Tag Archives: Ottawa

Rivers, floods, and climate change

It’s spring. Sometimes known in northern reaches such as ours as mud season. To be clear, spring in these parts usually starts several weeks after March 21, after the winter’s snow has really left. And, if you live near a … Continue reading

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Two races, new plans, and a hiatus

Our two 2013 target races (to date) are now consigned to history.  Two weeks ago – Mother’s Day weekend – we traveled to Toronto for the Sporting Life 10K.  Eight of our family members joined 27,000 others in running down … Continue reading

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Setting personal goals: re-evaluating running

It’s time to answer the question: “What next?”  In the running department, that is.  The past two years our plan has worked well.   Having target races has been key.  The running year just finished we scheduled a family-gathering half marathon … Continue reading

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Time for yoga, but what kind?

When my hamstrings started bothering me a few weeks ago, I decided it meant I must be doing something right, since most runners talk about tight hamstrings.  This is called putting a positive spin on things!  Positive spin or not, … Continue reading

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Running as a family affair

This coming Sunday my brother, my husband and I will be joined by our Ottawa-based younger son for the Ottawa Half Marathon, marking his first half marathon.  His wife, our lovely daughter-in-law, is running the 10K event of Ottawa’s Race … Continue reading

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