Monthly Archives: August 2016


Posted on August 29, 2016

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”. – Kahlil Gibran Why would I want to run a race barefoot? Not sure. But it’s on the bucket list, so that’s good enough for me. I figure there are enough items on there

XMANRACE Toronto 2016 – Race Recap

Posted on May 24, 2016

I was thrilled to see XMANRACE arrive to Toronto – this race series got nothing but positive reviews from fellow racers in the past, yet all the locations have previously been in Quebec, so I was not able to make it out to one of their events. Until this year! According to the race website:

Fuego y Agua Nicaragua 25km-ish Trail Run – Race Recap (the Gollum edition)

Posted on February 15, 2016

“Wake up. Wake up. Wake up, sleepies. We must go, yeeees, we must go at once”. Last year I took off shortly after the Survival Run (right after the Beer Mile, to be exact) – I needed some time to decompress, and, while it was the right call at the time, I missed being part

Spartan Sprint Tahoe 2015 – Race Recap (and an unexpected bucket list item!)

Posted on October 9, 2015

While the Championship Race on Saturday was the highlight of the weekend, lots was happening on Sunday as well – Ultra Beasters took off nice and early, followed by few more waves of the Beast, and then the Spartan Sprint – including the competitive wave, as well as the charity race, special wave for the

Spartan Super Toronto 2015 – Race Recap

Posted on July 23, 2015

When in doubt, wear a kilt. I had a much more pleasant day at the Spartan Super on Sunday (compared to Spartan Sprint on Saturday)! Damage control included awesome company, slowing the fuck down, wearing a hat, sunglasses, wet towel on my neck, ice pack in my hydration bladder and enough sunscreen to drown a

Fork In The Road 5k – Race Recap

Posted on May 4, 2015

This weekend I took part in Ontario’s newest trail run – Fork In the Road 5k – a trail run with a twist. From the race website: So, this is a 5k race, which could end up being 8k! Fork In the Road 5k is put on by the same organizers as MudNewton – one

[…] is what I’m like when I’m at a gym. In the forest. On race course. Crewing for others. Dancing at Burning Man. I AM that rocker chick. Smiling. […]

my first beer mile

Posted on February 24, 2015

This whole beer mile business… I was never convinced. I love running. I love beer. But together? Just because I love both, does not seem like a good enough reason to put them together. [Peanut butter is an obvious exception here. Peanut butter goes with everything.] The fact that I am an incredibly light weight

[…] this post? Check out the race recap of my first beer mile, and three things I learned from doing […]

Sulphur Springs Trail Run 10k – Race Recap

Posted on May 27, 2014

My first official race this season was the Sulphur Springs Trail Race. I did the shortest distance possible – 10k, and this race was everything that my last race was not. Strong. Consistent. Rest days rock. Course: A+ Gorgeous is one word to describe it. While some trail races have you running on the pavement

running home

Posted on October 28, 2013

“Much of your pain is self-chosen.” – Kahlil Gibran The God of running is flying, his many faces glistening in the sun. His many feet are kicking up imaginary clouds of dust. His bony ebony elbows propel him forward. The faithful cheer wildly at this presence, but the God does not notice. He cannot hear

[…] run a marathon [2013] […]

Toronto Spring Tough Mudder 2013 – Race Recap

Posted on May 21, 2013

*This race review has been written for Obstacle Racing Magazine USA. You can view the original post at  Beep. Beep. Beep. Alarm rings. “Ugh. Just die already”, I think to myself. My bed is so warm, and from keeping the patio door open overnight, I feel the chill in the air. I bury my head

Solo at 7:23 am May 24
Awww - thank you, Tess. I'm incredibly flattered.



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