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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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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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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!

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!