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The “Crappy” Part about Running

I want to talk about something kind of crappy… it’s pretty annoying to be out for a run and have nature call… and not just like pop a squat quick nature call… no like a panic alarm, emergency call to deal with number 2. It makes running kind of shitty sometimes… Okay enough of the crappy puns… let’s talk about this …

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May Challenge week 1

For those of you have been following for a while, we’ve committed to bringing you a monthly challenge!! For the month of May we are stepping away a from a physical challenge and bringing you a nutrition challenge! For week one, we are focusing on hydration. Hydration is an integral part of any fitness or running regime and is key …

4 Ways to be More Productive with your Running Time

4 Ways to Make Your Running Time More Productive We all want to get more from our efforts when running. I remember when I first started taking my running seriously, every time I set out I wanted to beat my previous time. I also wanted to improve other metrics I was tracking, such as calories burned, my heart rate and …

Super-foods to Add to your Diet Today

I am sure everyone has heard the term “super-food”. Although it is not a term that is often used by dieticians or nutrition scientisits, it is used to describe various foods with particular health benefits. A lot of times this word gets tossed around readily and can be some what of a marketing tool. However some merit does hold true …

Dealing with Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism Dayna’s personal experience: Looking back now, I think I have had hypothyroid for a long time since, probably since I was about 18 years old. I remember working at buy low foods, and one shift I found myself passed out in the middle of a grocery isle not knowing how I got there, or how long I was out, …

14 Veggie Protein Packed Foods

We all know that protein is an essential part of a healthy diet and even more important for training as it is the building blocks for our muscles. Protein is imperative after a hard workout to help rebuild our muscles to become stronger after we rip them apart running, or working out. Protein can be a challenge to get in …

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Dating a Runner: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Let’s face it… we runners are crazy, and we love it that way. Running is amazing, keeps us healthy and fit.We run our stress away and spending hours doing something we love and often have fantastic attitudes. But deep down, we have some dirty little secrets that only a runner will understand. So non-runners, beware before you date/marry a runner… here is a little insight …

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But My Pants Don’t Fit

Far to many times in a day do we not like something about our selves or wish that something about us was different. We are all guilty of it, we pick at our physical selves, my butts too big, I wish I had arms like her, or a stomach like that etc. the list goes on. Not only do we …

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What are Junk Miles and are you Running Them?

The term “Junk Miles” can be a bit ambiguous in the world of running and racing. However, there is a good philosophy in eliminating them from your training plan. Essentially, junk miles are your filler runs. You know the runs during the week, where you’re not really pushing the pace or distance, you’re just out there running. It is possible …

It’s Okay to Accept a DNS

DNS: Did not start. One of the worst nightmares for a runner, especially at a race you’ve been dreaming of for a while. Choosing to not start a race can be seen as quiting before even trying and can result in crying, eating copious amounts of ice cream, curling up in a ball, and not taking off your sweat pants …