My Awesome Marathon Playlist

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A study published last year discovered a direct correlation between fast-paced music and athletic performance. Apparently, the speed of the music (measured by bpm) influences the pace that you run.  For instance, if you run a 5:50/km or a 9:23/mile (my goal pace for the marathon) you should listen to songs that are 158 bpm such as Blink-182's "What's My Age Again" and so forth. Continue Reading...

Night Running? 5 Safety Measures Every Woman Must Take

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Running before sunrise or at night is a safety issue for any runner, but it is a special concern for women who hit the pavement after dark.Not only is the usual danger of limited visibility for both runners and drivers on a female runner's mind, but the possibility of an attacker hovering somewhere in the blackness is a frightening thought for every woman jogging alone along a dark roadway. It Continue Reading...

My Thanksgiving Weekend in Pictures

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First things first, I must warn you that I didn't take many pictures of the food I ate because Thanksgiving is about so much more than just the food (though trust me, I definitely ate my share of food!).  Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday of the year - the weather is usually decent enough to get out and enjoy fall and the weekend is about everything that Christmas should be about: Continue Reading...

ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: Week 16 Training Recap #STWM – The Taper Begins

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I'm totally in love with these Shwings that I was sent to test out.So remember last week when I started my post off by saying:my main jobs are to maintain my endurance, and not get injured or sick....So yeah, I totally jinxed myself and I got sick. It started off with a weird tickle in my throat last week Friday, then Saturday night my voice got hoarse. By Monday morning I was definitely Continue Reading...

50 Questions You Didn’t Think to Ask Me

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I saw these 50 questions over on Christine's blog: Love Life Surf last night and it seemed like a perfect thing for a Friday. 1. What are you wearing? I just put the kids to bed so I'm wearing my evening "comfies": my super comfy Ragnar Relay sweatshirt that I got last year when I ran Ragnar So Cal and Navy blue MEXX Yoga pants.   Bed time fashion. 2. Ever been in love? Continue Reading...

What I Ate Wednesday: The Welcome to Fall Edition #WIAW

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It’s been quite a while since I last participated in Peas and Crayons’ WIAW even though I’ve been meaning to for quite some time. I like that I discover some great new-to-me bloggers and recipes through this weekly meme, and also that it forces me to be creative in my own kitchen to find some great meals to share with you. As I’ve mentioned before, this meme also helps me to be Continue Reading...

ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon: Week 15 Training Recap #STWM – The Countdown is On!

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I'm now going into the final 3 weeks of marathon training - that point where all the hard work is done and my main jobs are to maintain my endurance, and not get injured or sick. It's time for my body to heal from the training and do whatever physiological things it does. It's.... THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!! HA!  I couldn't resist putting that image in this post 'cause Continue Reading...

Falling Back Into Health – My Goals for Fall 2014

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I’ve been so focused on this marathon training that it’s been  a while since I last set some goals other than trying to follow my training plan, but soon (just over 3 weeks from now) the marathon will be done (hopefully finished successfully), and it’ll be time to turn my focus to something else. Without goals I go into sloth mode and don’t do anything. The 52 personal training sessions Continue Reading...