19 Goals for 2019! (+Website Restoration update)

Life

Hi Friends:) For the past week, I’ve been doing a bit of reconnaissance on this blog. Here’s what I believe happened, in my extremely un-trained words: A¬†Wordpress plugin¬†malfunction resulted in about a dozen full backup files being saved to my URL’s disc space last June. With the disc space nearly full, the backup application then […]

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The Worst.

Life

You know what’s the worst? Signing on to your blog to draft out a long-anticipated update and then having your entire website crash and burn when you clicked “okay” on an update. It could have been worse, but not much; My backup plugin had stopped functioning back in June for some reason, and so I […]

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Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2018 Race Recap!

Life

Marathon #3 is in the books! A Little Background: I was actually supposed to run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon back in 2017, but when I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in June 2017, I was sadly forced to defer my race for a year. I’d chosen Toronto Waterfront because it has an amazing […]

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Summer 2018: A Highlight Reel

Life

(This is a brief re-write of a post that was destroyed in the great disc-space crash of ReadWriteRun in December 2018. It was re-written using the photo folders and notes from the original post. Enjoy! ) This. Summer. Was. Awesome. This was the first year I didn’t work or take classes over the summer; and […]

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20 Thoughts I’ve Thought As A Girl In The Weight Room


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) I’m now three weeks into my 12-week strength training program (Jamie Eason’s Livefit). I was super cardio and running focused for the last few years, so this is a step outside of my comfort zone. I’m loving the workouts, and I’m enjoying the results, but there are some parts of lifting weights that […]

September 6, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: Surviving the Start of Year Crunch


Life

Hi Friends:) It has been way too long since I sat down and wrote a post on here! As soon as I scheduled my last post about my fitness history, see, I got an email from my supervisor. Being a special education teacher is challenging for a lot of reasons. One very annoying reason is […]

September 5, 2017

My Fitness History: Dance, Cheer, IBD and Me


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) So, I’ve gotten a few questions recently about how I got into running, and how I’ve built such an active lifestyle for myself. It’s funny, though; I really don’t have a great answer. No one thing inspired me to get fit. In fact, most of the people and activities that should have gotten […]

September 1, 2017

Friday Faves!


Life, Reading, Running

  Hi Friends:) I’ve been fully, fully enjoying my last full week of vacation before heading back to work next Wednesday. It’s been a super long time since I did a Friday Favorites post, so I thought I’d put one together to recap this week:) This J Crew Factory top that I am so excited […]

August 25, 2017

This Week in Workouts + Fave Music Right Now


Life, Running

Hi Friends:)   I’ve come to accept that my weekly workout posts are more about holding myself accountable than anything else. Aside from following a training plan, I’ve never kept a very detailed list of my workouts; typically I hit the gym and forget what I did there as soon as I leave that day. […]

August 21, 2017

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Life, Reading

Hi Friends:) I recently finished a wonderful and timely book that you might of heard a bit of buzz about. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is titled after Tupac’s Thug Life acronym “the hate you give little infants f****s everybody,” and the book explores this concept in the most heartfelt, YA friendly way […]

August 19, 2017

How To Choose YOUR Perfect Race!


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) I recently signed up for my first post-injury race (hooray!) I’ll be running a 5k on September 17th, and I’m pretty psyched about it:) I’ve run a whole lot of races; many 5ks, almost a dozen halfs, and a full marathon. I’ve run in five states, and I’ve used every mode of transportation […]

August 18, 2017