The best pace is a suicide pace, and today is a good day to die.

My name is Kate. I am a 25 year old pediatric intensive care unit nurse. I live in Canada. I like: Ani Difranco, chamomile tea, long distance running , psychological thrillers, Starbucks, hot yoga shopping, dark chocolate, reading, p90x playing music (piano, guitar & violin), taking care of others, MAC cosmetics, strength training/plyometrics , and learning about obscure diseases. This is my running/fitness blog. I started running seriously in the fall of 2011. Since then I've done numerous 5ks as well as the Disney Princess Half Marathon for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with Team in Training (February 26, 2012) and the Forest City Half Marathon (April 29th, 2012 and April 28th, 2013). I am spending the summer training with Runners Choice - I am in the long distance and speed clinic. I am currently training for the Springbank Half Marathon. (September 8th, 2013). My goal is to do it in under 2 hours. I will hopefully do a full marathon in the fall of 2014.
July 10th
8:08 PM

a message from keepcalmandbeathletic

What's your number because your beautiful?!;)

Hahah very cute. You could be my patient you’re so young!! I like your tumblr, especially the rap poem :)

I was feeling profound tonight.

July 9th
10:29 PM


Speed clinic

Parloff Relay - 2 partners, 400m, 25 minutes. I am dead.

4 lap cool down.

2:30 plank, 20 pushups, 20 situps

I missed the 3k warm up trail run because there was a gunman at the hospital I work at and the place was on lockdown… 

July 5th
1:17 PM


Yesterdays workout - The elastic band run

The coach puts you with a partner and you get either a red or green bracelet - you run in opposite directions of a circle and meet half way. At the half way point you switch bracelets and retrace your steps. Directions: No watches or GPS. Run at whatever speed you want, but be consistent with your pace. If you are both consistent you should finish at the exact same time. 

So this was a fun idea. Except I ended up getting incredibly lost and ran twice as far as I was supposed to. I never did find my partner…I really need to learn how to read a map :p

June 27th
11:34 PM
June 21st
6:01 AM


6.55km tempo run (negative splits)

1 hr driving range

batting cage

June 20th
10:26 PM
June 18th
9:01 PM


3km trail run warm up

600m repeats x 4

1km cool down on track

+stretching, 20 pushups, 20 situps and 1:30 plank.