I’m Gonna Do It

This Tuesday, I start training for a 15km race. I am running the Scotibank Bluenose 15km route in June. It's been a staggered start in my running this year with illness and other issues. I will be glad to start a training plan. Glad, and extremely nervous. I know I can run this distance. I've …

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It’s Almost Winter

Yes, I know in a lot of places there is snow and it's cold (both here right now), but the calendar says: not yet. I both love and hate this time of year. I love the coziness of winter. The sweaters and blankets, the hot chocolate (and other toasty warm beverages), and the holidays. I …

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Tired – So Very Tired

At first, I thought I was fighting a cold.  I was congested and just feeling yucky. But this is week three.  I am no longer congested. I am tired.  So very tired. I am trying to stay awake.  It's 7:00 pm as I write this post, and I could have curled up in bed half …

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When Overthinking Seeps Into The Run

So for those of you who have been keeping up with me on social media know, I have been plagued with cranky calves.  If you aren't following me on social media:  I am plagued with crank calves, lol. Ever since my knee surgery in 2015, I have been pushing with my calves to run.  I …

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Running and the Seesaw of Depression

See this girl here?  This is a happy runner. I am not always like this when I run.  Some of my solo runs are hard sloggy messes.  This is where running becomes more than a physical game.  Mentally a hard run is rough for any runner.  For me a hard run feels like complete failure …

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Winter Running With My Pal, The Yanky!

Winter running. It's cold.  It's snowy.  It makes your nose run. You have options for the runny nose:  either take Kleenex with you, or you use sleeves or gloves.  You can blow a snot rocket, but let's face it, how well does THAT turn out? I may have found a solution to this problem. The …

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Crappy Sleep, Training, and Yay Team Nuun!

It's been a bit of a go lately This week has been a full one of ups and downs, crappy sleep and some high level anxiety with a dose of blech. One happy thing that happened to me since we last sat around the bloggy campfire:  I am now a Nuun Ambassador for 2017!! I …

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