Yous guys! A year ago we were leaving the city en route to the Ragnar Niagara start line. We had already raised $5k for @westnh_nyp thanks to our incredible communities, and this 24-hr, 300km relay run was just the start to an amazing summer with the youth at West NH!

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!

It’s been 4 years since the inception of the @parkdaleroadrunners Ladies Run and also marks my 4 years running with this family. This year was about faith, resilience and courage.This is an easy feat when you have these people around you every week.❤️💛💚

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!

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

The best feeling is watching these wonderful young ladies achieve their goals after months of hard work and seeing their elated faces at the finish line! So honored to be part of this 💕

This race season I accomplished a lot but none of it was as rewarding as training and pacing a group of girls from @westnh_nyp run their first 5km race. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your journey, it was a confetti filled dance party from start to finish ❤️🎉🥇 #takechargetoronto #wnh #pdrrgirls #pdrrladies #pdrrladiesxragnar #adidas #stwm

Coming soon to the pages of @canadianrunning mag! Last night these firecrackers from West Neighbourhood House really showed us how quick they've become and dedicated they truly are. Watching them progress has been incredible!

Smiles for 3.1 miles! We're out there every Wednesday with the ladies of West Neighbourhood House getting stronger, quicker and a more confident by the day. Last week we scoped out the starting line of the Waterfront 5k -- the starting line these ladies will be toeing in just over a month. If you see us training or on the race course, throw us a cheer!

Each Wednesday we're getting stronger and running farther. It's been a joy mentoring the girls of West Neighbourhood House as they take on this new challenge and set their sights on crushing a fall race. #PDRRgirls #PDRRladies #Parkdale #pdrr #PDRRladiesxRagnar

Throwback to last December and our very first Ragnar Relay meeting. After discussing the general logistics, we tossed around the idea of doing more than run, but also using the opportunity to make a difference in the community. Seven months later, after $5,000 raised, 304km run, an "Almost First" baton earned and friendships forever strengthened, we're now two weeks into our training group with the young women of West Neighbourhood House's Newcomer Youth Program. Thank you again to all of our supporters, and to all the lovely PDRR ladies who've come on board to mentor the girls! #PDRRladiesxragnar #PDRRladies #PDRRgirls #PDRR #tbt #throwbackthursday

Hey everyone, can we get serious for a sec? Please limit your screen time, because it might get you Photoshopped out of awesome photos. Also, my first slideshow! 📸 @from_syd #pdrrladiesxragnar #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #PSA #RagnarNiagara

🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♀️ #globalrunningday #pdrr #pdrrladiesxragnar #throwback #niketoronto #getoutandrun #squad #alwaysontherun #wnhs

#FBF to exactly 2 weeks ago when we were setting off to live in a van and run a relay until we reached Niagara Falls.
Van #2 couldnt have done it without @oh.em.jerry @drew82 who kept us safe, paced us for upwards of 20km each, alongside in the middle of the night, great laughs, kept our best interest always in mind and the tunes playing!! @from_syd worked just as hard, if not more than anyone on the team, being back and forth between the 2 vans, sleep deprived and still perfectly capturing every moment, the different feelings and aspects of our 304km journey.

Thank you, van #2 loves you!!!! Ps. That knight rider busta rhymes song still plays in my head :) Photo: @brainsfromthischick #pdrrladiesxragnar #RagnarRelay

Van 2 crew, good vibes all around with the best support crew, @oh.em.jerry & @drew82 who drove, navigated, paced us all night and of course, @from_syd who captured the special moments ❤️

a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. [Does a van and 28+ hours count? Heck yes!]
a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
When I agreed to take @verymissmerry's place in #pdrrladiesxragnar team, I wasn't quite sure what I was signing up for. 304kms later, I couldn't be happier or prouder of having said "yes". Yes to running a lot, being sleep-deprived, cold and tired. But more importantly, the bond, the love, the community that grew out of this crazy relay is unparalleled.
Yes to getting out of your comfort zone.
Yes to saying 'yes' and figuring things out later.
Yes to surrounding yourself with women -and men - that lift you up, empower you and believe in your unlimited potential.
Yes to making a difference and raising money so that other women can also experience the power of running and the community that builds around it.
Yes to living life to its fullest.
Special thanks to @from_syd for capturing these moments so beautifully.
And @melanie.bw & @acroanya for leading our teams and being the awesome captains.
Lots of love to our support crew and van dads super stars.
#pdrrxragnarrelay #strongwomen #community #pdrrladies #niketoronto #justdoit

#TBT to one of my favorite moments from last weekend's 304km relay....was when @birdamyflying ran across the Toronto waterfront (aka home turf) and reached the end of her leg at Humber Bay Park accompanied by an amazing entourage of pacers @danielblether @stevenartemiw, cyclists @ms_stephhamilton @ladyscorcher @stevepurf @kuya_xl @jj_rosalie @ladygraceofegan @sarahjeancurtis etc and our one and only stick woman @acroanya, and was handing over to the next runner @rachelward32. Ahhhh what a heart warming moment!!! I keep replaying this over and over in my mind. Still on a high off all the love, support and good vibes! Thanks for all your support everyone! #pdrrladiesxragnar #pdrr #crewlove

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