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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 »

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!

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 »

Workout Wednesday: Getting Stronger!

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Hope you had an awesome Easter long weekend! I know I really appreciated having the time off – I was able to get some extra stuff done at home and just really practice this art of relaxing.  Taking the time to rest can actually make you stronger as it gives your muscles the chance to really rebuild. I am so excited… Read more »

April Goals Bring May Fitness!

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April 2016 Goals! Whoa! Spring is definitely here! Well at least this week – it is the west coast/wet coast after all 😉 It was a gorgeous 19°C yesterday! I ran in shorts and it felt amazing! We have had some gorgeous weather this spring! March was a pretty great month and I must admit I am thrilled that summer… Read more »

Workout Wednesday: Onward and Upward!

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Just kidding spring is not coming as I over-zealously stated in my last Workout Wednesday post! While it was pretty nice last week, it has been super cold the last few days and I am so missing the Mexican sun this week! (We were lucky to be down there for a week at the end of February) Good news though, I… Read more »

Workout Wednesday: Spring is Coming!

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Whew it has been a frustrating few months! Between little injuries and niggles then being sick last month I feel like I keep ‘starting over’ and I have to tell you it’s getting a little old 😉 Figuring out what works for you really is all part of the journey. I am actively changing my approach to training and have been… 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 »