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Experience report: @MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2017

Experience report: @MEC Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2017

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Like I mentioned recently , I’m really loving the MEC Ottawa events these days. Low-key, low-cost and loads of fun. Sunday’s Summer Century Ride was no different! My buddy Dion and I headed out to Carp to take part in Sunday… Read More

Experience report: 5 things I learned from my latest 3-day fast…

Experience report: 5 things I learned from my latest 3-day fast…

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This comes post comes with a disclaimer. I am not a doctor nor do I play one on the internet. I’m just reporting on my experiences but you should consult with a doctor if you wanna try it.That… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #43: My episode on the @DizRuns podcast

#WellnessWednesdays episode #43: My episode on the @DizRuns podcast

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays we’re changing things up a little. I’m featuring a recent interview I did with Denny Krahe from the DizRuns podcast. We chat about my football background/injury and how I got into running. We also… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool latest stuff from the world of fitness!

#FridayFindings: Cool latest stuff from the world of fitness!

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A lot of athletes, including runners, complain about back pain. Trust me, I feel your pain. And trust me, the right exercises help tremendously. See above for some beneficial ones, part of a comprehensive guide to the new science of… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #42: Lawrence Ringwald (@LBRTRAINING) on sprinting and coaching

#WellnessWednesdays episode #42: Lawrence Ringwald (@LBRTRAINING) on sprinting and coaching

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Lawrence Ringwald on sprinting and coaching. Lawrence is a former sprinter with a specialty in the 4x400m, having represented Canada in sprint events on numerous occasions. Now he spends these days… Read More

Thanks for reading! The evolution of a blog…

Thanks for reading! The evolution of a blog…

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Don’t worry, I’m not quitting blogging just yet. But the blogging I have been doing has changed quite a bit over the last 6 and a half years. If you look at the last few months, it’s been mostly… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #41: Leandro Nosal (@LeaDosal) about winemaking

#WellnessWednesdays episode #41: Leandro Nosal (@LeaDosal) about winemaking

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Leandro Nosal  about winemaking. Leandro is from Argentina, the Mendoza region to be specific, where he grew up on big family meals and wine. His family has been involved with wine… Read More

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

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

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I’m biased but I always loved running since it got me thinking a lot. And ChiRunning only took that to the next level. It seems I’m not the only one, according to a recent New York Times article . *** The Tour de France… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #40 Shannon Rector on the BC Bike Race (@BCBikeRace) ‏and the November Project (@nov_project)

#WellnessWednesdays episode #40 Shannon Rector on the BC Bike Race (@BCBikeRace) ‏and the November Project (@nov_project)

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Shannon Rector on the BC Bike Race and the November Project. Shannon has been an athlete most of the life, from cycling to horseback riding. She just got back from the… Read More

Experience report: Inner-city Toronto Triathlon

Experience report: Inner-city Toronto Triathlon

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I love adventures, especially when they pop out of nowhere. Saturday was another one of those… So I had to run some errands when I got to Toronto before meeting up with old friends. Since it wasn’t too… Read More

The secret to getting out of your comfort zone…

The secret to getting out of your comfort zone…

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It’s weird, when I was training for Ironman (all those years ago), a day off felt weird. I was used to do at least one workout per day. Now I’m active but structure outdoor “workouts” are rare. We’re… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #39 – Part 2 with Jessica Kuepfer (@lacesandlattes) on gender stuff in endurance events

#WellnessWednesdays episode #39 – Part 2 with Jessica Kuepfer (@lacesandlattes) on gender stuff in endurance events

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat again with Jessica Kuepfer on endurance events and gender stuff. We catch up with the multisport athlete as she heads into her first Ironman race. We also talk her training including qualifying for… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #38, Philip Evans (@FilipEvans) on food and sustainability

#WellnessWednesdays episode #38, Philip Evans (@FilipEvans) on food and sustainability

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Philip Evans on food and sustainability. Philip is a curious soul who loves food. He left the UK on an adventure that took him to Macedonia where is he now a… Read More

Recent secret to my happiness? Get cooking!

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So I’ve always had a love of cooking. I think I got it from my Grandmas (they make the best soup!) since my Mom never had time to get around to it when I was a kid. That… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of fitness and nutrition!

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So we exercise to look good naked, right? Well Time.com has  7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise . Some might surprise you! Most probably won’t if you’ve been paying attention to this blog… Tip: Click on the video near the end of the article. Cool one! *** How many… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #37 – Part 2  Luke MacDonald (@LukeShoeFitter) on giving back

#WellnessWednesdays episode #37 – Part 2 Luke MacDonald (@LukeShoeFitter) on giving back

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with an old friend and a local legend in Halifax, Luke MacDonald. Luke is a former competitive runner turned shoe fitter turned shoe store owner. And a big philanthropist. And an all-around… Read More

Call for volunteers: Endurance running study being done in Ottawa in August!

Call for volunteers: Endurance running study being done in Ottawa in August!

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Do you enjoy running? Do you enjoy research or being a guinea pig? Staterra Inc., an Ottawa based Research and Development Company that focuses on fitness supplement and nutritional research. Staterra Inc. is actively recruiting volunteers for our… Read More

Experience Report: Petite Aventure 2017 with @VeloQuebec

Experience Report: Petite Aventure 2017 with @VeloQuebec

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So we did it again! A weekend of cycling and camping with kids with all kinds of weather for la Petite Aventure 2017. What could wrong? Some great fun all around even if there were some hiccups here and… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #36, Johana Kariankei on running in Kenya and pacing as a job

#WellnessWednesdays episode #36, Johana Kariankei on running in Kenya and pacing as a job

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Johana Kariankei on running in Kenya and pacing as a job. Johana is an upcoming world-class runner and pacing extraordinaire. He hails from Kenya, where he left home as a teen… Read More

Are you training many hours a week and still carrying extra weight?

Are you training many hours a week and still carrying extra weight?

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Most people think folks who do long runs or any other long distance racing are all skinny little things. If you ever looked around at local races or triathlons, you know that is not the case. Why is… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #35, Laurel Schut on yoga healing and food security

#WellnessWednesdays episode #35, Laurel Schut on yoga healing and food security

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Laurel Schut on yoga healing and food security. Laurel is a renaissance woman. She loves to teach yoga and kettlebell training, and now branching out in barre and spinning. She’s also the… Read More

5 of my favourite self care sessions these days…

5 of my favourite self care sessions these days…

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As I get older, recovery is way more important. And so is self care, especially since our lives are getting busier by the day. I’m still very busy and active these days but it doesn’t feel as bad… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness!

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of nutrition and fitness!

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Who wouldn’t love more coffee in their lives? Well it seems even if you’re a regular user/abuser like me, a pre-workout coffee might help your workouts. Here is a cool look at it from the New York Times . *** Fasting is getting seen more and more as… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #34, Julien Gagnon on going back to basics in yoga and movement

#WellnessWednesdays episode #34, Julien Gagnon on going back to basics in yoga and movement

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Julien Gagnon on going back to basics in yoga and movement. Julien is a master of movement. He has been teaching yoga and ballet for 17 years and is now a… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays Podcast update: We’re on iTunes!

#WellnessWednesdays Podcast update: We’re on iTunes!

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This is pretty exciting! My podcast is now available on the iTunes store. We’re starting with a few episodes now and will be uploading more episodes every month or so since we’re now above 30 episodes produced. I… Read More