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Tips for an Awesome Race Day

Whether you are a season veteran, or a race virgin, race day can be intimidating. So much time and effort goes into that day. You have probably been training for months, dreamed of the race for a long time, and put a lot of thought into your race day outfit. The day is fast approaching, you’ve done all the hard …

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Ahh… The Cool Things

Well we are in the thick of it… its the middle of summer and sometimes running or being active outside in this heat can be… a struggle! I am going to cover a few of my favourite items that help keep me cool and just as importantly protected from the sun, during summer training! Other then of course trying to …

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Never Give Up

Gemma posted her amazing before and after photos on our community page yesterday and the amount of love and support she received was incredible. Her transformation was inspiring and I wanted to read and share her story to see how she accomplished it. So here is Gemma’s story.. have a read! I guess you’d say my journey started April 2016, …

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Making the Most of your Plan B

When you have planned every last detail and are so excited to have your plans go through, the last thing you want to be faced with is having to make an alternative plan at last minute. This is exactly what just happened to us this weekend. The most important things I have learned since I started guiding are that you …

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Damn it, I sprained my Knee

It was definitely not my favourite moment when I went sliding down a snowy embankment and tried to grab onto the little tree shoots to stop my fall. I screamed, I was afraid, not because I had far to fall, but because it was really steep. Finally I slowed as I landed on the grass landing right on my knee. …

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But… I’m Pregnant…

There are no if, ands or buts about it… I’m pregnant. I’ve spent the last 7 months wondering if my belly button would become an outie, if my ankles would swell up to the size of grape fruits and if my mountain climbing, long distance running legs would shrivel up and disappear. I am a first timer and when it …

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Running High

The second I arrived in Quito, I felt my heart beating faster, my breath taken away easier when going up stairs and tiring easier from just grabbing my bags from the carousal. At 2850m, this was expected. I remember lying in my bed that night, my heart beating loudly in my ears, trying to settle myself to sleep. I remember …

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The In’s and Out’s of Compression.

To compress or not to compress… it’s a pressing question… I started nursing school before I became a runner, so incidentally I saw compression socks on patients before I knew they were also used in running. I learned in nursing school that compression socks were a great way to increase blood flow to extremities, decrease the risk of blood clots …

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Destination Running with Kids

Destination running with kids. Sounds daunting, but it is possible and can be a lot of fun! I’m a working mum with a 2 and a 5 year old, and a husband who runs a small business and works 65-70 hours a week. I made it my goal this year to run more and get away more, so I’ve conveniently …