Fueled by LÄRABAR

For the past two years I’ve been on the team to organize the Tannenbaum 10K, and more recently the new Beaches Jazz Run (5, 10, and 21K) both put on by the Beaches Runners Club in Toronto. One of the swag items we were lucky enough to have donated were bite-sized chocolate peanut butter LÄRABAR bars….

My 2016 Race Calendar

Throughout this winter/spring training season, I’m blogging for Canadian Running Magazine. If you haven’t seen it already, check out my first post by clicking here. Essentially, I’m working with a coach for the first time in my life to aim to hit a 1:40 PB at the GoodLife Half in May. It’s been a real…

Juice Matters

I’ve found the most amazing cold-pressed, Canadian juice company. I was at Whole Foods a few weeks ago for a quick salad bar lunch with my fiance, when I first tried Juice Matters. Since I don’t have a juicer, I’m always looking to try new juices when I’m out, so I got chatting with Carla,…

Surfset Toronto

Not only did we not have a white Christmas, but it was 9 degrees and rainy on Christmas eve. Now though? Well, now it’s the worst part of winter, folks. Cold, dry (so dry) and dark. I actually wouldn’t even mind the occasional bit of snow! I’ve come to terms with running outside in the winter after…

5 Peaks Trail Running Series

I’ve been running since the spring of 2013, but it was only last year that I tried trail running. A friend I met on Twitter, Jessica Kuepfer, was an ambassador for a race series called 5 Peaks and couldn’t say enough good things about it. There were six races, one per month from April to…

Elizabeth White’s SickKids Experience

As you may know, I’m running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon this Sunday in support of the SickKids Foundation. I wanted to share with you a story about my friend Elizabeth, who has a very personal connection with the Hospital for Sick Children. Elizabeth White was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition when she…

Fundraiser update: SickKids Foundation at #STWM 2014

This October, I’m running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon. To make this less about just a run, I decided to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. I chose to run to support the SickKids Foundation. I originally blogged about that here. For my first offline engagement, I organized a yoga in the park session taught…

My summer without a metropass

This summer, in an effort to save some money, I decided that I wouldn’t buy a metropass. In Toronto, it costs $3 to take the subway, or TTC, one way. The metropass costs $135. To make it worth your while, you would have to use it 1.5 times per day. And that’s to break even….

STWM: Fundraising for the SickKids Foundation

Last year, I ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon and it was truly an amazing experience. My only goal was to finish, and I surprised myself by doing so in under 2 hours. This year I will be running the half marathon again on October 20th, 2014, but with a different goal – to…

Run tourism: Vienna

Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to travel to a conference in Vienna with work  and got a chance to do my favourite thing while traveling: run tourism. It was the second time I’ve been (same conference last year). I travel with work quite frequently, and since it’s hard to find time on a…

Race Recap: Goodlife Half Marathon

On May 4th, I ran my second half marathon! The Goodlife Half Marathon may have been somewhat poorly organized, but it did give me a PB! Pre-race photo is obviously a must. (Though check out those budget sunglasses… this girl’s in serious need of some Sunskis!) Geared up in Lululemon, I decided that I would power through and…

Spring Training

This blog was always meant to be about four different things: cooking crafting reading running I think it still is all of those things, but I’ve been neglecting posting about running lately. If you’re consistent, sharing your training can be helpful to others. It’s also helpful to you, as a runner, to share and talk…