Come on you Reds! This morning's ladies' run took us through Exhibition Place and past BMO Field, where later this afternoon @torontofc will face Seattle for the MLS Cup. I'd like to think we sprinkled some good luck on the grounds. P.S. This was my longest run since the Chicago Marathon in October! P.P.S. AND did you know Exhibition Place is where I first saw New Kids in 1990?
Morgan is moving back to east, east, East Parkdale East and we sent her off this morning the best way we know how: lifting heavy things and putting them back on the floor ⚡ We may or may not have lifted pizza, ice cream, cookies and chip salads into our mouths last night. Come back soon Morgan!
Be sure to check out ya girl and all her girls in the November/December issue of @canadianrunning! We were thrilled to have the chance to chat a bit about training this summer with the youth of West Neighbourhood House. Also in the publication are a profile on @stevenartemiw's @bondrunning and a feature on the PDRR guys who ran the Kananaskis 100-Mile Relay Race (written by @olmugsy and photographed by @elenithecamera). Not too shabby @parkdaleroadrunners!
“I used to always associate health and wellness with living a balanced lifestyle, but sometimes trying to find balance can get too comfortable. Sometimes you have to go all in on something and see what you can do. Running marathons, I’m always striving to find that mental or physical limit. The races where you can go all in, where you can put it all on the line and test yourself are the most fun for me. Taking risks, making sacrifices, and doing things that scare you will reward you with the most growth.” - @jessmelville 📷 @truenorthside #wellthwisdom#yourwellth
Hey so Sunday was a nice surprise. After a summer of hard work and dedication, I fell off my plan for the last month and maybe kind of gave up on myself a little. Lucky for me it turned out better than expected and no lessons were learned. :p (actually not true, I’ve never felt more sore or more tired after a half). I need to thank the incredible @parkdaleroadrunners cheer squad, the huge boost of inspiration and support I got from @mxcaadojo and the #bhfa, the 2 🐶 cheering stations @runningeboe and @pacerpuppy and most especially my relentlessly optimistic pacer @lexsaur who did everything a pacer ever has to get her runner across the finish line, including belting out some Taylor Swift on the uphills. Much love to all of you. Already signed up for the next! 🎉 🏃 #pdrrladies#pdrr 📷: @lexsaur and @dklinckwort
Probably my favorite race yet. Thanks to all these ladies who put their heart & soul into today. Congrats to all those who raced, paced & cheered. Toronto, thank you for shining today. I love you wholeheartedly.
Dream Team // With love from Parkdale All of the young ladies ran with so much heart today! It's amazing what we can set our minds to accomplish, and how with determination, effort and believing in ourselves we can go far beyond what we think we're capable of.
It was such a gift to be a part of the team of women that trained with and supported the young women from West Neighbourhood House' Newcomer Youth Leadership Program over the weeks leading up to their goal race today. Race Day was nothing short of magical. They arrived glowing with nervous excitement and crossed their finish lines beaming with pride.
We've all benefited from people in our life (and running) who have taken the time to show us the ropes, encouraged us and helped us see that we can do things we once thought were impossible.
But opportunities and connections matter. This was so much more than running. It always is.
Mission complete. Congrats to these young ladies of @westnh_nyp who committed to taking on their first road race in July, and put their summer and fall training to the test this morning. We have been meeting with them weekly to mentor them through training, and here is everyone with medals in hands and beaming smiles across faces. I wasn't there to witness the race in person, but watched it unfold on social and am lucky enough to have been there for much of the journey. Congrats again to all the young women and the PDRR ladies! Here's to your working toward and achieving your next goal! #pdrrladiesxragnar#PDRRladies#pdrrxwnh#STWM#STWM5K#pdrrgirls
Tomorrow, these ladies will take over the streets of Toronto. So proud of all their hard work training for their first race. I can't wait to see you all cross that finish line. Check out their story in the new edition of @canadianrunning
PDRR New Gen welcoming the OG home The ladies from @westnh_nyp joined the Parkdale Roadrunners for the #stwm shakeout this morning
What an incredible experience it has been to be a part of their training over these 16 weeks. They have put in the work and are such a joy to be around. We're all so excited to run with them tomorrow as they crush their 5K with so much heart. Can't wait to see those big smiles again after the finish line.
That was a hot and windy, muggy race but I got a 30 minute PB anyway! So the run was fine but the support was UNREAL. My parents biked around the course on bromptons to feed me Gatorade and water, @misterhawaii paced me for 21km and was an absolute CHAMP, @sarahjeancurtis and Brixton cheered along the way and !!! The ice cream roadrunners @emmellggee and @lexsaur surprised us 2k from the finish line with signs and cheers and love. I can't believe I have such wonderful people around me. It's insane. Love to you all 💕💕💕💕💕 #BHFA#icrc#pdrrladies
These women crushed hundreds of kms this summer, and tomorrow @katrina_potts and @ladygraceofegan are going to breeze through the Niagara marathon. I couldn’t be prouder of both of you, it’s an honour to be your teammate and friend. No go get that blue! 💙🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️❤️🙌🏻⚡️ #pdrrladies#icrc#bhfa