Happy New Year!!

Want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I typically don’t make resolutions but there are things I want to commit to in 2015. Losing weight is always on the list….ideally I would like to lose about 20 pounds and know that taking time to do it is more doable.
Being more consistent with exercise is important to me as well. Last year I didn’t do the running that I would have liked and my race results reflected that.
My last main commitment is to get my butt in gear and get my stuffed critter sewing going and list some on Etsy. I am hoping to have enough to start in a couple of weeks so stay tuned and look for jambeary on Etsy.
What are you committing to improve in 2015?

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Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Fitness


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Coming soon……..

When I started this blog I was intending to blog more about the crafting than my running. Funny how things change. My running is still happening but it is now time to do more tied to my critters. In the new year I am hoping to roll out my Etsy page …..look for me as jambeary…… is a taste of what is to come. If you are interested in any of these guys you can email me too for information at

cuddle bearteddy ornament

pj bear

pj bear

crittersmore crittersbeaver tail

……….the critters are coming……..hehehe๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Craft / Business


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10 Weeks to go…..

Hello there…..been a while….
I was reminded today that it is 10 weeks till the #STWM Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. I am running the half marathon for my third time. Second week of training done. I am behind due to recovery from a cold I got a week and a half ago. I haven’t been sick for 3 years then all of a sudden got a chest cold. The worse of the symptoms were gone within a couple of days but the chest congestion and lethargy has stuck with me.

I got 6k in earlier this week and ran a decent long run of 12k yesterday. Pace didn’t completely suck around the 7:45 per kilometre as I ran and 8:33 overall factoring my walk intervals. Wish I could cut those back but hey…..i’m still working on it……10 weeks to go ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Fitness


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….the road begins again…..

Happy Mother’s Day…….what a beautiful day around here. I actually went for a short run after dinner……needed to burn off my dessert. It had been a month since I had last run. My plantar fasciatis has been really bad lately. Almost unbearable heel pain at work and fear of more pain has kept me from running. I’ve tried orthotics, new work boots ( I work at Home Depot and have to wear steel toes) but nothing seems to be working…in fact the symptoms keep worsening.
I go back to the physiotherapist this week and will see what they have to say. My next race isn’t until July. I am doing the Warrior Dash obstacle race in Barrie. My training focus needs to be shifting to increasing my strength especially upper body. Planning on hitting the gym before work tomorrow for an arm workout.

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Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Fitness


I know…I know……

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged…… again….no excuses or explanations…..I’m just going to get back to it….

I went for a run today after 6.72k in…..didn’t feel too bad. Too many walk breaks for my liking but considering where my mileage has been lately , I don’t consider it a major issue. My plantar fasciatis didn’t bother me too much while I ran but it sure as hell bothered me once I sat down at home.

Typing this with my foot on ice and will do the massage and ball roller on it later. It is a pain in the ass kind of injury. Rest is the best cure but seeing that I work in retail and walk a whole lot on concrete floors every day …the rest thing will not be happening too soon. So I just ice and do what everelse I need to manage the pain. New orthotics just got picked up and I will see if that makes a difference.

I have a race April 13th, a ten miler…..not sure how I will be but to be honest just finishing will make me happy.

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Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Fitness


On the road again……

Yippee……hit the trail with my run group girlies tonight. A great night to run….a few icy patches and a few lights out on the trail that made things a bit dicey…….a few puddles which made for wet toes…..but felt great. We ran for around 45 minutes which got the muscles warmed up for sure. I’m going to to a yoga class tomorrow night which will be good for the DOMS I know I will be feeling from the working out the last few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Fitness



The treadmill it is then…….

Yes , it’s winter……yes it gets cold……no I will not run when it is -23 degrees Celsius out…that is way too f@#king cold……not complaining….that’s the way it is. So glad that I bought a treadmill this summer. A friend of mine had a garage sale and I picked it up for $60.00. Sweet…’s not state of the art but it runs and runs pretty good. I’ve used it twice this week for about a half hour each time. Getting the cob webs out of the legs.
I also started the T25 workout today. It is done by that Shaun T who does the Insanity workout as well. It is only a 25 minute workout but man is it tough. Non stop for the 25 minutes but what a good workout. We will see how sore I am tomorrow for day 2……..


Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Fitness


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