9354 total / 2357 in 2014

Sub 1:50 1/2 marathon (1:47:19)! Near future: 46 min 10k (47:42, so close! ). Fall 2014 marathon #2. 1:45 1/2 marathon - I'm comin' for you. :)

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  • 27 miles
  • 02:17 time
  • 2229 calories
  • 8 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. walk
    Leo Miles 5 km

    meh. still feel disgusting. Weird colours are coming out of my day off yesterday, and today...Not training anyway, so may as well let my body actually *try* to heal. Right? Pres... read more

  2. walk
    leo miles 6 km

    rest day...p forced me to have a full rest day and drove me with leo to school and then i just walked to sneaking home for strength work...nothing but walking. leo pick ups, ... read more

  3. walk
    Leo Miles 12 km

    no rest for the wicked.
    included library outing...not my choice to go out when i feel like garbage, but we had 2 overdue dvds, and those fines are big, we went.
    other than the extreme mel... read more

    • Dana

      Seems the melt down was worth it then ;-)

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      indeed. always worth it. besides, if we let possible toddler melt downs stop us from doing stuff, well, i'd never go anywhere. ;)

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      You're not wicked! Nice 12K, Barb!

      3 days ago Like

  4. FIT
    this and that 00:20

    after i ran leo to school i ran back home and did some weights work...nothing fancy. not feeling 100% so i opted to just do the little run, and some stuff at home...

    single leg deadlifts, planks o... read more

  5. RUN
    alright Slip n' Slide! 4.6 mi 00:42 09:13 pace

    All over the map today. Ice everywhere...wasn't a problem if there were not hills, but on the way down the hill bringing Leo to school that steep incline gave me tro... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      New pants! Ah geeze, ice sabotages everything. It's the season I guess. Good work this morning and good luck on the less hilly/safer route. A little extra mileage could be a welcome thing anyway

      5 days ago Like

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Good choice taking the snowbank instead of the road. Definitely sounds like a less hilly route would help when it's so icy!

      5 days ago Like

    • Mari S.
      Mari S.

      Seems like we're all experiencing a little Mother Nature anger at the moment. Good luck with the new route. Great job with all those hills!

      5 days ago Like

  6. FIT
    Nap Time 00:20

    planks with leg lifts, side planks, single leg glute bridges, sumo squats, single leg dips, scissors.

  7. RUN
    tired 12x400 on the snowy path 5.96 mi 00:55 09:13 pace

    everything is slower in the snow...had to be careful running Leo to school, along with the uphill climbs there's a steep downhill too, which in the slippery snow means slowing down at lot more... read more

    • Vera L.

      Careful out there Barb! You did an awesome job with the repeats!

      6 days ago Like

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    • Marlon O.
      Marlon O.

      Great job getting in 12 400s, that's awesome in the snow!

      6 days ago Like

    • Dana

      That sounds hard, but fun! I have the Garmin 610 and on that watch you can create workouts like that... Can't remember which watch you have.

      6 days ago Like

  8. Quick: Which model of Garmin are you using, and why? (if you're not using one, what are you using, and why isn't it a garmin? ;) ).

    • Mari S.
      Mari S.

      901XT -- because it has a swim feature and I always lose count of my laps when I'm doing long swims :P Plus it was the smallest face (at the time) for a triathlon-style watch.

      7 days ago Like

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    • Michael L.

      Hmm .. I use an iPhone. Is there a reason I should use a Garmin instead? (since I'm bringing the phone anyway for the music).

      6 days ago Like

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      i prefer to see what's happening in the workout easily, not on my arm. for me that's the biggest negative for iphone/ipod type things for running. but that's just a preference...i suppose some of those things talk to you, but that would bug the hell outta me. ;)
      thanks for the input peeps. just pretend shopping on the site, and was many options. definitely want something along the lines of my 305 - i like the bells and whistles, and one day i know i want the heart rate option...

      6 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    One Year Later... 6.2 mi 00:54 08:44 pace

    Today's the 1 year anniversary of moving from Toronto to Ottawa. I remember the moment Leo woke up he screamed his head off while walking around the apartment filled with boxes...he screamed a... read more

    • Mari S.
      Mari S.

      I know what you mean about the connection to Toronto. Hopefully you will learn to love Ottawa just a little bit more eventually. Sorry about not hooking up with you yesterday, but we were on the road by 7:15 yesterday :( Awesome work on this run, though. You'll get your endurance back soon. It never truly leaves.

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      A poignant remembrance of TO, Barb-- hope you find more routes like the Heron! :)

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Marina! I've lived here before! 6 years - university BA and MA. It's where P and I met...his family is here, which is nice, and we have lots of good memories from being here years that is nice.

      8 days ago Like

  10. walk
    Leo miles 8 km

    this parenting thing. it has been nice, but i want a day off.

  11. VELO
    errands 5 km

    bank. post office. almost 2015 and we finally did our taxes for 2013....
    bicycle. you rule.

    • Sam J.
      Sam J.

      Meh. As long as you're getting a refund they don't care.

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Love the bike! :)

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Sam - yea. we were on parental leave last year, so between the two of us we made less than didn't owe them anything, so we let it slide for awhile...but when the ontario gov cheques for kid stopped coming we thought we should do them because that extra 90$ a month is quite helpful to our meager salaries.......did i mention we're not rich? ;)

      9 days ago Like

    • Marina

      Oddly, It's kind of a pleasant feeling to know I'm not the only poverty-stricken person around here, lol. :) I can't be late on my taxes though b/c I always end up owing which sucks mooseballs. :(

      9 days ago Like

  12. RUN
    pace miles. 4.23 mi 00:35 08:16 pace

    ran leo to skool (about a mile), and then dropped the pace for 3 miles at half marathon goal pace.
    8s don't feel comfy yet...back to feeling pukey and crampy...trying to remember i need to wo... read more

  13. VELO
    Leo Bike Miles 5 km

    wee meander - took him to buy a gift for his friend - he was invited to a birthday party this weekend. we got her a book, what else would leo give someone but a book? i mean really...we only read..... read more

  14. Confession: Sometimes I go to the Adidas website and fill up a shopping bag full of running clothes I can't afford...but today, today I actually NEED new running pants because mine are fallin&... read more

  15. FIT
    thisandthat 00:15:00

    nothing fancy just a few things on the ball after i ran leo to skool.
    forearm rolls, knee ups, bird dogs, glute bridges.
    both p and l are sick, so this might account for the feeling i have of zero ... read more

  16. RUN
    warm up 2 mi

    ran leo to skool and then right back home...supposed to be a rest day...usually i bike but i just didn't feel like it this morning....might be the perpetual 5am wake up calls....zzzzzz

  17. RUN
    tired hump day hills for 2nd breakf... 4.03 mi 00:39 09:36 pace

    Leo was up at 5am...which meant I had 6 hours sleep...again...(when do kids start sleeping like normal people? 2 and a half and still doesn't regularly sleep through the night and sleep patter... read more

    • Marina

      Have I mentioned the issues we've had with our 10 1/2 year old? Ok, I won't. Really. It does get better. Intermittently, perhaps, but it does get better. :P Pretty good run considering the lack of sleep and wind, there, missy. Impressive as usuelle.

      11 days ago Like

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    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      great hump day workout!

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @emma - yea....i'm totally in denial about that stuff. ugh.

      10 days ago Like

  18. walk
    Leo Miles 6 km

    today's pick up at school included several "sudden inability to walk" syndromes that meant lying face down in the dirt. cool. i'll just wait it out over here, buddy.

    swimming l... read more