Fitness

Running tips from around the world!

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See below for some tidbits, blog posts and articles that caught my eye recently. It’s a worldwide edition! From the UK, here is an article that explains the correlation between height/weight and speed. It has an interesting look at many marathon champions over… Read More

Getting water out of your ears (aka, the K.I.S.S. principle)

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A few years ago after a weekend-long swim camp I ran into one of the coaches in the shower after another gruelling session. Guys being guys, we made small talk so it’s less awkward when we shower under… Read More

I did it! #31in31 challenge report

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I’ll admit it, some days I wanted to just get on the couch and watch some more Entourage. The weather, the darkness, the comfy couch… But without a fail, every time I set out for another run in January, I… Read More

Bittersweet week…

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It’s supposed to be true that for every door that closes another one opens but sometimes I still doubt it. I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer or Negative Nancy but sometimes it’s not easy to give… Read More

Thankful to be able to share my views…

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I’m very thankful for every public speaking engagement I do. I’ve been blessed as I’ve only been doing these gigs for the past few years and they are already multiplying. I love to be able to share my… Read More

A lovely weekend, the Martime way!

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I spent a great weekend in Halifax where I was presenting and an exhibitor at the Optimyz Live Health Show. Good times! I did a talk about triathlon on Saturday and ChiRunning on Sunday, following the likes of… Read More

Report from our first Health & Fitness TweetUp

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It was a blast! Although I’m sure Mother Nature kept a few folks off the roads last night and away from our TweetUp, we had a great turnout. The great folks from Daya Spa were gracious hosts, taking coats and… Read More

New ChiRunning promo video: What do you think?

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Folks, I just received the final version of my new ChiRunning promotional video and I wanted to know what you thought. I’m a bit biased but I like it a lot. Kudos to Lara and Anthony from Do More Video …. Read More

Guest blog post: Stretching with Dr. Isaac Cristoveanu

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As a chiropractor I spend much of my day treating musculoskeletal pain. Sometimes this pain is due to an athletic injury, sometimes it is due to a work injury, and sometimes symptoms will appear seemingly without cause. There… Read More

A little balance goes a long way…

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I’ve been lacking balance the past few months and my body (and the scale) has been feeling it. The past few months have been extremely busy and I’ve been neglecting my body and my health. I love business lunches… Read More

Wanna be a superhero?

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Me too! I was watching an old Superman movie yesterday while spending time with my favourite family in the GTA and it got the hamster going. Who doesn’t want to be a superhero? Is that a bad thing?… Read More

Some running tidbits…

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Here is a good blog post from the New York Times about running and older folks. Some good and some bad! Great stuff none the less… Apparently you don`t lose your running economy as you age but you do get more… Read More

Happy Holidays!

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Folks, I wanted to take this moment to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope this blog entry finds you and your family in good health and good spirits. 2011 has been a great one… Read More

And you can take that to the bank!

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I look as exercise and physical activity as an investment. I know, I’m weird. It has been showed that active people not only age better but they enjoy the golden years a lot more. I’m not there yet but that’s definitely what… Read More

Guest blog post: Winter Running Tips (Part Two) by Leslie Robertson

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Now I love running in the winter so much, I even started training for races over the winter months (Around the Bay 30km in March and Ottawa Race Weekend in May) to help keep me motivated.  I have… Read More

Guest blog post: Winter Running Tips (Part One) by Leslie Robertson

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How many of you are afraid of running in the winter?? Scared that you might slip and hurt yourself?  Or are you worried you will freeze in the frigid temperatures?  Think that you will have a hard time… Read More

Yoga + running = ChiRunning

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As I was doing a lovely (but exhausting – in a good way) hot yoga class while on my recent trip out west, the words used by the teacher really drove home a point. I’m finding it more… Read More

A snowshoe escapade or an experiment in physics?

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How about both? Since we haven’t had much snow I HAD to head out west to go play in the  fluffy white stuff. Now let’s just say I’m really looking forward to having some time to walk around… Read More

Does the past hold the key to our future?

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If you’ve read my blog in the past, you’re probably aware that I’ve been known to watch a wonderfully Canadian show called “Being Erica” about a young professional who does some time-traveling to work on her “regrets”. As… Read More

Guest blog post: Motivation and running by KimAngeline

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I am motivated by many of the obvious things: other running friends, watching the weight go down and talking to like minded people. Sometimes motivation comes from unexpected places, too. There is this woman I see from time to… 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

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

I need a cold shower!

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It’s not what you think! As you’re probably aware if you follow this blog, I’m a big fan of Timothy Ferriss . It all started with his first book, the 4 Hour Workweek . It really spoke to me as a business person… 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