BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

Tell me about your 2012!

Amanda over at Miss Zippy took some time to reflect on her year of racing and wanted to hear from her readers about their experiences this year.  She posted a great set of questions. I always take the time at the end of the year to reflect on everything but it's never this succinct. I've taken some time to think about my answers so without further adieu, here are the questions, along with my...

A New Year, A New Training Partner!

I have to credit my friend Linnea for bringing this sponsorship opportunity to my attention last year.  I've never thought of actually looking for a company to sponsor me.  Being a part of Team Running Free was good enough.  But when the opportunity to be a Compressport sponsored athlete came up, she sent me the info and encouraged me to apply. I had seen the Compressport stuff when we were in...

On A Cold Winter's Day

Sharp breath in.  Wind slaps my face.  Cuts like a knife.
Should have worn 2 pairs of gloves.  -13 + windchill is F-ing cold.

Westward I go, catching shelter from buildings.  City running.
Safe for now.  Wait till I hit the lakeshore.  

Sun is shining.  Sky is clear.  Cold is biting.  Finger tips are getting numb.
Yup 2 pairs of gloves would have been smart.

Under the Dundas Rail Bridge. Past a girl...

The Ultimate Clean Slate-Part Two

My second goal for the year, and really, this should be for life, is to look for the positive.  By requesting to write a positive and inspiring blog post for her blog, my friend Kirsten has inspired me to find that positive in my life.  It is there.  It's made itself known several times this year, mainly in the area of my running.  It needs to find it's way into my everydaylife. I have to find a...

The Ultimate Clean Slate- Part One

Here it is.  A New Year.  The Ultimate Clean Slate.  What are you going to fill it with?

I've never really been one for resolutions.  I prefer to set goals.  They just seem more concrete.  You (generally) need a plan to reach them and a plan keeps you accountable.  At least it does for me.

The one thing with a plan is that sometimes it becomes all about the plan and I lose sight of the actual journ...

Onwards and Upwards

I was asked by a friend and fellow blogger to write a positive guest post for her blog for the new year. This got me thinking about the past year. It's been an amazing one from an athletic perspective, no doubt. When I started my 1:40 at 40 quest at the beginning of the year, I really didn't think I'd have the results I've had. I vowed to make 40 the best year of my life to date and I can honestly...