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 »

March 2016 Goals!

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Wow I can’t believe we are already heading into March! It definitely feels like spring time on the island which means I am getting super excited about the longer days and nicer weather for workouts! So how did February go? Not as great as I was hoping to be honest.  Not sure if I am the only one but it… Read more »

A day at the 2016 Victoria Yoga Conference!

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The Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) is such a cool event! It is a weekend filled with yoga taught by teachers from all over and is a great way to try out different styles and connect with others in the (Global) yoga community! I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Victoria Yoga Conference last weekend and it was… 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 »

Journaling: a different approach

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I know this is not a post about running or yoga but I felt like blogging about my thoughts on journaling and feeling inspired by Angela (Eat Spin Run Repeat) to approach it a little differently. I gave up journaling a few years ago because I realized they were all the same kind of entries full of the same kind of self-hate words every… 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 »

Race Recap: Pioneer 8k!

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WOW! The Harrier’s Pioneer 8k was a great start to the New Year and the race season! I had a better-than-expected race and was surprised to find I placed 6th in my age group! To be honest, I did not go into this race feeling very good mentally. I was fairly confident that I had the physical fitness but was really having… 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 »