Miles:
9220 total / 2222 in 2014
Goal:

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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  • 37 miles
  • 02:02 time
  • 2288 calories
  • 9 workouts
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  1. VELO
    Leo Bike Miles 5 mi

    Took Leo around the river to the Museum.
    Windy. Cold.
    They said maybe snow tomorrow.........
    it's comin' people......... ;)

  2. VELO
    Leo Bike Miles 4.63 mi

    This is from yesterday. Leo and I went to the library, then to the clock tower (where it rained all over us, but we stood by the flame and at least felt warm), then to the grocery store and then ho... read more

    • Sarah M.
      Sarah M.

      Kids smiling in windows are irresistable! How can you not smile! :)

      about 17 hours ago Like

  3. RUN
    Progressive. Or, I'm bored al... 4.23 mi 00:39 09:14 pace

    I got bored of just running with no purpose, so after mile 2 I thought I'd make it a small progressive...why not. It was either that or sprints, but I thought maybe I needed to hold off from t... read more

  4. RUN
    alright Stinky. Or, The Happy Runner 5 mi 00:48 09:35 pace

    Blech! The Canal STINKS. Ugh. I guess I got to miss the pleasure of this stench last year because we didn't move until November 15th and then 3 days later there was a snow storm. MAN. Yesterda... read more

    • Vera L.

      I think I know that stinky canal smell - it's a lot like stinky marina smells. BLECK. Wear that shirt with pride, Barb! You earned every stitch of it. What the heck is up with your shoulder? Could you have pulled something picking up the King maybe and just not have felt it right away?

      2 days ago Like

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    • Dana

      When I used to run by the San Francisco Bay it would stink to high heaven during low tide. So nasty! I can empathize...

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @vera and dana -it is sooooooo gross. and yes, it's "low tide" for the canal right now, so i guess that's it...but, what is rotting in there that is so disgusting? a shit ton of geese and duck poop? (haha. see what i did there? ;) ), rotting vegetation, as Emma suggests...dead animals? dead bodies? i dunno. but: SO gross.

      about 23 hours ago Like

  5. walk
    Leo Miles 6 km

    skool pick up, home, swimming lessons.
    i forgot the damn bike helmet at school, so we had to walk.
    argh. so stupid. but, no helmet. no bike.
    sigh.
    swimming was........a total shit show. zero pati... read more

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Good to see your firm "no helmet, no bike" rule, Barb-- some might chance it and say "just this once since I forgot." Sounds like fun Leo times at the pool this evening! ;)

      3 days ago Like

    • Pranada D.
      Pranada D.

      Well done on the helmet. I used to be a pain in the neck at swimming lessons too. :)

      2 days ago Like

  6. FIT
    good this and that 00:15:00

    maintenance work.
    forearm rolls on the ball, glute bridges on the ball, side plank with leg lift on the ball, push ups

  7. VELO
    good Sight Seeing. Or, Goodbye, He... 10 mi

    Still not feeling 100%, so instead of running Leo to school I thought I'd give my lungs 1 more day, and biked him, and then went for a meander around the canal.
    Lots of action out there today... read more

    • Vera L.

      Your body will thank you (and reward you!) for the extra days off from running. Winter is looming, eh? Stay warm while you can! :-)

      3 days ago Like1 person

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    • Colleen M.
      Colleen M.

      Wonderful ride! Love reading about your adventures.

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      Winter is definitely looming, Vera...wahwah. ;) @Mari - wishful thinking! i love it! ;) @T - you should come hang out up here in february, -40C is a blast! ;)

      2 days ago Like

  8. walk
    Leo Miles 4 km

    daycare pick up and home. nuthin' fancy.

  9. RUN
    tired Damage Assessment 2 mi 00:20 10:00 pace

    Wowsa! Maybe going for a run today wasn't the best idea since I had the flu over the weekend...I tried to decipher between what would be flu-related and post-marathon related.
    Flu related: cou... read more

    • Robin B.
      Robin B.

      Hope you feel better Barb...give yourself time. I'm at that point to, need rest :) The goals sound great. I'm always amazed at how fast I can do a 5K after a marathon cycle...

      4 days ago Like

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    • Kevin M.
      Kevin M.

      Hope that flu clears real quick Barb. Hope the recovery from the marathon is quick as well. As for doing faster paced races, hell yes girl. Go get a few 5K's and some 10K's as well, you have done the brute (marathon) and you have nothing to prove on that score :-))

      4 days ago Like

    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      thanks peeps. i'm sure i'll live...the chest pain was a bit disconcerting though...never had that before. the rest i can handle. ;) looking forward to doing lotsandlots of speedwork. i've missed it!!

