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10K competed!

As we are getting closer to the ScotiaBank Bluenose Marathon my nerves are kicking in. We have been running twice a week, attending 360 fit bootcamps and TAYS yoga classes to help make our bodies and minds strong but not having run that distance yet plays with your self confidence. My friend and fellow Myles […]

Slow but sure

I’ve been beating myself up the past little bit and feeling like I’ve let myself and those who care about me down. I had goals set and fully expected to have reached my 100lb weight loss by now but this¬†past year has been a rough one for me with a lot of life changes; the […]

I am a runner!

I started running a year ago but have never been comfortable referring to myself as “a runner” and would even say I was going out for a jog instead of a run but this has changed. Two weekends ago I was in Yarmouth visiting my mom. I got up Saturday (not at 8am mind you) […]

Stepping outside my comfort zone

Although my fellow Team Myles members may have something different to say I’ve never been the type of person who likes being the centre of attention. ¬†Hiding in the background became a safety mechanism for me after years of being overweight and new situations always bring on a sense of panic; so bootcamp style workouts […]

Vacation fun

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Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Dominican with friends for my first vacation in 8 years. I knew I’d be missing a group run and a hill training night with Team Myles so I made sure to pack my sneakers and running gear. I was able to do an excursion that included […]

Loving my Brooks!

I had the pleasure of having Paul Makinen at LifeMark conduct a gait analysis on me and suggest a couple of awesome Brooks running shoes that would work for my feet. Although runners should be more concerned with fit I’m all about the colours of the sneaker and I was excited to find The Running […]

Shoe Mountain

On March 19th I had the pleasure of joining Team Myles in the launch of Shoe Mountain by donating sneakers and socks. It was great to see the wall fill with colorful gently used sneakers of all sizes. All donations will be shared in the HRM to charity’s in need so if you have runners […]