2014 Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5km

First race of the year and a free one too since my company is one of the sponsors.  It’s another year with the same goal: “To beat my 60+ years old coworker who beat me the past 2 years.”  Enough is enough, I am so embarrassed at work.  I haven’t ran since last May except…

2013 Mississauga Half Marathon

An “expensive long walk” was my original thought for this year’s Mississauga Half Marathon.  I didn’t have much training and have never ran over 14.4 km in my life.  Ever since my shin issues a few months ago, I never quite regained my motivation to run, especially with cycling in high season right now.  My…

2013 Achilles 5K

I winged another race, just a mini one.  To date, I’ve never been able to train for any running events.  I haven’t laced up my runners since I mentioned the Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K last month to recover some shin issues, except for a quickie 3km test run 2 weeks ago to assess my…

Running a Detour

I seem to change my training “plans” every week, mostly detouring around running.  Last week, I spoke of “speed work” in hopes of beating a certain someone in an upcoming 5K.  This hope is now uncertain.  My shin pains still exist, in fact there are intermittent local pains even when sitting.  Have I also mentioned…

Speed Work

Sprinting is not my forte.  I prefer expending my energy over long distances.  It’s more pleasurable for my mind & body when I go long and steady.  However, this will be put aside for a short while.  From now until mid-March, my focus is on speed work. It was announced last Monday that my company…

Blizzard Treat

Ok fine, it wasn’t a blizzard yesterday.  It was just snow.  But it inspired me to whip up a “blizzard” – a Soft Serve Banana Blizzard.  A ripe banana actually made it to the freezer without being eaten!  Bananas never last in my house.  We are all bananas over bananas!! For the “mix-in” in the…

Mood Busters

Another “interesting” work week, which translates to a couple of missed spin classes and not meeting my cardio targets yet again.  It’s been a battle lately to find time to focus on personal goals. What kept me sane & motivated over the week? Registering for a Half, a Century, & a Race.  My wallet has…