farmer runner

I will be happy if running and I can grow old together... Instagram would have you believe that running is only for those who get to take pictures on the top of mountains or after getting a medal at a race...  Saskatchewan farmer runners know better... in Saskatchewan there are only two marathons... one in... Continue Reading →

cougar sighting

recently I was able to go on a trip to Squamish, BC... my teenage boys referred to it as an 'old ladies hiking trip'...  I of course was picturing it in my mind more like an expedition to Everest and I packed accordingly I booked this trip way back in January when the farmer was... Continue Reading →

beaver flat 50k

have you ever watched so many YouTube videos that you convince yourself you are capable of doing something?  only to discover it was substantially easier to watch YouTube videos than actually go out and do it? the first hint that I should not have been attempting a 50 km trail run that involved 8000 feet... Continue Reading →

depressed enough to run?

have you ever been bored or lonely and thought to yourself, 'I should have a baby'... and then you get pregnant and you are like 'oh my word, what have I done'... similar to getting a puppy...  you are having an 'off' day and decide a puppy will fix it...  then you spend most of... Continue Reading →

chickpea protein bites

two things get me out of bed in the morning...  well, other than the need to pee, my phone alarm beeping, the farmer getting a little too 'handsy', the need for 4 glasses of water, children to feed and pack lunches for and two dogs to kick out of the porch... but there are two... Continue Reading →

I’ll try anything once (maybe)

if you are in a pinch, McDonalds fries and  Junior Chicken burger can be your pre-run 'carb' meal... this might gross out some of you 'pure, clean' eaters out there but my stomach is used to this and accepted it just fine... the farmer, our daughter and myself arrived in Saskatoon Saturday evening before the... Continue Reading →

run Catherine run 

  "It is not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;... Continue Reading →

I need Vaseline

 'success is never so interesting as struggle' - Willa Cather Boston Marathon today... tiny bit discouraging realizing that the men's winner ran a full marathon in the time I'm hoping to run a half... but watching and reading some of the stories going on surrounding the marathon inspired me as I headed out for my... Continue Reading →

have a day

 marathon training is no joke...  not that I've heard many people try to joke about it... but if they did try, I'd stop them in their tracks and tell them it is no joking matter... I was on death's doorstep sick a few weeks ago and then went to Mexico with the farmer, which I... Continue Reading →

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