Don’t jinx it

Hi peeps!

Well we are 6.5 weeks away from the Seawheeze Halfaroni and I feel like I can finally start training for it. I started training with Phaedra for this race season back in MARCH (4 months ago!), but it quickly turned into maintenance mode instead of improvement season thanks to my idiot shins.  I don’t want to jinx it, but finally feel like I just might be able to get somewhere. TWO WEEKS of proper training, complete with awesome tempo runs, and I am feeling good. Yesterday’s (baby) tempo run went down like this:

  • 2k warm up (5:49, 5:42)
  • 4:50
  • 4:41
  • 4:34
  • 4:30
  • 1k cool down (6:14)

I felt like poop at the start of this run and somehow it turned out to be a better tempo than last week. Who woulda thought. I missed tempos so much! (Loser status).

I also got my long run in on the weekend! I ran slow and comfortably and enjoyed the entire run and nothing hurt!


Part of the problem however, is that I have developed an aversion to the gym. I have no desire to go there. It gets so hot and humid and smelly in there, and I would just rather run outside! I totally go through phases of preferring running over lifting and vice versa, but I am just realizing that it seems to have a direct correlation to weather…

On to more fun things.

You Canadian girls know that online clothing stores with cute clothes that ship fast without $183298329 in shipping and duty are hard to come by. WELL, a Facebook ad recently did me a solid (for the first time in history) and introduced me to this little Montreal-based shop called Boutique 1861. Their clothes are adorable, shipping is at lightning speed (I’m talking 48 hours), and talk to me about this packaging:



I ordered THREE dresses for my friend’s wedding because I couldn’t decide! I’m supposed to send two back….about that…

Speaking of the wedding! This weekend my friend Claire is getting married, and I AM SO EXCITED to watch her walk down the aisle! Wait ’til you see her dress (you can’t handle it).


Being best friends at our first race together last October hahah


The wonderful ladies I get to hang out with ALL DAY, EVERYDAY!

So this week has basically just been a countdown to party time. So freaking excited.

Do you get excited for weddings??






  1. I love weddings! It’s all about the dancing. 😀 I’m now going to go and look at that store… if my credit card doesn’t hate me enough already, ha ha.
    I’m SOOO happy your training is going well! YEAH!

  2. Fingers crossed next year will be my time to finally make it to Seawheeze it looks like such a blast!! Fingers crossed your shins keep doing well!


    • Danielle says:

      EEEEE!! I need to get your number so I can start sending you obnoxious texts immediately for the next 5 weeks.