Fearless Fridays: No bus for you

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Wednesday afternoon I left work early for a dentist appointment 4:00PM, but I didn’t get home until 6:00PM! I missed my appointment and was angry that I left work early for nothing. The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is not “The better way”. Later that night, I complained to my chiropractor Marco that since I ran the Sporting Life 10K in 56:09, I should have just run home from work. We laughed, but little did I know I’d have to put my money where my mouth was, because today I chased a bus down for half a mile. Yes, that’s right: I ran for half a mile in my work clothes while carrying my purse and all of the crap I usually drag home with me at the end of the day. Fortunately I had my running shoes with me. God bless Asics! Here’s what happened: Continue reading “Fearless Fridays: No bus for you”

Race report: 2012 Sporting Life 10K

Photo credit: SportingLife10K.ca

Another weekend and another race! This weekend, it was the Sporting Life 10K (May 13, 2012). Now, I don’t normally do back to back races but this was one race that I thought was worth running because 100% of the race registration fees were being donated to Camp Oochigeas, a camp for kids with cancer.   Continue reading “Race report: 2012 Sporting Life 10K”

Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

Most runners who complete a race take a banana at the finish and eat it then and there. Not me. No, I’m not hoarding bananas because that would just be wrong. I just don’t like the taste or texture of raw bananas. Too mushy and squishy for me. Yuck. So at the end of the Sporting Life 10K, I ended up with a banana and a bagel. The bagel was gone in about 4.95 seconds (I’m kidding) but that banana was headed off for bigger and better things. Like what? How about banana chocolate chip protein pancakes! Sounds good to me! Continue reading “Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes”

Race report: 2012 Goodlife Fitness Toronto Half Marathon

Route for the 2012 Toronto Goodlife Half Marathon

This is my race report for the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Half Marathon on May 6, 2012. I’ll start off with the “executive summary” for those of you who get squirrely reading race reports. If you want to see pictures, you’ll have to scroll down.

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Gear Review – Lolë Sprint Skort

A gift card that’s about to expire… An upcoming half marathon… What to do? I’m going to go and get a new running outfit! Now I know running a race isn’t a competition about who looks the cutest but I’m coming back from a tweaked IT band/knee pain problem so I’m not going to be the fastest runner out there but I can at least try to be the cutest. When I first started running, skirts were some what of a novelty item but now that running has become more mainstream, it seems that everyone and their grandma likes running skirts. And so many companies are in on the action – I found skirts made by Nike, New Balance, Under Armor and even The North Face to name a few. Then I came across an unfamiliar name, Lolë.

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Low Fat Pasta Carbonara

There are some nights I get home from work and the last thing I want to do is to cook dinner. I think 99% of you know exactly what I’m talking about. You open the fridge, look around and nothing appeals to you. But you don’t want to call for take-out or eat some fast-food hamburger, and not eating certainly isn’t an option. You want something healthy and you don’t want to have to do a lot of work for it. Okay, this is the recipe for you. It’s easy to make and you probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge right now. Continue reading “Low Fat Pasta Carbonara”

Here we go again – Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge 2013

Last night, I registered for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge in January 2013. It’s official, I will be going for my second Goofy race! The Goofy race is part of Disney’s annual marathon weekend. It involves completing a half marathon on Saturday and then a full marathon on Sunday. So over the course of two days, I will be logging a total of 39.3 miles.

What’s the draw? For me, I like the challenge of running back to back races and where better to run than the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’? You get to run through the parks, there are characters on course, tons of live entertainment and if you time your full marathon just right, you might even get to take a break mid-race and ride a roller coaster! Let me tell you, Disney knows how to put on a race. But more importantly, marathon weekend is the one of the few opportunities I get to run with friends who live across Canada and the US. We have a ton of fun hanging out at the parks, during the race, and of course celebrating afterward!

So here we go again! I’ll keep you posted on my training progress over the next eight months or so (yikes!) . Even though it’s my second Goofy, I have to say that I’m still a little nervous but definitely looking forward to the experience!