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10-Mile Race: Prepping Part 1

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My race outfit is all layed out and (almost) ready to go!   The only thing I am thinking of changing is: 1) My hat– I may see if I can purchase one today that is better ventilated and made specifically for running. I would be very sad about giving up my lucky hat though, […]

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A New Distance: My 10-Miler Race Recap, Part 1

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I DID IT! I had SO much fun at the Acura Toronto 10-Miler & 5k race today!!!!! I have a new distance record today- 10 miles, baby! Previously, the longest distance I have ever run was 8 miles. It felt so freaking amazing to run in this race! WAKE-UP CALL: 5:15am. I should have been […]

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A Race To The Finish

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Oh boy have I been a busy girl this week!!! Check it out! On The Glo II Bars: Original:   And chocolate:   This morning I had a horribly failed attempt at a new vegan blueberry muffin recipe. :( They were HORRIBLE, nothing could save these poor suckers!   It occurred to me that I […]

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Enjoy Every Moment!

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I caught ‘the look’ on camera!! :biggrin: Aren’t Kathy and Andy so cute?   Andy and my Brother-in-law Dave and Eric have been very good friends since they were all young. My mother-in-law, Margaret, and I before we left: My mother-in-law is an AMAZING woman. I am so lucky to have her in my life. […]

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FAQ 34: My Half Marathon Questions

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Good morning! Happy office day ;) I had a lot of questions and emails after my half marathon race recap, so I thought I would save some time and make a post out of them. Let’s get to it! 264. Kirstie asks, “Hi Angela, I’m not sure if you mentioned this or not, but I […]

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FEED THE WARRIOR!

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I ate A LOT of food prior to and after my 10k race! A gal just can’t be too sure, right?? :) I snacked on these all day long whenever a ‘peep’ of hunger came about. I stifled it pretty good! lol. Filling those glycogen stores!!! The night before: HIGH PROTEIN/HIGH CARB DINNER: Lentils all […]

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FOOD, Glo-rious, FOOD! Acura 10-Miler Race Recap 2

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Hello! Make sure you check out Part 1 of my 10-Miler race recap! ~~~~~ Did anyone else pick-up on the reference to Oliver Twist in my last post? Food Glorious Food! I love that musical. I am not a musical person at all, but this one I LOVE and grew up watching it. :) I […]

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Get The Tissue!

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Good morning! My goal last night was to get in 8 hours or more of sleep to prepare for tonight’s wedding and getting up at 4:30am tomorrow morning. I clocked in at 8 hours. Even though I kept waking up, I forced myself to stay in bed. I know it sounds strange, but sometimes I […]

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Getting My Frosty On

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It’s official: I’m hooked on 5k races! My second 5k race is under my belt…err…bib, after yesterday’s Frosty 5k race in Burlington. I had such a blast. There was also a half marathon going down…kudos to the brave souls who ran it yesterday! Unlike my last 5k race a few weeks ago, the skies were […]

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Goodlife Fitness Toronto Half Marathon Race Recap!

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Wow, it’s been a long day! Thank you all for your wonderful encouragement with my race! You have given me the courage to believe in myself and realize that I could achieve something if I set my mind to it. I have awesome readers, that I know! ~~~~ Here we go! Pre-Race Rituals… I was […]

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