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Running Tunes Thursday

New Feature perhaps?! Maybe... Alternate title for this particular post would be:  Why Build me Up Buttercup is one of the best songs to run to. It is a little wordy though...so perhaps we will continue with this as a weekly feature... I know I'm always on the look out (or in this case, ear… Continue reading Running Tunes Thursday

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A Geek’s Guide to Running

The world of a runner is strange to some. We have weird and wonderful quirks that we seem to grow proportionally to how many years we run. I have been a runner for 28 years. So that tells you just how long the list of quirks are for me. Recently, I was asked to run… Continue reading A Geek’s Guide to Running

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Get out…and stay out!!

I mean that in the nicest way 🙂  The rain has finally (fingers crossed) subsided here in southern Ontario and although some trails are still closed because Lake Ontario is bursting at its seems, the sun is shining again and we are itching to get out! Val is on the move hiking by the river… Continue reading Get out…and stay out!!

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Bay Race Training – 20km in the snow

The title says it all... Well just a short update on our Around the Bay race training. This weekend was a 20km run. The forecast looked pretty good so when the snow started to fly on Friday, it caused some concern. We both wanted to run on Saturday morning and there is something to be… Continue reading Bay Race Training – 20km in the snow

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Bay Race Training

One month down!!! The month January moved along very quickly and the weather cooperated for the most part here in Ontario, Canada.  Training for the Around the Bay 30km Road Race again and I was quickly reminded of why I took a break for a few years. You have to train through the winter! The… Continue reading Bay Race Training

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Around the Bay 2017

Let the training begin! Call it temporary insanity, but something possessed me to register for the Around the Bay race here in Hamilton.  I've done it in the past - 9 times in fact- but there is a reason why it has been a few years since running this 30km road race.  It sucks. The… Continue reading Around the Bay 2017

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30 Days of Yoga…I know, I know

Another 30 day challenge? Yes.  Sorry. BUT This one you will thank me for.... I mean it. First off, I have to thank my daughter Abbey for telling me about this one. Most of us, especially in the areas of the country, well let's face it, there isn't a lot of our country (Canada) that… Continue reading 30 Days of Yoga…I know, I know

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Run for the Toad-Race Report

The 15th Annual Run for the Toad was held on October 1 in Paris, Ontario.  All week we kept our eyes on the weather and no matter how many times we checked, it didn't change!  Rain was in the forecast for the entire morning. The temperature looked pretty good but we were going to get… Continue reading Run for the Toad-Race Report

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Modifying is not Cheating

Modifying is not Cheating.  That's what I tell my Yoga students, but why is it so hard to believe when it comes to my own fitness goals? As a Yoga teacher, we learn how to show students modify poses.  Modifications may be used for so many reasons. Pregnancy mods are extremely important even if the… Continue reading Modifying is not Cheating

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Winter Running-Do I have to?

It is no mystery what we are in store for here in Ontario as far as the upcoming change in weather.  It has started already.  We were all in shorts and t-shirts last week enjoying the last tidbit of a warm fall, but this week the mercury has plummeted and we are frantically looking for… Continue reading Winter Running-Do I have to?