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A different kind of run
I recently volunteered to be a sherpa. Not for the Alps (I wish). This type of sherpa carries a disabled "runner" along trails in a Trailrunner, designed by the Mayor of Vancouver who is himself a paraplegic.
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Long-term Weight Loss Success
For those who haven't heard of the National Weight Control Registry, this study group was started in 1994 to study individuals who are able to lose weight and keep it off for 5 years or more. While it used to be believed that only 5% would be s... Read more
Will diet soda make me gain weight?
This year, 2011, has been a challenging one for weight loss. I've been reflecting and hoping to find some insight into why. What was I doing before that's changed? What needs to change that hasn't already?
There are two things that I've ... Read more
Slow and steady.
I've been losing weight since 2007...sloooowwwwwly. So slowly. It seems that about once a year, I have a small gain and then there is a few months a year that I have some really consistent weight loss, and the rest of each year seems to be a ... Read more
Is cereal a healthy choice?
As part of my current SP challenge, I've been doing some serious label-reading. I've been a label-reader for years so I didn't think there'd be much to discover. However, I decided to take the challenge to a new level and find out what the lab... Read more
5% pounds + 5% inches!
I'm copying another Sparker's awesome blog where she challenged herself to lose 5% of her body's "size" in the 8 weeks of the 5% weight challenge. I'm definitely in for that!
July 7 measurements:
Arm = 10.5 inches
Goal = 10 inches
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5 Peaks Trail Race
For those who have never done trail races, they are amazing and make you walk away proud of yourself just for finishing every time. Any outdoor enthusiast would get addicted.
And now for the race. Sunridge, so cleverly disguised as a ... Read more
It's been a strange year. I've struggled with getting my head in the weight-loss mindset for a number of months now. I haven't really gained, just fluctuated a few pounds up and down every month.
I'm on year 4 of my weight-loss journey.... Read more
Urban Adventure Race
Last Sunday, me and my hubby were "Team Despicable WE" in our city's own version of the Amazing Race, better known as the Mitsubishi City Chase. Teams of two from major cities ac... Read more
10K race report
Today was a 10K race that I really wasn't motivated to attend. I've been mainly biking since my half-marathon two weeks ago, so only four runs in the two weeks. Plus, I'm knee-deep in paperwork at home and really would have rather spent the... Read more
Watching others eat :)
In running, we're often encouraged to watch how others run, learn from their style, mimic. So, I decided to apply the same principle to eating. I've recently been up close and personal with two friends and these are my observations.
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Half Marathon from Heaven!
I'm finally back home after a great trip to Vancouver and my most favourite race ever. In my humble opinion, Vancouver is the most beautiful city on earth. Nothing compares with running a half-marathon through Stanley Park and along the sea wa... Read more
2.5K run = 4K?
On Wednesday, my family all joined the Running Room for a new store grand opening and a 2.5K run to celebrate. Well, there were a few glitches.
First, the 2.5K route did not have a volunteer at the turnaround point, so my little girls end... Read more
St. Patty's Race Report
Today's race fell on the first day of spring, but spring-like it was not. There was blowing snow, wind gusts, and trails that were covered in ice. It is definitely not a race that I would repeat. But, for other reasons, it was a good race for... Read more
Every Thursday night is date night. For the last 3 years. Often times, it's just supper or a movie. Other times, we've gone indoor rock climbing or attended a comedy hour or even rowed with a dragon boat team.
Recently, we decided to mi... Read more