adventure

Earth Day and 100 Miles of Wild

Yesterday was Earth Day and April marks the one year mark since I did my first trek with Adventure Science and was introduced to the amazing group of people who I now count among my most inspiring friends. The environment and my sport are completely connected for me – I have spoken in depth about […]

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Part 3: IT Band Syndrome – Fixing and Preventing

Welcome back from a long weekend friends! I hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends! I spent a lot of time running, in fact, I did about 5 different runs because that seems to be the best way to get caught up with friends these days and get all my miles in! […]

Book Review_

The Summit Seeker Winner

Excerpt from The Summit Seeker: Everybody missed the first Easter. They were sleeping. Or in church. Or going about their business. But Mary was right there. She knew where to look.  I love the part in the Bible where it says that Mary ran home that day from the tomb. After she told the disciples, […]

TYS10K

TYS10K Recap

Happy long weekend everyone! I hope you all are treating yourselves to a bit of a sleep in and relaxing morning. I know I am! Let’s talk about races, in particular, The Yonge Street 10 KM that I raced last weekend. I always learn something from races, especially the ones that don’t go well. This […]

Green Tea

Green Tea Sports Drink

It is about a month into the new job and I think I finally have the routine down pat. I wake up in the darkness at what most humans call Stupid O’clock and put on my running shoes. It’s go time. I eat like a teenaged boy, so it is the first thing I do […]

Injury

Part 2: It Band Syndrome – Treatment and Therapy

Well hello friends! What a weekend it has been. I apologize for spamming your instagram feed all weekend with pictures of the race weekend in Toronto but I had so. much. fun! I will post an official recap of the race along with my official race time. For right now, it’s time to dig back […]

Book Review_

Book Review: The Summit Seeker

When I read books, I often have a highlighter in my hand and I underline my favourite passages in a book. The Summit Seeker by Vanessa Runs is covered in neon. I “met” Vanessa online a number of years ago and I was absolutely blown away by her fearless free spirt. She and her partner gave […]

trailrunning

Is Trail Running Becoming Too Commercialized?

I began trail running in 2010 which seems to be around the time that most runners discovered this unusual sport. For me, I began running trails because one of my 60 year old coworkers at the time was a trail runner and he told me I hadn’t run a race until I ran a trail […]

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Injury Series: The IT Band

Happy Monday, friends! I had quite the weekend. I covered 2 back to back 11 milers, went to a concert, participated in a pancake flipping contest and attended a work event for my new job. You know…the standard weekend. I have been getting a lot of questions about injuries lately and goodness knows I’ve had […]

April Playlist for Runners

April Interval Playlist

Good morning everyone! Hope you have had a fabulous week and are headed into a relaxing weekend. I am a busy weekend full of long runs, a couple dinners with friends and I am joining the RunWaterloo team to compete in a pancake flipping contest at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. Only in Waterloo Region would […]