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Venturing into a new teachable sport: Golf!

Venturing into a new teachable sport: Golf!

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So I’m in Orlando for a few days for some R&R but also to tackle a new challenge: teaching the fitness aspect of golf. I won’t lie, the warm weather also helps with the #31in31 challenge… I got… Read More

The ECinc ChiRunning Cross Canada Tour Continues

The ECinc ChiRunning Cross Canada Tour Continues

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I kinda feel like Nelly Furtado as I’m planning my next few months. Which Canadian cities should I hit next? Traveling across this great country of our always makes me very grateful. This country is full of unbelievable… Read More

ECinc V-log: Common running pitfalls

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In this edition of the video blog, I talk about some of common running pitfalls I see out there. You know, the stuff that makes you cringe when you see other runners doing it… *** Less than 10… Read More

Hard work does pay off!

Hard work does pay off!

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You hear that all the time but I can tell you from experience, it is very true. I’ll even give you some examples! As you probably know, I’m a ChiRunning instructor  But when I started 3 years ago, I… Read More

Why you should rotate your hips and not your shoulders when you run…

Why you should rotate your hips and not your shoulders when you run…

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Do you notice what your hips do when you run? I bet you notice your arms and shoulders though. One of coaching points that I make time and time again in my workshops is to concentrate a bit… Read More

You’re crazy! (Aka signing up for my first ultra marathon)

You’re crazy! (Aka signing up for my first ultra marathon)

Posted In: ChiRunning | Running divider 3 Comments »

That’s what my friend said when I told her I was planning on doing my first ultra marathon in March. It’s been a while since I got that reaction. I needed a bit of a break from the… Read More

Get low (aka vertical displacement)

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I hope you enjoyed some musical entertainment by Lil Jon and all of his friends. I just thought it was a perfect way to make a point. A lot of folks bounce up and down when they run…. Read More

To run or not to run, that is the question…

To run or not to run, that is the question…

Posted In: ChiRunning | Running divider 2 Comments »

I’m not talking about running for political office. Still too early in my career! I’m talking when should you go out for a run and when should you maybe skip a day? Here is the way I look… Read More

What’s the difference between your heel touching down and being a heel striker?

What’s the difference between your heel touching down and being a heel striker?

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A lot! Some folks have read articles about how heel striking is bad for you so they don’t let their heels touch the ground when the run. Bad news bears! And it’s making the pendulum swing way too… Read More

What do I know?

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Before I headed to California to become a certified ChiRunning, I thought I had a good understanding of the technique. Boy was I in for a shock. After a very intense week of learning, I then thought I… Read More

Getting into the running groove again…

Getting into the running groove again…

Posted In: ChiRunning | Running divider 1 Comment »

I’m really enjoying running these days. It’s quite different than my “racing” days as I run mostly for fun now. And now it’s mostly with friends, as it’s a great way to catch up and get sweaty at… Read More

What did you do last summer? Aka #APGala…

What did you do last summer? Aka #APGala…

Posted In: ChiRunning | SchoolBOX | Wine divider 1 Comment »

Most of you know of my involvement with SchoolBOX, a local non-profit which involves local kids and groups to build schools in Nicaragua. (P.S. They’re actually hosting a cool event this coming Friday if you’re bored, the ever… Read More

The effects of efficiency in long distance events…

The effects of efficiency in long distance events…

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As I spent some time being a cheerleader at recent races ( Ironman Mont Tremblant , Canadian 226, etc), it got me to thinking about what makes a big difference in the long run (pun intended). After watching the top pack… Read More

It’s not about you!

It’s not about you!

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It really isn’t. That’s the message I got recently from an old friend. He might have added a few more pleasantries but he couldn’t be more right! It seems the message is getting through to me on a… Read More

What did you get up to on Saturday night?

What did you get up to on Saturday night?

Posted In: ChiRunning | Running divider 2 Comments »

Sometimes I don’t know what I get myself into. I had said yes to help a buddy with a long run a while back. Then the night in question came and now I had to get up at… Read More

What are you looking at? New v-log post!

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I always see folks looking down when they’re running so I put together a gentle reminder for them! P.S. Sorry about the shaking, I’m working on yet another set up… *** If you’re in the Ottawa area and… Read More

When is your next race?

When is your next race?

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I get asked that very question on a regular basis. And it’s fair question since I used to ask that very question often as well. Well, there are no current plans for me to race anytime soon. This… Read More

Sharing energizes me…

Sharing energizes me…

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I taught my first workshop for Intersol in Ottawa yesterday. It’s no New York but it will do! Great venue, fun material ( online engagement ) and really cool folks. As you probably know, I can talk about subject I… Read More

Is science flawed?

Is science flawed?

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I must admit. I’m a geek. I read a lot of articles, most of them on running, and most of them refer to studies. And some of them contradict each other. Interesting… So is science flawed? How can… Read More

What is #minimalist running?

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I often get that question so I thought I would provide a brief answer. In really short terms, it’s more than just the shoes! One caveat, if you’re trying to adapt to a minimalist running style, make sure… Read More

Book review: #Unmarketing by Scott Stratten

Book review: #Unmarketing by Scott Stratten

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Do you enjoy being marketed to or being beat over the head with marketing messages? I didn’t think so…. I recently finished the great book outlined above and it’s all about going back to basics in the marketing… Read More

5 tips to enjoy #running and stay injury-free!

5 tips to enjoy #running and stay injury-free!

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I’m on my way to Windsor this afternoon where I will be doing a talk tonight for the Running Miles group headed by Dr. Todd Small, an accomplished runner and triathlete. Here is a summary of the five tips I will… Read More

Need motivation? Go and get it! Musings from #RunOttawa Weekend Races…

Need motivation? Go and get it! Musings from #RunOttawa Weekend Races…

Posted In: ChiRunning | Running divider 1 Comment »

Good thing it’s not a video blog this time because you would make fun of my voice but I had a blast cheering this weekend! I was asked by the folks from the Rideau Centre Lululemon store (where… Read More

#ChiRunning101: Race strategy

Posted In: ChiRunning | Running | Video divider 4 Comments »

Folks, For the ones racing this weekend, especially if it’s your first time, this week’s ChiRunning101 might be useful. It outlines how you can enjoy your race and maybe be a bit more efficient: P.S. Sorry about the… Read More

Running: A great cross-cultural boundary breaker…

Running: A great cross-cultural boundary breaker…

Posted In: ChiRunning | Running | Video divider No Comments »

I was out for a run on the hot & steamy weekend (later in the day so it was tolerable) around my multi-cultural neighbourhood and this thought popped into my head: Isn’t running a great way to break… Read More