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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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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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Bring on the Ultramarathon!

Ambassador Julie (@jujumac5) has quite a few ultra-marathons under her belt. She decided to share some of her tips and tricks to help you feel more confident about either signing up for your first ultra-marathon or toeing the start line at your next one! You’ve done some 5 and 10k’s, you’ve dabbled in half marathons and road marathons and are …

Strengthen Your Glutes

It is no doubt that runners need strong legs and glutes to power up hills, run roads and stay injury free. But how important are our glutes really!? Through getting injured and seeking out treatment I have learned a lot about running and our muscles. After spraining my knee and then learning to run wrong without getting proper treatment for …

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Ahh… The Cool Things

Well we are in the thick of it… its the middle of summer and sometimes running or being active outside in this heat can be… a struggle! I am going to cover a few of my favourite items that help keep me cool and just as importantly protected from the sun, during summer training! Other then of course trying to …

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The In’s and Out’s of Compression.

To compress or not to compress… it’s a pressing question… I started nursing school before I became a runner, so incidentally I saw compression socks on patients before I knew they were also used in running. I learned in nursing school that compression socks were a great way to increase blood flow to extremities, decrease the risk of blood clots …

Battling Runners Fatigue

Let’s face it… fatigue is a common side effect of training and running. It is normally to feel tired after a long run or a bigger training block. By the end of a hard training week, you might find yourself feeling run down and it might be hard to get out of bed Monday morning. It is common to experience …

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Returning After Injury

No one wants to get injured doing their favourite thing… it side lines you, keeps you cooped up and keeps you away from the thing you love the most.  Coming back from a running injury can flat out suck. But what sucks more, is the time you already spent dealing with the injury. The first and perhaps most important thing to keep …

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What Does Listening to Your Body Really Mean?

I find myself saying it all the time when people ask me on tips for running and working out, especially to those who are just starting. “Above all, listen to your body” I say. But this really doesn’t just apply to those who are just starting out. It is relevant for every single person out there training… from the most experienced, …

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Trail Running for Beginners

Are you still out there running on the side walks of your neighbourhood? Ever look off into the distance and wonder what else is out there? Maybe you go for walks in trails with your dog or family… do you ever see people running through those trails with crazy looking shoes, hydration packs and think about running trail running? Trying …