10 Reasons to Run in a Monsoon

1) You’ll feel the wind at your back (& everywhere else). 2) It’s easy to stay cool – no chance of overheating in a torrential downpour. 3) No bugs! 4) The trees will bow down (& sometimes fall) before you. 5) The water station is all around you, just open your mouth & stay hydrated….

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& Then I Ran the Pelee Island Half Marathon

Many apologies for the extended radio silence! Lots of updates to my personal and work life – but never fear, I am still adventuring. Kilimanjaro is fast approaching (our flight leaves June 28!), but in the meantime I’ve decided to take on another half marathon. My dad had the bright idea of signing up for…

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Plans have changed…

School, work, cats and a marathon of Battlestar Galactica came between me and my original plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro this summer. I also realized that my original climbing companion was not totally committed, which is understandable…climbing Mount Kilimanjaro definitely won’t be easy! But never fear, the trip is still going to happen, and it gets…

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Keep Calm & Run a Marathon

On Monday, July 21, 2014 I registered for the full Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. What was I thinking?? Oh right, this was the plan all along… When I first thought about running a full marathon it was over a year ago and prior to my completion of the half. Back then it seemed so doable,…

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My First Half Marathon Ever!

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: PRE-HALF MARATHON Hello everyone, I’m just getting ready to head downtown for my first half marathon. I’m extremely nervous. Don’t think I’m that ready, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m doing this half marathon in the hopes that next year I can do the full, and also climb Kilimanjaro.  So this is…

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How do you climb Kilimanjaro?

How do you climb Kilimanjaro, the tallest free-standing mountain in the world? The deceptively simple response is one step at a time. Step one for me was when my childhood friend Brittany, who currently lives in Colorado, asked if I wanted to climb with her. At first I laughed…me spending a week in a tent, climbing…

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