Weekly Wrap – Much to be thankful for

I knew the couple of days leading into Thanksgiving were going to be busy work days, and I wasn’t wrong – Monday & Tuesday were a blur of conference calls and project deadlines. But, things went smoothly and then I had short day Wednesday – perfect for starting Thanksgiving prep and hanging with my kids.

ProseccoThanksgiving was a wonderful day with my family – lots of laughter and food! My brother hosted and I will admit I totally indulged…including discovering a very tasty apple prosecco :)

We took advantage of Friday’s gorgeous and unseasonably warm weather to play outside with the kids and take care of the last of the yard and garden work for the season (No Black Friday madness for me, though I did get started online later in the weekend).

RakingSaturday was filled with kid sports – lacrosse and hockey – along with lots of house projects and a lot of football!

The week was also the start of my running comeback — OK there was more walking and shuffling than running, but I’m grateful for all of it!


I’m working with McMillan RunClub and am following an 8-week plan designed to ease me back into running. 1 week down and 7 to go!

WeeklyWrap (1)I’m linking up with Holly at HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap.  Make sure to stop by and say hi and check out the other great bloggers joining in!

So tell me, how was your holiday? Did you Turkey trot or take a rest day?


Five Tips for Returning to Running

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If you follow me on Twitter (and I hope you do! - @RunAttitude) then you may have seen yesterday's tweet: Yes! Yes! Yes! After 8 long weeks I've been green-lighted! Despite the desire to throw on my running shoes and sprint out of my doctor's … [Continue reading]

Thursday Thoughts – Recovery Madness

My Alone Time

I hit 5 weeks post-op on Tuesday...and I have to admit I'm starting to lose it a little. Recovery madness has fully taken hold... Yoga, walking and whatever else I can find to keep myself active are all fine and good...but I miss running. I've … [Continue reading]

November’s Ultimate Coffee Date


Temps in the 70's?! Is it really November?! It certainly hasn't felt much like a typical start to November around here, but it's been nice to have the windows open so I'm certainly not complaining! It's the first Saturday of the month's and … [Continue reading]

Hemp Hearts Review & Giveaway


This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest through my affiliation with Sweat Pink. As always, the opinions expressed here are completely my own. I was recently offered the opportunity to try Hemp Hearts. Since I'm always looking for an easy way to … [Continue reading]

Medicine Mama’s Apothecary Review

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Have you ever stopped to consider what's in your skincare products? Last week, for work, I attended a webinar that discussed the potential risks from the chemicals used in many personal care products currently on the market. It was eye-opening to say … [Continue reading]

Recovery Week 3 – Gaining Perspective


Perspective - "a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view" Prior to learning that I was surgery bound, I have to admit that I was becoming pretty negative about my running. I was drowning in a see of "should be's" … [Continue reading]

The Runner’s Brain Review

Runner's Brain

I was provided a copy of The Runner's Brain for the purposes of a review. All opinions expressed here, as always are my own. While my running continues to remain on hold, I've had some extra time to catch up on my reading. One interesting book I … [Continue reading]

Recovery – Week 1 Done!

Keep Calm Injury

Hi all! Just a quick check-in from my couch. Hard to believe it's already been a week since the surgery. I'm happy to say that things went well, I had great nurses and was sprung and home by Thursday afternoon. Since then, I've been developing … [Continue reading]

October Ultimate Coffee Date

Can you believe it's already October?! There's a great chill in the air this morning - perfect for grabbing a big mug of coffee and settling in for this month's Ultimate Coffee Date, hosted by Coco, Lynda and Deborah. If we were having coffee … [Continue reading]