Tag Archives: #BlueNose2019

Tears, Friends, and Birthdays

Better late than never, right? I’ve been meaning to blog about my experiences with Team Myles since the beginning of our training, but I confess that I’ve often felt overwhelmed by trying to articulate how important yet stressful the experience has been.Today was a major emotional high, though, so I’m ready to give you the run down […]

My Race, My Pace

Yesterday we ended our 8th week of training with a long run. 8 sets of 8 minute intervals with 1 minutes of rest in between (8x8x1) for a total of 76 minutes. Our route was part of the 10km route for the Bluenose that we will be running in less than a month now. We […]

Self Doubt

Progress

I don’t know about anyone else out there but I am extremely competitive. I grew up playing team sports like soccer and basketball which allowed me to channel this competitiveness is a positive manner, to make the team as a whole better! Yet, years later I am just as competitive as I have always been […]

The support of strangers

Often the hardest part of running is not how tired your legs are, or how tight your calf muscles get.  It’s not gasping for breath as you try to run up a steep hill.  It’s the negative thoughts swirling around your brain as you continue to take step after step. “I can’t do this, it’s […]

Living Here, Living Now

I watched a friend suffer deep loss and pain this week and it was horrible. It’s horrible that she has to go through this; it’s horrible to see the agony she is experiencing – her sense of loss and inability to change the outcome. It’s horrible that she has to be strong for her young […]

Trying to Start Early

Training for the 10k has not started yet, but knowing some of the issues I would have to work through I decided I would try to get started early. I have been out 3 times in the past 5 days and completed a total of 13.25km. My worries were definitely confirmed. Shin splints. Really really […]

Remember Your Why

Did I make a mistake? That’s a question I’ve been reflecting on lately. We are going into week 4 of training, and I’ve been sick for the last 9 days. That’s 9 missed days of activity, running or otherwise. I feel behind. I feel discouraged. I feel like I let myself down. Did I set […]