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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

Guest blog: ChiRunning for kids with Rob Chambers (@NS_Trail_Runner)

Guest blog: ChiRunning for kids with Rob Chambers (@NS_Trail_Runner)

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Recently, after years of trying to make the timing work, I was able to take a ChiRunning workshop with Eric! I was interested in the course after learning about ChiRunning from a gentleman who I had run a portion… Read More

Become a fat burning beast discussion in Ottawa – Tue June 6

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It’s all happening downtown Ottawa on Tue June 6 at 6:30 pm! Come and listen to coach and biohacker Eric Collard of Efficient Coaching as he explains all he’s learned over the past 10 years through trials and… Read More

How you should feel after a big run/race…

How you should feel after a big run/race…

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So I just got back from a nice bike watching some folks run the half and full marathons around this beautiful city. I’ve done both of those races and some cool courses, even if it’s not my jam… Read More

#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