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Has it already been a week?

Has it really been a week already, since I started writing again?   We are already in week 6 of training. That’s hard to believe. My groups is small, but dedicated (for the most part!). We’ve got people of all kinds of experience levels. A couple of first timers, a couple with 5+ marathons in the books and everything in between. That’s one of the things I love about marathon training; there is no specific ‘type’ of person who trains for a marathon. Marathon runners come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of backgrounds, but they all have […]

The Journey of a Thousand Miles….

    The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With One Step…   Or so they say. And I am about to start another journey of a thousand miles.   After what felt like a disastrous year of running in 2013, which saw me log less than half the kilometers I had logged in each of the two prior years, I took a 2 full months of of running. I needed to regroup, refocus & rehabilitate from a few nagging aches and pains.  I also moved and started a new job, so the break from running came at a fortunate […]

It’s all about respect.

We are just a few days away from Remembrance Day here in Canada, and in other Commonwealth Nations.   It is a somber day, set aside to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made by military members past and present, to protect the freedoms we take for granted. It is no secret that I am a ‘military spouse’.  The man in my life is a serving member of the Canadian Navy.  I am proud to stand beside my man in uniform.   Over the past few days I have heard a few things in relation to Remembrance Day that […]

Thanksgiving Insanity!

I don’t know what has gotten in to me lately. I’ve always loved to cook, and I’ve always loved to bake, and I’ve always loved to entertain.   But I think having the space to do it all, up at the lake house, has sent me in to overdrive!   N & I are hosting a family Thanksgiving Dinner this year, we are having it on the Saturday of the long weekend so that everyone can be there. I may have taken “homemade” to the extreme.   Over the summer, I learned to bake bread.  We don’t buy bread anymore. […]

Perspective – A BMO Vancouver Half Marathon recap.

It has been a long time since I set a new PB (Personal Best) in the half marathon distance. Over 2 years to be exact. It feels like it has been a long time since I set a PB at any distance. After my last attempt at a half marathon, in March at Comox,  I was a woman on a mission. In the 4 weeks before Comox I ran a total of 53km, thanks to the injuries I sustained in that nasty fall I took in February.  In the 4 weeks before BMO I ran 153km. I felt strong, I […]


My thoughts are so very much with the City of Boston, the runners of the Boston Marathon, and the families of those injured and lost.   Yesterday was a hard day as a runner. To see the finish line, a place that should be filled with such joy and pride, turned in to a place of devastation and fear.   My first thoughts when I heard of the explosions was of all the people I knew personally who were running. Thankfully they are all safe and sound. My second thought was absolute shock at the images I was seeing.  Blood stained sidewalks, the finish line torn apart.   […]

Doing it because I can.

I know, I know, long time no write. Life has been busy! Taking on a 3rd WeightWatchers (long-term temporary) meeting, and covering for coworkers when the need arises, plus working a full time day job, while training for a half marathon goal race has sucked up a lot of my time. And on top of that I’m trying to make it a priority to be social and spend time with friends. So somewhere, something had to give, and unfortunately it was the blog. Last time I posted, I said I would be back once the bandages were off of my hand and […]

Sorry for the absence…

I apologize for the lack of updates lately, but I’ve injured a hand, and typing too much causes it to start throbbing. I have to save all my typing time for work. I have many updates & topics planned for when I return.   Thanks for your patience.   K.

When you add it all up, it’s really not that bad!

How many of you have ever just said “screw it” and eaten something without thinking about the points, knowing you’re going over your daily target, and digging deep in to your weekly points?  You know, those days where you just don’t care, you’re going to eat that pint of Haagen Dazs, whether it fits in to your points or not?   Well, I bet you can guess that I have had one of those recently! What is more stressful than money stress?  Is there anything out there that can send you flying off of the handle more than someone else […]

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned.

Forgive me readers, for I have sinned. I have not been committed to following the WeightWatchers program completely. I have allowed a few pounds to creep back on over the holidays. Before we sign on the dotted line and accept a job as a WeightWatchers leaders, we are members. We live the program, we lose weight on the program, we sit in those same chairs that every other member sits in.   Yes, I am a WeightWatchers Leader, but I am also a member. I am a WeightWatchers Lifetime Member, and I am above goal .   When I first joined WeightWatchers, […]