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running clinic!

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Last night I joined a 5K running clinic at the Running Room, I can already run 5K, but I do it so slowly and I haven't been running regularly. I feel like paying for this clinic makes the commitment more serious and makes it more likely that I truly will go to the group run 3 times a week.

Also! When I run alone I don't really push myself. I'm the slowest runner in my new group, so I'll have to push myself to stay somewhat close to the group. Right now I'm not too far behind but I think they'll progress pretty fast. There are 7 people in the group and they're all former runners just getting back into running. And I think 5 of them have already done half marathons, so they're not at my level at all!

I'm optimistic!

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INGMARIE 10/8/2014 9:53AM

    Good for you , running with other people will help. emoticon

I have been slacking too, it is too hot to run races in Florida summers.
To be honest I really do not feel like racing, but I will probably sign up for a couple of 5K's this fall.
Good Luck with the class. emoticon

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MAPFARMS 10/7/2014 3:06PM

    Good for you! I run slower on my own too. I'm more likely to push harder with others around.

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JAMIRBLAZE 10/7/2014 1:05PM

    Running with others helped me increase speed and distance, though it was killer at first. Just keep pushing, and it will get easier!

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Tweed Ride Toronto

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On Saturday I went on the Tweed Ride Toronto! It was super-fun, even though the weather was much too hot for wearing tweed! It was a fundraiser for Bikes Without Borders. We wore old timey tweed and met in Trinity Bellwoods Park for live music (unplugged of course) then biked as a group around downtown, then back to the park for a tea party!

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EXQUISITEDEE 9/27/2014 4:23PM

    Looks like it was alot of fun!
Enjoy your weekend! Great weather!!

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MBTEPP 9/26/2014 1:18PM


That's what it's all about sometimes emoticon

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VegFest Guelph

Monday, September 22, 2014

Yesterday Guelph, Ontario had its first VegFest and I was there! This is me with Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, and an IronMan finisher!

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MBTEPP 9/23/2014 9:28AM


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Race Report: Sheenboro Granfondo

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello! This was a 35K bike tour in rural Quebec. I didn't get great photos. I did it with my Dad. This was the second time I did this and it was easier this year though I still walked up one of the hills. It felt great and I'd like to do more bike touring like this instead of just biking to and from work on city streets. It rained at the start but just a bit!

This was the only time I stopped to take a picture, it was at the top of the hill I had to walk up and my Dad and another cyclist were there waiting for me. Look a big downhiill is coming up next!

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MBTEPP 9/23/2014 9:29AM

    emoticon on finishing. What a wonderful event to do with your dad!

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Race Report: Beaches Jazz 10K

Monday, July 28, 2014

Yesterday I ran in the Beaches Jazz 10K. It wasn't a great run for me. It's a bit discouraging that I think about running so much, and I put in a decent amount of time training, but I'm not really making any progress. Before I give up on running, I'm going to do the Acceleration Gliders that Jeff Galloway recommends and see if that helps running become easier.

The course was mostly pretty and flat, and it was nice to have a race to start my birthday! After the race I took a shower and met a friend for brunch and shopping, and later went to see Bruno Mars with other friends (for free!).

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MBTEPP 8/26/2014 5:45PM

    Happy belated birthday emoticon

What a way to start off your new AGE! emoticon

Jeff Galloway is a great way to train. I do track repeats to increase my speed, and I do long runs to increase my endurance. It comes, but slowly. Do not get discouraged. Galloway promotes running for life. It's a good thing.

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ANNEMARGAR 7/29/2014 5:50AM

    Finishing a 10k is a big accomplishment!! Way to go!! So....what happened that made it not so good??

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INGMARIE 7/28/2014 7:01PM

    emoticon you did good ,I have not attempted 10k yet, do not know if I will.

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BA5454 7/28/2014 4:59PM

    Sorry to hear about your race--how was it bad for you? Are you looking to get faster? Regardless, hope your B-day was emoticon ! emoticon (belated)

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FITWITHIN 7/28/2014 11:39AM

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