The Things I Struggle With During Injury Recovery

I've Been Absent Photo courtesy of Bitmoji 🙂 I have found it hard to express everything I have been doing/feeling lately. It dawned on me that this is what I should right about. I haven't been unable to run for a bit.  I injured my left calf when I attempted to bolt out of the …

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Race Recap: Maritime Race Weekend Sunset 5k and Sunrise 5k

Arrrrrgghhh Matey! This was my first time running Maritime Race Weekend.It did NOT disappoint!I registered for the "Tartan Twosome" Challenge, which gave you entry into the Sunset 5k on Friday evening and your choice of race on Saturday (I opted for another 5k as the route is relatively flat).  This would give me an extra medal …

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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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Why I Will Sometimes Run Tech Free

I Get Caught Up.In looking at my Garmin.Checking my pace.How much time has passed.How far I've gone (and sometimes I have not even hit 1km before I am looking down).When the anxiety kicks in I get caught up in things that are out of my control:  the weather, my body, etc.FitSnap works for my tech …

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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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BlueNose Marathon 2016 – Half Marathon Playback!!!

I DID IT!!I am totally dying here.It was a greyish cool day for running.  Perfect weather.I played it safe with my usual coffee and oatmeal combo.  My nerves were ON FIRE.  It was super hard to eat.  I thought I was going to barf.  For real.I had everything laid out, so gearing up and heading …

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My Last Long Run = One Week Out from Bluenose Marathon Half 2016

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??!??!Where in the hell did all this time go?This time next week I will be done.  Finished.  Full of food and naps.Today was the last long training run.  I was given the all clear to run outside as I have been banished to the elliptical as we treated my calf strain flare …

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