Eugene Marathon & my first Boston qualifying time!

Wow. The Eugene Marathon 2022 was such an incredible event to take part in! Even though I had a great day and most people LOVE an event where they PR, this event kicked so much ass regardless of my personal result, truly. We drove to into Eugene on Friday after road tripping down from YVRContinue reading “Eugene Marathon & my first Boston qualifying time!”

Two Weeks til EUG

I can’t believe my first marathon since October 2019 is only two weeks away. The AirBnBs, yurts and rental car are booked, I’m pretty sure my husband’s new passport is at the courier depot, and we are heading out in just over a week for an Oregon coast/Eugene marathon adventure!!! After such a solid halfContinue reading “Two Weeks til EUG”

5 Weeks til Eugene. That was a big one.

Getting so close to the Oregon trip and marathon weekend! We’re leaving in four weeks from tomorrow (well..as long as my husband’s effing passport is here in time…if not then only I will be leaving..) and taking five days to drive from Vancouver to the Oregon coast down to Florence and then inland to Eugene!Continue reading “5 Weeks til Eugene. That was a big one.”

8 weeks til Eugene. I’m hungry.

It’s been a while since I trained for 42.2 and I sort of forgot about a couple things…like how freaking hungry I am ALL the time, even waking up in the night and needing a snack. I also forgot about the extra-gross feet, as well as how quickly my energy gels disappear! Speaking of theContinue reading “8 weeks til Eugene. I’m hungry.”

10 weeks til Eugene.

In 2019 I made a vow not to run a full marathon in 2020. It was time for a break. I ran a final pair of marathons on back-to-back weekends in October 2019 (Victoria, Kelowna, went better than would be expected) and figured that would do me for a while and let me focus onContinue reading “10 weeks til Eugene.”

Updated – A Rookie’s Guide to the Rupert 8K Road Race and 8 reasons to participate!

First and foremost, let’s get something straight – the term “race” can be intimidating for anyone who isn’t super competitive, experienced or confident in the activity at hand. BUT, what many new runners aren’t aware of, is that “race day” is totally synonymous with “a fun, organized running event with high energy and community atmosphereContinue reading “Updated – A Rookie’s Guide to the Rupert 8K Road Race and 8 reasons to participate!”