Benefits of Trail Running for ALL Runners

BENEFITS of TRAIL RUNNING (1)

The trail run…for a suburban working mom, the trail run often sounds like a far off dream. It is easy to lace up and run out the front door but it requires much more time and organization to get in the car and driving to a local trail. Excuses, excuses right? It’s so easy to […]

Business Travel Made Healthy

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Going away for a few days on business trip? Worried about how you will maintain your new healthy lifestyle on the go? This was my problem as I prepared to go out of town for work this week. After working so hard at keeping to a strict fitness and healthy eating schedule, it can be […]

New Spring #RunningGear by #CTR!

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Today is all about some fabulous new running gear which I was very thankful to receive by the local Montreal company Chaos Hats. They provided me with four CTR items which have been put to good use this week during my training runs! Chase Ponytail Skully First of all as much it’s spring, it still feels […]

Running in the Rain

5 Reasons to RUN in the RAIN (1)

Okay so it’s not my favorite type of run but there are days when I just don’t have a choice. Today was one of them. Granted the rain is melting away what’s left of the snow and cleaning up the city but it’s also bone chilling to be sweaty and rain soaked at the same […]

1 year RACE-A-VERSARY fast approaching!

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I am a month and a half away from my first race of the season and super excited about it! It’s amazing to see how far things have come in just one year. Last year at this time I was prepping for my first race EVER -a 2km run at Ottawa race weekend. At that […]

False alarm! No spring…just more snow…

Well turns out that Mother Nature is laughing at me….almost immediately after writing my last post it snowed!! One frustrated runner here. Not to say I can’t still run outside however the joy of seeing the clean dry road ahead of me was quickly taken away. Other than the quick change in weather, I’ve also […]

#Spring Called & Outdoor #Running is Back!

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As the sun comes up and filters through my windows, it beckons my soul to come outside and join it. In careful places, the grass is peaking through the old snow covered blanket. The wind is crisp and light, still cool but no longer biting and cruel. It’s happening….SPRING is coming! This week was the […]

Kids and Competitive Sports

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A topic that comes up a lot in my life is kids and competition. There seems to be two camps and I see both within my job as a dance studio owner and also as a mom. There are the ultra competitive families who are in it to win at all costs and there are […]

Get Into The Zone

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The Zone….I feel like it’s eluded me for most of my life but now….now…I’ve finally seen it, experienced it and it feels like the fog has lifted! It’s happened enough times that I now feel confident trying to harness at will rather than stumble across it by accident. It’s a curious thing The Zone, I’ve […]

5 tips to beat the Winter Fitness Blues

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It’s officially the dead of winter. If you’re not careful, February in Montreal can freeze you from the inside out. With temperatures ranging from minus 20 to minus 30 degrees Celsius, it can be hard to stay focused on your fitness goals. When most forms of life are hibernating, the idea of waking up early […]