Archive for August, 2010

5 more sleeps!!!

Posted: August 31, 2010 by sarahbod in 1/2 marathon, Music, RACES, running articles

Are you ready piraterunners??!??! I am not! I’m nervous and actually feel as though I was more ready for the run a month ago then I am right now!! I’ve been online checking some last minute prepping reccomendations. Here are few I found:

Race Morning
Set your alarm to wake up early so you have plenty of time before the race. You need to be awake and alert. It is also important to get your body functioning and have a bowel movement to get rid of last night’s final carbohydrates. Sometimes drinking 1-2 cups of water or coffee will assist in this process.

Really?? Wake up early!!? Isn’t our race at 6am?? Alert?? It takes me hours to become “alert” after waking up, let alone waking up at the crack of dawn! Will it even be light out?? Also, bowel movement? Coffee? Seriously, I don’t even speak a word until I’ve been awake for at least an hour.  This is going to be interesting!

Getting Ready

Preventing chafing over the marathon distance is important. Vaseline or other athletic skin lubricant can be put wherever 2 body surfaces will rub together or where the edge or seam on clothing will rub on the skin. Also, to prevent the infamous “black toe” and other foot problems , shoes should have at least a thumb’s width of length beyond your longest toe when standing.

Wow, chafing? black toe? Running is certainly not glamorous! (but I know someone that is!)

The article continues with several more “preparations” but I just couldn’t bring myself to read them. Ready or not….here we come!!!! SB



The @ work 5.5k run

Posted: August 23, 2010 by bbodnarchuk in run

I decided it was WAY too nice to sit in my office and do jack, so I decided to bring my gear for a run today.

The office was dead. I was bored. I went for a run.

I ended up running for 30mins exactly and managed a 5.5km distance which isn’t bad considering the majority of the run was filled with hills, brutal sidewalks, and traffic lights.

Felt good to get out and use my time, or my bosses time, wisely.

We’re not far now folks. We’ll be knee deep in our Half Marathon in no time.

p.s it is so dead at wotk that I’ve watched this video three times…. enjoy. (click “video”)

Who wants a SALAD?

Reasons to run…part deux.

Posted: August 19, 2010 by sarahbod in FOOD, reasons to RUN, run, travel

After 10 amazing days on the East coast Brad and I have returned to reality. Reality as they say…bites! We had a great time visiting with family and friends and attending the epic party that was Lee and Chantelle’s wedding.  I actually got some runs in during our time there.Thankfully my mother-in-law and the Best Western Charlottetown have a treadmill.  It was a little too humid for my liking to run outside. I decided early on in our vacation that I really had no choice but to run, considering the following:

1. I love lobster…and  there was plenty to be had.

Me enjoying some PEI lobster courtesy of the newlyweds.

Me enjoying some PEI lobster courtesy of the newlyweds.

2. I love Cow’s ice cream.


We just had to have some. I mean...we were in the birthplace of Cow's ice cream.

3. I love bbq’d hamburgers!!!


How could I say no to these cute bbq chefs?!?

4. I love chocolate…maybe even addicted.


I just had to try a few of these at the would have been rude not to!

So, as I have said in the past…empty calories do not burn themselves. Which is why I ran during my holiday and will continue to run after the 1/2 marathon. For now…back to training. With the run fast approaching I have to get my km’s up and put in some more hill time! Maybe tomorrow? That is if I get my packing done for Vegas in good time! Doesn’t every 1/2 marathon training schedule recommend a girls trip to Sin City 2 weeks before race day??? I know mine must have! SB

Hey kids make sure you gots all your papers in order. Go to the link here if you haven’t yet, top right hand corner (the wee one’s have to have one signed too)

Can you believe that in exactly 4 weeks today we will be running this super fun race! Have you seen this prize yet? 13.1 gets you this super shiny metal that may or may not have been made in China

And i think the coast to coast medal looks something like this (hopefully this will make you ladies want to do the Princess Half Marathon in February!!!)

Have you seen the coarse yet? Well here is the official race guide, good read!


Have a fabulous week! TI

Running…East coast style!

Posted: August 7, 2010 by sarahbod in Music, run

Last night Brad and I arrived in Halifax for 10 days of family, friends, fun and lobster!!! We are looking forward spending our time here in Nova Scotia and then P.E.I. where we will be attending my brother-in-law’s wedding. Early congrats to Lee and Chantelle!

