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The addiction continues…

Posted: November 20, 2010 by sarahbod in family, run, travel

I wish I could say that the addiction was to running, sadly it’s not. After another 5km run on my lunch on Wednesday I was unable to pass up a very generous offer from my boss on Thursday. Can you guess what it was? I’ll give you a hint…starts with egg nog … ends with latte. Yes, she offered to treat us to a starbucks “treat” I held the whip, which made me feel slightly better and only drank half of the grande goodness. Only due to the fact that it was ice cold after a serious session of scaling and root planing.

No running since then … but only because I wanted to spend some last moments of QT with my hubby who just left for Dubai tonight. He’s only gone for a week but I’m already missing his goofy mustache.

Brad and his fabulous mo.

Thankfully he’s only growing it for a few more weeks and has been raising money for prostate cancer while doing so. You can help him raise some mo-money by donating to the “distinguished dusters” It’s for a great cause that two of our family members beat this year! So, now I’m off to bed to sleep off this popcorn coma that I’ve put myself into. Maybe I’ll run tomorrow..depends on the weather. I’m still finding it hard to believe that Vancouver is getting snow!! We could have used more of this white stuff back in Feburary! SB

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Happy Birthday to a mini pirate!!

Posted: November 11, 2010 by sarahbod in family, mini pirates

Happy Birthday to Kayson who turned 3 yesterday!!!

Now that's one cute pirate!!!

No running today … tomorrow … 10km? SB

Run across the country.

Posted: July 28, 2010 by sarahbod in family, run, travel

Ok, so maybe the title is slightly misleading. It should actually be “run on the other side of the country.” Monday night I returned to Vancouver after a 6 day vacation back home in Ontario. I had such a great time and even fit in a few runs. I had my first experience running along a beach. It was awesome!!! The sand was packed pretty tight due to a rain storm the night before. Which made the run pretty easy and my knees were loving it! I also had the pleasure of taking engagement pics of my brother and his fiance Katie on the very same beach.

 

Dave and Katie's public make-out on Wasaga Beach

As Trish blogged earlier we also had a group run/boot camp lead by Sargent Kristy “Oral Specialist” Johns. She worked us hard and left us pretty tired after a shorter run that included knee-ups, lunges and side steps. I think the real work-out was the ab work I received from all the laughing!! I love those ladies and miss them already!

Now back to reality …. and more running. SB

Who says Sarah doesn’t run on weekends?

Posted: July 26, 2010 by piraterunner in family, run

I am very excited that Sarah and I got to run together this weekend at our Oral Specialists Reunion

Kristy lead in a run/booty boot camp making us do all sorts of backwards running, lunges and off roading

we had a serious case of the hot and sweaties afterwards

Miss Stella even got some training in for her 100M this weekend!

Fabulous weekend!!!!!!! Missed all who couldn’t make it! TI

Is it me….or is it hot out here?!

Posted: July 13, 2010 by piraterunner in family, Music, run

So running in Mississauga this past week has royally sucked. It is stankin’ hot but I’ve been doing it anyway. Thankfully I live close to the lake so it is a bit cooler. Stella and Guido decided to join me for my run Saturday…

Guido kept taking breaks to cool his tummy on the grass which in turn made Stella wanna get out of her jogging stroller and roll on the ground.

Thankfully my run at 7a.m. was a little more productive. Other  than difficulty breathing it was smooth sailing. Oh Sarah since you’ve started the “what we listen to when we run” segment here is my contribution I CANNOT STOP listening to this album (are they still called albums?) The Black Keys— Brothers absolutely fabulous and the video is so gosh darn cute!

Isn’t this the greatest gift ever!?!?!

Posted: July 6, 2010 by sarahbod in family, RACES, run

So, it’s almost been 2 months since my last entry…brutal. Much like my running I’ve been inconsistently, consistent.

I’ve promised Trish that I would add to the blog by the weeks end and that it would be her birthday gift. So, here it is!! Let me bring you up to date. I’ve been pretty good with my running during the week. Weekends, not so much. This is why I will start blogging on a regular basis. It will keep me motivated, and honest. I really have no excuses, especially when I have this view from my operatory at work and watch 20+ runners run by each day. Talk about motivation!

Can you spot the runner???

Oh, and did I mention I have my amazing husband to thank for motivation as well? Congrats on completing your first sprint triathlon!!! I am so proud of you.

 

Brad finishing the Subaru Sprint Triathlon - Vancouver, BC

 

Now, back to why we are blogging. Today I did a short 5km run. On a treadmill…yuck! I was hoping it would help me improve my time/speed. Didn’t really as it wasn’t my fastest 5km time. Oh well. Tomorrow….I will try for a morning run. Hmmm, this honesty thing is going to be tough. 😉  SB

Hello world!

Posted: April 23, 2010 by piraterunner in family, piraterunners, RACES, travel

One day back in August I woke up and decided I was going to run a marathon. Always being up for a challenge I decided I was going to run a half marathon the day before. I proceeded to sign up for the Disney World Goofy Marathon and a half Challenge. Previous to this I never ran more than 10km. I had taken both a learn to run 5km and a learn to run 10km but had never actually ran in a race more than 5km. The race in Orlando took place in January, the temperature was about the same in Toronto as it was in Orlando— freezing. I was able to complete both the half and the full receiving the much coveted Goofy metal.

I had many trials and tribulations throughout both of these runs, which I intend to get into in greater detail later. A few weeks ago I went to Palm Springs to celebrate my friend Sarah’s 30th birthday and all I can say is it was AWESOME!

During this trip I was able to get Lisa and Sarah to entertain the idea of running the Disneyland Half Marathon in September. After returning home they were able to convince their significant others to join in the festivities too! My hopes are to use this blog to document our journey. Let’s see what happens!

So we are the piraterunners!