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Seattle Marathon Race Recap

Seattle Marathon Race Recap

Last year my furbaby Sparkle gave us a terrible scare, one week before we were set to run the Seattle marathon. We almost lost her and needless to say, with Sparkle in the vet equivalent of ICU, we did not run Seattle. So instead, we ran it this year… And I’m ever so grateful to … Continue reading

Why I Didn’t Run the Seattle Marathon

Why I Didn’t Run the Seattle Marathon

It’s been a roller coaster of a year for me. A lot of highs early in the year, with new PBs in the 5k, 8k and 10k distances. Those were pretty sweet – especially my WestVanRun 10km PB. I was particularly thrilled with that one (yes, you’re seeing that right in the picture below – my … Continue reading

My Off-Season (is almost over)

My Off-Season (is almost over)

I’m starting to get antsy. You know, like, actually wanting to run those hard and long workouts again. Which is perfect. That is exactly what this off-season was for. To get back that desire and drive to train hard and long again. I’m ready. But I’ve got a few more weeks to go of these … Continue reading

It’s What I Want. Right?

It’s What I Want. Right?

I, um,  have a confession to make. I’ve been riding on the coattails of hubby’s enthusiasm. His motivation and keen attitude to run. I’m honestly not sure I’d have gotten out there some days if he’d not have hopped out of bed first and put on his running clothes. And goodness knows I won’t be … Continue reading

Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the Journey

I was recently reminded to “enjoy the journey”. It was meant in the context of my running a lot in an attempt to qualify for the Boston marathon. As in, my life revolves around running to the greatest extent possible while still: Working Going to school and completing my client case studies Giving speeches at … Continue reading

The Ups & Downs of It

The Ups & Downs of It

My run last Monday morning was 12.5 km of rain and discomfort. I have to say, I feel for Dylan Wykes and his GI issues that gave him a DNF (did not finish) instead of an Olympic Standard qualifying time – I guess I thought I’d sympathize with him or something. Anyway, it all slowed me … Continue reading

Those Who Inspire

Those Who Inspire

I often run alone. I used to run more with my running groups, but with my new schedule and the odd hours I run, I’m usually on my own. The groups still meet regularly however one individual, who was a regular (if there was anyone you could count on to show up, it’d be her) – … Continue reading

Excuses

Excuses

Your potential is limited only by how many excuses you have.* Sometimes we just feel like staying in bed, especially when we can see a good excuse for it. Last week (January 15 to 21, the 16th week until marathon day) was a miserably cold and snowy one for Vancouver. Granted, it was nothing like … Continue reading