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See this image largerNext goal: sub 4 upright and smiling.See this image largermatching with my road bike, Audrey Lexa.(2 comments)See this image largerI school those 2 chicks on how to take a proper race photo.(2 comments)See this image largerDeadlifting more than my bodyweight!(3 comments)See this image larger#beastmode on the trailsSee this image largerWater crossing!See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSnow running is my favourite!See this image largershe flies through the air with the greatest of ease..See this image largerYes that is me.See this image largerThere's no such thing as bad weather, only soft people." - Bill BowermanSee this image largerLifting today.See this image larger9 mile trail run plus 2 games of laser tag with a bunch of 7 year olds.See this image larger17 mile run in a snowstorm, 40000 steps.See this image larger5 miles snowshoeing. 22 miles run in the past 24 hours.See this image larger5 miles snowshoeing in fresh snow and - 10 Celsius temperature. 22 miles run in the past 24 hours.See this image larger8 miles with hill repeats in - 15c windchill.See this image largerDeadlifted 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. ??See this image largerSome impromptu outdoor yoga during my run!See this image largerDespite the gorgeous weather and rest yesterday, still felt blah on today's run.See this image largerLeftover spicy bean salad for breakfast pre run. This could end badly. ??See this image largerBalancing on a giant stump. Just because.See this image largerRunning 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.See this image largergetting back in the saddle after my 30K DNF yesterday...trying for 30K again this morning. I blogged about it: http://runningskirtsandmanicures.blogspo
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See this image largersweet redemption for my DNF yesterday. 30K trail run in the books.See this image larger5 muddy recovery miles today.See this image larger10K done, including 4x60 second hill repeats.See this image largerSomeone asked if I was preggo. Committed to cleaning up my diet.. 8 miles done in the mud and rain.See this image largerAnother 7 miles in the books. 20 miles tomorrow and then sweet sweet rest day.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger20 mile run, DONE.See this image largerSee this image largerFirst 100k+ (65 miles) training week! All running, no cross training.See this image largerFirst 100k+ (65 miles) training week! All running, no cross training.See this image largerRecent healthy find: kombucha.See this image larger8 miles in the mud, including 15 hill repeats of varying lengths.See this image largerCan't stomach sweet breakfasts. Savoury soy milk. Traditional Chinese breakfast.See this image larger9 miles done today, rest and recover for 20 miles tomorrow.See this image larger8 miles, including 6 hill repeats.See this image largerGuess my weight! I'm 5'2.See this image largerDeadlifting.See this image largerGot bitten by an unleashed dog on Sunday. #leashyourdamndogSee this image largerRunning time = playtime.See this image larger8.2 mile run, including hills. 22 miles tomorrow, then rest day.See this image largerRan 22 miles in 5+ hours. Now naptime.See this image larger8 mile run, 5x2 min hill repeats.See this image larger11 miles today, 10 miles tomorrow, 24 miles on Sunday.See this image larger10 miles done. 24 more miles tomorrow, then rest day!See this image largerI'm eating all the things tonight.See this image largerAny Achilles tendon irritation is totally fixed with a dunk in cold water.See this image larger15k done today. 40k big long run tomorrow.See this image largerLongest training run, DONE!See this image largerYesterday'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.See this image largerRain? Flooding? Whatever, still got my run in.See this image larger15.5 miles done, with hill repeats. 52k race in New York state in 6 days.See this image largerThe best trail runs are the ones that include playing in a waterfall.See this image largerI ran my 7th ultra yesterday 52k. And followed up with an 8 mile recovery run today.See this image larger9 days until my 100k race.See this image larger8 days. Some slow technical running today.See this image largerLast "long" run of 9-ish miles. 6 days to 100k race.See this image largerLess than 24 hours until 100k race start! Eating all the carbs and resting today.See this image largerFinished 100k race in about 21 hours.See this image largerHere are the stats from day 1 of my 100k. I finished at 330 am Sunday so this is incomplete.See this image largerNew 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.See this image largerThe 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!See this image largerThe 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!See this image largerAdding 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. 🙁See this image largerToday is #globalrunningday or for you non runners, "running will wreck your knees day". 😀See this image largerBugs 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.See this image largerRan 10 miles, then birthday cake ice cream to kick off my birthday week.See this image largerKettlebell complex. Who knew 5 rep sets could be so hard?See this image largerIt's my birthday on Friday, let's play Guess Zorbs' Age!See this image largerCold silken tofu, sugar snap peas, cold soba noodles and home brewed kombucha for lunch.See this image largerStand/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.See this image largerHappy birthday to me, 39 kilometre bike ride for 39 years.See this image largerIf summer temperatures didn't get hotter than 22c, I'd be so happy. 