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Next goal: sub 4 upright and smiling.matching with my road bike, Audrey Lexa.I school those 2 chicks on how to take a proper race photo.Deadlifting more than my bodyweight!#beastmode on the trailsWater crossing!Snow running is my favourite!she flies through the air with the greatest of ease..Yes that is me.There's no such thing as bad weather, only soft people." - Bill BowermanLifting today.9 mile trail run plus 2 games of laser tag with a bunch of 7 year olds.17 mile run in a snowstorm, 40000 steps.5 miles snowshoeing. 22 miles run in the past 24 hours.5 miles snowshoeing in fresh snow and - 10 Celsius temperature. 22 miles run in the past 24 hours.8 miles with hill repeats in - 15c windchill.Deadlifted 3x5, 48 kg/105 pounds. I used to be able to lift 160! But that is all the weights I have at home and I can't justify a gym membership to go once a week. ??Some impromptu outdoor yoga during my run!Despite the gorgeous weather and rest yesterday, still felt blah on today's run.Leftover spicy bean salad for breakfast pre run. This could end badly. ??Balancing on a giant stump. Just because.Running my 8th and final Around the Bay 30K this morning, pacing 3:15. Retiring from road distances longer than a half to focus on trails and ultras.getting back in the saddle after my 30K DNF yesterday...trying for 30K again this morning. I blogged about it:
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t.ca/2017/03/the-inglorious-dnf.htmlsweet redemption for my DNF yesterday. 30K trail run in the books.5 muddy recovery miles today.10K done, including 4x60 second hill repeats.Someone asked if I was preggo. Committed to cleaning up my diet.. 8 miles done in the mud and rain.Another 7 miles in the books. 20 miles tomorrow and then sweet sweet rest day.Posted a photo20 mile run, DONE.First 100k+ (65 miles) training week! All running, no cross training.First 100k+ (65 miles) training week! All running, no cross training.Recent healthy find: kombucha.8 miles in the mud, including 15 hill repeats of varying lengths.Can't stomach sweet breakfasts. Savoury soy milk. Traditional Chinese breakfast.9 miles done today, rest and recover for 20 miles tomorrow.8 miles, including 6 hill repeats.Guess my weight! I'm 5'2.Deadlifting.Got bitten by an unleashed dog on Sunday. #leashyourdamndogRunning time = playtime.8.2 mile run, including hills. 22 miles tomorrow, then rest day.Ran 22 miles in 5+ hours. Now naptime.8 mile run, 5x2 min hill repeats.11 miles today, 10 miles tomorrow, 24 miles on Sunday.10 miles done. 24 more miles tomorrow, then rest day!I'm eating all the things tonight.Any Achilles tendon irritation is totally fixed with a dunk in cold water.15k done today. 40k big long run tomorrow.Longest training run, DONE!Yesterday's run was mostly on road, and I was so stressed and felt terrible. There have been studies that show exercising in a natural environment creates more stress relief than exercise in an urban environment.Rain? Flooding? Whatever, still got my run in.15.5 miles done, with hill repeats. 52k race in New York state in 6 days.The best trail runs are the ones that include playing in a waterfall.I ran my 7th ultra yesterday 52k. And followed up with an 8 mile recovery run today.9 days until my 100k race.8 days. Some slow technical running today.Last "long" run of 9-ish miles. 6 days to 100k race.Less than 24 hours until 100k race start! Eating all the carbs and resting today.Finished 100k race in about 21 hours.Here are the stats from day 1 of my 100k. I finished at 330 am Sunday so this is incomplete.New to me exercise, rotational deadlift. Really hard to keep a flat back! And strength training positions show how much I need to lose belly fat.The last time I took at least a week off running, was in 2010, when I rested 10 days after having my son. I'm restarting running again after my 100K and feel anxious...I never want to do couch to 5K ever again!The last time I took at least a week off running, was in 2010, when I rested 10 days after having my son. I'm restarting running again after my 100K and feel anxious...I never want to do couch to 5K ever again!Adding some weight back to the deadlift. 88 pounds. I need a gym because that's almost all the weight I have at home. Cannot afford gym membership though. 🙁Today is #globalrunningday or for you non runners, "running will wreck your knees day". 