• Race day for the Calgary Half Marathon is very nearly here. I am excited and nervous for race day. I am nervous because being sick after Tinker Bell threw my training out of whack. I am nervous because of my goal for this race. I am nervous to toe the line and to put myself… [Continue Reading]

    Calgary Half Marathon: Goals
  • This weekend was a special one because it was my birthday!  That’s right friends, I turned 37. My actual birthday was on Sunday, but I figured a birthday on the weekend should mean an entire weekend of celebrating.  Right?  Neil was in Vancouver all week and he managed to get on an earlier flight home… [Continue Reading]

    Turning 37…Weekend in Review
  • Well my friends, we have made it to another Thursday, which means it is time to link up with Amanda from Running With Spoons for Thinking Out Loud. Remember when I mentioned getting sick on my way home from Disneyland?  It turns out I was gifted an early birthday present in the form of an… [Continue Reading]

    Thinking Out Loud 05.21.2015
  • Things have been fairly quiet here since getting home from Disneyland and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.  Both Neil and I wound up getting sick as soon as we got home.  I had managed to avoid the usual cold and flu season so I was hoping this bug would pass quickly with some hot and… [Continue Reading]

    May Long Weekend In Review
  • It seems a bit cheesy to say it but Tinker Bell half marathon was a truly magical race. When I set my A goal of beating last year’s BMO time of 2:08:25 I truly believed that was a stretch goal. After all, I had more race specific training for that event (a proper build up… [Continue Reading]

    Race Report: Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Calgary Half Marathon: Goals

Calgary Marathon Taper Time

Race day for the Calgary Half Marathon is very nearly here. I am excited and nervous for race day. I am nervous because being sick after Tinker Bell threw my training out of whack. I am nervous because of my goal for this race. I am nervous to toe the line and to put myself […]

Turning 37…Weekend in Review

Celebrating 37

This weekend was a special one because it was my birthday!  That’s right friends, I turned 37. My actual birthday was on Sunday, but I figured a birthday on the weekend should mean an entire weekend of celebrating.  Right?  Neil was in Vancouver all week and he managed to get on an earlier flight home […]

Thinking Out Loud 05.21.2015

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Well my friends, we have made it to another Thursday, which means it is time to link up with Amanda from Running With Spoons for Thinking Out Loud. Remember when I mentioned getting sick on my way home from Disneyland?  It turns out I was gifted an early birthday present in the form of an […]

May Long Weekend In Review

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Things have been fairly quiet here since getting home from Disneyland and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.  Both Neil and I wound up getting sick as soon as we got home.  I had managed to avoid the usual cold and flu season so I was hoping this bug would pass quickly with some hot and […]

Race Report: Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Race Report

It seems a bit cheesy to say it but Tinker Bell half marathon was a truly magical race. When I set my A goal of beating last year’s BMO time of 2:08:25 I truly believed that was a stretch goal. After all, I had more race specific training for that event (a proper build up […]

Race Report: Tinker Bell 10K

2015 Tinker Bell 10K Race Report

The Tinker Bell 10K was my first ever runDisney 10K race ever, plus my first race at Disneyland!  Since Disneyland was all so new to me I felt a bit clueless about how early I needed to get to the race start or where we’d have to go.  Unfortunately I erred on the wrong side […]

Pixie Dust Challenge 2015: the short story

Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Well my friends, I am back home from Anaheim.  The 2015 Pixie Dust Challenge at Disneyland is in the books.  I’m still processing my thoughts (and waiting on the official race photos) but I had the most magical race weekend. We arrived at Disneyland on Thursday afternoon and went straight to packet pick up.  It […]

Thinking Out Loud 05.07.2015

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Happy Thursday! As usual I’m linking up with Amanda from Running With Spoons to share my random thoughts. It is time to head to California for the Tinker Bell half marathon weekend!  You may remember a few weeks ago I mentioned that Neil didn’t believe I could overcome my chronic over packing tendencies and travel […]

Tinker Bell Pixie Dust Challenge: goals and strategies

Tinker Bell Half Marathon goals and strategies

Nearly there!  The Tinker Bell Half Marathon weekend is a few short days away! I’m running the Pixie Dust Challenge – a 10K on Saturday morning followed by the half marathon on Sunday.  This little adventure will net me two race medals, a Pixie Dust Challenge medal and a Coast to Coast medal for completing […]

Weekend In Review 05.04.2015

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Sigh…is it really Monday already?  Things were a bit quieter this weekend than last which was actually pretty nice. On Saturday morning I had a 2 hour run to do.  This would be my final and longest run before the Tinker Bell half marathon next weekend.  Outside it looked sunny and nice…but little did I […]