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by oobinsnaffa
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Everyone must be resting this Monday!
Replies: 20
Views: 1601

Re: Everyone must be resting this Monday!

Lunchtime 5K here. It was a fun one, I was trying to beat my running buddy, but he pulled ahead and I couldn't catch him with about 500m to go. So close!
by oobinsnaffa
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Army 1/2 2013 - I did not DNF (Die near finish)
Replies: 14
Views: 1814

Re: Army 1/2 2013 - I did not DNF (Die near finish)

Great finish. Congrats!
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: My First Half Marathon
Replies: 17
Views: 2214

Re: My First Half Marathon

Congrats! You did a fantastic job!
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: running bra too big??
Replies: 27
Views: 5235

Re: running bra too big??

The lululemon Ta Ta Tamers are totally worth the cost. Totally. They're my absolute favourite bra for all sports (running, floor hockey, miscellaneous strength stuff). They're actually cheaper than the other bras I have, and I like them more. If you can find one that fits, I highly recommend them. I...
by oobinsnaffa
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: 2014 Calgary Marathon Turns 50
Replies: 374
Views: 31826

Re: 2014 Calgary Marathon Turns 50

Looks like fun! I have no hope in hell of running a marathon, so I'll maybe throw myself into the 10k. At least that will justify what I will surely devour at the food trucks. I'll go anywhere for food trucks. :lol:
by oobinsnaffa
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Warrior Dash
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Warrior Dash

ultraslacker wrote:Spartan race is basically the same thing anyway, isn't it?


A bit shorter and fewer obstacles, if memory serves. I'm really mostly sad that I can't come to Vancouver to do the Warrior Dash. The coast is "home" to me.
by oobinsnaffa
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Warrior Dash
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Warrior Dash

I wanted to do the Warrior Dash SO BADLY this year, but forces beyond my control (ie: my husband's employer) have conspired against me to make childcare next to impossible. And there is no way I am traveling on my own with my two hellions, I mean wonderful miracles. As consolation, I have signed up ...
by oobinsnaffa
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: oobinsnaffa's Race for Pace 5k, & a new PB!
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: oobinsnaffa's Race for Pace 5k, & a new PB!

Hammie wrote:Congrats - It was great to meet you, and it sounds like you had a great race! I hope the party went well!


As feared, it poured rain and the kids left my basement an epic disaster. But the birthday girl had fun, and that's what matters!
by oobinsnaffa
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Dexter's first race!
Replies: 22
Views: 1692

Re: Dexter's first race!

Love it! He is adorable.
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: 2012 Results Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 41654

Re: 2012 Results Thread

Men's 5K Killerz - Achilles St. Patricks Day 5k, Toronto, Mar 18 - 17:43 Jamix - Physio 5K race, Ottawa - April 22nd - 17:44 daddy_runner - Puma Series #1, Winnipeg - April 15 - 23:09 5km - Moon in June 5K, Burlington, Ont. - June 2 - 23:27 Bunsontherun - Loops for the Troops, Calgary June 17 - 25:...
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: A new PB for Stampie @ the Scotia Half in Vancity
Replies: 26
Views: 1256

Re: A new PB for Stampie @ the Scotia Half in Vancity

What a great race, congrats on the sub-2h!
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: June 2012 goals?
Replies: 32
Views: 5178

Re: June 2012 goals?

1. Run 100k before the end of the month 2. Finish my 5k race in under 34:00 3. Run with my daughter at least once a week, in addition to my four planned runs. 1. Done. 103.8km as of Saturday night. 2. Done. PB'd with 32:52! 3. Sadly, no. We missed two weeks because she wasn't feeling into it. We di...
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: July goals
Replies: 25
Views: 4716

Re: July goals

- Another 100km, with my longest run being ~12k, and once a week runs with my 5 year old
- Strength workouts of varying lengths (15-45 mins) 5 days a week, particularly upper body & core stuff
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training advice for a newbie's first 10K?
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

Re: Training advice for a newbie's first 10K?

I just wanted to update: I've worked out a training plan that I think will work really well. I have four runs a week planned - one LSD, one repeats of some kind (hills or flat, both 400m), one steady on my own, and one slow with a friend who is just learning to run, with a faster to/from our meeting...
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Apparently We Drink Too Much...
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Apparently We Drink Too Much...

Nick wrote:But...how can you play soccer and NOT drink beer after????? What would be the point in playing??


This is how I feel about floor hockey! :lol:
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: oobinsnaffa's Race for Pace 5k, & a new PB!
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

oobinsnaffa's Race for Pace 5k, & a new PB!

Back in March, I ran what was pretty much my first 5k race - it was my first 5k since 2006 anyway, and since having two kids! If anything will put you back at square one, two kids and six years of sloth would be it! Anyway, I knew as soon as I finished that I was hooked on racing. My time was a not-...
by oobinsnaffa
Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Color Me Rad- UBC August
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Color Me Rad- UBC August

I'm really sad that the Calgary Color Me Rad was postponed to 2013. I was looking forward to it!
by oobinsnaffa
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training advice for a newbie's first 10K?
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

Re: Training advice for a newbie's first 10K?

Walking the water stations... never thought of that!! That's a good idea. Avis, your advice has given me much to think about, as usual. I appreciate the cool-headed approach. And I agree with you re: the long distances, too. The part about the plan that my friend shared that concerns me is that four...
by oobinsnaffa
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training advice for a newbie's first 10K?
Replies: 6
Views: 2323

Training advice for a newbie's first 10K?

I just realized this morning that I'm 13 weeks from my very first 10K race, and it's probably time that I take a more serious look at a training plan. I've been chatting with a friend who is doing a 10K around the same time as me, and she's planning to follow the "Run Less, Run Faster" pla...
by oobinsnaffa
Thu May 31, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: June 2012 goals?
Replies: 32
Views: 5178

Re: June 2012 goals?

1. Run 100k before the end of the month
2. Finish my 5k race in under 34:00
3. Run with my daughter at least once a week, in addition to my four planned runs.
by oobinsnaffa
Tue May 29, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Salads
Replies: 44
Views: 9300

Re: Salads

I made another favourite salad around here. Grilled (or roasted) veg, beans, grain of choice and a vinaigrette. I made it tonight by grilling a basket full of zucchini, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, red onion and yellow pepper, adding a pile of cooked chickpeas, a couple cups of cooked quinoa, and a f...
by oobinsnaffa
Mon May 28, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Avis' first 10k in Ottawa--the truth!
Replies: 24
Views: 1875

Re: Avis' first 10k in Ottawa--the truth!

I loved reading your report, you continue to inspire me. Congrats on your first 10k! I hope I learn half as much as you have when I attempt my first 10k in September.
by oobinsnaffa
Mon May 28, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: JoaniB's First Calgary 10K! With Pancakes!
Replies: 17
Views: 1705

Re: JoaniB's First Calgary 10K! With Pancakes!

Congrats! I really wish I had signed up for this race... everything Stampede-related comes with pancakes! I'm sorry I missed the Maniac fun... next time!
by oobinsnaffa
Mon May 28, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Hammie & the marathon kiss and make up
Replies: 31
Views: 2845

Re: Hammie & the marathon kiss and make up

Congrats, Hammie! This is totally what I was hoping to read when I logged in this morning. :D Good for you for jumping into another one on the heels of your DNF.
by oobinsnaffa
Sat May 26, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Anyone use a FitBit??
Replies: 16
Views: 3210

Re: Anyone use a FitBit??

They're all the rage amongst my internet mommy pals right now. I haven't bought one because I'm saving my pennies for a Garmin watch. It's a neat little device though!

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