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Why running for weight loss is a fighting a losing battle…

Why running for weight loss is a fighting a losing battle…

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Trust me, weight loss is one of the reasons I picked up running (and triathlon) all those years ago. But after some research and adopting the ChiRunning philosophy, my outlook has changed. I even had a great conversation… Read More

Musings from the world of running and fitness

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First of all, thank you to Tammy and the good folks at for hosting me last weekend at GO! Fitness  in Lunenburg. Great audience and great questions. She also did a great job of chopping an hour session into seven… Read More

Throwing down the gauntlet: 150 day run challenge. Challenge accepted!

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I’ve been feeling a bit sluggish especially with my fitness level so I needed a bit of a challenge. If you follow the blog, you probably know the #31in31 challenge I do in January. Well this year I’m extending it… Read More

Musings from the worlds of golf, running and sleep science!

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Hey folks, here is another installment of my musings, a compilation of some cool stuff I find in my travel online and off. First of all is the video above. Sorry about the sound, I wish it was… Read More

Race report: Run 4 a Cause by Jenny Kaser

Race report: Run 4 a Cause by Jenny Kaser

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On a cool, clear September morning, over 500 runners gathered on Parliament Hill under blue skies to Run 4 a Cause . Run 4 a Cause is a 5K run in downtown Ottawa that celebrates charities of all kinds and the runners who support… Read More

Guest blog: Top 5 Reasons to Register for Run 4 A Cause by @THRIVEwithjoe

Guest blog: Top 5 Reasons to Register for Run 4 A Cause by @THRIVEwithjoe

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Unfortunately I won’t be in town this weekend to take part in the fun but there is proof I took part in last year’s run with tons of friends. See some great reasons from local superstar Joe Rios on why you should… Read More

Race Report: i2p Trail Run by Elizabeth Sousa

Race Report: i2p Trail Run by Elizabeth Sousa

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Earlier this season I signed up for the i2P trail event at Lac Philippe, and selected the 23km course. I also coerced a friend, Emma, to come with me. A lot of coercing it took, and the morning… Read More

Going short in a long world…

Going short in a long world…

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What’s with our obsession of going long all the time? Is a marathon really better than a 5k? I know a marathon is on the bucket list of most runners but why keep running marathons just to finish them?… Read More

More musings from the world of running!

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I hope you enjoyed the video. It’s old but I had a request for it this week so why not? I had a great first brick workout of the season last night (don’t laugh) on a beautiful summer… Read More

Guest blog post: What is podiatry care? by Dre Annie Jean

Guest blog post: What is podiatry care? by Dre Annie Jean

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I first met Dre Annie Jean a few years ago and was even treated to a tour of her world-class facility on the other side of the river recently. We also had some good chats as she’s also… Read More

Running the yoga way, upcoming workshop for runners and yogis alike…

Running the yoga way, upcoming workshop for runners and yogis alike…

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I’m excited to teach a new kind of session, incorporating two of my favourite activities: running and yoga. It’s something that’s been in the back of my mind for some time but I will actually be delivering this for… Read More

Some tips to stay cool in this heat!

Some tips to stay cool in this heat!

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We’re getting some pretty awesome weather in Ottawa (or should I say Hottawa) these days. But with the warmer weather comes a myriad of excuses not to train or get out there. Sweating is very good for you… Read More

V-log: Why I run, my @TheRunProject entry

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My good friend Luke MacDonald from Aerobics First in Halifax told me about this cool initiative called the  the Run Project he was getting involved with. He’s always Here’s a great short video about Jon Rankin, the founder and why he started it:… Read More

Some more musings and ramblings from the worlds of fitness, running and triathlon!

Some more musings and ramblings from the worlds of fitness, running and triathlon!

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Another week is almost done and I have some more cool stuff to share from the worlds of fitness, triathlon and of course, running! First up are some pro tips from our friend Simon Donato, ultramarathon and long-distance… Read More

ECinc v-log: What is hip rotation, and why should you care as a runner?

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In the latest edition of the video blog, I talk about hip rotation, and why should you care as a runner. Hip rotation is not just for the game of golf, it also helps your run a lot. Hip… Read More

Musings from the running and fitness worlds…

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I’ve got an influx of cool articles and websites to share this week. First and foremost is the video above. Pretty cool advice from what research is telling us about attitude, body language and results. I used it… Read More

Breathing is important!

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I something make that joke in my workshop since most people are so busy trying to be perfect with the posture they sometimes look like they stop breathing. I actually don’t talk about breathing in my intro workshop… Read More

Learnings from the last Health & Fitness #TweetUp featuring adventurer Simon Donato

Learnings from the last Health & Fitness #TweetUp featuring adventurer Simon Donato

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We had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Simon Donato, a geologist turned adventurer and entrepreneur, at the Health & Fitness TweetUp series this week. Simon did not disappoint with a great talk complete with colourful and hilarious stories… Read More

Do you know what happens in a golf swing?

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I’d be willing to guess most people don’t. That’s why you probably get the most armchair quarterbacks of any sport. Your club head is closed, your stance is too closed/open, your clubs are too short, you’re not using… Read More

Recent musings from my running world…

Recent musings from my running world…

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Do you need new resources for information on everything run related? If so, this post is for you! A great resource is  Runblogger.com. Pete is a very knowledgeable guy and very passionate about running. The bad news is that… Read More

What is a psoas? Why is it so tight all the time?

What is a psoas? Why is it so tight all the time?

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This article came about from an email I received from Val about having a tight psoas a month out from her big race. This could be a bit of a setback but when once are aware of the… Read More

How to take a good running video for analysis

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First of all, you will probably need a partner in crime to do this. Unless you’re doing it on a treadmill (not recommended) and you have a tripod. But I’m sure you can steal a friend It took… Read More

More musings from the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience #ENDSURE

More musings from the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience #ENDSURE

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I could probably write a short e-book about my adventure on the weekend. I just might, but for today, here are a few more thoughts from a long day in the Sheyenne National Grasslands : People call Winnipeg “Winterpeg” and I now… Read More

Race Report: Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience #ENDSURE

Race Report: Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience #ENDSURE

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What a day! And that’ a bit of understatement. I always tell people who want to do long distances about the rollercoaster rides that come with the territory. Saturday did not disappoint. I DNF’d. I pulled out at… Read More

On to another adventure!

On to another adventure!

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This trip, like most, will include a lot of firsts for me. First ultramarathon, first time in Manitoba, first time using Google Ads as a primary tool to advertise my workshops, etc. I’m going to be out of… Read More