Pick up the pace!

What’s UPPPPP!

HOLY it is COLD, I just got back from a run and I have that super chilled, I-need-all-the-blankets-and-sweatpants-all-over-my-body feeling.

The good news is, my run was GREAT. The best run I’ve had in a long, long, long time. It was a 13k run with 9k at tempo, and I managed a 5:00/km pace including the warm up/cool down, and I still felt great when I was done! Okay so the “cool down” kilometer actually ended up being a 4:43 pace, because I was a bit overexcited about how good I felt. Hah, woops.  I haven’t been able to hold a pace like this for more than 4k without dying in a LONG time. This my friends is the magic of COLD WEATHER. (Remind me of this when I start talking smack about the winter in 2 months). It could also, however, be the magic of 8-10 mini Halloween chocolates…but who knows.

Last week went well too! I got all my training runs in, and I did my biggest long run (21.1k) on Saturday. I was super windy and kinda wet, and my legs were really tired from two speed sessions that week, but I managed 1:55 without tuckering myself out. Happy enough with that!

After my long run, I spent most of my afternoon lounging and brainstorming what I perceived to be the most amusing race sign ideas I could think of. I had a lot of friends running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, and since I wasn’t racing for the first time in FIVE YEARS, I was pumped to cheer people on instead!


My partially Type A personality required that I trace the letters off my computer screen, cut them out, trace them onto the bristol board, and then colour them in, so they would be perfect. Now you understand why it took all afternoon.


It’s okay though, cause I nailed it.


I didn’t see ANY of the people I went to cheer for during the race, but it was still really fun because as soon as we busted these signs out at kilometre 14, the smiles started cracking. These quotes were entirely based on what I would like to see during a race…sorry if you are offended. But you should really get out more.

SHOUT OUTS to Christina who freaking crushed her race with a 1:41 PR! #myidol. I at least got to see her post race for a congratulatory hug!

What’s the best race sign you have ever seen? I need more material!


For no reason at all.





  1. I ran the half at STWM and your signs were the BEST. Loved it!

  2. Ahaha at “…you should get out more”.
    Best sign away most definitely goes to you.
    P.S. Hamilton in like 1.2 weeks. Are you peeing yet or what? #allthenerves

  3. LOVE THESE!! I totally did not see you guys! BLAH! FAIL! We need another date asap!

  4. You totally win at race signs. Love them!

  5. Hey! I still have your sign if you want it back! I should have given it to you on Friday.

    What a FUN race. And seriously, I cannot suggest any other sign that trumps your current ones. They win everything.