Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Toronto 2014

Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Toronto 2014It was essentially my one year “runniversary”. This would be the first race I would be repeating since starting to run “competitively” (not that I’m really competing against anyone but myself of course, and that pesky bastard “personal best”) and so this would be the first time I could directly compare my progress.

I’m not gonna lie. This worried me. What if my time was the same, or worse yet, slower?! I know it’s ultimately not about that, but come on, everyone who runs strives for, no expects to do better every time they go out.

Anyway,  I did a couple of race distance runs early in the week, then tapered off to just walking/stretching, eating right, hydrating. I don’t know why this one was so important to do right, but it was. Something has clicked within me and I really want to take this to the next level in 2015 (more on that later) Continue reading “Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Toronto 2014”

Toronto 5k

10703940_10154588445895191_415053522590821777_nHappy Birthday to me!

First competitive run since the spring. (!)

TMI Alert: Woke up with my period, severe back cramps and diarrhea. (Really?! You’d think by 49 that would be the gift that no longer keeps on giving… Just sayin)

So, couldn’t eat or drink other than a couple of bites of raisin bread to line my stomach for the 2  Aleve I had to take for the cramps. Continue reading “Toronto 5k”

Downsview 5K

I’ve just completed my 3rd 5K,  just 6 seconds off my “PB” (personal best, a term I learned along the way).  Again, it was a difficult day weather wise. Crazy windy!! and cold, with a touch of sprinkles.(thankfully it never turned into heavy rain) And unlike the Scotiabank Marathon, which completely overwhelmed me emotionally,  this time it didn’t phase me. And this time I was … Continue reading Downsview 5K

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5K

Those of you that know me, know that I don’t run unless I’m being chased, or there is bacon or booze waiting for me at the finish line. But something very personal is motivating me this month. My family has recently had to make use of the wonderful facilities at Ronald McDonald House in Toronto. So today I ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 5k … Continue reading Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 5K