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Andy Drouin
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Week 4 - 1/2 Marathon Training
This week was pretty much a right off.  Instead of running/exercising 5-6 times, I only got in 3. I had planned on missing one run on Tuesday as we were celebrating Liam's birthday.  What I hadn't counted on was not sleeping Tuesday night and feeling like c...

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Week 3 - Half Marathon Training
This is the first week that I made it out to all 3 clinic runs at the Running Room.  The instructors are great and very encouraging.  I had reservations of joining a running group for the half-marathon training as I knew that my pace would be slower then ev...

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Week 2 - Half Training
It's only week 2 of training and I've already missed a run. But since I am adding a boot camp each week on a rest day, I figure it will all work out in the end. Mon - Boot Camp instead of rest day Tues - 4k run Wed - rest day instead of 3k run Thurs - Boot ...

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Epic Canada 10k
Today I ran a 10k race for Canada's 150th birthday.  And this one went really well....other than the rain.  So. Much. Rain! I loved that this race was close, just over in Dartmouth, so even though it started at 8:00, I didn't have to get up hideously early ...

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Week 1 Training - Valley Half
I have officially started training for my next half-marathon, the Valley Harvest Half held Thanksgiving weekend in Wolfville. This will be my 3rd half marathon, and I decided to take a more structured training approach this time around.  So to help me with ...

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MEC race 3
Hot.  Hilly.  Humid.  Hell. This was my third 10k race and was almost the race that made me think that running isn't for me.  Now that I'm home, had a shower and continuing to hydrate with ALL the water, I am willing to run again.... just maybe not in the h...

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Michelin Tire Trot 5k
The local town of Bridgewater, NS is home to a Michelin tire plant.  This year, as part of their week long health and safety community events, they hosted their first ever Michelin Tire Trot 5k race.  As an added bonus, the race was free to sign up for AND ...

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The journey so far
I started this blog 7 years ago as a way to journal and track my weight loss journey.  Recently it's evolved into more of a running blog, but that is because running has become such an important part of my health routine. Much like my blogging, my weight ha...

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IWK 5k - DNS
This was my first DNS - Did Not Start.  My knee bothered me a bit during the Penguin Run yesterday and then got progressively worse on the walk back to the car and throughout the rest of the day. By bedtime I could barely put weight on it to hobble across t...

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Penguin Run 5k
Another great run with great friends today! This was my first time running the Penguin Run held out in Enfield NS.  My favorite part of the run was Papa Penguin!  He is the designated last place finisher and toddled along behind the rest of us. Today was th...
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