I Did It!

I ran my second 5K on the weekend and I ran the whole thing (stopped 3 times to catch breath for a few seconds) and shaved 10min off my time!  I was so happy.  My cousin and I didn’t get much sleep the night before and we hadn’t been training religously so we were surprised.  We’re doing more 5K this year, and aiming for a 10K next year!

May 31, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Dear Diary, Exercise. Leave a comment.

Running Workouts

I am running my first 5K of the year on Sunday.  I have to admit that I haven’t been training for it a lot.  When I moved at the end of March I was running 3 or 4 times a week, but then the nice weather came and I did bootcamps, Insanity and biking by the water.  So I have improved my cardio, but running on your feet is quite different then being on a bike or interval training.

MSN.com offers combo training workouts here.  The idea is to incorporate into one workout the goals of 2 workouts…for instance, if you want to work on your race pace and increase your distance MSN offers a workout to work towards both goals.  Also the change up is nice.

And if you are a beginner runner, or returning to running after illness or a injury, read this on how to avoid the early pitfalls of running!  Helpful.  Second week is harder than first….

May 28, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. 1 comment.

Quiz – 10 Running Mistakes to Avoid

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Click here to take a quiz and find out what running mistakes you need to avoid!

October 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

I Ran My First 5K!

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I did it!  I did have to walk for the 3rd kilometer but it was good!  Think I’m hooked no the marathoning!  51:00 min!  I think that I could have ran the whole thing, given I was up to running 4km in July…with a cold bug in August and Orientation, running went to the side…maybe a 10K next year!

September 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Dear Diary, Exercise. 1 comment.

I’m competing in my first marathon!

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My cousin and I are doing the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in September.  It’s only the 5km portion but that is a big deal to me!  My cousin would be competing just a year after giving birth to her first baby.  I picked up a pedometer at Walmart last week so I can see how far I run now and how far I gotta go!  Being a runner and running marathons was a goal of mine, albet not one I advertised a lot.  So I’m so excited to be doing this!

Check out the race: http://www.google.ca/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=scotia+marathon+toronto&meta=lr%3D&aq=1&oq=scotia+mara

June 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, WTF!?. Leave a comment.

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