Fitness

Great weekend, making believers out of doubters!

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I had a great time last weekend teaching in Petawawa and Ottawa. Great people and lots of interesting stories. You really get a sense of people’s personalities after spending four hours with them. That is one of the highlights of… Read More

Easy on the brakes!

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I was out for a nice mountain bike ride through the backwoods of Conroy Pit on a humid Saturday afternoon and I got to thinking. Shocking, I know! I realized after a while that I was applying the breaks… Read More

Esprit Duathlon Race Report, part deux: Actually content for once!

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Folks, So you heard about my day at Esprit , now it’s time to really dive into the details. Isn’t that what the people are interested in? For the first time in a long time (maybe my last Ironman races), I was… Read More

V-log: Warming up the ChiRunning way…

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See below for some comments on warming up the ChiRunning way. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Yp4a7NUG8] As always, I’d love to hear your take on it! *** I’m heading back coast to coast later this month: Bridgewater, NS Saturday, September 17 Halifax,… Read More

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

#PHY: Parliament Hill Yoga, good times for everyone!

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I just came back from a great yoga session on Parliament Hill. It was the first time I could actually make it tp Parliament Hill Yoga (aka PHY). Wow! First of all, just being able to do something… 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

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

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That’s probably the last time you hear about this race, don’t worry. I learned a lot this race (like every race), well mostly reinforced stuff I already knew. That’s why we race I think. Like I’ve been learning… 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

#SoCapOtt Recap: A great social media conference right here in Ottawa!

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I got the pleasure of attending Social Capital Conference on Saturday. Great times! It was nice to see a world-class conference on a very interesting topic (social media) with some great local speakers. I didn’t have to fly to go to… Read More

Another lesson: How ChiRunning helped my swimming

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I learned another lesson yesterday at swim practice. I slowly getting back into swimming since I’m still rehabbing my shoulder and my schedule is rather full these days (excuses, I know!). The great thing about ChiRunning is that… 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: 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

Consider yourself lucky…

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To be reading this! Not because it will bring you riches or that I’m incredibly wise. Consider yourself lucky to have the skills,the tools, the time and the drive and interest to be reading my blog. You’re already ahead of… Read More

Do you bring value?

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I was just listening to another great audio CD last night driving back from a friend’s house when an interview came on about value. It got me thinking, which is not hard these days… I find I bring… Read More

Video blog: Partnerships

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Folks, See below for the latest installment of my video blog. Today I’m talking about partnerships and what to look for in them. Sorry about the attire but I was a meeting this morning to create one of those partnership… Read More

I guess it works…

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I’m not even talking about the BodyByVi challenge! When I started this blog a few months ago, I wasn’t sure if it would achieve some of the goals I set for it. What I was really looking forward… Read More