The best race of my life: PHX Marathon Recap

March 5, 2014

Let’s just start this off with saying I absolutely hate writing recaps.  I am a horrible storyteller I feel like recaps are kind of boring.  Necessary but boring.  I’m not fast enough or interesting enough that people would be like “OMG I want to know every detail so I can run like her”, you know? […]

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Some highlights…

March 4, 2014

Sadly, I am back in Toronto missing Arizona like crazy.  So many laughs, good times, fabulous people, and delicious food.  Oh, and just a little marathon thrown in too… I will post a recap of the race tomorrow but for now I will just share some awesome non-race parts of my trip. I tried Cafe […]

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Sometimes no plan is the best plan

February 26, 2014

Well, today is the big day.  I fly out at 9am and land in Arizona around noon.  I’ve been packed for days but I spent last night doing so many last minute things - treated myself to a pedicure after work (which probably doesn’t make any sense to do before a marathon), dropped by the mall to pick […]

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And that’s a wrap!

February 23, 2014

I’ve pretty much wrapped up my training (just a couple more short/easy runs left) and there is less than a week until my marathon!  Yesterday was my last long run.  Funny how 10 miles used to feel crazy long and now it’s “only” 10 miles.  The run went a lot better than expected.  I woke […]

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Thinking Out Loud #10 – PLEASE DO ME THIS FAVOUR

February 20, 2014

Nothing like a Thursday to put you in a good mood.  That much closer to the weekend and good things just happen on Thursdays, don’t you think?  Or maybe I just had a good day.  It’s also Thinking Out Loud Thursday and I get to tell you random things that have nothing to do with […]

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My new boycott plan

February 19, 2014

So remember way back when I decided to boycott Starbucks and their delicious sugar-laden beverages?  I am proud to say I made it through both Thanksgiving and Christmas without one Pumpkin Spice Latte or Peppermint Mocha.  Shocking, isn’t it?  I was recently introduced to the Caramel Macchiato (how have I never had this before) and […]

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That time I fell running

February 17, 2014

Today was my final long-ish run before the marathon (I have 10 miles to do next weekend but that doesn’t even feel “long” to me anymore).  I had 15 miles on tap today and despite it being -18* when I woke up, I was eager to get out and do it.  I bundled up with […]

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