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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 …

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Fuelling With Whole Foods: Long Run Options

There’s nothing like getting part way through that long run, when you’re dreaming of all the yummy things you’re going to eat when you’re finished, when the neighbourhood breakfast smells are wafting around you and you stop, reach into your hydration pack for that little silver foil of oohey, gooey, sticky package of gel! Yuck! If you’re like me and …

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Adventure With Kids

I have two boys who I love adventuring with. We love exploring in our beautiful backyard. We go hiking, camping, biking, skiing in the Rockies every time we can. We usually have fun. I post the beautiful pictures of views, kids smiling, happy family on my social media. We look like such an outdoorsy and active family (and we are!). …

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Enjoying and Protecting Nature

Spending time in the trees provides a sense of peace, freedom, and this inexplicable sense of connection with the environment. It’s topophilia. It’s the love of place. It’s that amazing feeling of connectedness that courses through my body each time I get to explore. I hope to experience it for the rest of my life. More importantly, I hope my …

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Using Vision-Boards to Refocus My Running

It’s April.  Many of us are a few weeks or a few months into our training plan for the year.  Maybe we set a big goal on January 1st.  Maybe we’re chasing a new PR, a longest distance, or a different style of race.  Maybe we’re just glad to be getting out and active!  Either way, training can get tough …

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My Running Come Back by Jenny Nielsen

In December 2018 my knee was bothering me. I went to the doctor and I started with physiotherapy (PT). It helped a little bit. Did an MRI but my knee looked awesome. It ended up to be runner’s knee. I just needed to keep strengthening the muscles in the legs. I walked and biked until February when I started running …

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But… I’m Pregnant (Part 2)

Round 2… March 5, 2020. The test shows || and that means pregnant! As my husband and I headed into 2020 we knew that this would be the year to expand our family from 3 to 4. We had a huge year ahead of us filled with weddings and travel and RLAG adventures so trying to time a pregnancy around …

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My Story – Why Diabetes.

My story & why I’m fundraising for Diabetes: In, 2012, I was diagnosed with Diabetes, later in life at the age of 45. How quickly it changed my world, I had to learn to manage my sugars and insulin, something a pancreas does naturally for a healthy person. Diabetes became a daily mental game with each meal taken, exercise, daily …

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Intros & Re-Finding Your Passion In Times Of Uncertainty

Hi everyone! I’m Rozlyn-everyone calls me Roz-and I’m so happy to be joining the RLAG community as a Street Ambassador! I’m an MD/PhD student at UBC, former varsity soccer student athlete, and long-distance runner. I’m originally from Edmonton, AB, but completed my undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Ottawa and have been living in Vancouver since 2015. I have been …

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Joining A Trail Running Tribe

I started running over a year ago. Completed one 21k, another 23k while training all by myself. I really enjoy running solo, but big challenges request big changes. Last January I decided to run 42K in 2020, so I needed a trainer. After overthinking a lot (an I mean A LOT), I finally contacted a couple of trail running teams …