Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Life is better at the finish line

Whew, what a mental race the Scotiabank Half was, I was ready for it to be over with less than 800 metres to the finish line. It really was a test of my mental toughness and, I am happy to report, I passed!

I think all of us at the clinic were exhausted but extremely happy to cross that finish line. Weather was hot and humid (odd for late September in Toronto) so made the run more challenging but it made the race more rewarding when we finished.

See you next year!

Friday, September 11, 2009

There is no time to think about how much I hurt; there is only time to run.

Only 2 more weeks until the Scotiabank Half-Marathon...wahoo! I'm getting excited. Nothing like running for 2+ hours then crossing the finish line knowing you have accomplished something pretty darn cool :)

Wish me luck...or at least good weather!

Friday, June 19, 2009


To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch
or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed
easier because you have lived;

This is to have succeeded.

--Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Runway Run June 13 2009

GTAA opened up Runway 24L for its 2nd annual Runway Run and Team Pereira (yes I picked the name) participated in the 2K family was fantastic! We got to see 2 F18s fly by!

See more images in my Photo Gallery

Friday, June 12, 2009

For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot a beer and eat a lot of sausage and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Monday, May 11, 2009

First half-marathon done!

I did it!

I ran my first half-marathon yesterday, what a feeling!

It took me 2:22 to run it and I felt good. It was especially heartening to hear the cheers of the crowd as I came around the bend and saw the finish thank you.

Can't wait for the next half!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

10 days and counting........

to my first ever half-marathon..yay!

Am I nervous, nah...a litte anxious for it to get here already. I've been training for 4 months...yes 4 months (January, February, March and April) for this day. It's literally taken over my I'm anxious for it to arrive already.

I'm ready to become part of that elite group of people who can say proudly that they have run a half-marathon! Wahoo!

10 days and counting..

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Earth Hour....

Enjoy your time in the dark...see you on the other side!

Monday, March 16, 2009

What’s on your bucket list?

Bucket list: A list of things to do before you die. Comes from the term “kicked the bucket”*.

Here’s a few things on my list:

Visit the Amazon Rainforest
Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
Swim with dolphins
Walk the weekend to end Breast Cancer

What’s on your bucket list?

* Kick the bucket: Phrase used to say someone is dead or has deceased. Term is derived from when suicides were common by a person preparing to hang themself, and used a bucket to stand on, and then kicked the bucket when suicide was desired.

Friday, March 13, 2009

So much to little time

That pretty much sums it up.

This year, I have started training for a half-marathon. Not as hard as I thought it would be and not as easy either. But it is a goal I intend to finish.

Cheer for me as I cross the finish line of the Mississauga Marathon, won’t you?