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Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: A year in review

Simply put, I have had the most awesom-mest of years!

2012 cemented my status as a long distance runner and allowed me to do so while still holding down a challenging full time job and being a wife, and mother to two, very active (and super adorable) boys.

Ready for Christmas with my side of the family.

I ran my first costumed race.

I ran a half marathon PB to start the spring racing cycle.

I ran my first and second 30k races this year and managed to enjoy both despite the challenges that they brought. And I enjoyed tweeting during races!

I raced through my town and enjoyed the most memorable race moment ever:

Just past the 10k mark at the Milton Half Marathon.

I made new friends

I ate a lot of great food (just look for my WIAW posts)

I ran a very tough and character building half marathon

 I ended the race year with a bang, pacing Ali through her first half marathon!

And finally, last but not least, not at all

Total KM: 2,100
Approximate time: 212 hours running.

Total enjoyment.

All the best to you and yours in 2013.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hug your loved ones

Nothing about running or food in this post.

Just a simple reminder to hug your loved ones close and cherish the time you have with them. Remember that it can be short.

A friend of mine had her five year old, healthy girl go to bed on Christmas night, never to wake again.

God Bless Olivia, my she find comfort and peace with Jesus.

Please send a thought or prayer for my friend Jennifer, her husband Glenn and their one-year old daughter Aurelia as they find their way through this difficult time.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

November Recap!

November was another low month of running! I ended up sick and took the entire week off so I'm actually pretty proud of what I was able to accomplish!

# of runs: 13

Longest run: 21.1k at the Hamilton Half Marathon

Races: The amazing Hamilton Half Marathon that I ran with Ali!

Highlight run of the month: Pacing and racing with Ali through her very first half marathon. It was so much fun:

Total KM: 120.47k– This is my lowest month of the year. My next lowest month was October at 122.6k. That's fine though, I'm not in offical trainig for anything right now.

Total time spent running: 11h47m05s

Average pace per KM: 0:05:52

So far December is going okay. I actually managed five runs last week which was pretty amazing! I've executed two 5am runs so far and am gearing up to continue this trend. I'm off work from the 22nd onward, so I hope to be able to get runs in during this time as well. In case you're wondering, the house is still for sale. SIGH.

I hope you had a great November! My next training cycle starts in January when does your next cycle start?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday

This week's post details the food I ate on Sunday, which as also Long Slow Distance run day (17.5k, 1:42:34).
I ate two pieces of toast with peanut butter pre run. I actually was at my parents house with my kids overnight SAturday and all of Sunday as Ken was away and we had an open house for our own place (which is still for sale... if you're interested!)

These photos are from my new phone! The Samsung Galaxy SIII
Post Run Goodness!

 Alasdair and I went and saw "Rise of the Guardians" It was really good!

When I got back to my parents house, Fergus treated dad and I to some libations

Roast chicken dinner from mum!

And dessert!

I hope you had a great day of eats as well!