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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Teacher Tuesday: Why CAMP Is Important!


Life

Hi Friends:) So, I am about to set off for my 11th summer of camp! I spent four summers as a day camper when I was a kid, and I’ve worked on and off as a camp counselor, art instructor, and now a camp director ever since! I have worked at three different camps, all […]

July 11, 2017

Travel Guide: Family Trip to New Hampshire


Life, Reading

Hi Friends:) You might have noticed that I didn’t manage to post much at all last week. That’s because I was vacationing with my family in the New Hampshire Lakes Region. I spent full summers up there as a kid, and nowadays I try to make it up to my parent’s home there as much […]

July 10, 2017

Swimming for Runners


Life, Running

So, As I’ve written about previously, I was recently diagnosed with a stress fracture in my tibia. Insert sad face emoji here. My orthopedist talked me through the recovery process at our last appointment, which includes a lot of rest and listening to my body. He told me that pain is my best guide; If […]

July 3, 2017

A Tough Break + a Wednesday Wonderful!


Life, Running

This past Monday, I got a call from my orthopedist asking me to come in right away. If you’ve ever had any testing or imaging done, you know that quick responses are typically bad news. I rushed in to the doctors office that same afternoon, fully expecting to emerge on crutches and in an aircast. […]

June 28, 2017

Teacher Tuesday: A Teacher’s Summer Essentials


Life, Reading

Hi Friends:) IT’S FINALLY HERE! Summer. I thought it might never arrive! To be honest, my summer doesn’t really start until August, because I spend half of July directing a summer program for kids with disabilities. But I’m so looking forward to a few weeks of fun and family in July, then lots of days […]

June 27, 2017

Running Gear: Things That Work


Life, Running

Hello there! Whenever I hang out with newer runners or non-runners who are pondering getting into the biz, we end up chatting about my stuff. You know, my workout stuff. Now, anyone who works up a sweat on a regular basis has their favorite gear, but for runners it’s almost an intimate thing. The right stuff […]

June 25, 2017

10 Years Cancer Free & 5 Years Running


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) This summer is already looking to be jam-packed, and school isn’t even out yet! Just this week I’ve been running around like crazy, trying to make time for errands and family and work and workouts. Just today I had to head to my local hospital for an MRI on the tibial stress reaction […]

June 22, 2017

Running in Far-Away Lands: A Traveler’s Guide


Life, Running

Hi Friends:) I absolutely love traveling, and try to travel as much as possible. I’ve had an incredible past couple of months, where I’ve been lucky enough to jet all over the world! Check out my travel guides for Sardinia and New Orleans if you want to learn a little bit more about my trips. […]

June 21, 2017