IRONMAN Mont Tremblant Race Report

“How many of us can truly treasure the experience of a single day, that didn’t include a birth or a marriage, for the rest of your life?” I remember this question being asked during an NBC broadcast of a past Ironman World Championship race. For me, my race on Sunday was one of those days. … Continue reading

IRON(deficiency anemia)MAN

Ironman Mont Tremblant is now only one month away! When I first started training for this, I had ideas about what state I would be in at this point in my training. I would be fired up, ready to go, feeling fit, maybe the fittest I’ve ever been! I would be confident that I would … Continue reading

Muskoka 5150 Race Report

Ryan and I were recently up north for the Muskoka 5150 (Olympic distance) race. I was excited for a number of reasons but mainly because it would be my first race of the season and I was going to get to put my training to the test. We were also making a weekend out of … Continue reading

Adventures in Training

Well one thing is for sure, I certainly haven’t done a very good job at keeping up with my blog! What was supposed to be a regular journal of my journey to Ironman Mont Tremblant has turned into something a little more sporadic. I am happy to report that I can blame this, in part, … Continue reading

I Love My Burgers and Chips

Monday: Rest + massage :) Tuesday: Bike 1hr+ w/ short hill climbs Wednesday: Swim 1500m w/ sprints Run 8k w/ fartleks In an unseasonable and unwelcome show of Mother Nature’s stubborn side, spring hasn’t quite sprung in our neck of the woods. Nevertheless, the feeling of spring has arrived for me, bringing with it renewed … Continue reading

Arizona Energy

We’ve just returned from 10 days in Arizona… oh how nice it was! I feel very refreshed and energized! Though we certainly enjoyed some relaxation time and indulged in our fair share of treats and iced lattes, we also got outside for some great workouts, that really felt more like playing than working. I so … Continue reading

2013 Chilly Half Marathon Video Recap

On March 3rd, I ran the Chilly Half Marathon here in Burlington, ON, for the fourth or fifth time. Between the “late” 10am start time and the race only being a five minute walk from our place, it’s was a real treat! It was also exciting because this was Ryan’s first stand alone running race … Continue reading

Half Marathon Race Rituals and Tips

Running your first race, regardless of the distance, is an exciting milestone.  But it can also be nerve racking! I remember when I was getting ready to run my first half-marathon, wondering if I would even be able to finish. 21 kilometres is a big jump from the 5k and 10k races that are often … Continue reading

To Run or Not to Run?

We’ve all been there… either sick or injured, contemplating whether it’s a good idea to run. This weekend, I was faced with the same dilemma. For the past couple of weeks, I had noticed a marked difference in the way I was feeling during and after my runs. I could feel my body working extra … Continue reading

Long Run, Quick Notes

Route for today’s 18.5 km run: Quick notes: -holy hills! This is a challenging route. Great for anyone training for a hilly race, not so great if your legs already feel like lead – which has been the case for me lately. I really need to focus on a more regular stretching regimen, and investigate … Continue reading