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My Running Story: From Race Volunteer to Marathoner

My running journey began about a year ago.  I was volunteering, yet again, at a trail race nearby as my step-dad was running.  My mom and I usually volunteer or crew for him while he runs which has been a lot of fun over the years. Back up three months, and I have just skated my… Continue reading My Running Story: From Race Volunteer to Marathoner

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Races, Running

Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge

Glass Slipper Challenge For my birthday, I decided I would treat myself to the Glass Slipper Challenge at Disney World this past February.  I made it into a week-long trip to celebrate with my mom. I felt pretty good leading up to the challenge, however I hadn't been hitting my long runs as much as… Continue reading Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge

Races, Running

Race Recap: Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race

My first obstacle race was a huge success!  Here are some pictures that show just how much fun it was!

Races, Running

Officially an Ultramarathoner!

So this post as been a long time coming, but I am officially an ultramarathoner! It took a long time to get there, but I am so excited that I accomplished this goal. The race where I completed my first ultramarathon was the Haliburton Forest Trail Race.  I was signed up to run the 50km… Continue reading Officially an Ultramarathoner!

Outdoor Adventures

Algonquin Backpacking Adventure

I am finally catching up on a backlog of posts and am so excited to share all of the adventures I have been up to lately!  One of the most exciting and crazy adventures I took this summer was a backpacking trip to Algonquin. Last year I began looking into backpacking trips and thought it… Continue reading Algonquin Backpacking Adventure

Races, Running

Race Recap: MEC BARRIE RACE #2

This was my first trail race of 2016 and it could not have come any sooner.  I was enjoying my other races but I love running on the trails and just wanted to stick to them for a bit. This race was again part of the race series I received as a gift for Christmas. … Continue reading Race Recap: MEC BARRIE RACE #2

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Race Recap: Mississauga Half Marathon

This race was a long story!  I got talked into signing up for my second marathon by a friend and was planning on doing it at the Mississauga race.  Come February, I was really busy at school, getting back into figure skating and knew that I wouldn’t be in marathon shape.  So I switched down… Continue reading Race Recap: Mississauga Half Marathon

Races, Running

Race Recap: MEC BARRIE RACE #1 2016

What a great way to start off the 2016 racing season!  I got the MEC series Race entries as a Christmas present this year so I am signed up for five of them over the course of the season.  They are so reasonable and well run that it’s hard not to love them and want… Continue reading Race Recap: MEC BARRIE RACE #1 2016

Races, Running

Race Recap: HORROR HILL TRAIL RUN

This week's Friday Five Linkup with Courtney, Cynthia and Mar is a day in the life! This week is a free topic week so I thought I would share a recap from a past race!This race was a spooky one!  It was on Halloween 2015 and was very well coordinated with it’s holiday.  There were decorations and characters all relating to… Continue reading Race Recap: HORROR HILL TRAIL RUN

Races, Running

Race Recap: MEC Burlington Race

Today I am linking up with Fitness Cheerleader and Run Mommy Run to get myself motivated and excited about the beginning of summer! This race recap is LONG overdue.. I ran the final MEC Burlington race of 2015 in late October.  My cousin and I signed up to do the half marathon, but with getting back into school and… Continue reading Race Recap: MEC Burlington Race

Outdoor Adventures, Races

Race Recap: Storm the ‘Scarpment – My First Adventure Race

For anyone who's unfamiliar, adventure racing is super fun.  It's a race that involves a variety of disciplines, and in this case we took part as a team.  I had found out about this race through web searching and other races and pitched the idea to my boyfriend and my cousin. The four of us… Continue reading Race Recap: Storm the ‘Scarpment – My First Adventure Race

Outdoor Adventures, Races, Running

Race Recap: Haliburton Forest Trail Run

Wow it's been a while! I took a hiatus from both running and blogging for a bit.  It was a well needed break to get refreshed and fall back into love with running.  Now that my favourite running season is back upon us I am very excited to be back out on the trails. The only… Continue reading Race Recap: Haliburton Forest Trail Run

Nutrition & Food, Recipes

Fresh Summer Recipe Series: White Bean Fries

This awesome recipe comes from the Eat Clean blog.  This is a healthy substitute for potato or fried side dishes!  Try these along your favourite summertime burger, instead of fries! Ingredients: 1 c pine nuts 2 tsp coconut oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced ½ lb white or green string beans ½ c fresh… Continue reading Fresh Summer Recipe Series: White Bean Fries

Fitness, Training

#MotivateMe Monday – Getting Race Ready!

Who's ready for a new week and a new attitude?!  I know I am!  I have got to get my training amped up and ready for my race in just under a month!  Today I am linking up with Fitness Cheerleader and Running Rachel to get myself motivated for a new week of training! Getting motivated lately has been… Continue reading #MotivateMe Monday – Getting Race Ready!

Outdoor Adventures

Friday Five Linkup: Killbear Camping! and 30×30 Challenge – Get Outside!

This week's Friday Five Linkup with Courtney, Cynthia and Mar is a day in the life! So what's more fun than me sharing a day of doing something I love, hanging outdoors and camping From Monday - Wednesday my boyfriend and I made our way to Killbear Provincial Park just outside of Parry Sound.  This was our first camping trip… Continue reading Friday Five Linkup: Killbear Camping! and 30×30 Challenge – Get Outside!