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Mileage Monday and MEC 10k Race Recap!

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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

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 »

Five Foods I am loving right now!

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Food. So many foods to choose from! I have too many favourites it was really tough to choose just five 🙂 Having a genuine whole-hearted love and appreciation for food is such a big change from the kind of relationship I used to have with it.  For most of my adolescence/teenage/young adult years, I definitely struggled with a preoccupation of never feeling thin enough… Read more »

Recipe: Super Easy Banana Muffins!

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These banana muffins are seriously delicious! They can easily be made gluten free by simply swapping out the flour and vegan if you use a egg replacer.  The only fat comes from the optional chocolate chips and walnuts! They taste delicious, make a great snack when packing lunches, and freeze well! So, how do you make them? Here is the super… Read more »

Workout Wednesday: Do you pick things up and put them down?

Whoops! A workout Wednesday post on a Thursday! I’m sure you all know how it is when life gets busy and sometimes it is just hard to adult. Did the time change for daylight savings affect anyone else this week?  I didn’t think an hour could really have that kind of impact but I am definitely feeling it – especially… Read more »

2016 So Far and Some Goals for February

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Wow! I can’t believe the first month of 2016 just flew by and we are already into February! I feel like I have some pretty solid (and not too crazy) goals for this year that are totally attainable – especially if I break them down into mini goals each month 🙂 How did the first month of the year go?… Read more »

Running Against My Body

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Have you ever felt, when you run, that no matter how much you love to run it feels like your body is revolting? Like, heels in, arms crossed, refusing to help in any way to make running a little easier – or at least not so much effort? Don’t get me wrong – not run effort as in form or technique (although I… Read more »

No Mud, No Lotus: A Symphony

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What does that even mean? No mud, no lotus? A symphony? A title like that out of context probably doesn’t make much sense but it was basically the theme to last Sunday morning’s yoga class.  A challenging 90 minute alignment flow class at Moksha Yoga Victoria with one of my fave teachers, Jonathan Boyd. Jon teaches Bowspring Yoga which is different from many… Read more »

Injury Prevention: My Five Favourite Tools!

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One of my major goals for 2016 is to run injury free. I do want to experience running a marathon but after getting injured part way through marathon training last year I know I need to train much, much smarter. This is why the coach and I have agreed that I need to have a good strength plan in practice,… Read more »

Thoughts on Goal Setting for 2016

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January 7th. Go time. I mean Goal Time 😉 Well, after reading Kate’s post On Goals & Resolutions (socalrunnergal.com) I am feeling mighty inspired to finish writing my own 2016 Goals post. Definitely a procrastinator but I also want to be thoughtful about my goal setting process and sometimes I take a little longer to process it out. I don’t… Read more »