Fairmont Mother’s Day Run 2016

Oh, dear me, I have not before let so much time elapse before recapping an event but here I am now, feeling under pressure to post this because another event is around the corner! So… I have semi-officially retired from running. The Fairmont Mother’s Day Run on Sunday, May 8, was the second event in…

Running and training in Toronto

After several sessions with my new running group at the Running Room Commerce Court location in the heart of Financial District, Toronto, I can finally comment about running and training in Toronto. This post required a great deal of “research” involving time and pounding the pavement! Currently, my closest location is at CIBC/Commerce Court (30…

Big ole post about Halifax

Just before my 16K run, the thought of which made me feel unpleasantly nauseated, I checked-in on Foursquare to the Running Room on Spring Garden and simultaneously tweeted, “Wherever you go in Canada you can drop in on Wednesdays and Sundays for a group run!” I’m such a fangirl but also pre-emptively impressed that my…

Back to the gym

I missed the first Fitness World Groupon, thinking my local Fitness World had not gone Steve Nash, but got onto the second one that was even cheaper! The gym got the last laugh, of course, because I got convinced to sign on for 15 more months with an attractive back-to-school/corporate rate. It just goes to…

To Μαραθών or Not to Μαραθών*

Call me crazy but I think that a 20K race is the perfect distance. For a run-of-the-mill runner like me, it’s a two-hour workout. When you start a race at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning, you’re done before people roll out of bed. It’s the full marathon (26.2 miles, ~42km) that I’m more baffled…

Sun Run 2006

When I did the Sun Run last year, it drizzled throughout and I was alone in a crowd of 50,000. I didn’t think I would do it again, afterall, there are so many registrants it hardly qualifies as a serious race. Last year, I was part of the “white group” (59:00-69:00 10K finish time) and…

Do I have it in me to Giv’er?

I just realized that Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May) is one weekend before Victoria Day weekend (around May 21st, same weekend as Memorial Day weekend) which means (1) I can vacay an extra day out east and (2) I can participate in the Bluenose International Marathon!! Just think, VIM on May 7th, fly 4,000…