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Zoleo – Providing A Piece Of Mind In The Backcountry!!

There are a lot of things to consider when setting out into the backcountry in order to travel safely and with a piece of mind whether it is solo, with a group of friends, or as a guide/leader for paid participants. Over the years I have ventured out into the backcountry I have recognized more and more how important it …

Loving Yourself, It’s Important!

It’s February!  We have made it successfully one month into 2023.  Hopefully your year is starting off fabulous.  If it’s not, well, it’s not too late!   We can start now!  When we think about the month of February, I’m sure, most of us think about love with Valentine’s Day presiding in the month.  We all in some way think about …

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Are we setting ourselves to win in 2023?

Are we setting ourselves to win in 2023? Yeah let’s talk about those Resolutions and Goals! By Amber Desjardins As an athlete, I’ve been doing wheelchair racing since 2017.  When I think of how I got started it was setting a goal of what I wanted to see for myself.  A bigger goal that I wasn’t really attaining or striving …

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OVERPOWERING INJURIES WITH CROSS-TRAINING

Shortly after crossing the finish line at Vancouver’s 2016 Rock and Roll Marathon, a frustrated inner voice entered Sharon Chahal’s thoughts. Why am I doing this? A few weeks earlier Chahal had injured her ankle during a training run and had to bow out of the Okanagan Marathon in Kelowna. And while she’d been able to rally to complete this …

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Boston Marathon, unscripted: Running dream becomes heartfelt reality

Turning the corner onto the final 500 metre stretch, Run Like A Girl Ambassador Zarah Hofer felt a flood of emotions pour through her as a shower of cheers rained down all around from the excited spectators that lined the course. She felt like a rock star. It was her first Boston Marathon, and she was almost there. A race …

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No One Finishes Alone

Lacing up for a unique volunteer role Back and forth, back and forth. From finish line to where the last runners are pushing through the final gruelling kilometres of their half marathon distance. As a “to-complete” pacer for the Manitoba Marathon’s 21.1 km event, Run Like a Girl Ambassador Andrea Richardson makes sure no one is left behind – and …

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Rising Strong After Injury

The fall happened six obstacles from the finish line. Twelve long feet from the top of the wall to the hard ground below. Her left leg took the brunt of the impact. Her tibia was broken. Her fibula cracked. Run Like a Girl Ambassador Lisa Parr had been excited for the new challenge of running an obstacle couse with her …

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MOVED BY ADVENTURE AND COMMUNITY

It was the wide-eyed spirit of adventure that brought Canadian-born Jana Daigle to the turquoise-blue Caribbean waters of Costa Rica after graduation to do an internship working with sea turtles. Fast forward almost 20 years later and the strength and joy of community she’s found here has formed deep roots to this magical place, where she today manages a boutique …

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A Race Day With Amber

So some may wonder what goes into a race day for me.  Is there a special routine?  What does Amber do?  How do you manage the nerves and anxiety?  Do you eat breakfast?  Do you have a runner poop journey before a race to share?  Well I’ll tell you! First I have no adventurous poop stories for you for race …

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Running On Mindfulness

My mind loves to race as much as my feet. Thoughts fly in and out, sometimes so quickly that they don’t even finish forming before getting replaced by another one. When I first began running long distances, I used to joke that disappearing on jaunts that lasted hours at a time was my meditation — at the time not even …