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21.1

Nope, that’s not my age. It’s the distance I ran today.

The BMO 1/2 MARATHON finally arrived!

Here are some stats according to my garmin:

Total distance: 13.35miles

Total Time: 1:52:56

Avg Pace: 8.27min/mile

Overall? I’m stoked! I knew that my time would be around 1:50 and I’m so glad that it worked out. Especially since I wasn’t feeling optimal these last few days; first exam stress, then tired, then a little cold! It’s been a rough and busy week. So to still do well on this race feels awesome (and a little sore!).

Now I’ve started thinking about what I want to do for the summer… I need a challenge. Any suggestions?

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It’s been Awhile…

Since I posted.

Well I’m not quite out of the dark yet. I’ve finished 4 of 5 exam (three of them in just over twenty-four hours on Thursday/Friday) and the last one really isn’t too worrisome.

I do have a dietetics interview to prepare for as well, I’m a little nervous since last year it was the interview portion that I bombed. But hopefully I’ll be more prepared this time around?

It’s making me quite lazy right now. I’m trying to motivate myself to do some spring cleaning, but all I’ve managed to do today is take out the garbage/recycling. :p

I’ve been reading blogs…

like From French Fries to Flaxseeds, which has an awesome give away by the way.

Or old stands like KERF, Healthy Tipping Point, Oh She Glows.

And other fantastic Canadian blogs, Life After Bagels, Why Deprive?

My butt has been glued to seats quite frequently this past week and my back and shoulders have totally felt it. But rolling it out with a foam roller every night totally helped.

So now my stress levels are lower and instead of school I’m thinking about summer. I basically have one thing I need to get doing:

JOB HUNTING. Anyone hiring? Other then that I have no summer plans, except chill out, relax and use my brain less.

Oh and I’m really looking forward to this:

bmo

(only add in a 1/2 before that marathon will you.)

And once I finished that I need to think of some other fun sports goal. Might involve this:

 storm the wall!!! 033

Hmmm.

What are your summer plans?

I promise to be back (sooner rather then later) with better pictures. 🙂

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Inspired

Well this past week I’ve been locking myself up trying to get a little work done.. And very little work has been done indeed. It’s really hard to concentrate when, if I feel like procrastinating, the Olympics are on TV.

I have to say I’m very glad indeed that UBC gave us two weeks off instead of one this year. I don’t know what I’d be doing if I had to be back at school already. I’d be so far behind!

I find the Olympics super inspiring. I know I could never, ever be an Olympic caliber athlete, but seeing those men and women get out there and do a sport flawlessly really makes me want to keep being active.

So to inspire myself to keep at it the way I have been at it, I went online this week and paid some money to run this little race:

bmo

No I’m not doing the full marathon, but I am going to do the half Marathon on Sunday May 2nd, right after I finish up all my exams and have to move out of residence.

It will be my first running race in over two years, and I’m really looking forward to it. It will also be my sixth half marathon. But I haven’t run a half marathon in over 4years, in fact the last one I did was the BMO in 2006. So we’ll see how it goes.

I’ve started “training” and by that I mean trying to increase my mileage and do a few speed workouts.

Have you ever done a running race? If so what distance? Would you ever want to?

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