Now to the run. I have to admit, I am a little shocked to say that I ran today, which of course is Saturday (the weekend) and it’s my first day of holidays. I ran 5km in 29 minutes. The run took me up and down a few hills which I wasn’t anticipating but actually didn’t hate. I may have been more inclined to curse the entire way up if I had been running a longer distance. It was also nice to have a change of scenery. I love my seawall runs but there is something about running with no one else around that is really … somewhat … peaceful? Wow, I just referred to running as peaceful. Again, shocking!!

My hope is that I’ll get a few more runs in during our time here on the East coast. I can’t wait to run in Charlottetown! I actually brought some routes that I found mapped out in a running magazine. It looks beautiful there! Also, thought I’d share a song from my playlist today…fitting really, they are from Halifax! SB

This book may be the death of me…

Posted: August 6, 2010 by piraterunner in celebrities, travel

Well I survived my little trip to Detroit. I had intended on running 8 miles on 8 mile but that didn’t pan out. Katiekins and I had a fabulous time and we were able to make her 10-year-long dream of meeting Jack White come true with the help of Paula’s post-it-note-theory and a little stalking.

So i finished reading this book …


and I feel well prepared for out little trip, maybe a little too prepared. I think I have mapped out every second, every ride, every food item that I want to try. Heck I kinda feel like I did it already! So I’ve decided that I am going to run a kind of mental/spiritual/physical marathon on the Friday (this book had me so scared that we are leaving a day early just to cram it all it) the Ideias family will be attempting the…

Dumbo-or-Die-in-a-day Plan

1. Arrive 40 minutes before the offical opening time and line up in front of Gate 13.
2. Go to Fantasyland and ride Dumbo.
3. Ride Peter Pan's Flight.
4. 0ride the Storybook Land Canal Boats or Casey Jr. Circus Train.
5. Ride the Mad Hatter Tea Party.
6. Ride Alice In Wonderland.
7. Go to Mickey's Toontown; try Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin.
8. Ride Gadget's Go Coaster.
9. Check out Goofy's Playhouse.
10. Tour Mickey's House and visit Mickey in his dressing room.
11. See Chip n' Dales Treehouse.
12. Tour Minnie's house.
13. 0check out Donald's Boat tied up next to Goofy's Playhouse.
14. Take Disneyland Railroad from Toontown Station to New Orleans Square.
15. Go to Critter Country and experience Winnie the Pooh.
16. Return to New Orleans Square and see Pirates of The Caribbean.
17. Experience the Haunted Mansion.
18. Take a raft to Tom Sawyer Island and explore.
19. Take Disneyland Railroad from New Orleans Square Station to Fantasyland.
20. In Fantasyland, ride It's a Small World.
21. Visit the Disney Prinecess Fantasy Faire at the Fantasyland Theatre.
22. Ride the King Arthur Carousel.
23. Ride Pinocchio's Daring Journey.
24. Go to Frontierland and ride the Mark Twain Riverboat or the Sailing Ship Columbia.
25. Go to. Adventureland and explore Tarzan's Treehouse.
26. See the Enchanted Tiki Room show.
27. Go to Tomorrowland and obtain FASTPASSes foe autopia.
28. Check the Times Guide for parades and live performances. The Jedi Training Academy at the Tomorrowland Terrance is especially worthwhile.
29. Take the Disneyland monorail for a round-trip ride.
30. Ride Autopia using your FASSPASSes.
31. Obtain FASSPASSes for Buzz Lightyear either before or after riding Autopia.
32. Revisit favorite attractions or see others you missed. Check you daily entertainment scedule for parades, Fantasyland Theatre productions, or other live entertainment.

One month today!!!

Posted: August 5, 2010 by sarahbod in 1/2 marathon, RACES

In exactly one month I will be standing at the start line of my first 1/2 marathon shaking in my nikeys!! Oh wow!! Can’t hardly believe it! I’m considering setting a time goal for the run. At first I was just going to be happy with finishing….I’ll keep you posted with what I decide. I’m wondering are any of my fellow piraterunners setting a time goal for the run??

This is pretty much what we'll look like at the start line...more or less.

Good luck with the last few weeks of training! I know I’m going to need it! SB