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Compact is efficient, in running as in life!

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A lot of people think going faster when you’re running means trying to power your way to speed or trying to recruit as many muscles as possible. That might work in the short term (aka sprinting) but it’s… Read More

#FridayFindings: Special “fat” edition!

#FridayFindings: Special “fat” edition!

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I’m excited now that more and more people realize that fat is good for you. Well I should re-phrase that: Good fats are good for you. See below for some more recent evidence! It seems fat is part of the future of fat burning . And this… Read More

ChiRunning Check-In Session in Ottawa – Sunday May 6 @ 1pm

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Unfortunately I can’t make people amazing efficient runners in just one afternoon session. I think that’s one of the biggest drawbacks to ChiRunning, there’s so much to it to learn. I’ve come up with a check-in session to… Read More

#MeatlessMondays, a slightly different kind of adventure…

#MeatlessMondays, a slightly different kind of adventure…

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I love meat! I love to cook it, smell it and most of all, eat it! Especially since I cut a lot of grains and crap from my diet over the past year, I’ve been clinging to meat… Read More

#FridayFindings: New and cool nutrition and posture stuff!

#FridayFindings: New and cool nutrition and posture stuff!

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How is your relationship with food? I know mine is “complicated” from time to time… The Minimalists, a new website I cam across, have a cool look at it with their “Food is Not Entertainment” post . *** And this time of the year,… Read More

Book Review: Bulletproof Diet by @DaveAsprey

Book Review: Bulletproof Diet by @DaveAsprey

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If you think putting butter in your coffee is ri-dunk-ulous, then you probably won’t enjoy this book. But FYI, I started doing that almost two years ago now and I can’t see myself stopping… He’s not advising just… Read More

Race Review: Mad Trapper Series Night Snowshoe Race

Race Review: Mad Trapper Series Night Snowshoe Race

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So this magical race happened again last weekend and I was actually in town for it so I was happy to take it all in with family and friends. Even my dog-brother Beau took part again! Even if I’m not… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from around the Interweb…

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from around the Interweb…

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Hey folks, Here’s another dose of #FridayFindings, your occasional look at some of the cool links I collect about running, fitness and wellness. What if I told you volunteering could get you into better shape? Well that’s what… Read More

My top blog posts of 2015!

My top blog posts of 2015!

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Another calendar year is done. Goodbye 2015 and welcome 2016! It’s always fun (and funny) to look back at another year of blogging and life. Some of the top posts always baffle me but that’s part of the… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and posture!

#FridayFindings: Cool stuff from the worlds of running and posture!

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Crazy times around Canada and North America these days. Mid-December and we’re experiencing double digit temperatures. I even saw a report of a golf course being open today in Ottawa. Crazy! Anyway, here we go for another edition… Read More

Please sweat it out!

Please sweat it out!

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I’m not talking about sweating the small stuff in your daily life, I’m talking about h ealth benefits of sweating in a closed space. This also applies to exercise in general but I’ve already written about that many, many times. Since I… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool new stuff from the worlds of medicine and fitness

#FridayFindings: Cool new stuff from the worlds of medicine and fitness

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You’re probably thinking about either starting to train again or take it up a notch. Good on you! Be careful though as overtraining is real. Here’s a good look at doing too much from Sports Illustrated . *** Is technology in shoes good for… Read More

Wanna be a better runner or a better athlete?

Wanna be a better runner or a better athlete?

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That is always a question I ask myself after every season it seems. The last few years, the answer has been skewed towards being a better athlete. I haven’t even come close to my running PB’s in years… Read More

Live more like your dog! 

Live more like your dog! 

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So I had the pleasure of taking Beau, my Mom’s dog and my dog brother, for a nice run in the nearby Greenbelt trails last weekend. What a treat! It was nice for a few different reasons. It… Read More

I feel good…

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I’m feeling good these days, slowly coming back from injury and getting back into shape. But I don’t feel great like the great James Brown says he does in this video. They say that good is the enemy… Read More

#FridayFindings: New stuff from the worlds of fitness and the kitchen!

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Check out this great video above from a big source of inspiration for me: Timothy Ferriss. He talks about how to take a step back to get truly healthy. He’s also big into fitness and healthy lifestyles! *** As the weather gets… Read More

The road to recovery…

The road to recovery…

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So I spent the last month or so hobbling after the Raid de Gaspesie and a hockey injury. I was even wearing an air cast on my ankle for a few weeks. Not fun! The good thing is that it makes… Read More

Human power: It’s pretty awesome…

Human power: It’s pretty awesome…

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I’m not talking about the human spirit in this one, although with the Amazing People Gala  coming up soon, it could be an upcoming post. Today I’m talking about powering your own self when you’re out there in nature, whether it’s… Read More

#FridayFindings: Cool new stuff from the worlds of nutrition and sex!

#FridayFindings: Cool new stuff from the worlds of nutrition and sex!

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So I’ve been slacking recently on the blog front. Being busy with work and that race doesn’t help. But I still found time to assemble another great list of resources. Here we go! There’s more and more research… Read More

5 Lessons from our recent @Raid_Gaspesie

5 Lessons from our recent @Raid_Gaspesie

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Here are some tidbits of info and wisdom I thought about during our recent adventure at the Raid de Gaspesie. Full-disclosure, we had a lot of time to think out there as it took us more than 36… Read More

Next Challenge: Raid de la Gaspésie!

Next Challenge: Raid de la Gaspésie!

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So next week at this time I will be almost halfway through my next challenge, the 4-day stage race known as the Raid de la Gaspésie. This will be my first attempt at the adventure racing after my… Read More

Guest blog: @Velofix_Ottawa with Adam Kourakis

Guest blog: @Velofix_Ottawa with Adam Kourakis

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My name is Adam Kourakis, and I’m a cyclist. I’ve spent years building up my skills and knowledge bank to become a well-rounded cyclist. I’ve ridden from Ottawa to PEI, I’m an Ironman, I coach triathlon, I’m a certified… Read More

Race Report: @GOi2p Run – 23k Edition

Race Report: @GOi2p Run – 23k Edition

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Sunday morning was another beautiful morning in paradise. It also coincided with the latest edition of the i2p runs in the Gats. I love these runs as they are truly minimalist, low cost, low fuss and lots of… Read More

Race report: Ultranza Trail 15 km Ste-Adèle de @TopchronoInfo

Race report: Ultranza Trail 15 km Ste-Adèle de @TopchronoInfo

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Last Saturday started off as a lovely day. To be honest, the major reason for this trip to the Laurentians was to celebrate my lovely mother’s 65th birthday the way she loves to; By being active! It was… Read More

What you could learn about yourself being on a diet!

What you could learn about yourself being on a diet!

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So I have a big race coming up next month, a multi-day kind of thing. It should be fun but it will be much more funner if I’m a tad lighter. So I’m trying to drop some weight… Read More