5 mile run, a little bit technical.See this image largerEasy 26k bike.See this image largerOoops I meant to share at 1850 but I missed it.See this image largerPresses with the 16 kg (35 pound) kettlebell today.See this image largerPresses with the 16 kg (35 pound) kettlebell today.See this image largerNot feeling it today, aiming for 4 miles on the easiest trails in the area.See this image largerMy arms only look like that when running. Maybe I should never stop running.See this image largerCulinary lavender and blueberries on full fat cherry Greek yogurt.See this image larger18 min full body kettlebell workout done. Love how these leggings hide the stomach flab.See this image largerLove how these leggings hide the stomach flab.See this image largerUgh can't resize pic in a way that looks good. 18 min KB workout done.See this image largerThis is what I get for ignoring a trail closure sign and hopping a fence during my run.See this image larger29000 steps, 20k run, yet another water crossing.See this image largerPoke bowl is what's for lunch.See this image largerGroup run cancelled due to severe thunderstorm watch, so I do something else.See this image largerRest day tomorrow.See this image largerRunning my 27th half marathon this weekend, but somehow this will be my first one on trails.See this image larger#6amrunclubSee this image larger27th not quite half marathon.See this image largerDon't know why I never did strength training in the front yard before! Way more room!See this image largerStarting training cycle for my 9th ultra.See this image largerSee this image larger5x5 kettlebell workout in my front yard.See this image largerTRX and kettlebell in the back yard,after my 5 mile run.See this image larger9 miles and 16652 steps before 8 am!See this image largerHubby may be faster, but I can run farther. At least 10 times farther.See this image largerbig number in just 100 days!See this image largerLess than 4 miles today. Can't remember the last time I ran so little.See this image largerFront porch yoga is my new favourite yoga studio.See this image larger17 mile run done. Finished with 2 beers and a bahn mi.See this image largerWarm 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!See this image largerDownward dog peeing on a hydrant? I forget the proper name for this pose.See this image largerRan 22 miles and burned 2000+ calories yesterday. Now for my cheat meal.See this image largerDONE for today.See this image largerGutted out 10k on the treadmill. Sick kid meant no trail run.See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerI love love love deadlifting!See this image largerI love love love deadlifting!!!See this image largerI love love love deadlifting!!!See this image largerday 2000 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/23/2017See this image largerA very special day! I wonder if mine is the longest login streak on Spark?!See this image largerMy 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!See this image largerFirst snowshoe run of the winter.See this image largerToasty warm toes!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerNormally I rest on Monday, but going cardio kickboxing shopping tomorrow.See this image larger10k run in - 15C temperature. Beautiful.See this image largerSunrise run, 8.4K.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerNot so bad at all.See this image largerNot too bad at all.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWhen you own a treadmill, but all the people in your house prefer outdoor running.See this image larger5 miles at 6am. Warmer than expected, windchill only - 13c.See this image largerSnowstorm meant snowshoe run instead. I keep getting comments about the cold.. Umm, it's not cold? Today was only - 5C.See this image largerRest day, felt like skating.See this image largerNew snowshoes but had to cut my run short and do the walk of shame back to the car due to stomach issues.See this image largerRolled my ankle 6k into my 22k run, gutted out the rest. Good thing tomorrow is a rest day.See this image largerSprained 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. :( :(See this image largerYou can see that I still have swelling in my left foot from the looser tied shoe, but I ran 9K, painfree, yay!See this image largerwoke 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!See this image larger60k for the week.. Done, through migraines and a twisted ankle. #noexcusesSee this image largerIt all comes off in the wash.See this image largerLittle shakeout 5k before my, uh, 28th? half marathon tomorrow? I lost count awhile ago.See this image largerWhat happened here? 51 calories burned in 54 minutes of running? #coachSee this image largerGoing to the gym once a month has been working well for me.See this image largerMy coach asked for 5 minute hill repeats for the first time ever.See this image largerI hate regular burpees but I kinda like suitcase deadlift burpees.See this image largerYesterday's run. Today I rest.See this image largerHill repeats in 90 kilometre an hour wind gusts.See this image largerI'm too tired to walk another 74 steps.See this image largerBeet salad and avocado toast for breakfast.See this image largerDeadlift PR 144 pounds!See this image largerThankful that I wore wool socks this morning and that I only had to run 4 miles.See this image larger22 miles run, 46000 steps, 2500 calories burned. Earned my cheat meal and rest day.See this image largerTime to enjoy my shower beer and cheat meal.See this image largerPhone thinks I ran a marathon. I did not run a marathon.See this image largerEarned my rest day.See this image largerWoohoo! Finally over 200000 points!See this image largerTomorrow 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!See this image largerTomorrow I run 40 miles for my 40th birthday. Picture is from last week.See this image larger40 miles run in 12 ish hours.See this image largerI am thankfully one of the people who weigh a lot more than I look. Guess my weight.See this image largerKettlebell in the park!See this image largerI had less belly fat after my son was born. Sigh.See this image largerLunch time.See this image largerKombucha making success! My attempt last year was definitely a fail.See this image largerI wish my legs looked like this even when not running.