The Road to Boston 2016: Week 21 Training Recap – Thoughts on Running Cadence and Injuries

Shin splints

Hooray – it’s Spring guys! The weather this past week was great for running, and even Friday’s rain was so much better than running in the -20C windchill. I feel like we made it through the longest winter ever – we survived!! This past week was a great week. I got a new haircut, and took my weekday running to a new level. I used to run twice around the park on my lunch breaks (5.5k), then over the Continue Reading...

We went to Vegas and kissed the single life goodbye!

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Did you know that time flies by fast when you're busy having kids and raising them? I was relaxing last night by going through my Instagram feed, checking out all of the awesome Throwback Thursday pics. (I love looking at everyone's old 90's & 80's pics). I then decided to find an old pic of me to share. I went through my Facebook pics and found this gem: Wow! Was it really 10 yrs Continue Reading...

April Goals and a New Hairstyle

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Wow! It’s April… Finally! The weather here is warming up (slowly) and running outside is becoming a lot more enjoyable. Last month saw a big change in my training. I hired a coach and my motivation came back. I ran, lifted and sweated more, and even began logging my food and eating better. This month I hope to continue with the positive changes and have broken out my goals into a few Continue Reading...

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

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Back when I first started blogging (2004), it was cool to have a link in your blog’s sidebar below your bio to your “100 Things”. I wanted to share a link to it, but I can’t seem to find it in the archives of my old blog, so I guess I deleted it a LONG time ago. So instead of 100 things, here are 10 things you might not know about me: 1. I grind my teeth when I sleep and wear a Continue Reading...

Too Busy to Exercise? Here are 5 REAL Life Ways to Fit Fitness into Your Life

These are great REAL life ways to fit fitness into your life - I can't wait to try them! via fitnesscheerleader.com

This is Day 2 of the March Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Blogging Challenge. Please feel free to join in and share your blog post in the comments below. For a list of suggested topics, please visit this post. Clean the kitchen, empty the dishwasher, fold the laundry, cook dinner, go grocery shopping, pack lunches, go to work, help the kids with their homework, pay the bills, vacuum, Continue Reading...

Happy People are Beautiful

Quote by drew Barrymore

This is Day 1 of the March Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Blogging Challenge. Please feel free to join in and share your blog post in the comments below. For a list of suggested topics, please visit this post. When I was in my teens I read the book "Little Girl Lost" by Drew Barrymore. I was intrigued because she and I are the  same age, however our upbringings are drastically different Continue Reading...

My heart is 34, how old is yours? Take the test to find out!

How old is your heart? Take the test to find out!

February... February is the month of love, chocolate, and spending time with our loved ones.  Mmmmmm.. chocolate!  But did you know that February is also Heart month?  Started in 1958 by Dr. Wilfred Bigelow, Heart month is a once a year reminder to us to take care of our hearts so that they can take care of us.  Today, heart disease and stroke takes one life every 7 minutes and Continue Reading...

Things to see and do in Montreal

Things to do in Montreal

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Montreal with 6 of my friends for my girlfriend's 40th birthday.  I had promised you when I returned that I would share more details about my trip, so here's my official recap! Admittedly I was very nervous about going to Montreal because I don't speak French very well, despite the fact that two of my daughters are in French Immersion at Continue Reading...

Have You Ever Been to Montreal Canada?

Montreal Quebec Canada

  Today I'm off and away for a fun girls 3 day weekend away to beautiful Montreal to celebrate my friend Christine's 40th birthday! Montreal (pronounced MUNN-tree-all) is the second largest city in Canada, in the province of Quebec (pronounced Kuh-Beck ).  It's a popular getaway due to the number of fun things to do (shopping, clubbing, spas, and fine dining) and has Continue Reading...

Thursday Thirteen: 13 Things I Learned in 2013

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As I move headfirst into 2014, there are so many things that I learned from 2013 that I'd like to pass on. Last year I was a mess, admittedly. I was insecure, scattered, and unsure of myself. A lot of the situations I found myself in were self-inflicted. And when I reflect, I wish that someone would have sat me down and told me things like: I did not deserve to be treated badly. Or that I could Continue Reading...