The Road to Boston 2016: Week 14 Recap

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 Happy Monday everyone! I don't know about you, but this how I'm starting to feel.  It's been a long, cold, snowy winter.  Add a 2 week illness and there and you've got a Janice full of cabin fever.  I am starting to get sick of being inside... Hurry up Spring!! This week was fortunately much better for training than the last few weeks.  My flu is gone (yay!) 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...

The Road to Boston 2016: Week 13 Recap

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Happy Monday everyone!  Did you stay up and watch last night's Super Bowl?  I had a few friends over to watch Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform during the half-time show.  Yes - you read that right, we didn't watch any football, just the musicing.  Our male significant others went to one house, and us ladies threw our own Sportsing Bowl party at my place with the Continue Reading...

The Road to Boston: Week 12, the Non-Recap

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* Cough * Cough * Hack * Hack * That is what I've literally looked like this past week, and there has therefore been absolutely no running.  There really hasn't been much of anything except my own whining. Oh my goodness... I HATE being sick!!! I've been so ill that I put my Pact App on pause so that I don't feel all stressed out worrying about fitting my three workouts in so that I don't Continue Reading...

The Road to Boston: Week 10 Recap

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Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe that I announced my goal of trying to qualify for Boston over 10 weeks ago?!? Wow! Time is flying by fast. This week Mother Nature decided to test my commitment to my goal by throwing a polar vortex our way that brought us ridiculously cold temperatures and windchills. Was it cold where you live too? Yikes! As you know, I absolutely detest the Continue Reading...

Keep Holding On… What is Your Theme Song for 2014?

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I see lots of posts around the internet about people choosing ONE WORD to define how they will live their lives in 2014 or to motivate themselves toward their goals. My friend Stephanie has chosen the word simplicity, and my friend Rachel has written about the word uncomfortable. I haven't chosen a word, nor do I intend to. (Though if I did perhaps the word BOSTON would be fitting?) Continue Reading...

Win a GoodLife Fitness Membership and take the Your Better Starts Here Challenge!

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Up until a few years ago, I made HUNDREDS of resolutions every New Year's.  Resolution The act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something. (source) Goal The object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. (source) I didn 't make a New Year's Resolution last year or this year. As I mentioned last week, just Continue Reading...

The Road to Boston: Weeks 7, 8 and 9 Recap and the Plan for Week 10

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all had a great holiday, and enjoyed some rest and relaxation and time with your families. Things around here are now full-speed ahead! The kids are back in school, the extra-curricular hockey, gymnastics and swimming have resumed and I'm back to work. I took a week off of work as our office shuts down for a week, but other than that I didn't 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...

The Years Are Becoming Fond Memories

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Happy 2014 everyone!! I hope you all had a great night welcoming 2014 and all that it will hold for you with your friends and family last night. I went to a fun New Year's Eve party held by our neighbour's and good friends, Juliette and Chris. It was a family friendly costume party - we all dressed up from the Mad Men era of the late 50's early 60's. It was so much fun! I Continue Reading...