meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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  • And the mom bod response
  • Cheese lovers, live long and prosper!
  • Deep thoughts by Anna Kendrick … Using your laptop to research buying a new one is like asking it to dig its own grave
  • I am going to do this and report back
  • Mountain moms… good advice. Have fun and get outside
  • Extreme kids
  • Guys, have you read the crazy FAQ section of the Mars-One website?
  • Urban Outfitters in now in Halifax. I am kind of excited about their homes stuff… like this. I have been dreaming of a chenille bedspread for ages.
  • Some good movies coming out. I want to see this this this and this.

Have a lovely long weekend! I am running my first half marathon of the season at the Blue Nose and am excited to run with David in the kids event. Did you know – Blue Nose has Canada’s largest youth run event? I think that’s pretty awesome.

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high fives make you faster

It is race weekend in Halifax with the 11th year of the Blue Nose Marathon. There will be a lot of runners and a lot of blue noses.

David and I are running in the Youth 4km event for the second year in a row and I am excited about that. I love seeing hundreds of kids taking over the streets and having fun. I have also registered for the half marathon and it will be my fourth time running the BN Half. I’m not gonna lie, this race is challenging for me for a few reasons: It’s not the flattest, nor the easiest course and I know this because I run these roads every day! The race goes by my street … twice! Some would say familiarity is a good thing but for me, I enjoy the unexpected which is why I love running in other cities more. The Blue Nose however, is a great event and I am sure it will be lovely weekend. And with promising weather, why not get out and run or cheer?

Speaking of cheering. My favourite distraction in a race are the signs people hold up and yes, I always keep score of the best posters during a race.

If you require sign-making inspiration, my all-time favourites I’ve seen are:

  1. HIGH FIVES MAKE YOU FASTER! (it is true)
  2. Sneakers – $100, Race registration – $75, Finishing your first marathon – priceless (saw this in Philly during my first marathon)
  3. This is the last hill, I promise (saw this in PEI during my first half, and he was not lying)
  4. Worst parade ever
  5. Whine now, wine later
  6. If races were easy, they’d be called your mom (oh no you didn’t! )
  7. Who needs nipples?
  8. I’m sure it seems like a great idea 4 months ago
  9. Blisters are braille for AWESOME
  10. Go Mommy Go (just because)

Have a great long weekend, and if you are running – GOOD LUCK and Giv’er!

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Pictures from last year. It was damn cold.

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