This year I am trying to do one thing each month that is outside my comfort zone, a new experience or challenge for myself. I am enjoying trying to find things to do and I am open to just about anything...I think. So far I have done the following: In January I ran the Dopey … Continue reading A Year of Monthly Expereinces or Challenges
Last month I won an entry from nuun, who was the hydration sponsor for the First Half Half Marathon. I was excited about the opportunity to go to Vancouver and run as I haven't done many races there. I went over on Saturday by myself and enjoyed exploring, being on my own time line, being … Continue reading First Half Half Marathon Recap
Starting a new job is exciting I think most of us would say. You get to meet new people, learn new skills and processes, organize your new desk, change of routine and work in a new office. While it is exciting you can also feel fear of the unknown, the stress of the learning curve, adjusting to … Continue reading New Job. New Workout Routine. My Own.
The beginning of a new year usually finds me taking part in the Vancouver Island Race Series (VIRA) where I connect with my running friends and race every two weeks from January to April. I also typically return to my role as a run leader with Frontrunners and help lead one of the marathon clinics. This … Continue reading New Year, New Goal.
I was awake again early. Up at 1:15am and stayed up but all good. I had planned on making my way to catch the bus for 3:45am because there were so many people for the half marathon the day before. I spent some time in our bathroom nook I created having my coffee, breakfast and … Continue reading Mickey Mouse Marathon – Dopey Challenge Finisher!
First off I would like to say thank you to all of you who are sharing this experience with me by reading my posts, commenting on my pictures, sending messages of encouragement and more. I appreciate everything you are doing and you are all with me when I run. I had a better night's sleep … Continue reading Donald Duck Half Marathon – Dopey Challenge
Another restless night and another way earlier than planned wake up (1:15am). I even grabbed my iPod to listen to in hopes that it would help soothe my mind but no luck so this post is starting pre race. Thoughts whizzing around: I am enjoying being at Walt Disney World, having this experience and being … Continue reading Minnie’s 10k – Dopey Challenge
After a rough sleep, my day started at 2:15am, even though my alarm was set for 2:45am. I think I was just excited to run and the unknown of what it was going to be like - besides exciting. I boarded a bus a few minutes after 4:00am and sat with a guy named Derek, … Continue reading Pluto’s 5k – Dopey Challenge
I made my way into the world on January 12, 1978 and I have enjoyed celebrating my birthday for as long as I can remember. One of my favorite parts of my birthday is when my Nan calls me to sing Happy Birthday and then tells me before the end of the call that she … Continue reading Celebrating my 40th year
After I wrote my last blog post it became clear to me that I needed to take some time for myself and do what was best for me. I have been off work now since the end of November and I am finding this time is giving me the ability to slow myself down, work on healing and … Continue reading Reflecting on 2017