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The 10 Essentials +

As an experienced ultra runner and avid outdoor enthusiast this is how I prepare to be in the mountains. We have very busy and very accessible mountains here in Vancouver which lead to a lot of search and rescue calls, often times to those who are just unprepared for the adventure they set out on. So lets work together to …

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This Part Of The Journey

I am lucky to have people around me who ask the big questions, the tough questions.  Its been a looonng couple months as I slooowwwly come back from an Achilles Tendonitis injury.  Through it all I’ve had a couple of my healing friends ask questions like, ‘why do you run?’ ‘why are you so attached to running?’ ‘what is the …

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A Plan That’s A Plan Is No Plan.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 6:59:50pm – 38 degrees – San Tan Regional Park, Arizona … 10. 9. 8. 7. I turn around, peering through the crowed to see James in the arms of my husband, waving together and saying “by Mommy”. It was in that moment I fought back tears. Running, running ultras is literally the core centre of my …

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90% Mental And The Rest Is In Your Head

90% MENTAL AND THE REST IS IN YOUR HEAD A recount of the Tarawera Ultramarathon 102km 2019, Rotorua, New Zealand Kirsty Hamlin (RLAG Team Ambassador, New Zealand) I didn’t feel as prepared physically as I have in previous years BUT, out on the course, I felt more mentally prepared than before. It was never going to be fast – it …

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The Long Road to Trail Running

RLAG Ambassador Heather shares her journey to Trail Running with us! When people say “you’re a runner” I turn around and look to see who they are talking to. Because they cannot possibly be talking about me. After six years of building up my road running from local 5k races to half marathons and a couple less-than-sprint-distance triathlons thrown in …

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Finding Your Fire – My Journey of losing 110lbs

Ambassador Leader Jennifer is sharing her journey with us! Back in April 2016 I felt awful, I had been struggling with chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression for so many years. I knew I needed to do something, I needed to make a change. I had tried “diets” and programs. I was at the point where I was calling cosmetic …

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So About That Balance…

Let’s be honest. Balance. It’s a beautiful sentiment. Everywhere I look it seems as if people are nailing the balance of life, kids, work, training as if it’s no big deal. However, I’ve had many a conversation and it’s been confirmed it’s anything but easy. I even posed the question on how he balances training with family commitments to Mr. …

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What’s In A Vest?

When I first started trail running I read countless articles on what to pack in your running vest from nutrition to hydration, bear spray to band-aids. To be perfectly honest, it was a bit overwhelming at times to try and figure out what worked and what didn’t. I remember my first run with my vest. Thinking back I laugh because …

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It’s Never a Problem Until There is One

It’s never a problem till there’s a problem… maybe most of you don’t know, but over August Long weekend, I suffered a traumatic injury to my hand. I haven’t been able to work for almost two months now. I have constant nerve pain and my fingers are only now just starting to heal and look some what normal again. I …