• Mama’s Half Marathon – That’s a wrap!

    Posted on May 31, 2017

    I did it!  This is me coming up to the finish line of the Ottawa Race Weekend half marathon with a finishing time of 2:25.  It wasn’t the performance I envisioned for myself but if this ‘Mama’s Half Marathon’ journey taught me nothing else, it helped me to expect the unexpected when pursuing an active lifestyle with small kids. Ten weeks ago, I very hesitantly set out on a journey

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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on May 27, 2017

    Milestones, milestones, milestones!  I feel like this is my life chant right now.  With an almost three year old and an almost one year old, we are witnessing so many exciting changes every day. Specifically this week, Clyde nearly brought me to tears after breakfast one morning as he walked into the kitchen looking very ‘school ready.’  He had gotten his backpack and filled it with a variety of cooking utensils and

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  • Mama’s Half Marathon – A full circle journey to race week

    Posted on May 24, 2017

    …and just like that, nine weeks have passed and race week is upon us. While I would love to continue the tradition of starting with a training update, I sadly have nothing to report.  Actually, that’s not entirely true.  Adam and I completed one 3.8km outdoor run together on his birthday last week.  Not exactly the kind of progress one hopes to be making in the pre half-marathon taper but hear me

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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on May 20, 2017

    May is a busy month over here!  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a proper post and I’m feeling slightly out of practice. The first half of this month has flown by. We’ve celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and Mother’s Day. We’ve had friends welcome new, beautiful babies and others that are in the home stretch of their pregnancies!  I get to meet the newest addition for one of my

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  • the Saturday Sprint – Mother’s Day Edition: it takes a village!

    Posted on May 14, 2017

    Happy Mother’s Day! I realize that this edition of the Saturday Sprint is coming a day late but I wanted to take this opportunity, on Mother’s Day, to acknowledge all of the amazing females in our lives. I have talked before about our willingness to ask for help.  So often, it really is the only way that we’re able to accomplish so many of the activities that we strive for.

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  • Mama’s Half Marathon – What’s your motivation?

    Posted on May 10, 2017

    If you’ve been following along the Mama’s Half Marathon series, you know that I like to start with a brief training update.  This week was fun because I was working towards a ‘mini goal’ to close my rings on my Apple Watch everyday.  The Apple Watch tracks your movement and sets a daily goal for you to achieve 30 minutes of exercise, stand once an hour for 12 hours and

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  • Mama’s Half Marathon – Race weekend logistics

    Posted on May 3, 2017

    The month of May is full of celebrations in my family.  We kick it off with my Dad’s birthday, then tip our hats to my sister on her wedding anniversary and soon we will get to celebrate Super Dad on his birthday! This year, the 1st of May also marked the official countdown to race day with just 28 days to go.  It’s race month, baby! First things first: a training update.  After

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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on April 29, 2017

    HELLO! Oh how I would love to shout that from a mountain top this morning.  I’m going on day 7 of having no voice.  It finally came back yesterday enough that people can hear what I’m saying but prior to that I was at a whisper for the entire week.  This morning is a little better yet so I have faith that I’m on the mend. As it happened, last

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  • Mama’s Half Marathon – Running while pregnant

    Posted on April 26, 2017

    This week’s training update in the Mama’s Half Marathon series is brought to you by the old saying: “two steps forward and one step back” – with this week being the ‘step back’ unfortunately.  Due to a variety of excuses, I only made it out for one run this week and logged a measly 8.5kms.  I keep telling myself that it was a nice chance for my body to rest

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