Running

Recap from the Solefit Orthotics’ Natural Running Seminar

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Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, it was great time at the Solefit Orthotics’ Natural Running Mechanics Seminar. Held at the new Convention Centre, it had an audience of over 120 people (by my guess-timate). Solefit’s Ryan Grant and… Read More

What a weekend!

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Sometimes I have to pinch myself. I’m quite lucky these days, and this weekend was no different. It all got started by sleeping in on Saturday after a long (but productive) week. That is one of my favourite… Read More

Great weekend for running folks in Ottawa

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Folks, There are some cool events this weekend in Ottawa, especially for people who are investigating this minimalist running thing. This afternoon we have an event full of local superstars including Neil Rosenthal and Ryan Grant from SoleFit Orthotics, Francine… Read More

A good breath, is it in you?

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I attended a great session at CanFitPro Calgary on breathing in exercise last weekend. As important as breathing is in life (as in you can’t really do much if you can’t breathe), we don’t really think about it… Read More

Two steps forward, one step back?

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Is that such a bad thing? I found that you can’t simply steam ahead all the time with your foot on the gas. We are not machines! After a very busy end of the summer and start to… Read More

Getting “run” out of town…

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You gotta love technology (or the lack of skills of this user). This was supposed to go out Friday, when it was actually written. Sorry! *** One of my favourite things to do these days is to explore new… Read More

Are first impressions really that important?

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The more I think (and read) about it, the answer is yes if you ask me. You mean countless people every month unless you’re living in your Mom’s basement and you never come out. And whether you like it… Read More

What beats running in the rain?

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Answer: Actually enjoying running in the rain! I got weird looks and people questioning my sanity when I told them I was really looking forward to my run yesterday. It was raining outside. Actually, it was more of… Read More

Re-post: Top Ten Reasons I’m thankful!

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Folks, I’m having a great weekend with some downtime and visiting some great friends. In honour of Canadian Thanksgiving, here’s a re-post from an entry in July about the top ten things I’m grateful. It hasn’t changed much… Read More

Great weekend, making believers out of doubters!

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I had a great time last weekend teaching in Petawawa and Ottawa. Great people and lots of interesting stories. You really get a sense of people’s personalities after spending four hours with them. That is one of the highlights of… Read More

V-log: I can make anyone a runner!

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I’m not being boastful but see below for my latest video blog, this one’s about how I think I can make anyone out there a runner. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc48nIWAXgk]   Dare to prove me wrong? That’s what I thought!

Army Run race report from Teri

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Folks, See below for a race report from Teri, a recent ChiRunning adopter: Let me start off by saying I am not what you would call a natural runner. I only started running a couple of years ago… Read More

V-log: Contest – What does ChiRunning mean to you?

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This week I’m switching it up a bit and going to the crowd (you!) to find out what ChiRunning means. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTPUxNjlr48]   What does it mean to you? *** And here’s another good article by the Globe and Mail’s Nicole… Read More

Easy on the brakes!

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I was out for a nice mountain bike ride through the backwoods of Conroy Pit on a humid Saturday afternoon and I got to thinking. Shocking, I know! I realized after a while that I was applying the breaks… Read More

Is everyday a miracle or is nothing a miracle?

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Do you think the universe works for you or against you? I find how you answer that question will go a long way in determining about how happy you are in your day-to-day! I was out for a… Read More

V-log: How to start running the ChiRunning way…

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This week in my video blog, I give people a few tips to get started. I’ve been getting a lot of questions on that topic so I thought I would try to answer some this way: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpVXrtbtPjY] So… Read More

Races: So many stories out there!

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As I went for a run on Sunday morning with the lovely and talented Tania Frechette , we ran into and along the Army Run course. It was nice to see so many people out there challenging themselves and enjoying… Read More

Video blog: What makes you feel alive?

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In this week’s video blog entry, I chat about what makes me feel alive in my day-to-day: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weTkl4dzlr8] What makes YOU feel alive? I would love to hear about it! *** Are you in the Ottawa area? Would you… Read More

Esprit Duathlon Race Report, part deux: Actually content for once!

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Folks, So you heard about my day at Esprit , now it’s time to really dive into the details. Isn’t that what the people are interested in? For the first time in a long time (maybe my last Ironman races), I was… Read More

Esprit Duathlon Race Report, part one

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So I headed up to Montreal on Friday to have dinner with the family and race Esprit on Saturday morning.  The Esprit day is something to see. You have a bunch of races going on at once, sometimes… Read More

Canadian Tri Sprint race report part deux

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You got my swim and bike comments on Tuesday, not it’s time for the run and the feedback. The juicy parts! Up until the point, I was cruising on a decent ride and then headed out on the… Read More

V-log: Warming up the ChiRunning way…

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See below for some comments on warming up the ChiRunning way. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Yp4a7NUG8] As always, I’d love to hear your take on it! *** I’m heading back coast to coast later this month: Bridgewater, NS Saturday, September 17 Halifax,… Read More

Pretty inspiring stuff…

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I just got back home from a nice (and quick) drive back from lovely Petawawa, listening to Robin Sharma’s “Guide to Greatness”. I was getting a few nuggets while just going through some thoughts of how grateful I… Read More

It’s all coming along!

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I’ve just had my best week of training in recent memory. It’s funny what a bit of focus and some hard work will do! Like I was mentioning on Facebook and Twitter , this is the lightest I’ve been since my last… Read More

A group can help your running!

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Are you lacking motivation? Are you looking to get better at one aspect of running? I find group running can help since it brings camaraderie into the picture. It makes you accountable too if you told 5 of your… Read More