Can I Still Call This a #MotivateMe Monday Post if it’s Thursday?

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If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward. Happy Monday Thursday everyone! The week has totally gotten away from me!  I am absolutely ecstatic because Spring has finally sprung! I love Spring! I love seeing the kids outside riding their bikes up and down the street, and taking the kids to the park after dinner. I noticed on continue reading →

Life Lately

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Sit right back and enjoy the ride, as it's been quite awhile since I wrote a diary type post about my life and I've been inspired by Running Rachel's post to catch you up with my family's goings on.  While I'm pretty active here in social media, I don't share too much about the day-to-day trials and tribulations of life.  My hubby and I prefer to keep the family life off of the blog, but today I'm breaking from that to get caught up. First off I can't believe that it's almost mid-April... How did that happen?  (In 3 continue reading →

Around the Bay 30k 2015 Race Report

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Last week Sunday I ran the Around the Bay 30k Road Race.  The last time I ran this race the year was 2003 and I was 27 years old, still a spring chicken.  That year I finished in 2:57:37.  Since then I've attempted to train for Around the Bay several times, but have never been able to get my endurance up over the winter to where I need it to be to run 30k.  There was one year about 3 or 4 years ago when I did manage to get the training in, but was diagnosed with a nasty kidney infection about 2 days before the continue reading →

#MotivateMe Monday: Springing Into Action

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If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward. Happy Easter & Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I'm typing this up on my iPad on our 6 hour drive home from my in-laws house in Ottawa. Amber and I being silly in the van. Comparing their Easter haul, the consensus is that my middle daughter Brooke won Easter. We had continue reading →

Egg-citing News + 30 Healthy Egg Recipes

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Happy Saturday everyone! I've got some EGG-citing news to share with you... I'm proud to announce that I’ve recently teamed up with Burnbrae Farms to run the Mississauga Half Marathon as an ambassador! Burnbrae Farms is a Canadian company that is still family owned and operated by the Hudson family.  They are committed to social responsibility and have been producing eggs for 70 years. Their fantastic egg family of products include: Naturegg Organic Burnbrae Farms Free Run Omega 3 Naturegg Break-Free (has 80% less continue reading →

New Breton Bean Crackers and Breton Popped! Beans Cracker Chips Review + Gluten Free Italian Asparagus Recipe

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Confession: I am a snacker.   While I love love love fruits and veggies, sometimes they just don't satisfy my snack cravings the same way chips and crackers do.  My kids are snackers too so I struggle with finding the balance between being healthy and satisfying our snack cravings. The problem is that most of the snack options on the market are high in sugar and sodium, so when I was asked to try Breton's four new snack products made better with the goodness of beans, I jumped at the chance.   Breton's two NEW continue reading →

#MotivateMe Monday: What Happens When You Plan and Believe in Yourself + My April Goals

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If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward. Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and a great training week! This past week turned out great for me. I made it to the pool on Monday for the first time in what seems like forever and swam 1000m in 29:56. I’m sure that’s not a fantastic time, but it’s good to know what my continue reading →

Friday Five: 5 Last-Minute Race Tips For Your Best Race Ever

Whether you are running a 5k or a marathon, here are 5 race tips for your best race ever.

Today I’m playing along with the Friday Five link up hosted by Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed Up for What. On Sunday I’ll be running the Around the Bay 30k Road Race. It’s been almost 5 months since I last ran a race so while I was reacquainting myself with some tips that will help me to run a great race, I thought I’d jot them down and share these 5 last-minute race tips for your best race ever with you too. Two or Three Days Before Lay out your race gear and pack two nights before hand Check the continue reading →

Top 20 Signs That You’re a Triathlete

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As you transition your training from running only to swim, bike AND run here are some some tell-tale signs that triathlon training has begun to take over your world: 20. You have a bicycle in your bedroom. 19. You catch yourself blowing snot rockets at work. 18. The only “jewellery” you wear is a GPS watch and your Road ID. 17. Waking up at 6 am is considered sleeping in. 16. When your kids get hungry while out and about the only food you have to offer them are energy gels, protein bars and electrolyte tabs. 15. Your car looks like a continue reading →

#MotivateMe Monday: Embracing the Taper

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If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward. Happy Monday everyone! How’s your training going? I can definitely feel Spring in the air which means that the Spring race season is fast approaching (or has already reached you, depending on where you live). While it’s FINALLY officially Spring, the weather here today where is saying something continue reading →