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#WellnessWednesdays episode #51: Monologue on awareness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #51: Monologue on awareness

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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 awareness for a little less than 20 minutes. I’m talking about my experiences with awareness,… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #50: Leila Attar (@AttarLeila) on addiction and mental health

#WellnessWednesdays episode #50: Leila Attar (@AttarLeila) on addiction and mental health

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Leila Attar on addiction and mental health. To say Leila has been through a lot is an understatement. She’s very open about her previous drug use that culminated with a near-deadly… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the world of exercise…

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One of my favourite topics in fitness: Exercising to lose weight, yay or nay? Here’s a look at the topic from Vox . I just love how they animate things! You can see the video they created for this one above. *** I… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 49: Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

#WellnessWednesdays episode 49: Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Ruwan Amaratunga on sleep. Dr. Ruwan is a sleep physician with a specialty in respiratory, treating patients with disorders such as sleep apnea. In this episode, we chat about the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 48:  Jen Broad on happiness and laughter

#WellnessWednesdays episode 48: Jen Broad on happiness and laughter

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jen Broad on happiness and laughter. Jen in becoming an old friend and an all-around wanderlust and wonder woman. I truly admire her self-care regimen so I wanted to bring her… Read More

5 top podcasts to help your everyday wellness…

5 top podcasts to help your everyday wellness…

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If you follow the blog, you shouldn’t be surprised that I love podcasts. It’s where I get the majority of my research/info these days. Here are a few I love, all related to the wellness theme! 1. Tim… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode 47:  Ben Leiken (@BenLeikin) on mental health wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode 47: Ben Leiken (@BenLeikin) on mental health wellness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ben Leiken on mental health wellness. Ben is Supervisor, Mental Health at Ottawa Public Health, and mental health is definitely a subject he likes to talk about. We chat about the… Read More

Experience report: Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the Rideau River with @RideauRowPaddle

Experience report: Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on the Rideau River with @RideauRowPaddle

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So a friend asked to go for a SUP session on the weekend so I said why not? I don’t have board so looked around to rent one. I wanted to try a new spot and I found… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #46: Janet Gray (@MoneyCoachJanet) on financial wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #46: Janet Gray (@MoneyCoachJanet) on financial wellness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Janet Gray on financial wellness. Janet is now a fee-for-service financial advisor after spending a big part of her career as a financial planner. She’s seen it all though her years… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #45 Ian Clark (@Bridgehead) on the world of coffee

#WellnessWednesdays episode #45 Ian Clark (@Bridgehead) on the world of coffee

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ian Clark about the world of coffee. Ian is a coffee connoisseur and a self-indited coffee nerd. He’s been involved in the coffee business for close to 15 years as a… Read More

So you wanna be a runner?

So you wanna be a runner?

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I get a lot of people that ask me questions about running, especially racing. It’s funny because I barely race anymore. For me these days, it’s all about getting out there and being active. The running I do is to… Read More

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the worlds of fasting and running…

#FridayFindings: The latest and greatest from the worlds of fasting and running…

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Here’s a look at exercise as a weight loss strategy from the New York Times . Do you think you’d be hungrier after sitting around or working out? You might be surprised… *** I love the first-person tales of how running… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #44 Part 2 with Dai Manuel (@DaiManuel) on lifestyle and fitness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #44 Part 2 with Dai Manuel (@DaiManuel) on lifestyle and fitness

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we do a Part 2 with the great Dai Manuel on lifestyle and fitness. As you may know, Dai was morbidly obese as a teen (with a BMI over 40) before he really found… Read More

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