THE Jog Blog – 34

Tina’s New Kick:

I don’t know why, but lately I am LOVING peanut butter and bananas on toast!

Tina’s Next Scheduled Run:

The Underwear Affair – Running IN MY UNDERWEAR with my dear friend Jody Kennett from Leapfit. I still need help with my fundraising goal; if you can spare a donation please click HERE. Thank you!

Vancouver Scotia Bank Half Marathon:

It’s DONE! On Sunday my friends and I (and thousands of others) ran 21.1K! It was a beautiful sunny day and a fantastic jog.

Why I LOVE Running In Organized Events – Training Tips Based On My Experience:

  1. The GOAL. Running in an organized event gives you a goal and purpose. It doesn’t matter whether you are running 5K, 10K or 21.1K; your training becomes easier when you have a specific goal and date to work towards.
  2. The ENERGY. There is nothing quite like the feeling of standing amongst hundreds of other people waiting for the race to begin. The energy is contagious. Excitement truly runs through your veins and I feel pure joy being there. It’s the BEST FEELING!
  3. The ACCOMPLISHMENT. When you’re almost at the finish line and people are cheering for you “Keep going!” “You’re almost there!” “You can do it!” and you cross that finish line and someone puts a medal around your neck – energy and excitement surrounding you – WOW. It’s such a great accomplishment. It’s an enormous boost to your self confidence, and proves your inner strength and commitment. YOU DID IT! It’s a feeling I LOVE and it’s a feeling I’d love for you to experience.


As I mentioned last week, my dear friend and trainer, Jody Kennett from Leapfit and I are running IN OUR UNDERWEAR for the 10K “The Underwear Affair” on July 9th to raise awareness for cancers below the belt. Our goal is to fundraise $500 each.

This past week, both of us experienced what cancer does to a family. Jody’s Dad was in enormous pain since his kidney surgery. They couldn’t figure out what was wrong. His body was clearly reacting to something as the pain was intense and the swelling was obvious. Turns out he also has cancer in his bladder. He had more surgery and is waiting for the results this week.

My cousin just had a tumour removed and they are waiting to see if it is cancerous and my Aunt (my cousin’s mother) has stage 3 endometrial cancer. She is scheduled for surgery July 7th.

Cancer may attack cells but it brings a new perspective to life and to friends, families and communities. Small things become big things, such as the touch of a hand gently wiping away a tear or the sound of someone’s voice. People gather in the kitchen and cook, talk, listen and laugh, despite the stress that surrounds them. LOVE ALWAYS PREVAILS.

Please help us raise awareness, raise funds and reach our goal. Please click HERE to make a donation.


Please note: When I set up my page on their site, I didn’t know what I was doing and that is why it says I made a donation of $2. Please know that this will change closer to the race date. (I didn’t want you to think I was cheap!)

Regarding RUNNING IN MY UNDERWEAR – maybe say a little prayer it doesn’t rain!

For those of you in Canada – Happy Canada Day! Have a safe long weekend and remember to surround yourself with the people you love and be grateful for another opportunity to LAUGH, LOVE and BE IN THE MOMENT.

See you on Tuesday!

With a smile,



  1. Run For Fun says:

    [...] I SET GOALS AND SHARE WITH FRIENDS. When I enter an organized event such as Scotia Bank Half Marathon, Vancouver Sun Run or Victoria Marathon I am there to enJOY the experience, have FUN, run, LAUGH, [...]

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