April 19th and more snow! Just over five miles with my oldest friend, Stef. We are running the Thunder Bay Half Marathon together in the fall - so excited for her to run her first one!

I have decided this: if my extra days of vacation are approved in July, I am going to fly to New York for a few days and then onto Nebraska for the Fourth of July and the Brownville half marathon. I will go to Nebraska regardless, but I feel like I need a big city adventure this year, no matter how brief!

It finally happened! Pure Lifestyle Race Series 5K! My first ever sub thirty minute 5K! 29:59!! Talk about cutting it close!

Conditions were less than ideal - it snowed/freezing rained yesterday/overnight, so a lot of the roads were mixed conditions. Bare pavement and ice. -7 plus windchill. Basically, Mother Nature is a jerk.

But I’m the happiest now. So happy.

New Asics! Good thing I’m doing another marathon - the husband was giving me some serious side eye for buying my third pair of running shoes in 4 months. I just really love shoes, okay?

New Asics! Good thing I’m doing another marathon - the husband was giving me some serious side eye for buying my third pair of running shoes in 4 months. I just really love shoes, okay?

It looks like winter but it feels like spring!
We had our first day in double digit temperatures in five months (above 10C/50F). It actually was the coldest winter since 1898, and the average temperature from December through March was -18.9C/-1F. So, to say winter sucked is putting it mildly. But it’s over!

Next year, I need a tropical getaway from winter.

Christmas in April! Much thanks to getittogetherg for a lovely package! Moderately convinced that Ginni is psychic since my shoelaces have been bothering me for ages but I was too lazy to do anything about it. Can’t wait to try the lock laces!

Thanks lady! Internet mail is the best!

Christmas in April! Much thanks to getittogetherg for a lovely package! Moderately convinced that Ginni is psychic since my shoelaces have been bothering me for ages but I was too lazy to do anything about it. Can’t wait to try the lock laces!

Thanks lady! Internet mail is the best!

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Look Ma! No coat! First coat free run of the year! Total mileage on the week: 22.45 miles. Haven’t had a week that high since the marathon (thank you winter!). Next Sunday marks the start of the Pure Lifestyle Series, which is three weekends of racing. I have to miss week two, but am excited for weeks one and three (5k & 15k). Now it’s time for some weekly meal prep and watching more episodes of Happy Endings.

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12 miles! The weather was perfect - of course, I overdressed and ran out of water but it was awesome. My running partner, Ryan, and I ran the Rotary half marathon route. It’s pretty much my favourite route. It runs through the University of Manitoba campus and along the Red River, through beautiful neighbourhoods. It’s an out and back route, which I’ve come to love. Out and backs over a loop any day! My pace is on target with where I want to be on race day so yay! 

Also, as I drove home and pulled into my neighbourhood, guess who was out running? Neighbourhood Pump! Damn he’s fast!

4 weeks until the WPS! 4 seconds until my nap!

12 miles! The weather was perfect - of course, I overdressed and ran out of water but it was awesome. My running partner, Ryan, and I ran the Rotary half marathon route. It’s pretty much my favourite route. It runs through the University of Manitoba campus and along the Red River, through beautiful neighbourhoods. It’s an out and back route, which I’ve come to love. Out and backs over a loop any day! My pace is on target with where I want to be on race day so yay!

Also, as I drove home and pulled into my neighbourhood, guess who was out running? Neighbourhood Pump! Damn he’s fast!

4 weeks until the WPS! 4 seconds until my nap!

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Wednesday!

Hansons Half Marathon Method showed up in my mailbox today - I actually forgot I preordered this book way back in October. So you’re probably asking, why did you purchase this when you already own Hansons Marathon Method? Well, the half marathon is my jive, and I want to be more awesome at it. And despite Andrew being convinced everything is just cut in half from the full, the workouts are different. So yeah. I’m just wondering if I should start the program at week 10 since I’m only 8.5 weeks out from the start of full marathon training (what?!? How did that sneak up on me?). Decisions, decisions.

Third consecutive day of running! This run was certainly not fun, but I’m glad I did it.

Back at the gym tomorrow at 5:30. I can’t believe how much I love working out in the morning and freeing up my evenings for running.

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Two miles. Windchill -16. March: in like a lion, out like a lion. That’s how the saying goes, no?

Let’s talk about things I’m loving currently:

• Fitz and the Tantrums. Their whole album “More Than Just A Dream” is magical.

• Mynd. It’s a day planner app that irlamy recommended a while back. I love LOVE it and it makes organization fun!

• The spark. You know the one that pushes you to eat right and push harder at the gym? Yeah, that one. I found it again, and it’s exciting to have the drive back. 

• Learning 31 is not the new 21. Oh wait, I don’t love that. Or that hangover lesson I learned Sunday.

Two miles. Windchill -16. March: in like a lion, out like a lion. That’s how the saying goes, no?

Let’s talk about things I’m loving currently:

• Fitz and the Tantrums. Their whole album “More Than Just A Dream” is magical.

• Mynd. It’s a day planner app that irlamy recommended a while back. I love LOVE it and it makes organization fun!

• The spark. You know the one that pushes you to eat right and push harder at the gym? Yeah, that one. I found it again, and it’s exciting to have the drive back.

• Learning 31 is not the new 21. Oh wait, I don’t love that. Or that hangover lesson I learned Sunday.

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