Bring on the balls.

Posted: November 2, 2010 by sarahbod in FOOD

The runs have been dwindling since it’s now dark when I get up and dark when I finish work. I do have a late start tomorrow for work so hopefully I’ll get my lazy butt out for a run. In the meantime I have been keeping myself busy in the kitchen. Last week my girlfriend Erin was over and we took over the kitchen and made ourselves some balls…Arvinda’s orange-almond chai running balls that is. I found the recipe in Canadian Running magazine and decided to give them a try as the recipe claims that they “pack a powerful combo of protein, fibre and carbs.”

Holy ingrediants Batman!!

The mag also claims that “They’re perfect as a long run treat or post-workout recovery snack.

"They taste...healthy" - Erin

I know that Erin was disappointed that the balls weren’t a tasty dessert type treat, but I do know that she enjoyed the “ball” jokes that took place throughout the process of making them. This video may have been our inspiration, classic. SB


Around the Bay Road Race

Posted: October 27, 2010 by piraterunner in Uncategorized

Well I did it! I signed up for the oldest road race in North America. Can you believe it is older than the Boston Marathon? It is a 30km race around Hamilton harbour on March 27th. Hmmmm, I think this would make an excellent birthday present for Sarah Mr. Bodnarchuk! So yes March in Ontario can be a wee bit unpredictable but hell so is Florida in January!

Oh, what is that you asked? Is that snow, hail and rain covering you in sub-zero temperature in the Sunshine State? Well yes, yes it is. The difference with this race is I will believe the weatherman when he tells me I will freeze my buns off if I attempt to run only in a thin lululemon hoodie and tights. A big thanks to Aunt Deb who was kind enough to give me her Dollar Store  gloves! So Cathy who just did a fabulous job on the Detroit Half Marathon will be running the Around the Bay. Cathy hopefully will start blogging about her journey too. I have no idea where to start with the training for this one. The last 10km are supposedly crazy rolling hills. I will keep you posted! TI

A big thanks to Gisele.

Posted: October 21, 2010 by sarahbod in celebrities, run, running gear

Today’s run: 10km time: 57:50 … and all thanks to the following celebrity beach body. (Zach just didn’t do it for me.)

All this and a cute baby too! Her husband’s not so bad either.

I had a pretty big break in my day at work and instead of filling my face with the seasonal  mini chocolate bars, I decided to head out for a run. It is a beautiful day and I was long past due for one! I also wanted to test out my new socks that we were given at the turkey trot. New Balance something or other socks. Is there really anything better than putting on a pair of brand new socks??!  They are even convieniently labelled left and right. Idiot proof!! I love it!

Brilliant! Labelled socks!

Now back to work to day dream about looking like Gisele, while wearing new socks and filling my face with mini coffee crisps. Life is good! SB

Calling all Piraterunners!!!

Posted: October 21, 2010 by sarahbod in celebrities, related blogs, run

I need your help!! I haven’t been out for a run since the turkey trot and I really need some encouragement and inspiration!! Is anyone else in a running lull? Misery does love company 😉  I should really sign up for a race, as I really think that would help me or I could just continue to check out celeb beach bodies… if this doesn’t inspire me, wait … this doesn’t inspire at all!

Zach rockin out his red one piece, yikes!

Other than the celebrity blogs I’ve also been following some other great blogs about running/fitness etc. I feel as though I’ve at least been running vicariously through these two lovely ladies:

Hopefully by weeks end I will have made the move from cyber runner to real life sprinter! SB



Turkey Trot 2010

Posted: October 13, 2010 by sarahbod in RACES, run, Vancouver

Who signs up for a 10km race the day after stuffing themselves with obscene amounts of carbohydrates? That would be Brad and I. Talk about carb loading!!  Thankfully our honorary piraterunner, Fiona had a good nights sleep and didn’t fall victim to the overeating or the too many pumpkin ale’s. I’ve actually haven’t needed that much water during a 10km run…ever!


Three's company pre-race...thankfully we are not related to the Cullens or we would be blinging outta control!


It was a beautiful morning! The race started at 8:30 and it was 8 degrees and sunny! So much better than the predicted rain!  The route was beautiful and flat and took us around False creek. Unfortunately, neither Brad or I finished within our time goals…but, Fiona did!!!

Brad: 59:54



After the race … tired and feelin a little rough the three of us headed home where Brad and I had to tackle the mess from the Thanksgiving dinner the night prior.


Just what we wanted to do on our holiday Monday!! Fun!


Now comes decision time. Fall classic 1/2 marathon or not!?!? To be determined. SB

Turkey trot in 3 more sleeps!

Posted: October 9, 2010 by sarahbod in RACES, Vancouver

Think I’m more excited about engorging myself with turkey on Sunday with 11 of my closet friends but lets pretend I’m looking forward to Monday’s 10km run.  Funnily enough I’m just as nervous for this run as the 1/2 marathon. Unsure why because I generally run a 10km or more a week. I think it’s because the word “race’ is involved. Or maybe the fact that we’ll be wearing time chips. Talk about keeping us honest!!


It's the turkey trot RACE! ... Get your mind outta the gutter!


My girlfriend Fiona is joining Brad and I for the run and we plan to make the most of it!  My right knee is still sore and I just read the following article … gotta love internet self diagnosing! Maybe I’ll take one more day off of running…ok, maybe two. 😉 SB


I'll just pretend Aunt Gerty is chasing me during the race!!!


Running for Reese.

Posted: October 8, 2010 by sarahbod in celebrities, related blogs, run, Vancouver

Running … I’m losing hope. Thinking I will never ever love it. Today’s run: 8km – 43:53 The entire run was tough. Cardio wise, great! Endurance, good! Boredom? At an all time high!!! The only thing that really kept me going was the hope that I may see Reese running along with me on the seawall. You may think I’m kidding. I am absolutely not kidding. I wanted to quit after the first km and every km after that. Miss Witherspoon is in town filming her latest movie and as we all know (or maybe just us celebrity gossip addicts) she is an avid runner. Thought she might be out enjoying the fresh ocean air.


She makes running look like so much fun!!!! (hmmm ... she IS an Oscar winning actress)


I’ve decided that I need to change up my routes. Less seawall, more hills, sprint training, trail running etc. So I’ll be hitting up my friend Stacey over at Get Fit Chicks! for some much needs motivation and guidance. Check out her blog….it’s worth a visit!

How cute is she rockin out in downtown Van City! ( Note: She actually carries her sneakers around with her!?! She’s hard core!)

As for today…no sightings. Just a sore knee and a much needed glass of wine. Cheers to frozen peas! SB