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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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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on April 22, 2017

    Hello and happy Saturday! This week I spent lots of time reminiscing about our long weekend away with family.  We love to be home and host for special events and holidays but it’s also a treat to be in someone else’s home and have beds made and meals planned for you.  We enjoyed some free time to run, play at the park and of course – hunt for eggs!  Can you

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  • Mama’s Half Marathon – Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy marriage

    Posted on April 19, 2017

    If you’ve been following my Mama’s Half Marathon series, here is my training update:  I started last Wednesday with a short, intense 4.3km treadmill run during Jude’s nap.  The rest of the week I logged three longer runs – progressing in distance each time.  Friday, was 7.3km, Sunday was 8.6km and yesterday was 10.5km for a total of 30.7km run this week.  When I do my longer runs, I maintain

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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on April 15, 2017

    Hello and Happy Easter from Barrie! We took a road trip yesterday morning to spend the long weekend with Adam’s family.  Our plan is always to wake up, load the car and hit the road so when the kids woke up at 5am, we decided to make lemonade and hustle out the door.  Being on the road by 7am got us here in time for a late lunch and a

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  • Mama’s Half Marathon – Training eats + Why we don’t feed our kids dessert

    Posted on April 12, 2017

    Training update: This week I logged 15km of running with one longer run of 9km.  I had one attempted run with both kids in the stroller and it went terribly because Clyde kept trying to climb out – you win some you lose some!  We’ll see what this week brings. Alongside modelling an active lifestyle for the boys, we also want to eat well as a family and do our

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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on April 8, 2017

    Good morning!  Is that sunshine I see?  My calendar says that the first day of spring was weeks ago but I think Mother Nature finally got caught up today.  This winter sure felt relentless.  I’m looking so forward to stepping outside without having to layer myself and two others. I’ve been pulling out spring and summer clothes for the boys only to realize how much they grew over the winter.

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  • Mama’s half marathon – Training plan and tips for running

    Posted on April 5, 2017

    Last week, I started a 9-week series titled “Mama’s half marathon” to journal my training wins and woes after registering for the Ottawa Race Weekend half marathon.  If you are familiar with my first training attempt, rest assured that I did finally find the safety key for my treadmill and have since accomplished two indoor runs!  Is there anything more motivating than this little smirk staring at you while you

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  • the Saturday Sprint

    Posted on April 1, 2017

    Good evening and happy Saturday!  It was an exciting morning in our house because Super Dad was home from having been away at a conference this week.  The days passed much more smoothly than I had anticipated but we’re glad to be back to full strength. This time last week, Adam and I were enjoying some 1-on-1 time with each of the boys.  Jude got dressed in Dad’s staple outfit – plaid

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