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Run Free (For Me)

When it comes to running, I consider myself a “late bloomer”.  Throughout school, I considered academics my athletics and would do what I could to avoid physical activity. As I got older and graduated from college, I would start (and stop) exercise routines.  Walking, cycling, 30 day arms/abs/plank-you name it, I started it.  These routines would never last, and they …

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Transformation Tuesday

May 26th 2013 I finished my first ever race! It was 10km. Nothing out of the ordinary. Something that anyone can do. But it was my first one. The one I trained so hard for. The one that gave me “la piqure” of running. The people in the streets cheering, the bands, music, everything made that first race “magical”.  And …

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Lupus Saved My Life

For those of you who don’t know me, I am relatively new to running. I didn’t start in middle school or high school like most other runners. It wasn’t until much later in life that I stumbled into running and fell in love. In the summer of 2016 (when I was 26 years old), I was hit with life-altering news; …

Travel Hiking With My Daughter

Hiking has been a journey for me. It’s something I was introduced to around the same time as my running career started but I don’t have much opportunity to do it, especially living in the city, so I haven’t spent the amount of time I would like hiking. That and I have a lot of kids. None of which would …

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Future Family Fun Starts In The Present!

Future Family Fun starts in the present! Hi, my name is Leanne and I am a mom to 3 amazing young adults! If you would have told me that my husband and I would have the relationship we have with our kids today, back when we were first starting out, I would not have possibly understood what that could look …

Running Through The Month Of Love

Well it’s officially February! I love everything about February; all the love, the overuse of my very favorite color purple, the romance, Valentine’s Day, family birthdays, the happiness, the smiles, the kindness in the air. I LOVE February and probably more because it’s my birthday month. Every year for is far back as I can remember I would find any …

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Hiking With The Fam!

Hiking can be an easy and fun way to introduce your kids to the mountains, nature and getting active. It can have its challenges though if not you are not prepared. Here are some things we’ve learned over the years to ensure we have a safe, fun and happy hiking adventure with our kids. Make sure kids are Well fed …

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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 …