Running

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

Guest blog post: My Favourite Activities by Tania Fréchette

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Folks, Every once in a while I will some guest bloggers. Today we have Tania Fréchette, one of my favourite yoga teachers and a big proponent of ChiRunning!  *** Through my 21 years of running and 11 years… Read More

An update on triathlon training: A nice kick in the pants!

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Folks, See below for a quick update on my training: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09jPsMAETsI] Since I outlined some goals last week for this triathlon season, you have to hold me accountable! *** Also, for the Ottawa Valley folks, I will be… Read More

One of the big reasons I do this ChiRunning thing…

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Is to help people out. Most people love the technique, even after I’m totally honest with them and let them know it will take a while for them to get it right. I will share the feedback I… Read More

ChiRunning: I’m a celebrity! Not really…

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So my sponsor (Ford of Canada) and the lovely Kristine at Thornley Fallis set up a spot on “A” Morning last week to talk about ChiRunning and my recent race. Here is how it turned out: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_f9O93MLMM] I’ve always… Read More

NatCapTri Recap: The good, the bad and the next steps (Part II)

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I actually had a good time on Saturday at the race but see below for a few rookie mistakes that I did. There are a few, too many for an experienced person if you ask me. That’s the… Read More

NatCapTri Recap: The good, the bad and the next steps (Part I)

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So I did another triathlon on the weekend. This wasn’t planned that far ahead but I’m glad I did. I’ll tell you a few reasons why today, a few reasons I wasn’t tomorrow and what I’m planning for… Read More

Video blog: Exploring like a kid!

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In this post, I’m taking a break (taper week!) from ChiRunning tips to see what the new Ford Explorer has to offer a triathlete. Special thanks to Ford of Canada and Kristine at Thornley Fallis for making me… Read More

Video blog: ChiRunning, running like a kid, part deux

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Folks, Welcome back to another edition of my video blog. Today I’m speaking on how being in the moment can help your running and make you more child-like. Who doesn’t want to do that? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOzhU_P4hSo] P.S. Testing out a new set… Read More

Lessons from the road: Sitting is evil!

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As I came back from a small road trip to nearby Kingston to visit my Godson and my favourite family, another lesson was quite apparent. I’ve known for a while that sitting is bad for you but recently… Read More

Video: ChiRunning: Run like a kid again!

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This week my video blog will look how ChiRunning can infuse some kid-like enthusiasm into your running. Have a look and let me know what you think! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG7Xm7Tz8L8] Do you run the same way you did as a… Read More

ChiRunning: Lessons from an early morning run…

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Today I failed. And I’m okay with that. I missed my run yesterday (life happens) so I set out for a nice early morning run in the woods and everything was right with the world. I was going to… Read More

Absolute truth vs relative truth…

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It’s funny how I never really realized the differences between the two until recently. There are only a few absolute truths as far as I see it: death and taxes. And some people would even argue about taxes!… Read More

Top Ten: Things I’m grateful for…

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Folks, Following up to last week’s video blog on having a bad day , see below for my top ten reasons why I’m grateful in my day-to-day. Please enjoy and comment! My health: It’s nice to be able to enjoy life everyday without constant pain…. Read More

Video blog: Carry water, not tension

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With summer fully upon us now, try to carry water, not tension on your runs. When you’re running in warm weather, make sure you follow the ChiRunning principles and carry water efficiently. See the segment above for all the… Read More

What are your plans for the summer?

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I kinda feel like a teacher at the end of the school year… Are you racing? Taking it easy? Maintaining your fitness? Enjoying the patio time? I had a discussion with a friend recently about how active people… Read More

Video blog: Having a bad day?

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Folks, See below for the latest installment of my video blog. It’s been a bit, so sorry about that. This one is to help if you’re having a bad day.  Not that you should be getting those often… Read More

Do you really want to know what you look like?

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If you want to improve as a runner, the right answer rhymes with yes… One of my favourite tools to use with my clients is video analysis. It’s not always welcome though. I remember doing a session with… Read More

Another weekend, another city…

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As you’ve probably figured by now, I like to travel. Quite a bit. One of the many reasons I became a ChiRunning instructor was that the instructor’s course was in San Diego. In November. What more can you… Read More

So far, so good in BC

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I’ve had a great time so far enjoying all that Beautiful British Columbia has to offer! I’ve been spending some QT with the Mom’s, enjoying nature through trail running and hiking and even doing some wine tasting at… Read More

Do you live life by design or by default?

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I’m sorry to be asking you such a hard question on a wonderful Friday afternoon but I just had to. I received a wonderful message from an old university friend this week asking how I changed my life since my… Read More

Video blog: Discomfort can be a good thing…

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In this week’s edition of the video blog, I’m talking about how being comfortable can be a bad thing. Click on the video for all the details. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULTlZQ-xKsc] *** Also, after I get back from BC next week,… Read More

What are you afraid of?

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Spiders? Public speaking? The chair at the dentist? For the majority of folks, I would assume all of the above. And I’m like most people, except I actually like public speaking. A lot. I’m currently reading “Secrets of the Millionaire… Read More

Video blog: What to look for in a running shoe

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Folks, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about shoes recently so I put together this quick video to give you some tips on how to pick the perfect shoe for you! *** The tour is continuing! I… Read More