Today as I started to run, my mind went back to those statements. As the nerves and self-doubt started to bubble up, the words of affirmation started ringing in my head “I am strong” “I am brave” “I can finish” “ I have what I need to complete this challenge” . And with that I kept running.....Read More
If you search online for marathon plans, you quite literally can come upon hundreds of plans, opinions and options. It is daunting to wade thru all the info and come up with a plan that is safe, realistic, and attainableRead More
So I've finally taken the leap. The race registration is paid, the hotel is booked and I've posted it on social media so it's REALLY official now. I am going to run a marathon. October 21, 2018. Detroit Michigan. 42.2km .
Over the past few years I`ve accumulated some helpful tips for running long-distance races. Whether running with or without racing buddies, I have found that a solid race plan can make your race much more successful and enjoyable.Read More
1. Around the Bay Road Race - 30km bayrace.com
It takes place every March in Hamilton, ON and it is the oldest road race on the continent, first run in 1894 (3 years before Boston). Training for this race is challenging as the long runs take place through the cold winter months and the last 10km of the race is a series of rolling hills and a famous long up-hill climb towards the end of the race.
Running doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be painful. It doesn’t have to be lonely and it doesn’t have to feel miserable. Running can be fun. It can be social. It can be invigorating. It can be inspiring. In my opinion, its all in the approach, attitude and perspective that you bring to the sport. So here are my tips for starting to run in your 30’s and 40’s:Read More
Winter running can be enjoyable and challenging and when you emerge in the spring, you will be stronger both mentally and physically. You can be proud of yourself for braving the outdoor conditions, but also, your love for this sport will grow as you see it is truly a sport for all people, all ages, all seasons, all abilities.
Now layer up, pull on those gortex shoes and go for a run!Read More
I have adapted and figured out a way to enjoy this sometimes not so pleasant running season and come out on the other side stronger both physically and mentally. I’ve just got to say that finishing 12km in -10C and snowing will make you feel powerful and proud of yourself in a way that 12km on a warm May afternoon never will. If you want to experience a true “runners high” and build mental fortitude, run outside on a good, cold Canadian winter day with the sun reflecting off the snow and warm on your face...Read More
Historically I have shied away from competition whenever possible….but then I discovered running and races….in particular destination races and this has become a major motivator and driving force behind my running. It has helped keep me on track through tough, cold winter runs, fight back from an injury and push myself to beat my personal record time.Read More