Archive of February2010

7 days: Tapering and Traveling

My trip to Walt Disney World is just a few days away and in one week I will be running in the 2010 Princess Half Marathon. After 17 weeks of training I have entered the taper phase. Phew. I love the taper. I know many athletes find this period trying because they begin to doubt […]

gluten-freerawsugar-free 8 days: Daring Bakers Celebrate the Sweet and the Perky

Raw Tiramisu

9 days: Keeping things interesting

Mother Nature decided to keep my life interesting today by throwing in a few inches of snow and 50 km winds. Huh, she’s one tricky lady. Last week she had me thinking that spring was just around the corner but now I know better. Our mild winter had me thinking about spring but the announcements […]

10 days: You’re Vegan? I feel so sad for you.

Seriously? Do I look sad and unfulfilled by my life choices? (The photo is a couple years old but my enthusiasm for being vegan hasn’t changed.) Veganism brings me great joy so I was stunned that today it evoked pity from others. Let me explain. I was presenting at a conference today. I had to […]

11 days: Recipes for Raw Energy

Raw Energy

12 days: Technique Tuesday: Were you born to run?

On Sunday, I had a very interesting chat with a friend who is a personal trainer. She mentioned that she feels strongly that humans are not built to run. Instead, she suggested that humans were built to sprint but not to run long distances. In the moment I actually agreed with her. I have always […]

13 days: Motivation Mondays, My Mantras

The voices in our heads can make us do incredible things. They can help us to overcome great challenges or react with absolute terror when faced with a lovely, little spider (especially if you’re my Mom). Many of us do daily battles with our brains. We are often challenged when trying to lead healthier lives […]

14 days: Craving comfort

I don’t know why but my stomach has been sore today. I was able to get out for my run and enjoy an afternoon of celebrating friends’ newly renovated kitchen (it is absolutely beautiful) but I just felt off all day. I attempted to alleviate my stomach pain by enjoying a raw version of my […]

15 days: Specialist Saturday and a Simple Salad

I think most people consider vegans salad specialists. Today, on Specialist Saturday, I’m going to share my experience with visiting a podiatrist, and since I know little about biomechanics, I’ll provide an expertly crafted salad for your enjoyment. I sought out a podiatrist because I was feeling some pain in the arch of my foot […]

16 days: Where do you run to, baby?

image from After my cross training post, barbee asked me about how to fit all that exercise into a balanced life. Although, finding balance is an ongoing journey for me, here is my response: The reality is that running isn’t always about fitness and health. Many people get carried away and allow themselves to […]

rawsugar-free 17 days: Want to be healthy and fit? Eat oodles of oats!

Cinnamon Oatmeal, Cashew Maple Oatmeal Squares and Strawberry Zipper Oatmeal

18 days: Raw Entertainment with Mr. Matthew Kenney!

Entertaining in the Raw

gluten-freenut-freerawsugar-free 19 days-Technique Tuesday, Why bother with Cross-Training and Avocado Collard Dip?

Collard Avocado Dip

20 days: Motivation Monday, Everyone needs a “ChEar Squad”*

Ottawa Half-Marathon May 2009 Last May I ran a fantastic race in Ottawa. It was a beautiful day, the volunteers were enthusiastic and the crowds cheered for hours. It was the first race that I had ever had supporters come out to cheer me on. I can’t tell you how motivating it is to have […]

21 days-The Great Gear Guide

Hey, that rhymes with the Great Movie Ride…it seems I’m getting into the Disney Spirit! Today I’m going to share a few items that have improved my running experience over the years. Keep in mind, these are things that work for me. That does not mean they will work for you. My Favourites: The first […]