It’s the Final Countdown (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-1)

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This is it – the final week of marathon training! It is definitely starting to feel real and scary and I’m feeling the effects of the taper. I’m moody and antsy and nervous, and my legs feel jumpy sometimes and … Continue reading

To The Lighthouse! (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-5)

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This week marked my second-to-last super long run before the taper! It was also the first time I didn’t do a race that I registered for (which runners often refer to as DNS – did not show) and the first time I … Continue reading

Brooks Running Photoshoot in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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On Monday afternoon, I got to participate in a photo-shoot for Brooks Running! It was such a fun experience. Not only did we get to run around in some awesome new gear on a gorgeous 70-degree spring day, it was … Continue reading

The Power of Running Buddies (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-6)

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And somehow it was my TENTH week of Ottawa Marathon training! This week felt like a bit of a slog and I had to work hard to keep my motivation up. I kept telling myself that there are only a … Continue reading

Oops…I Registered For Another Marathon (Ottawa Marathon Training Wk T-7)

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You know you’re crazy when… …You register for your third marathon before having run your second! My friend María Laura and I have been talking about running the 2017 Paris Marathon together for a while now. Ever since I knew I … Continue reading

Spring is Here! (Ottawa Marathon Wk T-11)

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This was the fifth week of Ottawa Marathon training, kicking off month two of my four-month plan! I would normally be ramping up the mileage and intensity, but instead I cut back on both in preparation for the NYC Half on March … Continue reading

Bow Ties with Tomato, Basil & Avocado Sauce Recipe (Ottawa Marathon Wk T-12)

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This was my fourth week of training for the Ottawa Marathon and I finally felt like I hit my stride – and didn’t have to run on the treadmill at all! The weather was cold and wintery all week, but … Continue reading

I Just Bought A One-Way Ticket to London (Ottawa Marathon Wk T-13)

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Yup. I just bought a one-way ticket to London. I’ve known for a while that I’ll be going to London in September to do a 9-month teacher training program but it became VERY real last night when I bought a one-way ticket! My … Continue reading