March Training Update
Apr18

March Training Update

A quick update on how things are going with training. Wow… March went by so fast, it’s now the middle of April and the big day is getting ever closer.  Every morning, for at least the last 4 weeks , when I wake up the first thought that usually runs through my mind is how many months and weeks are left until August 10, race day! I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing that my mind is so focused on the...

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Arc’teryx Cierzo 35 Backpack Review
Apr09

Arc’teryx Cierzo 35 Backpack Review

Size: 0.58kg/20 oz 35L/40L max Activity: Rock Climbing/Ice Climbing/Alpine Climbing See link for full list of features: Arc’teryx Cierzo 35 Daypack – Black Previously the only pack I owned and used was a 55lt Gregory Pack, with all the straps, pockets and loops you would ever need. Although I still love and use this pack, mostly in winter when I want a bit more comfort, it wasn’t always appropriate for light summer...

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Today I Beet My Best Time…
Mar07

Today I Beet My Best Time…

Today was my planned long training run – 16km’s(10 miles) on trail. I made sure to eat a breakfast of champions, as I always try to do before I run. Today’s menu consisted of one slice of rye toast with ham, cheese and 1 egg, 3/4 cup of porridge with milk , half of a grapefruit and 1 cup of coffee (and the answer is yes I have always had a big appetite). But as I was back and forth from the fridge putting breakfast...

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A Woman’s Place Is On Top
Feb28

A Woman’s Place Is On Top

The opening line of Arlene Blum’s book Annapurna: A Woman’s Place reads “You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few moments, then the wind blows your footprints away.” It’s a wonderful statement because it does not encompass gender or ability. There is nothing to be conquered, only moments to be experienced; it doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman. This book shares the experiences of a group of women set...

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One Year Ago: Slalok Mountain
Feb11

One Year Ago: Slalok Mountain

Last December Leigh and I decided to take advantage of a good weather window and make an attempt of the NF of Slalok in the Joffre Group. This was going to be a day trip and it was going to be a long one! The alarm went off at 3:00am and shook me from sleep. I kept thinking it was too early to head out into the cold dark morning, but if we wanted to summit that day and still make it back home in time for a late dinner we need to get...

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