SeaWheeze 2016: Training Update

Three weeks from today, I’ll be back at work with sore legs and a full heart after spending a week in Vancouver and completing Lululemon‘s SeaWheeze Half Marathon. I’ve been officially training for this race since the first week of June, and I can hardly believe how fast the time has flown by. It seems […]

NBA All-Star Weekend,
Part 1: Court Fit

Let me start by owning up to the fact that I’m not big on team sports—watching or participating. Since I traded in my soccer cleats for pointe shoes back in ’95 or so, I’ve done my best to avoid team sports of all kinds, at all costs. While I certainly appreciate the athleticism required and […]

The Break-Up: Academy Of Lions + NTC Part Ways

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve decided to spend this week reflecting on various aspects of that wonderful thing called love, from community love and self love to some healthy treats baked with love. Whether you’re perpetually single, serial dating, happily married or fresh off a divorce, it makes no difference here—this week is all […]

Just Announced: 2016 NikeWomen Victory Tour

Update (June 13, 2016): I received two emails last week from Nike saying that both the L.A. and Atlanta stops of the NikeWomen Victory Tour have been cancelled. I received a similar email about Barcelona back in May. I took a look at the Victory Tour website and it looks like about half of the cities […]

Dear 2016:

Let’s Be Friends

I’m well aware that each new day, week and month present us with equal opportunities to start anew, but I still can’t deny the power of a fresh calendar year to make me want to be better. And even though the feeling is usually fleeting, I do see value in taking time every Jan. 1 to reflect on […]

Race Weekend Recap: Nike Women’s Half Marathon

It has been almost three weeks since I ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco, and maybe the reason it’s taken me so long to put this blog post together is because I wish it wasn’t over. For months I’d been looking forward to this race—my first ever out-of-country running event—and the trip that […]

Finding My Fast: The Road To San Francisco

I know what you’re thinking and no, this hasn’t become a blog that’s strictly about running—some beauty posts are coming up soon, I promise—but I couldn’t leave you hanging about my Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco (NWSF) random draw result. So here’s what happened. I entered the draw as part of a team with […]

Race Weekend Recap: Nike Women’s 15K Toronto

The Nike Women’s 15K Toronto has come and gone, and I most definitely feel #BetterForIt. For me, “race weekend” began on Thursday. I woke up extra early for one of the last Nike+ Training Club (NTC) classes of Nike Toronto’s Done Before Dawn series—a 6:30am session at the St. James Cathedral Centre in Toronto’s east […]

Stronger Together: Nike Unites Toronto Women

I’ve run a lot of races over the years, from 5k and 10k distances to half and full marathons, and I can honestly say that I’ve never been as excited in the lead-up to a race weekend as I am right now—so much so that here I am, finally back on this blog that has […]