Friday Things

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This has been a whirlwind of a week. I am working on a huge project at work which has taken a lot of my focus and attention. Considering I had something going on every evening and I am up early to get my training in every morning, it felt a bit like I was burning… Read More…

Wednesday Resources: Reader Question on Stress Fractures and Giving Blood While Training

RESOURCE WEDNESDAY

Ok. How are we at Wednesday? It has felt like a short week because it was Snowmageddon on Monday which had me working from home which meant a lot of catch up on Tuesday at the office. This week has been monumental for me! I did a speed work out on Monday followed by an… Read More…

Goal Setting for February and Goodlife Fitness Giveaway!

MOMENTUM MONDAY

Happy Monday everyone! It was an eventful weekend, including a long run, going out with friends, a hot yoga roomie-date with Ange and a birthday party celebration at home for my little sister. Last week’s training was hard mentally. My coach reigned back my running because I am still in full on recovery mode and… Read More…

Polar V800 in the Pool

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So here’s the thing. I am not all that great at reading directions. Those who know me well are making sarcastic sounds indicating that this is the understatement of the year and I don’t blame them. It’s true! I learn by DOING. In fact, I once had a friend tell me: “Jess, you are not… Read More…

Life Hacks for Winter Running

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I recently gave an impassioned article on Canadian Running about how much I hate winter running. I had written it the day after the worst run of 2015 where the wind froze my fingers, it was dark and blizzardy outside and I was just plain grumpy. The funny thing is, although I love running with… Read More…

Momentum Monday: Single Leg Workout

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Hey guys! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I did ALL the socializing this weekend: I took in a hockey game, went out with friends, went on a cold winter hike with a friend, made nutella frozen yogurt with my girl friends, went on a long trail run and grabbed coffee with a running… Read More…

Training for a Multi Day Cycling Event

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I received a message from someone this week who is planning on cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway and wanted some training suggestions and I thought it would be a perfect time to chat long distance cycling and getting your sweat on. A bit of background: The Blue Ridge Parkway is located in Virginia and is… Read More…

Why I Work With a Naturopath

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It happened. This is the first week where I am back to being a real runner again. My coach looked at my data and gave me my first speed session since August. As we speak, I am probably pounding my little heart out on a treadmill at GoodLife Fitness.  I am beyond eager to dive… Read More…

Momentum Monday: Boston Training Begins!

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Oh YEAH it’s Monday! I had a stacked weekend of fun. I did my first hot yoga class of the year, my first race of the year and went to the Longboat gala! Now that the whirlwind is settling, this is my training from the past week: Monday: one hour cycle, 5 minutes abs (Every… Read More…

The Village Juicery

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I don’t know about you, but drinking enough fluids in the winter is HARD. Nothing makes me want to increase my coffee consumption like a nice -22 C day and my corner of the world has had quite a few of those lately. In the spirit of keeping my hydration levels up during winter, I… Read More…