New Adventures!

As I reflect on the past week, I can’t help but feel grateful and full of joy. So much has happened which is making me feel very optimistic about the future. You guys came out to my very first classes as  Chocolate & Sanity and provided some great positive feedback.  I seriously can’t wait to see where this journey will go, the women I will meet, the community that can be made and the lives that can be changed.

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13.1 things no one tells you about running a half marathon

Have you ever wanted to wander into the land of the crazies and run a half marathon? Running long distance can sometimes come with unexpected situations. I’ve compiled a list of the 13.1 things no one tells you about running a half marathon.

first half marathon (2012)
first half marathon (2012)

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WFPS Half Marathon Recap

As I started out Sunday morning I was still a bit dizzy and not 100% myself (read more about that ). I figured I would run anyways, what the hell; I’ve trained to hard to give up now. The worse that happens is I don’t finish. The weather was perfect and the excitement was in the air. Everywhere you looked people where smiling and giddy to get started.

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Race day ready?

Howdy Folks! It’s been a rough few days for me since I’ve been fight off a flu bug. I thought I was better on Monday but it hit me again yesterday. With race day just around the corner I’m a bit nervous I won’t recover in time. I’m just going take it one day at a time and really, I still have 4 days :/

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Why Running is a Top Priority in My Life as a Mom 

Hey all! I had quite the weekend learning and grooving at my course. I have a lot of exciting stuff brewing and I’m feeling really passionate about the future. Be sure to stick around, I don’t want you to miss anything.

Today on the blog, I have a good friend, Carey talking about her online running groups. She and I met a few years ago at one of her running groups and have been friends ever since. She has since moved to Costa Rica and is pursuing her passion in health and fitness. I couldn’t be more proud of her and what to take this opportunity to share her story.

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Top fall runs for Winnipeg

With fall fast approaching, I decided to put together a list of the top fall runs within Winnipeg to keep us all motivated with some goals in mind. I’ve included a variety of distances so there’s something for everyone.

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WFPS Half Marathon Training Schedule/Ninjago party recap

As promised in Friday’s post (here) I have a few highlights from my two son’s birthday party this past weekend. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for an outdoor party! With the temperatures going into the mid 30’s, we decided to set up two kiddie pools and the slip n’ slide to keep the kids cool. We had a total of 12 kids running around pretending to be ninjas and it was totally awesome. Here are a few pictures of the Ninjago party.

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The cake

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13.1 reasons why the Seawheeze should be your next, or first, destination race!

Have you ever done a destination half marathon or dreamt about doing one? I was registered to run Seawheeze this year with one of my best friends but unfortunately I was unable to attend. I’m was super bummed but it is now on my bucket list to do one day and the reasons below make me want to do it even more. Sara was nice enough to put together at great list of why SeaWheeze is the race to run. She has run 13 half marathons and 2 of the 4 Lululemon SeaWheezes. 

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Chocolate Lava Protein Cake

Hey all! I thought I’d give you an update on my knee/calf pain. Here’s a link to my last post where I talk about it. First off I haven’t run at all in over a week and a half, which is probably the hardest part. But on the plus side it does seem to be getting better. I went for a massage last Friday which I haven’t done in years and it felt amazing. I also went for an assessment at the physiotherapist and got treated. She thinks most likely the cause is really tight muscles in my hip, quad and calf. Her prescription is to heat, stretch and foam roll daily which I have been doing. Also she gave me a few isolated exercises to do to help strengthen my glutes and knee. I even managed to go to hot yoga yesterday which really stretched it out good. I have a physio appointment today and she said we would discus when I would be able to run again. I’ve got my fingers crossed it’s soon.

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