Let me preface this by admitting that I am generally terrible at everything. Thank the heavens for long distance running. It’s the only way I could ever call myself an athlete. My husband and I once saw a shirt that read, “All grit no talent,” and we both looked at me in lock step. IContinue reading “10 Tried & True Mental Strategies for Long Distance Racing”
Nike outdid themselves with this one. It’s old but it’s awesome and I felt it needed a reposting before people attack their 2015 goals.
It was seemingly only a few years ago that one arm push-ups were nearly inconceivable. Now my mother-in-law does one arm push-ups. With a clap. With the recent breaking of the plank record, I decided to compile a few of the coolest and most inspiring records. Here are some recent world records of amazing peopleContinue reading “Some Inspiring World Records…”
I left for my first overnight trip without Ama. It was hard. I missed her. I missed John. To make matters worse, it was to go to a Judicial Dispute Resolution for my accident in 2006. That’s stressful. The whole situation is stressful. And our offers were miles away. Thankfully we came to a resolutionContinue reading “Moving on… AKA inspiring the enemy”
Krista Duchene is in many ways your typical busy mom of 3. Typical, in that she does all the stuff someone with a 6, 4 and 1 year-old typically does. Untypical, because she is also at the top of the Canadian marathon scene. While most of us struggle to get dinner on the table, keepContinue reading “Women’s running in Canada”
This morning, I toed up toward the line of the 5k Resolution Run, leaving one row of runners between me and the start line. One row of male runners. As I judged whether I should press into the very front, I got some “don’t be getting in the way now” glances. Every runner knows thisContinue reading “Chicked, chicking, chick.”
I for one can testify that women, OK I, possess inhuman strength postnatally. I ended up gaining 35 pounds and ending my pregnancy putting shame to the term “runner” with my best waddley rendition of what I thought running looked like. I stopped at every port potty, gas station and tree to relieve my achingContinue reading “Baby Doping”
Paula Radcliffe is not your typical mother. She is the fastest female marathon runner in world history. She is also mother to Isla and Raphael. Paula managed to make comebacks after both births with the help of a team of professionals. How does she manage to care for her children? Luckily, she has a teamContinue reading “Paula Radcliffe – World Record Holder in the Marathon – and Super Mom”