Fitness

Sweaty + smiley = healthy

Sweaty + smiley = healthy

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As you get older, you enjoy simplicity more it seems. One of the constants in my life has been exercise and to me it’s pretty simple. Exercise brings me so many benefits it’s hard to pass up for… Read More

#FunFriday: Pyjama workouts by @gohealthfitlife

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Most of you like to workout. And who doesn’t love hanging out in PJ’s? This video combines both! I’ve known the creator, Tammy from GO! for a few years. I’ve been lucky enough to put on talks and workshops with her… Read More

#FridayFindings: News from the world of fitness!

#FridayFindings: News from the world of fitness!

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There is life after winter. This week was a great glimpse into sunny days and (somewhat) warmer temperatures. Here’s to a lot more! Every spring everyone wants to be fit it seems. Here is a good look from… Read More

#FridayFindings: News from the worlds of running and fitness

#FridayFindings: News from the worlds of running and fitness

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I’m doing a new feature. Well not completely new, but I will be doing the findings/musings piece every second Friday or so under #FridayFindings. This week we are looking at perfect running form as defined by Kinetic Revolution…. Read More

Findings from the world of fitness –  holiday edition!

Findings from the world of fitness – holiday edition!

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So the holidays are around the corner and for some folks are already dreading seeing the scale on January 1. It doesn’t have to be this way! Thanks to Food Reflections for a good list of 9 tips to stay active during the… Read More

New article: Boost Your Winter Running with Snowshoe Running in @ImpactMag

New article: Boost Your Winter Running with Snowshoe Running in @ImpactMag

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If you follow the blog you know I love snowshoeing and running so I wrote an article on the up-and-coming trend and it’s now live. See below for a copy of it: We’re not talking about your grandparents’… Read More

Race report: Mad Trapper Snowshoe Race – The “Transition” Course

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I headed up to the Ark on Saturday morning with the family and some friends for another great time trying not to die up and down the hills of Mike Caldwell’s retreat resort. This was actually the “flatest”… Read More

Previewing next month’s Move #Ottawa 2014 fitness conference

Previewing next month’s Move #Ottawa 2014 fitness conference

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So I met local entrepreneur and fitness buff Stephanie Karlovits a few years ago. I thought it was pretty cool when she started talking about functional training and creating a space where people of all shapes/sizes/backgrounds could train… Read More

Findings from the worlds of nutrition and endurance racing!

Findings from the worlds of nutrition and endurance racing!

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Here’s a great article from the Boston Globe about what the science is telling us about what we should be eating. I’ve read most of the literature mentioned, I just wish I would have read this stuff 10 years ago… *** Here’s another trendy… Read More

My mid-month check-in on my challenges…

My mid-month check-in on my challenges…

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I needed these! For those who have no clue what I’m talking about, here is a quick refresher. I’ve always done yoga on a semi-regular basis since I started almost 10 years ago (wow!) but never everyday. The… Read More

You put what in your morning coffee?!?

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So I started hearing about Bulletproof coffee for just over a year now. It had me intrigued as I love coffee and increasingly, healthy fats. As a bit of a life hacker, I love getting some tips how… Read More

New challenges for October!

New challenges for October!

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It’s a new month (where did September go?) and as you know, I’m a sucker for challenges, especially if they lead to self-improvement. Sometimes even if they don’t. This month I’m doing a 30-day yoga challenge . I’m going to be… Read More

Enjoying the unsung spots in the Ottawa area!

Enjoying the unsung spots in the Ottawa area!

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I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend. I tried to take full advantage of it and if you could golf excursions, I was doing exercise outside for more than 10 hours this weekend. One word: Beautiful! Being out… Read More

Part 2 of the Tour Canada ride report by Leslie Strugnell

Part 2 of the Tour Canada ride report by Leslie Strugnell

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We started last week to hear about Leslie’s cycling trip across the great country of ours. Here is part two: The hardest climb in all of Canada was North Mountain on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia. It was a 4km climb… Read More

It’s all in the hips…

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I’m getting cheeky with the Shakira video but I’m trying to prove a point. If you’re active, you should have a good idea how your hips work as it’s crucial to your success. The more I look at… Read More

Safety first kids!

Safety first kids!

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I had to write something about safety since I was part of two major incidents over the past months, both involving cyclists. The latest was a collision between an older lady who was walking and a cyclist who… Read More

My new favourite tool: My @mybasis Fitness Tracker!

My new favourite tool: My @mybasis Fitness Tracker!

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So it’s been almost two months since I picked up the Basis band and I haven’t been disappointed. The watch does almost everything I want it to and then some. And it gives me the time! How cool… Read More

Dealing with injuries while being active…

Dealing with injuries while being active…

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Let’s just say I had an amazing weekend but it was rough on the body. And I’m not even talking about libations! I was simply being active and hurt myself in a few spots: a cut toe from… Read More

My new marvel: My @myBasis Carbon Steel Edition

My new marvel: My @myBasis Carbon Steel Edition

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This thing is awesome! And I’m not getting paid to say this. I actually had to pay for this tool but I don’t regret the time and money I spent acquiring it. It all got started when I… Read More

Why is sweating so taboo?

Why is sweating so taboo?

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I was checking myself out in an airport bathroom on my most recent trip to Windsor (teaching something called ChiRunning here this weekend), and saw two big circles under my armpits. I’m not vain but it’s not the… Read More

What are differences between pros and Average Joes in athletics?

What are differences between pros and Average Joes in athletics?

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So I was at my local driving range on the weekend working on my golf swing. What a weekend for that! Here are some of the thoughts that went through my head while people watching. You’ll see that… Read More

Health benefits of dark chocolate

Health benefits of dark chocolate

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A few days late for Easter but better late than never, right? I’ve been in love with dark chocolate recently and looking for more rationale to eat it so I did some research. And I don’t know why… Read More

Aging doesn’t have to be a bad thing…

Aging doesn’t have to be a bad thing…

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So we all age, some of us just enjoy the process more than others. Aging doesn’t have to be all that bad, it comes with a lot of perks like wisdom and tons of memories. Recently, a lot… Read More

What corpse pose taught me about rest in training

What corpse pose taught me about rest in training

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As North Americans, we’re usually busy being busy, always looking for the next task or challenge to tackle. When I was living in Europe (and to some extend the Maritimes), it seems people took a bit more time… Read More

Findings from the worlds of nutrition, fitness and running!

Findings from the worlds of nutrition, fitness and running!

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I love me some infographics! The one above is an OBG (oldie but goodie) so I thought I would share. I think most people now know that pop is not the best for you but this really drives… Read More