Family Ties

For the past four years, I’ve travelled back to my home town of Ottawa, Canada, with my now 5-year old daughter to spend the first half of August with my family. It’s precious time for me and Saskia – and for my parents, too, I like to think, even though we descend upon them like... Continue Reading →

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The 40km Smile

Let me take a minute to hop off my cloud and tell you about the time I wore a smile for 40km straight. Those who follow this blog will know that I was running one of my two “A” races of the season on Sunday, the 39km Trail des Passerelles du Monteynard. My race was... Continue Reading →

Firgun

As I’ve mentioned before, I like to read. A lot. When I’m not running, I even earn my living wielding the written word. So, I always love it when I get the chance to add a new word to my lexicon – and it’s even better when it comes in some trail-related form. That’s why... Continue Reading →

Making Friends

This post has been ready for nearly a month now. I was just waiting for the race photos before posting, but I’m not sure they will ever appear… So, since late is better than never – and since I hope to publish the next article relatively soon – here it is:   I posted my... Continue Reading →

Joc on the Box

Every once in a while, something unexpected happens to all of us. For me, this moment came mid-May when I found myself standing on the podium after winning 3rd place for women in my age category (23-39 year olds) at the 44km / 1500m of vertical Maratrail race during the Challenge Vallée de la Drôme.... Continue Reading →

A Training Plan of Sorts

Since becoming relatively serious about this trail running thing, I’ve added a whole new array of terms and jargon to my lexicon and spend endless minutes each month (okay, possibly hours) reading about specific types of training, training plans, the dangers of over-training, and the whole gamut in between. While I would certainly benefit from... Continue Reading →

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