I need to sit down.” We were on the subway wafter the New York City marathon. I was wrapped in my marathon poncho and was nearly crying tears of gratitude when there was an empty subway seat next to a girl wearing a marathon medal. She slid over to make room for […]

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Good times in the Maritimes

It’s been a long winter. Here’s what I’ve been up to, fitness-wise, since my last post. 1. I sprained my ankle – badly This has been the biggest factor in my fitness (or lack of it) since FEBRUARY. I rolled my ankle during a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. It’s May and it’s still sore. This means […]

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Marathon art

After running the New York Marathon, I wanted something to commemorate it. I had my bib and my medal and my running shirt and I bought a finisher’s shirt, but I got caught up in the idea of having a poster or print or something to hang. So I bought this: It’s by New Jersey […]

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Startin’ something

So as soon as I said good-bye, I started to regret it. I still think this blog needs a re-vamp and re-focus, but I see value in having a outlet for my fitness inspirations and frustrations. The boyfriend can’t absorb it all. Especially since this season, for the first time since spring of 2013, I’m […]

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New York, New York

On November 2, I ran the New York City Marathon. It was overwhelming and celebratory and exceeded every expectation I could have ever placed on a race. Everyone should run this race, to experience 4 hours of a city coming together, of thousands of people accomplishing a goal, of seeing an iconic place in such […]

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Race Recap: Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon

  We did it, Julie!! Julie and I were victorious in our half marathon together. Not only did we finish with huge smiles on our faces, we ran in excellent time despite all the factors convincing us we weren’t going to make it. But the best (and bit surprising) part was that we ran the entire race together! Oh, and I should add […]

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Race Recap: Valley Harvest 10k

Thanksgiving weekend in Nova Scotia was one for the record books. I don’t know what the weather was like in Toronto, but I’m going to do all kinds of bragging because this particular holiday weekend, here at home, was incredible. And the best part of the weekend, besides my Mommy making me a Thanksgiving/pre-race dinner, […]

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STWM weekend is coming

Toronto, I am coming back! Sadly it’s only for another visit and not a permanent visit. I haven’t moved back (not yet anyway) But! I am making my comeback to run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon. Because why not? When Julie and I decided long ago we’d head to California to run a marathon together (her […]

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NYC Marathon Training Weeks #11 & #12

I’ve been working a lot and running a lot and things seem under control these days. Busy, but the end is near. One more long run and I get to taper! I fell on my leg in basketball and the bruising is ridiculous. This was what I was most afraid of when I signed up […]

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