Month: August 2012

Packed Up!

Two carry-on bags, ready to go. This is amazing. This will be the first time we’ve ever travelled so light. To be fair, we are usually packing for four months away from home. My air purifier takes up a suitcase all to itsel( although it had been known to share with our kettle. So our…

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Checklists

I wouldn’t say that I’m an organized person. Frankly, I don’t think most other people would say I’m an organized person, either. But I try.  Oh, lordy do I try.  I’ve even started a fledgling board on my Pinterest account to that effect: Organized Home I have an ever-shifting mental checklist which I try to…

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Toronto Women’s 10K Race Recap

This morning I got up at the crack of 5:30 to participate in the Toronto Women’s 10K Race at Sunnybrook Park in Toronto.The event was hosted by the lovely people at Toronto Women’s Runs. Image from http://www.towomensruns.com They have a full season of runs that vary in length from 5K to a Half Marathon, and…

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Toronto Women’s 10K Kit

Tomorrow’s the big day!  Well, A big day. This afternoon, I picked up my Race Kit from the Running Room up in Rosedale, and I’m all set to run the Toronto Women’s 10K, despite the necessity of me leaving the house at 6am.  Ick. Race Kit! I was really happy to see the Bios H2O…

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Keeping Pace

I ran a lovely solo 3 miles this afternoon since my husband is in Prince Edward Island with his family.  I genuinely can’t remember the last time that I ran by myself.  It was nice.  My husband and I usually run together, which is great, but sometimes I feel a little bad for holding him…

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Ramping up the Confidence

Ask me how glad I am to have my last pre-race ‘long run’ under my belt. Go on. Ask. GLAD!  And not for the reason you might think – the typical, “ugh, enough running already”.  I’ve come up so short on training for this race, that I couldn’t possibly complain about a 10 miler. No,…

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Curveballs…

Life’s full of ’em. I was supposed to go to PEI with my husband and his family next week, but, alas, no longer.  When we finally got home to Toronto, my sister reminded me that she had a very important show coming up.  We’re all artists of one kind or another around here, and her…

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Central Park

I’m a mile and a bit into my 8 mile long run (postponed from yesterday thanks to a comfortable bed and a sleep-in). Beautiful day in Central Park, the oppressive heat from the last week has finally lifted… Keeping a slow pace, like you’re supposed to, but even that is a challenge today. I blame…

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One more for the Road

We are winding down to the end of this contract on the ship – in a few days, I will run on water no longer.  (For now.) I’ve come down with another bout of congestion and coughing, so I’m focussing on rest again.  Sleep has been the greatest healer, but it eats into my training,…

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