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger22 mile run to cap off a 56 mile week.See this image largerMashed potatoes for breakfast. Carb loading.See this image largerThis is entirely too hot for October.See this image largerSaw this cutie on my run.See this image largerSee this image larger300.4K to reach my yearly goal!See this image larger99k left to reach my yearly goal! 3247.7k/2018 miles.See this image largerToday I ran my 2018th mile of 2018!See this image largerPerfectly dressed, nice and warm.See this image largerPerfectly dressed, nice and warm.See this image largerBeen waiting for snowshoe running weather!See this image larger#deathbeforedreadmillSee this image largerIt's not even cold enough to feel knives in my lungs. Gorgeous morning!See this image largerNot even cold enough to feel knives in my lungs. Gorgeous morning!See this image larger4 miles in - 30c windchill.See this image largerTracking exercise days. I do total rest days! No streaks for me.See this image largersolid ice? not a problem.See this image largerSnowpocalypse won't stop me. #allweatherrunner #deathbeforedreadmillSee this image largerNot sure how to log my sledgehammer workout.See this image largerSurpassed 1000 miles on Friday, right on track for 2019 miles this year!See this image largerHeadache coming on, time for pickle juice.See this image largerAmazing how much heavier an 8 lb sledgehammer feels with the offset grip!See this image largerLogin streak milestone.See this image largerArms buuuuurning.See this image larger10 years ago, September 27, 2009, I ran a marathon 16 weeks pregnant. "sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us."See this image largerSee this image largerSaw a 10 year challenge. Here's mine. May 2010-10 minutes ago.See this image largerTried out the gym at my parents' condo yesterday. Not a fan, there were no barbells. Reached my goal of 2019 miles running this morning.See this image largerA year in exercise. Zero missed scheduled workouts.See this image largerMy not very accurate stats for 2019 (Strava rounds distances down)See this image largerthen: less than 15-25 km/week. now: 50 km+/week and this is the off season too!See this image largerthen: less than 15-25 km/week. now: 50 km+/week and this is the off season too!See this image largerDry January, sigh.See this image largerMy Awesome Shirt, that I didn't get to wear for the marathon. :((13 comments)See this image larger75 pound barbell squat, 39W5D pregnant. Achieved goal of not gaining in unnecessary places!(3 comments)See this image largerMe and Bryden.(8 comments)See this image largerFrosty 5K, 3/7/2010. 39W3D pregnant.(2 comments)See this image largerSomeday I'll run with Mommy - Sporting Life 10K, 5/2/10, 7 weeks postpartum(4 comments)See this image largerMississauga HM, 5/16/2010. 9 weeks postpartum.(2 comments)See this image largerRW photoshoot, 5/19/2010.(2 comments)See this image largerRW photoshoot, 5/19/2010.(3 comments)See this image largerRW, August 2010. I AM FAMOUS!!!(12 comments)See this image largerfingersandtoes, brontemom and I looking like total dorks.(1 comments)See this image largerNow my ankle is famous too! iRun magazine, October 2010.(2 comments)See this image largerRoad2Hope HM, 11/7/10. 1st sub 2:00 HM.(2 comments)See this image largerMe and Mr. B @ 8 months.(4 comments)See this image largerAnother awesome shirt. Badass Mother Runner. (4 comments)See this image largerAround the Bay 2011 - a 22 minute PR.(1 comments)See this image largerChicago Marathon 2011.(2 comments)See this image largerI run outside in any weather. This was the day after we got 25 cm of snow.(2 comments)See this image larger2nd pacing gig - 2 hours continuous, actual chip time 2:00:17. (1 comments)See this image larger3rd pacing gig: 2:15 run/walk, chip time - 2:14:29.See this image largermarathon pride!(7 comments)See this image largertriumphant fist pump!See this image largerThe Glory! Toronto Waterfront Marathon @ 16W3D pregnant, 9/27/09.(6 comments)See this image largerAwards ceremony, Waterfront Double Crown (5+8K), 9/12/09. 2nd in my age group. 14 wks. preggo!See this image largerOttawa Marathon, 5/24/09See this image largerHard earned medal! Ottawa Marathon, 5/24/09(1 comments)See this image largerMay 2001 | June 2005(3 comments)See this image largerDecember 1999: ~135-140 pounds | May 2007: 125 pounds | It's all about body composition!(3 comments)See this image largerPoster child for Skinny Fat: age 18, 95 pounds, probably 30-35% bodyfat, size 10 clothingSee this image larger2 handed swing during the endurance test...strong & sweaty is sexy!See this image largerFrosty 5K, March 2, 2008. I look like a Serious Runner here!(2 comments)See this image largerFinish line, Bay and Back 5K, March 30, 2008. 1st sub-30 minute 5K.(3 comments)See this image largerSayin' hi at Harry's Spring Runoff 8K, April 5, 2008.(2 comments)See this image largerMy 12 kg kettlebell Cherry - our first day together!(1 comments)See this image largerOverhead squat with 12 kg(1 comments)See this image larger30th birthday, June 16, 2008.(5 comments)See this image largerHBC Run for Canada, July 1, 2008.(2 comments)See this image largerMy SIL, me, and my running partner, Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon, 9/28/08(1 comments)See this image largerToronto Waterfront Half Marathon, 9/28/08(2 comments)See this image largerMy hubby and I, December 31, 2008. Do you recognize me all cleaned up? ;o)(2 comments)See this image largerRobbie Burns 8K, 1/25/09(3 comments)

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