Tag: races

GUEST BLOG #7 – Why do you run?

Hello!

This week’s blog is brought to you by my good friend Kyla aka earlybirdrunner. I first got to know/creeped on Kyla from the #RunDisney tag on Instagram; she was running the Dopey Challenge (4 races in 4 days) at Walt Disney World in January 2018 – I was running the marathon.  Later on, I found out she was doing this as part of her year long birthday celebration.  And since then we’ve hung out in real life, and this girl is incredible! She is so inspirational, she is a machine! Recently not only did Kyla take part in a 50km race, she came first….not first female, first OVERALL winner!!!!

GUEST BLOG #6 – Why do you run?

Hey everyone. Hope you are having a lovely week.

This week’s guest blogger is the fabulous Jenny (fueled by cocoa). The three things I can tell you about Jenny (apart from that she is a runner!) is she always wears AMAZING running gear, she can get herself into some very impressive yoga poses, and she is by far the best I’ve ever seen at jumping and taking a photo!

GUEST BLOG #5 – Why do you run?

Hello and happy Global Running Day! Hope you managed to get out and log some miles on this happy Wednesday. I didn’t unfortunately, but that’s another story.

So this guest blog is by the fabulous Ashley – you can check her out on Instagram here and her blog here.  I’ve only been following Ashley on IG for a short while, but I absolutely love her account – if you are into Disney, running, or Lilly Pulitzer clothing, you defo need to check her out!  Enjoy!

WHY I DIDN’T GET A PB, AND WHY I AM OK WITH IT

I have been training for the Oak Bay Half-Marathon for the past 17 weeks. I put so much pressure on myself to get a Personal Best (PB) at this race.  Even though I have been running for a few years now, this past year running has been really hard for me.  I was essentially starting over.  Originally my race goal time was extremely adventurous (11 minutes faster than my first half-marathon in 2016), and a few weeks ago I made the decision to rain in my expectations and come up with a more realistic goal. A goal I knew I would smash….or at least I thought I would.

GUEST BLOG #4 – Why do you run?

Hello – Happy Friday! Are you racing this weekend? I don’t know about you, but my Instagram is FULL of folks running races and I am loving seeing goals being smashed. Gives me all the feels.

Guest blogger number 4 is the fabulous Charles – check out his Instagram here.  What I am loving most about this blog series is getting to know more about the runners than just seeing their awesome photos on Instagram. Its so interesting to hear how others got into the sport and what they love about it most. Enjoy!

RACE VOLUNTEERING IS SO MUCH FUN – TC10K

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I was volunteering at a local 10K race this past weekend.  Since I started running 3 years ago, I have taken part in 9 races, and every single time I passed a volunteer I thanked them.  Races wouldn’t be able to go ahead without the many awesome people who volunteer their time.  I’ve wanted to volunteer at a race for quite some time now, but there was always one reason or another that stopped me from being able to help out.  But after the Walt Disney marathon I made an effort to find a local race that I would help out at.  I scheduled it into my calendar to keep the whole weekend free so I could be at the expo on Saturday, and race day (Sunday).  I was super excited.