😀Bugs me when people say 99 percent of people have cellulite and the other 1% is lying. Even at my heaviest, I never had cellulite. Good genes.Ran 10 miles, then birthday cake ice cream to kick off my birthday week.Kettlebell complex. Who knew 5 rep sets could be so hard?It's my birthday on Friday, let's play Guess Zorbs' Age!Cold silken tofu, sugar snap peas, cold soba noodles and home brewed kombucha for lunch.Stand/kneel/stand. Essential functional exercise, especially for new moms. Picking baby up from the play mat or toys from the floor while holding baby. Do it safely.Happy birthday to me, 39 kilometre bike ride for 39 years.If summer temperatures didn't get hotter than 22c, I'd be so happy. 5 mile run, a little bit technical.Easy 26k bike.Ooops I meant to share at 1850 but I missed it.Presses with the 16 kg (35 pound) kettlebell today.Presses with the 16 kg (35 pound) kettlebell today.Not feeling it today, aiming for 4 miles on the easiest trails in the area.My arms only look like that when running. Maybe I should never stop running.Culinary lavender and blueberries on full fat cherry Greek yogurt.18 min full body kettlebell workout done. Love how these leggings hide the stomach flab.Love how these leggings hide the stomach flab.Ugh can't resize pic in a way that looks good. 18 min KB workout done.This is what I get for ignoring a trail closure sign and hopping a fence during my run.29000 steps, 20k run, yet another water crossing.Poke bowl is what's for lunch.Group run cancelled due to severe thunderstorm watch, so I do something else.Rest day tomorrow.Running my 27th half marathon this weekend, but somehow this will be my first one on trails.#6amrunclub27th not quite half marathon.Don't know why I never did strength training in the front yard before! Way more room!Starting training cycle for my 9th ultra.5x5 kettlebell workout in my front yard.TRX and kettlebell in the back yard,after my 5 mile run.9 miles and 16652 steps before 8 am!Hubby may be faster, but I can run farther. At least 10 times farther.big number in just 100 days!Less than 4 miles today. Can't remember the last time I ran so little.Front porch yoga is my new favourite yoga studio.17 mile run done. Finished with 2 beers and a bahn mi.Warm up and 1k time trial in 4:53. I remember stringing together 5k at that pace, but I don't miss that barftastic feeling. That's why I run ultras and not 5ks!Downward dog peeing on a hydrant? I forget the proper name for this pose.Ran 22 miles and burned 2000+ calories yesterday. Now for my cheat meal.DONE for today.Gutted out 10k on the treadmill. Sick kid meant no trail run.I love love love deadlifting!I love love love deadlifting!!!I love love love deadlifting!!!day 2000 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/23/2017A very special day! I wonder if mine is the longest login streak on Spark?!My son was up all night sick, so I decided to get up at 4:30 and go run while my husband was home. There was a snowstorm last night and everything was beautiful. Thank goodness I didn't have to run on the treadmill!First snowshoe run of the winter.Toasty warm toes!Posted a photoNormally I rest on Monday, but going cardio kickboxing shopping tomorrow.10k run in - 15C temperature. Beautiful.Sunrise run, 8.4K.Posted a photoNot so bad at all.Not too bad at all.Posted a photoWhen you own a treadmill, but all the people in your house prefer outdoor running.5 miles at 6am. Warmer than expected, windchill only - 13c.Snowstorm meant snowshoe run instead. I keep getting comments about the cold.. Umm, it's not cold? Today was only - 5C.Rest day, felt like skating.New snowshoes but had to cut my run short and do the walk of shame back to the car due to stomach issues.Rolled my ankle 6k into my 22k run, gutted out the rest. Good thing tomorrow is a rest day.Sprained foot/ankle during yesterday's run. I'll probably have to skip tomorrow's run (today is a scheduled rest day). I haven't missed a planned run, ever. :( :(You can see that I still have swelling in my left foot from the looser tied shoe, but I ran 9K, painfree, yay!woke up with a horrible migraine. After throwing up, I felt much better and managed my planned 12K run. Even better, I'm on track to make my planned weekly mileage goal on 4 runs instead of 5!60k for the week.. Done, through migraines and a twisted ankle. #noexcusesIt all comes off in the wash.Little shakeout 5k before my, uh, 28th? half marathon tomorrow? I lost count awhile ago.What happened here? 51 calories burned in 54 minutes of running? #coachGoing to the gym once a month has been working well for me.My coach asked for 5 minute hill repeats for the first time ever.I hate regular burpees but I kinda like suitcase deadlift burpees.Yesterday's run. Today I rest.Hill repeats in 90 kilometre