Thursday, 16 April 2015

Behind the Scenes...

Things have been a little helter-skelter behind the scenes here lately (a sentiment I am pretty sure I write at least 5x a year. But it is true). I can't reveal all of the mischief I have been up to lately just yet... But I definitely do have some new stuff to share with you.

5Peaks Trail Race:
I signed up for my first trail race of the season! I am going to run the Terra Cotta 5Peaks Enduro Course next weekend. I had such a great time trying out trail racing last year, that I wanted to make getting off the road a priority this season. This is actually going to be my first race back post-op, and I think trail racing is the perfect environment to get back into the racing spirit.

Because of the unpredictable terrain you can't fuss too much about pace. So my goal next weekend is to target effort. I will running to heart rate - I am planning to run the first 6km in Zone 4 and then kick it into Zone 5 for the final 3.8km. It is up in the Halton Hills Conservation area, so I suspect it is going to be hilly. But I think it is going to be fun!

I was contacted in January by Christa from iRun Magazine asking if I would be willing to chat about running and some of the charity work I had done. I was in the middle of moving, so I admit I didn't ask many questions, said "Sure", and carried on. So when Christa sent me the link to the actual article (<--- Click here to read it) I was stunned, humbled, and admittedly a little overwhelmed.

The whole issue was a tribute to Terry Fox - basically the most beloved and inspiring Canadians of all time - and I was included in an article title "A tribute to the next generation of heroes". Ummmm, What the What?! That is a pretty prestigious comparison, and I really don't think it is warranted.

I would obviously love to make a contribution like that, but I am just not on that level. I am going to do my darnest to live up to these lofty expectations though. This year my focus is going to continue to be The Heart and Stroke Foundation and I will running and racing in support of them and their lifesaving research. You can check out my fundraising page here (or just click the Happy Heart Project Button in the sidebar).

iRun and Saucony's #FindYourStrong campaign are going to be following our adventure for the next year! So my wheels are spinning as I try to come up with my next great adventure.

Get Out There Girls Podcast:
This is something that we have been chatting about for a while, but it is now finally being executed! I have teamed up with some of my favourite girls - Jess, Michelle, and Clare - to talk about all things Girlie and Sports related.

Our website is now up and running and you can subscribe to us on iTunes. Our first podcast is up and running so we would love to hear what you think. And what you would like to hear us talk about? So send all your questions and ideas our way!

So tell me:
  • Have you ever tried trail racing?
  • What do you think my next adventure should be?
  • What would you like to hear on our next podcast?
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