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#WellnessWednesdays episode #33, Part 2 with Ashley Mathieu (@AshleyMathieu_) on #LCHF and hormones

#WellnessWednesdays episode #33, Part 2 with Ashley Mathieu (@AshleyMathieu_) on #LCHF and hormones

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we have our first Part 2 interview. This one is with the always entertaining Ashley Mathieu. In this one, we catch up with Ashley and then dive into weeds about keto and LCHF. We… Read More

So you wanna go keto? Here are some of my time-tested tips…

So you wanna go keto? Here are some of my time-tested tips…

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Keto is all the rage these days, and there are some good reasons for that. I’ll start off by explaining what keto(genic diet) means for me. Keto means transferring your body from a sugar/carb dependent metabolism to become… Read More

Experience report: Spring MEC Ottawa ride

Experience report: Spring MEC Ottawa ride

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So I started doing the MEC rides around Ottawa last fall after a nice nudge from my buddy Dion. They’re fun, no fuss and best of all, very affordable. And in this case, free! This one was officially cancelled due to weather… Read More

Experience report: My first 3-day fast…

Experience report: My first 3-day fast…

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So I’ve been playing with intermittent fasting for a while now and I pushed the envelope some more this week, my first 3-day fast. Why did I do it? I got that a few times over the past… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the running world: Podcast Edition!

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the running world: Podcast Edition!

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If you’re a follower of this blog, you know I’m a big fan of podcasts. Below I’ll send you on your way with three cool running related podcasts for you to enjoy on the weekend. I’ve had the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #32, Denny Krahe @DizRuns on running pain-free & online coaching

#WellnessWednesdays episode #32, Denny Krahe @DizRuns on running pain-free & online coaching

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Denny Krahe on running pain-free & online coaching. Denny was a reluctant runner in his teens and early 20’s before really taking it up in his late 20’s. He loves it… Read More

Getting feedback on your form while you run…

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I haven’t written a running tips post in a while so I came up one while being in my happy place yesterday, you guessed it: nature. A lot of the runners who have taken my workshop say they… Read More

Exercise as a form of self-care?

Exercise as a form of self-care?

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I’m writing this as I get back home from my first foam roller class (Thanks Kim!) and a quick walk around the ‘hood. It wasn’t easy, especially when you roll out the tight muscles, but it got me… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #31, Ian Loughead @ianloughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels

#WellnessWednesdays episode #31, Ian Loughead @ianloughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ian Loughead on adult-onset running & Jack Daniels. Ian is a local running/multi-sport superstar based in Halifax. It wasn’t always that way though as he really started running as 30something, barely… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #30, Robyn Baldwin @RobynBaldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS

#WellnessWednesdays episode #30, Robyn Baldwin @RobynBaldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Robyn Baldwin on work/life harmony and living with MS. We chat about how she was skinny-fat (her words, not mine) before she got into fitness. She then went into figure competitions before… Read More

Experience report: Yoga for runners in Montreal with Julien Gagnon

Experience report: Yoga for runners in Montreal with Julien Gagnon

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I spent a wonderful Saturday on the weekend where I taught a great group of runners before doing a 3-hour yoga for runners class with the one and only Julien Gagnon. For those who don’t know him, he’s… Read More

Experience report: My first 48-hour fast…

Experience report: My first 48-hour fast…

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First of all, a huge disclaimer: Please don’t do this unless you’re following the orders of a medical professional. I am NOT a doctor and I don’t play one on the interwebs. Okay, this is just a first-person… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #29, Dai Manuel @DaiManuel on lifestyle and fitness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #29, Dai Manuel @DaiManuel on lifestyle and fitness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dai Manuel on lifestyle and fitness. Ironically Dai was morbidly obese as a teen (with a BMI over 40) before he really found fitness. After starting to work in the industry… Read More

Listen to your heart… Aka heart rate monitoring

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This post won’t be about following your passion or moving to a new city for your loved on. Or the Roxette song highlighted above. It’s about paying attention to the feedback your heart gives you on a daily,… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of walking and running!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of walking and running!

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I wasn’t always a big fan of walking but now I’ve really caught the bug for physical and mental benefits. Check out this infographic (above) with all kinds of cool info and stats. Will you get your 10,000… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #28: Monologue on becoming a caveman…

#WellnessWednesdays episode #28: Monologue on becoming a caveman…

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we switch things up from the usual interview format. I’m solo (hence the monologue tag) and I chat about how I’m trying to become more of a caveman for 15 minutes or so. I’m talking… Read More

Why I’ve become more of a caveman…

Why I’ve become more of a caveman…

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It’s been a slow progression to try to get back to my childhood dream of living on a big piece of land so I can run around all day and play. Now I’m trying to use the timeless… Read More

Experience report: Hiking in Lake Placid, NY

Experience report: Hiking in Lake Placid, NY

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I tried to take a bit of a break from the busy life to get away and soak up nature and get some steps in. It was nice to basically keep my phone away for a few days, except… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays Round-Up: All the good stuff from 2017

#WellnessWednesdays Round-Up: All the good stuff from 2017

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Episode #16, Jessica Kuepfer on endurance events and blogging Episode #17, Dr. Sarah Pressman on the science of happiness Episode #18, Dr. Brittany Moran on running injuries Episode #19, Terri Storey about mental health Episode #20: Monologue on… Read More

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition: Cool stuff from the worlds of fitness and running

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Another busy week but I wouldn’t have any other way. Especially with spring weather almost here! Are you looking to get back in shape but strapped on time? I think most of us are. Well here is a cool look at what science is telling us to do with… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #27, Victoria Cleary @VCAthletic on treating athletes and Olympians

#WellnessWednesdays episode #27, Victoria Cleary @VCAthletic on treating athletes and Olympians

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Victoria Cleary on treating athletes and Olympians. Victoria is an athletic therapist based in Petawawa who treats all kinds of innjuries and people. She’s also been involved with the national women’s… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #26, Noel Paine @NoelPaine on running long and short

#WellnessWednesdays episode #26, Noel Paine @NoelPaine on running long and short

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Noel Paine on running long and short. Noel has been running for longer than some of you have been alive. He’s also done it all, from 100 metres to 100 kilometres…. Read More

Experience review: Fed Up Documentary

Experience review: Fed Up Documentary

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Since I’m a bit of a geek, I spent part of my Saturday night watching Fed Up Documentary, about the consumption of sugar in our diet. Full disclosure I spent the other part watching a musical so please don’t… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #25, Dre Annie Jean on foot care and training for races

#WellnessWednesdays episode #25, Dre Annie Jean on foot care and training for races

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dre. Annie Jean about foot care and training for races. Annie is a podiatrist and a local athletic superstar. We chat about how she got into her career and her recent amazing… Read More

Making the switch from carbs to fat…

Making the switch from carbs to fat…

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Unfortunately it’s not as easy as switching cellphone providers but it could be more beneficial for your health. Most North Americans are carb burners as its the majority of the calories they ingest. It’s not that bad if it’s… Read More