Squamish Days 8km Race Recap!

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Whew what an amazing weekend! I had the opportunity to head to Squamish BC for the long weekend with the coach and a couple Island Striders teammates. Our trip started Thursday with a stop in Sidney for the grand opening of Be Unique Juice Bar. Owned by a friend and fellow Island Strider, Cris makes the most delicious ‘Nice-cream’ from… Read more »

Mileage Monday and MEC 10k Race Recap!


What a week! I topped out at 50km for the week including a 10km race and two awesome workouts! Sunday: MEC 10km Race plus warm up and cool down – 14.5km Monday: Rest Tuesday: Easy 35′ – 5.6km Wednesday: Group workout – 13km Thursday: Hot Yoga – 75′ Friday: Easy 30′ – 5.3km Saturday: Group workout – 11.7km Total for… Read more »

It’s not always sunshine and rainbows; how I experience anxiety and depression

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One of my favourite yoga teachers, and founder of One Yoga, Ryan Leier shared some words earlier this week that really struck me, inspired me, and it couldn’t have been better timed: Yoga Heals Series: Ryan Leier on figuring it out I appreciate him taking the risk to be vulnerable and talk about his experiences in such a public forum because mental health… Read more »

Hydrate, Replenish, and Quench Your Thirst with Popsicles ft. Thirsty Buddha Coconut Water!

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Who else craves something sweet and frozen at the end of a long, hot summer run? I know I sure do and I love to come home to a freezie or popsicle to cool off!  Here are Five Thirst Quenching Popsicle flavours sure to hit the spot! Each recipe uses Thirsty Buddha Coconut Water as the base – try experimenting… Read more »

June 2016 Goals!

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Holy moly! How are we already nearly halfway through 2016?? The sun has been shinning and it looks like summer’s here early! Taking a look back at May: Up my yoga practice to twice a week – not quite up to twice a week yet 🙁 but I am still going once a week and it has been a-maz-ing! I… Read more »

Mileage Monday – Adaptation Week

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So last week was an adaptation week which means lower mileage and sometimes shorter workouts. I find I am a lot less structured on an adaptation week and much more likely to cut a run short or skip it on those weeks. Last week in a nutshell: Sunday: Easy 90′ – 13.2km Monday: 60′ Weight Session (+stretching) Tuesday: Hot Yoga… Read more »

Mileage Monday – Summer’s Almost Here!

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So after writing ‘Workout Wednesday’ posts for some time now I have decided to swap to Mileage Mondays. Of course today is Tuesday which makes it the perfect day to switch to Mileage Mondays 😉 It just makes more sense to me because I count my training weeks from Sunday through Saturday and it seemed silly to do a recap halfway through the next week…. Read more »

May 2016 Goals!

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Whoops this is a little bit late as we are already more than a week into May! There has just been a flurry of activity that I haven’t found the few minutes I needed to finish this post! I know it is completely cliché of me but I honestly cannot believe how fast this year is going! Where has the… Read more »

Five Things I Love About Training with a Team!

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Disclaimer:  I wrote this post last week but didn’t manage to get it posted on Friday before we went away for the weekend 🙁 So while it is a little late and some of it is dated (clearly those who were on their way to Boston have already been there and raced the marathon) I still wanted to post it for… Read more »

Workout Wednesday: Pace Control

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Pace control. It is something that I find really challenging and find it takes a while of running consistently before I feel confident in my ability to measure my pace and effort.  Knowing my body well enough to know what pace I am running without even looking at my watch tends to be when I am pretty fit and running regularly… Read more »