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#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

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

Recent secret to my happiness? Get cooking!

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So I’ve always had a love of cooking. I think I got it from my Grandmas (they make the best soup!) since my Mom never had time to get around to it when I was a kid. That… 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

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of nutrition and running…

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Another crazy week but it’s been productive. Stay tuned for some amazing episodes of the #WellnessWednesdays podcast! *** See above for a trailer/interview for a cool documentary called The Big Fat Fix. Pretty insightful stuff. And stay tuned for… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and meditation…

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of running and meditation…

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Do you think more expensive shoes are better for you than cheap ones? You might be wrong! A new study came to me through the ChiRunning site and it made me think twice about it. The good thing about minimalist shoes is that… Read More

A burger for breakfast? What?

A burger for breakfast? What?

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I felt a little weird ordering a burger for breakfast, I won’t lie. Not the usual fare for sure. Once you get past the initial shock it’s not bad. I eat breakfast foods at night and vice versa…. Read More

Findings from the worlds of nutrition and yoga!

Findings from the worlds of nutrition and yoga!

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We all know being overweight and worse yet obese is not good for you. Apparently being inactive is not just worse but twice as bad. Here’s a new look from a European study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. *** Who… Read More

Falling in love with cycling all over again…

Falling in love with cycling all over again…

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I was out for a few rides on the weekend and it reminded why I love cycling so much. It reminded me of the joy and freedom it brought me as a kid and how cycling was my first… Read More

Life is all about falling down 8 times and getting up 9 times…

Life is all about falling down 8 times and getting up 9 times…

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Isn’t? I wish life was all about puppy dogs and unicorns. Well maybe it is for some of you but from what I’ve learned getting older and wiser, it’s not. And for some reasons we shy away from… Read More

Findings from the worlds of running, yoga and nutrition!

Findings from the worlds of running, yoga and nutrition!

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I hope you’re staying warm these days with the Polar Vortex trying to make sure we’re staying indoors I’m not sure if you’ve heard me say that but the winter is actually a great time to work on… Read More

Canadian Sprint Triathlon Relay Report: Form, fun and follies!

Canadian Sprint Triathlon Relay Report: Form, fun and follies!

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My friend Tania casually mentioned it would be fun to do a triathlon relay last summer. Well don’t plant a seed in my head unless you want to see it come to fruition! It didn’t work out with timing and… Read More

Musings from the running, fitness and other worlds!

Musings from the running, fitness and other worlds!

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I had a chance to do the Full Moon Yoga session put on by lululemon at Mooney’s Bay this week. 300 or so people hanging out by the beach on a warm & breezy night. A pretty cool… Read More

Some healthy summer-ific recipes for you!

Some healthy summer-ific recipes for you!

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It’s not always easy being healthy in the summer, especially with the lure of patios calling you every sunny afternoon. See below for two recipes that might help you in that struggle. Fight the good fight! First off,… Read More

What you should work on when you start with ChiRunning…

What you should work on when you start with ChiRunning…

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I just finished another great weekend of teaching with workshops in Ottawa and Petawawa. Great weather, great people and some real change in people’s running form. Does it get better than that? I’ve really changed the way I… Read More

Running isn’t just for skinny people anymore…

Running isn’t just for skinny people anymore…

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I love the diversity  that running races brings out these days. Just check out our poster boy today. I heard (I wasn’t there) that the running boom of the 70’s was mostly about fit people proving their fitness… Read More

Musings from the road and #RudyCamp

Musings from the road and #RudyCamp

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Here are some random thoughts and musings from the road trip down to North Carolina and the first day here: People in the US are probably worse than texting while driving than Canadians. And they talk on the… Read More

Book review: “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle

Book review: “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle

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The nice thing about the holidays is that I get to read more. I’ve been reading the Globe & Mail almost everyday and I just finished re-reading the great book by philosopher Eckhart Tolle. Didn’t Oprah make him… Read More

We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties…

We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties…

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I remember seeing that screen when I was a wee boy. It always got me frustrated since it meant my beloved cartoons weren’t playing. All these years later and not much has changed. We’ve come a long way… Read More

How does your foot strike the ground when you run?

How does your foot strike the ground when you run?

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Do you know? I don’t want you to think about changing just yet, I just want to bring some awareness to it. There’s a reason I almost never talk about foot strikes in my ChiRunning workshops. If you… Read More

How do you measure up?

How do you measure up?

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“What gets measured gets done.” –Peter F. Drucker, management icon This is true. I can tell you from experience. From following a training plan for a race to a “diet”, measuring tangibles tracks your progress. I’ve gotten back… Read More

#Crowdsource your life!

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I try to practice what I preach. Since I’ve been involved with crowdsourcing for the past year or so, I’ve incorporated it into my day-to-day. If I’m looking for a good restaurant in a new city, I usually… Read More

Can #ChiRunning be useful for short distances like a 5k?

Can #ChiRunning be useful for short distances like a 5k?

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I taught Intro to ChiRunning workshops on both days this past weekend. Not only did we get unreal weather, I also had the pleasure of teaching two wonderful groups. One of the participants on Saturday emailed on Sunday… Read More

Lessons from another early morning #ChiRunning session…

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It’s getting colder by the week. At least I won’t overheat these days! I really lost myself this morning while I was running. Today I was concentrating on my arm swing. I felt fluid and awake, and 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