Monthly Archives: February 2013

Keeping Yourself in Tune

Last week it was about changing your runners, just like the tires on your car.  This week I thought about getting an oil change; yes the light did come on in my car yesterday, but I also had a physio … Continue reading

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Switching gears

Most of my dissolute youth was misspent cross-country ski racing. XC skiing is a great sport to train for; unless you’re Australian, it has very clearly defined racing, training, and recovery phases. For most of my ski career, training would … Continue reading

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Burnout Can Be Good Pt. 1

Last weekend I skipped my long run. In a few short weeks training for the North Face Whistler Half Marathon commences FOR REAL and the skipping out on workouts won’t be happening. There are some goals I’d like to accomplish … Continue reading

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Hiking in Tucson

A short holiday from the rain took my husband and I to Tucson, Arizona. My sister and her husband recently moved to the desert where she is discovering hiking trails in nearby Sabino Canyon. If you have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Doing different things

Before getting to the meat of things (such as it is), a little celebration. This morning, in Val di Fiemme, Italy, Alex Harvey became the first Canadian man to win an individual medal at Nordic skiing’s World Championships, in the … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Shoes

I put on my trusty runners, they’re not that old, purchased on November 14, 2012, 3 months old, seen probably 900kms on the treadmill, 300kms outdoor running, close to 1600 minutes on the elliptical, not to mention the one day a week … Continue reading

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The Power of Friends

I’ve been logging the miles; about 7 everyday; Sundays are long run days, so anywhere from 12 to 16miles; and Mondays are a rest day, I just head out with the poochies for long dog walks. On Sundays, I usually … Continue reading

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