Tag Archives: Manitoba Marathon

Conquering 13.1

Last month, I ran my first half marathon. To many conditioned runners, the half is merely a stepping stone on the way to full or ultra races. For me, it was a unicorn of sorts… a fabled, unattainable thing that … Continue reading

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Protein power

A few months ago, I discovered the importance of including more protein in my diet. Specifically, more lean meat. I realize this might sound silly, not to mention obvious, but I’ve pretty much followed the same food routine over the … Continue reading

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Fighting my running slump

Over the past few weeks, I haven’t been able to run outside as much as I’d like. I’ve also found myself stuck in a bit of a running rut, which I mostly blame on the weather. If I’m actually going … Continue reading

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The magic of outdoor running

It begins with a deep, intense struggle. It’s Saturday morning, and I’m lying in bed. The sun has not yet risen, as it’s the middle of winter and the majority of the day will be shrouded in darkness. I’m warm, … Continue reading

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Setbacks and sprints ahead

The last month has definitely been busy. My husband Jeff and I have completely re-done our backyard, painted about 1,000 square feet of space on the main floor of our house (interior roof included) and hosted a few out of … Continue reading

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Literary Imagery

This poem was originally written after I walked outside my old apartment one afternoon and came across a huge pile of books on the sidewalk. For some reason, it made me stop and think. I wrote a short poem about it, … Continue reading

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Top five tips for working out in a wetland

This piece was originally published on conservator.ca, Ducks Unlimited Canada’s online magazine (which is also where I work). To check out the complete, original article click here. Summer has finally arrived, which means I’ve ditched the gym and taken my … Continue reading

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