Win one of these 4 boxes of eload gels! Enter my raffle (find out how at www.see-steph-run.com/raffle) and support the Canadian Cancer Society. A donation of $5 gets you 3 entries to the raffle. More prizes to win! Raffle ends this Saturday! :) #prizes #contest #win #eload #gels #marathon #run #runblr #training #race #racing
Beautiful day! Great run!!! Looks like an easy week last week was exactly what I needed because today went effing beautifully! Of course the fact that I didn’t have to contend with snow, slush or ice might have helped :) time for some core work! #runblr #runner #run #springisintheair
Home of the O:U Podcast
Today I wanted to highlight one of my new favourite podcasts to listen to on the run. It’s a bit weird because O:U is targeted towards ultra runners and athletes in the South of the U.S. of A. And here I am up in the North of Canada. But I randomly caught on and I’m LOVING the podcasts. They are so well put together and they are so darn interesting. I say this as someone who has a really hard time finding podcasts to listen to because I find a lot of them either boring or badly produced. Which is why I tend to obsessively listen to my tried and true CBC podcasts. I sometimes listen to Rich Roll’s podcasts, but sometimes those drag on a little and I rarely come away feeling as if I learned anything. So it was refreshing this week when I put on the O:U podcast and immediately just fell into step without even a thought of turning it off.
And congrats on putting on the race this weekend :)
Speed-work day! Went a lot better than expected. 2 sets of 4 x 0.25 miles with appropriate recovery times between. Time for some nice hot soup and a little relaxing. Then I head over to the bf’s place where I’ll study for the afternoon. He’s making me pasta tonight! Secret Italian family recipe that he asked his nonna to teach him to make. :) I’m one lucky runner <3 #runblr #fitblr #runner #run
Did another speed work session today. Probably not ideal to do them back to back but I wanted to beat the piles of snow. I still ended up having to deal with some slippery-ness but I was really pleased with my run. Good stuff! And not that cold at all. It’s -18 with the windchill I think but it’s really not so bad. Or maybe my body is really getting used to it. #run #runblr #fitblr #snow #winter
Super productive day! I actually think this disrupted sleeping pattern with lack of sleep is helping me. Is that even possible? I woke up after a choppy night of sleep, fed Zoe, took care of all that puppy stuff, made coffee, packed my bag, did my speedwork, showered, got dressed and went to class! Good day! I’m already looking forward to my next pool day. I think I might even go 3 times next week! I’m thinking of also joining the gym again, mainly just for the group classes. Going to head there this weekend for info and prices. Now time for dinner! In all the busy-ness of today I actually didn’t eat. Oops….my coffee filled me up oddly enough and the energy bar I packed as a snack during class was GROSS. Better luck next time. Haha #fitblr #runblr #productivity #motivated