      4 days ago Like

  10. walk
    Leo Miles 8 km

    Spent the morning with Leo at school - they had a park day with pumpkins and face painting. Holy Moses. It is not relaxing to be around 30 children. ;)
    I also learned that I am not nearly as fun on... read more

  11. VELO
    Leo Bike Miles 6 km

    Took leo to the library to pick up some books we put on hold...also cleared out the rest of the maisy books.
    Went back out to get back on the bike and he saw parliament from the bike, and of course... read more

  12. VELO
    good Bicycle! 7.4 mi

    Took the bike for a spin after I dropped Leo at school.
    all things are fairly normal today, although no one is allowed to visit parliament today...that's not surprising.

    figured i'd get ... read more

  13. walk
    Leo Miles: The Lockdown Edition. 8 km

    I was going to bike Leo to school today and then do some more biking myself, but I coughed for a good 5 minutes straight this morning, and thought maybe I needed 1 more rest day before getting back... read more

  14. Shared Photo

    Moments after crossing the finish line Leo said: "Mama." I knelt down to hear him (which was excruciatingly painful, btw ;) ) and said: "Yes, Leo?" and then he said: "Mama.... read more

  15. walk
    Leo Miles: The "I'm still sta... 4 km

    I can walk down the stairs again without gripping the railing like my life depends on it! Hooray!
    I'm still exhausted, but my brain is already starting to ask when we're allowed to go for... read more

    • Vera L.

      Any marathon finish deserves oodles of feelings of pride - no matter how you crossed that finish line. The bottom line here is a 22 minute PR is totally awesome!

      10 days ago Like1 person

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    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      @Robin - I swear this one hurt way more than the first one......I remember the first one having its sucktastic moments, but not this bad....i'm blaming the faster pace! ;)

      9 days ago Like

    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      You're absolutely right, Barb-- the faster pace takes A LOT bigger toll on your body. Don't second guess yourself-- you rocked this!

      9 days ago Like1 person

  16. RUN
    Toronto Waterfront Marathon 42.2 km 04:36 10:32 pace

    Well. That's done.
    This was pretty brutal, I won't lie. (But let me say I PRed by 22 minutes, so let's keep that in mind while we continue). Starting with a stomach cramp early on, ... read more

    • Pranada D.
      Pranada D. Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      You did awesome and it was a privilege to run you in (and fire up the crowds a little - though they probably would have been cheering anyway!) :)

      11 days ago

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    • Barb G.
      Barb G.

      Thanks Ann. Things are feeling pretty good in terms of recovery...but I swore I wouldn't run for 1 week...which is a lot harder to do than I thought it would be! It was such a nice day out today, perfect for a run...but the ride was nice too. :)

      7 days ago Like

    • Dana Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Wow, Barb. You are simply awesome! A 22 minute PR is huge!!! "Non-ability-to-see"... yes, I remember that well and one of the reasons I haven't re-attempted that distance! lol =) Anyway, BIG CONGRATS!!!

      7 days ago

  17. VELO
    Leo Bike Miles 5 km

    wee ride with Leo to get him a hair cut.
    so cute to watch him in the chair with the giant frock on watching Thomas.
    First time he didn't want to sit in my lap while getting a cut. Sniffle.

  18. walk
    Leo Miles 22 km

    weekly miles with Leo....

  19. RUN
    Next Stop: Marathon-ville 5.14 mi 00:49 09:31 pace

    That's it. Tomorrow we get in the car and go. Coach T said to try to get in a couple miles to shake the legs out from the ride, but chances are those miles will be walking miles with Leo.

    Le... read more

    • Vera L.

      You are SO ready for the marathon Barb! I will be thinking of you Sunday morning. Be strong, be resilient. Glide your way through that course - you can do it!!! :-)

      14 days ago Like1 person

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    • Colleen M.
      Colleen M.

      You are ready! Can't wait to hear all about it. Go get 'em!

      13 days ago Like

    • Zoe K.
      Zoe K.

      Have a great run Barb! Remember all of that great training you have put in as you walk yourself up to the corral. I will be on the lookout for you at the bottom of High Park.

      13 days ago Like

  20. FIT
    4:30AM? 00:20

    I woke up at 4:30 AM and my nose was stuffy and Icouldn't fall back asleep, so at 5AM I got out of the bed and dropped a mat on the floor and dropped myself on the mat and started some strengt... read more