Tag: ultras

New Branding!

I’ve decided to rebrand myself because Shrinking Inkdgirl is not what I’m trying to become. I needed to think about this because “Gaining Inkdgirl” did not sound too pleasing, but ultimately this is my goal. 

I’m going to just announce it now and be done with it but I Am No Longer an UltraMarathoner. I Will NOT be running my 100k in May. I just don’t feel it anymore. I cannot convince myself that I want to do it. My injuries are still present and why aggravate them further. I will still be going to Paducah Ky in June for RUTs because that’s just a damn good time! 

So with this rebranding comes a new page and new blog address, I will now be Inkdgirlfitness.com . 

No worries I will not become one of those IG fit girls posting half naked glute videos for all to see, I’m way too fat for that. But I will be posting you tube videos of my training, PR’s and whatever else I feel like. For example here is one of my new addiction BFR ( blood flow restriction ) training click here ➡️ BFR triceps . Here are a few pics of my recent shenanigans. 

Back squat PR 205 here’s the video proof click here ➡️ 205 squat pr

But wait I’ve also PR’d my deadlift too – 245 baby !!!!

I’m quite happy with the progress I’ve made in just 11 weeks of strictly lifting with little to no cardio. My 12 week Bodybuilding.com transformation challenge ends this week. This is my progress so far 

Funny thing is – before pic I’m 177lbs and current pic is 183lbs! That’s what I’m talking about – when you make gains and look leaner! Boom 

So stay tuned and keep on lifting ladies – it does the body good 

Just Do You 

This is a story about a girl, a girl who decided while on a 14hr running journey, that life needs to be lived and loved. She decided that she no longer needs to fit any molds, categories or labels. 

I have made the very conscious desicion to just Do Me! Whatever the heck that means. I’ve realized that I allowed myself to be categorized into a “said group” . A food group, yes I loved being a vegan but during my Ultramarathon I started thinking about chicken and tuna. Like right outta nowhere I wanted a god damn piece of chicken. I may or may not have been hallucinating a little because of the heat lol. 

I started thinking about why I was a vegan and why did I eliminate food groups from my life. I was never one who fought the animal rights causes because I grew up with a ” hunter gatherer” father who every year provided us with deer and moose. 

I didn’t like the addition of chemicals to my foodsand genetically modified foods where a no no. But every time I got a coffee and tim’s and they didn’t have soy and I opted to add cream I was a “cheating” vegan! Oh my! 

I started to think I Do Not have to explain myself anymore. I just fucking ran 50 god damn miles in treacherous conditions so if I want a tuna sandwich or a piece of chicken I’m eating it dammit! 

Tonight I totally indulged in this Greek and Feta salad with chicken and the world didn’t fall apart. 

Today I started googling Low Carb High Fat lifestyles because I have a Type 1 Diabetic child who needs to live low carb. First thing I thought- oh god I’m attaching a label to her? No , from now on we eat to fuel , eat to live and eat to be merry because you only live once so might as well enjoy it. 

So basically this post is about Doing You and what is right for You, no one else. Indeed to get better about not labeling myself because the guilt of failing these labels is too much. 

The one label I’m still attaching to myself is SOBER! I’m 68 days booze free and I feel amazing! 

Do You 

Down but not out! 

Surgeon visit today! Results – IMMOBILE 


I have to be in a non weight bearing cast and on crutches until I get an MRI done. The navicular area shows both stress changes and tendinopothy from the bone scan. I need to stay off it until we know exactly what the plan is. On my way to the appt I did managed to snap a hospital selfie  

Go Jays Go lol. Any ways this cast will keep me down but not mentally. This is my bodies time to heal from a pretty hard summer. Running the GoodLife full marathon in May then 3 weeks later the Sulpher Springs 50k trail and then a week later the RUTs 50k kinda did me in! I continued to train hard all summer on my bum foot leading up to yesterday’s Scotiabank full ( which I did not run) . 

So now I will sit on my couch and crochet blankets, do upper body weights and plan out next summers races. I know I will be back, this is just a minor set back and my heart and my head still work . I am grateful! 

So here’s to not getting fat on the couch and just taking the time to heal my body. 

Happy running to my peeps! Keep at it! 

Head up wings out #Oiselle 

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