Race Report: Disney World Half Marathon 2013

Disney World Marathon Weekend 2013
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The Disney World Marathon in January is one of my favourite Run Disney events to do. This year, I had signed up for the Goofy Race and Half Challenge which involves running the half marathon on Saturday and the full marathon on Sunday.

I arrived at Disney World late Tuesday evening and spent the next few days hanging out with friends and relaxing before the race. Thursday morning, several of us headed over to the Health and Fitness Expo at the Wide World of Sports to pick up our bibs and do a bit of shopping. Continue reading “Race Report: Disney World Half Marathon 2013”

Race Report: Disneyland Half Marathon 2012

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On Sunday Sept 3rd, I ran the Disneyland Half Marathon. You’re probably wondering, why all these Disney races? Well, Disney gives out a bonus “Coast to Coast” medal to anyone who’s participated in races at both Disney World and Disneyland in the same year. Since I had done the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge in January, I figured this would be the perfect year to run the Disneyland Half and collect my Coast to Coast medal. Continue reading “Race Report: Disneyland Half Marathon 2012”

See ya real soon!

Photo credit: D.K. Peterson

Well, I’m off to Disneyland to run the half marathon this Sunday! It’s my first time running at Disneyland and I’m so excited! The forecast is calling for a high of 95F (32C) and a low of 70F (21C). Yikes! Do I run faster to beat the heat or go slow and keep cool?

But don’t go anywhere! I have a few posts prepared including one for a granola recipe that I think you’ll really like. I call it Tropical Protein Loaded Granola. Stay tuned! Have a great long weekend! See ya real soon!

Race Report: A Midsummer Night’s Run – 30K

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On Saturday August 18, 2012, I took part in the Midsummer Night’s Run 30K. The Midsummer Night’s Run is one of my favourite races to run because it’s generally well organized and on the smaller side. Plus I love running in the evening and a lot of runners get dressed up in costume. No, I don’t get dressed up but I like looking at all the fun costumes! Continue reading “Race Report: A Midsummer Night’s Run – 30K”

Moroccan Chicken Stew with Whole Grain Teff

This Saturday, I’m going to be running a 30K race – The Midsummer Night’s Run. It’s one of the few races that I run for charity  — The Hospital for Sick Children and if anyone wants to sponsor me or donate here’s the link (just had to throw that in there). A big part of preparing for the race, or any physical activity for that matter, is getting a handle on your nutrition. You want to make sure your body is getting the right balance of nutrients and enough energy to sustain you. Part of the fun of running is being able to carb-load, but you want to make sure you’re getting your carbs from a good source as well as getting some protein in. That said, I decided to make a batch of Moroccan Chicken Stew using whole grain teff for a few of my lunches this week.  Continue reading “Moroccan Chicken Stew with Whole Grain Teff”

Race Report – Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K (2012)

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The Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K was held this morning on June 23, 2012. I was going to ask how often do you get to run at the airport, but I think I know the answer to that question. The best part about this race is that you’re not carrying a 20 pound suitcase trying to make it to your gate on time: you’re out on the tarmac and planes are landing and taking off as you run. How cool is that? The money raised from the race goes to a great charity –  Hope Air which helps financially disadvantaged Canadians make travel arrangements for specialized health care. Continue reading “Race Report – Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K (2012)”

Fearless Fridays – Hot Weather Running Tips

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The weather has been hot, sticky and humid for the last few days. That’s great if you can sit poolside or on your deck with a lemonade in hand, but what if running is part of your daily routine? You might be wondering how you can run in this weather. Here are a few of my tips for running in the heat.

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Fearless Friday – The Running Snob

When I first started running, I joined a supportive running group called WISH, so naturally I assumed everyone else who ran was just as supportive. Enter the running snob. A few weeks ago, I was talking to someone about the Sporting Life 10K and I happily revealed that I ran a personal best in that race. The unexpected response was that this 10K didn’t count because it was on a downhill course! I had to pause for a second because I was stunned. Now, I wasn’t expecting a pat on the head, but I wasn’t expecting to be dismissed either.

When I called this person on it, he replied that he was only referring to himself and I was too sensitive. Uh-huh. He also complained about having to run a race with teens wearing high top kicks and basketball shorts. Really? This individual is a fast runner, but by no means an elite. Continue reading “Fearless Friday – The Running Snob”

Long Run Cake


I just started watching the second season of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and is it just me, or are the zombies now faster and smarter? The thing I don’t get about zombies is how they run so fast as undead when they probably weren’t runners when they were alive. I know, details. Personally, I don’t run very far on an empty stomach so I need to fuel up before heading out the door for a run.
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Fearless Friday – 10 Tips For New Runners

One of my awesome readers asked me recently if I had tips for someone who’s just starting to run. Do I?! Running is a great form of exercise that lets you get outside and is a great confidence builder. But like anything else, there are a few things you should know before you start out. Here’s my own list of tips for new runners.  I wish I knew some of these when I started out a few years ago.

10 Tips For New Runners

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