Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Creative Cross-Training

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 0
Have been feeling like an adventure lately, and came across this on Facebook this morning.

Held in cities all over the world. How FUN is that??? Some groups then donate the pillows to charities - for example, the pillow fight in New York City is donating to animal shelters to make beds for the animals (melt my heart NYC!). Very jealous of my dear friend Jill, who is probably attending this event. Jill - photos!!!

This would make a super fun cross-training workout for the arms! Does anyone else feel like we could get this off the ground in NL....I do!

From the NYC site, I stumbled unto something else near and dear to my heart - passion for photography, and these VERY cool events held by Newmindspace in Toronto and New York. Everyone shows up with a camera at a predetermined time and place, and starts snapping, uploading photos to Flickr afterwards. So cool. Other events include blanket forts and bubble battles.

My Public Service Announcement for today:

You are never too old to LIVE, be creative, have fun, and act like a kid.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My favourite workout song (this week)

Saturday, January 23, 2010 0

Is..........Orianthi - "According to You"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snack Attack!

Saturday, January 16, 2010 0

I haven't had a post about FOOD in a while, which is strange, considering it's one of my favourite things!

Last night, we went to an Indian Food Extravaganza with some of our great running friends. I wanted to bring something to snack on, and had been planning to make these pretzel snacks for a while. They are SUPER easy, totally yummy, and got RAVE reviews.

Here's how you make them.

Lay small pretzels out on a pan
Put one block of Caramilk bar on each pretzel
Heat in the oven for about 5 minutes (just enough to make the chocolate soft)
Remove from oven and press a pecan half into each piece of chocolate
Cool and VOILA!

Happy Snacking!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A little bit of Inspiration

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 0
I found some great inspirational posters on

Here is my favourite. The image links to the site!
My ultimate goal for the upcoming half-marathon is to finish smiling.
What's your ultimate goal for your next race?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Running a Marathon: The Easy Way

Monday, January 11, 2010 0
Any other fans of "How I Met Your Mother" out there?

We love it.

You might remember the episode where Barney decided to run the New York City Marathon. His advice was simple.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What's playing on my iPod?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 0
New Year! Time for some new music!

When I run, I really need extremely upbeat music (for the most part).

I didn't always run with music, and after last Sunday's run, have proven that I still can (low battery then NO battery about 5 k into an 18 k run).

But anyways, if you're looking for some fun, upbeat songs, here's a sample of what's playing in my ears.

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga (she's really growing on me - this one has such a Euopean club track feel - love it).
Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
3 - Britney
Sexy "Chick" - David Guetta ("she's nothing like a girl you've ever seen before" - love the beat).
Don't Talk to Strangers - Hedley
Evacuate the Dancefloor - Cascada
Meet me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas (love this song)
Yeah - Usher (apparently this is the #1 song of the decade.....really?)
Gives You Hell - All American Rejects
Maroon 5 - This Love
Give it All You Got - Lil Jon
Waking Up in Vegas - Katy Perry
(If you're wondering if I want you to ) I want you to - Weezer
Hotel Room Service - Pitbull

Listening to it tonight.....HILL REPEATS

Monday, January 4, 2010

Marathon Inspiration

Monday, January 4, 2010 0

Happy New Year!!!!!

I don't think there is a more inspiring marathon story out there. period.
How can you not be awed and amazed by this? I tear up every time I watch this story.
Watch, and be inspired to champion your own cause, whatever it may be.

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