an hour wind gusts.I'm too tired to walk another 74 steps.Beet salad and avocado toast for breakfast.Deadlift PR 144 pounds!Thankful that I wore wool socks this morning and that I only had to run 4 miles.22 miles run, 46000 steps, 2500 calories burned. Earned my cheat meal and rest day.Time to enjoy my shower beer and cheat meal.Phone thinks I ran a marathon. I did not run a marathon.Earned my rest day.Woohoo! Finally over 200000 points!Tomorrow is my 40th birthday. The small picture was taken yesterday morning. I am much more muscular now...but I don't think I have aged at all, except for a few more grey hairs!Tomorrow I run 40 miles for my 40th birthday. Picture is from last week.40 miles run in 12 ish hours.I am thankfully one of the people who weigh a lot more than I look. Guess my weight.Kettlebell in the park!I had less belly fat after my son was born. Sigh.Lunch time.Kombucha making success! My attempt last year was definitely a fail.I wish my legs looked like this even when not running.Posted a photo22 mile run to cap off a 56 mile week.Mashed potatoes for breakfast. Carb loading.This is entirely too hot for October.Saw this cutie on my run.300.4K to reach my yearly goal!99k left to reach my yearly goal! 3247.7k/2018 miles.Today I ran my 2018th mile of 2018!Perfectly dressed, nice and warm.Perfectly dressed, nice and warm.Been waiting for snowshoe running weather!#deathbeforedreadmillIt's not even cold enough to feel knives in my lungs. Gorgeous morning!Not even cold enough to feel knives in my lungs. Gorgeous morning!4 miles in - 30c windchill.Tracking exercise days. I do total rest days! No streaks for me.solid ice? not a problem.Snowpocalypse won't stop me. #allweatherrunner #deathbeforedreadmillNot sure how to log my sledgehammer workout.Surpassed 1000 miles on Friday, right on track for 2019 miles this year!Headache coming on, time for pickle juice.Amazing how much heavier an 8 lb sledgehammer feels with the offset grip!Login streak milestone.Arms buuuuurning.10 years ago, September 27, 2009, I ran a marathon 16 weeks pregnant.
"sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us."Saw a 10 year challenge. Here's mine. May 2010-10 minutes ago.Tried out the gym at my parents' condo yesterday. Not a fan, there were no barbells. Reached my goal of 2019 miles running this morning.A year in exercise. Zero missed scheduled workouts.My not very accurate stats for 2019 (Strava rounds distances down)then: less than 15-25 km/week.
now: 50 km+/week and this is the off season too!then: less than 15-25 km/week.
now: 50 km+/week and this is the off season too!Dry January, sigh.My Awesome Shirt, that I didn't get to wear for the marathon. :(75 pound barbell squat, 39W5D pregnant. Achieved goal of not gaining in unnecessary places!Me and Bryden.Frosty 5K, 3/7/2010. 39W3D pregnant.Someday I'll run with Mommy - Sporting Life 10K, 5/2/10, 7 weeks postpartumMississauga HM, 5/16/2010. 9 weeks postpartum.RW photoshoot, 5/19/2010.RW photoshoot, 5/19/2010.RW, August 2010. I AM FAMOUS!!!fingersandtoes, brontemom and I looking like total dorks.Now my ankle is famous too! iRun magazine, October 2010.Road2Hope HM, 11/7/10. 1st sub 2:00 HM.Me and Mr. B @ 8 months.Another awesome shirt. Badass Mother Runner. Around the Bay 2011 - a 22 minute PR.Chicago Marathon 2011.I run outside in any weather. This was the day after we got 25 cm of snow.2nd pacing gig - 2 hours continuous, actual chip time 2:00:17. 3rd pacing gig: 2:15 run/walk, chip time - 2:14:29.marathon pride!triumphant fist pump!The Glory! Toronto Waterfront Marathon @ 16W3D pregnant, 9/27/09.Awards ceremony, Waterfront Double Crown (5+8K), 9/12/09. 2nd in my age group. 14 wks. preggo!Ottawa Marathon, 5/24/09Hard earned medal! Ottawa Marathon, 5/24/09May 2001 | June 2005December 1999: ~135-140 pounds | May 2007: 125 pounds | It's all about body composition!Poster child for Skinny Fat: age 18, 95 pounds, probably 30-35% bodyfat, size 10 clothing2 handed swing during the endurance test...strong & sweaty is sexy!Frosty 5K, March 2, 2008. I look like a Serious Runner here!Finish line, Bay and Back 5K, March 30, 2008. 1st sub-30 minute 5K.Sayin' hi at Harry's Spring Runoff 8K, April 5, 2008.My 12 kg kettlebell Cherry - our first day together!Overhead squat with 12 kg30th birthday, June 16, 2008.HBC Run for Canada, July 1, 2008.My SIL, me, and my running partner, Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon, 9/28/08Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon, 9/28/08My hubby and I, December 31, 2008. Do you recognize me all cleaned up? ;o)Robbie Burns 8K, 1/25/09