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10K?!? oh dear
Monday, January 28, 2013      6 comments

I registered to run a 10K! It's not until April...so I have some time to build up my endurance! As it is now I can barely run 5K. But I'll do it, even if I have to take walking breaks. The race goes down the infamous "Yonge Street" in Toronto,... Read more
winter escape
Sunday, January 27, 2013      2 comments

Hello! I took a quick 5-day trip to Florida to spend time with my parents and extended family. What a difference it makes to get away from the cold for a few days! We did so much walking and saw some nice birds, drank wine in the hot tub and w... Read more
eating at night
Thursday, December 13, 2012      5 comments

One of my friends lost lot of weight before I knew her. A few months ago she told me that the thing that made the most difference for her was that she stopped eating after 7pm. This has taken me awhile to commit to, but I think she's right, and... Read more
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      6 comments

I was at yoga tonight and one of the teachers said he was grateful that so many students came to his class even though December is cold and busy. Then he suggested we consider ourselves hummingbirds in busy times. Humming birds are so busy and p... Read more
Friday, December 07, 2012      4 comments

Hello Spark Friends! I've been exercising more, motivated by my upcoming trip to Sweden. I feel great! My muscles are growing and I'm sleeping better. I dropped a few pounds. Only one person has commented that I look like I've lost weight, but... Read more
Sunday, December 02, 2012      1 comments

Coach Nicole is leading a December challenge to work out every day, and I'm in! Join us?... Read more
Monster Dash Toronto
Monday, October 29, 2012      0 comments

Last night I ran the 5K Monster Dash in Toronto. It was on the grounds of a hospital, some of it was on paved paths, some of it was on trails. With this Hurricane Sandy Frankenstorm (even this far inland!) the weather was cold and rainy. The tra... Read more
sleep, sweet sleep
Wednesday, October 24, 2012      2 comments

I've come across two stories about the value of sleep today. Must be a sign! One was a mini-news report saying sleep can help weight management: www.cbc.ca/player/News/H
ealth/ID/2295850990/ And my favourite pe... Read more
one second better and running in the rain
Sunday, October 14, 2012      2 comments

I ran in my second 5 km race today, and I beat my personal best by ONE SECOND! I have to laugh! The results stats in these races are so serious. It was pouring rain for the first half hour of the race, plus the half hour I was out in the r... Read more
gratitude on Thanksgiving Day
Sunday, October 07, 2012      3 comments

Today is Thanksgiving (in Canada) and there is so much to give thanks for. I have lovely family and friends, a sweet boyfriend and my health is mostly pretty good. I love the city I live in, my job and my coworkers. I have so many good things ... Read more
suspension yoga
Sunday, September 30, 2012      2 comments

I tried suspension yoga yesterday! I've been wanting to do it for awhile so I made an appointment for a 2-hour intro class with a friend. In part of it we did traditional yoga poses standing on the floor, but wrapped up in the sling for sup... Read more
5K race!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      3 comments

I ran my first 5K race yesterday, in Montreal! I just got back to town a few minutes ago after a great gal pal weekend. We went to tea shops and vegetarian restaurants and a craft fair and of course the highlight was the Rock n Roll Marathon! I... Read more
a good week
Saturday, June 09, 2012      3 comments

I usually weigh myself on Sunday mornings but I weighed myself this morning and was thrilled to see I have lost a few pounds since the week I gained 2 pounds, 2 weeks ago. The only big change I made was no eating after 8pm. This is a challenge t... Read more
Sunday, May 27, 2012      1 comments

I only weigh myself on Sunday mornings, and today I discovered that I've GAINED two pounds. I'm devastated because I've been doing the work, but I did suspect it because the waist of my clothes has been feeling tighter for a few days. I'm not su... Read more
amazing surprises! I can do this thing!
Thursday, May 10, 2012      5 comments

I absolutely love surprising myself with how much I can actually run! I've been doing the Couch to 5K program and just a few weeks ago I struggled to run for 60 seconds and 90 seconds....tonight I ran for *8 minutes* without stopping! I pla... Read more

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