Warrior Girl grew out of a series of posts called Warrior Girl Dashing that I wrote on my home blog Things I Gave Away. WGD was inspired by fear, fear of showing up for a 5-km obstacle race, the Warrior Dash, without having trained for it. So, in a three week period from June 13, 2011 to Race Day, July 9, 2011, I kept an online training journal. In the end, I was still not especially well-trained for the Race, but it was a fascinating journey. I became hooked on the training and hooked on learning more about the connection – or as often as not, dis-connection – between body, mind and soul. I completed a second Dash, on December 3, 2011 in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and am signed up for third back on home turf in Ontario: July 21. 2012. In between, I fall off training, discover yoga, re-discover the gym, and fall off again… oh well, it’s a life work, no? For now, I have a few months until race day and a lifetime to learn. From there, well, anything is possible.

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