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No One Finishes Alone

Lacing up for a unique volunteer role Back and forth, back and forth. From finish line to where the last runners are pushing through the final gruelling kilometres of their half marathon distance. As a “to-complete” pacer for the Manitoba Marathon’s 21.1 km event, Run Like a Girl Ambassador Andrea Richardson makes sure no one is left behind – and …

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Rising Strong After Injury

The fall happened six obstacles from the finish line. Twelve long feet from the top of the wall to the hard ground below. Her left leg took the brunt of the impact. Her tibia was broken. Her fibula cracked. Run Like a Girl Ambassador Lisa Parr had been excited for the new challenge of running an obstacle couse with her …

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MOVED BY ADVENTURE AND COMMUNITY

It was the wide-eyed spirit of adventure that brought Canadian-born Jana Daigle to the turquoise-blue Caribbean waters of Costa Rica after graduation to do an internship working with sea turtles. Fast forward almost 20 years later and the strength and joy of community she’s found here has formed deep roots to this magical place, where she today manages a boutique …

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A Race Day With Amber

So some may wonder what goes into a race day for me.  Is there a special routine?  What does Amber do?  How do you manage the nerves and anxiety?  Do you eat breakfast?  Do you have a runner poop journey before a race to share?  Well I’ll tell you! First I have no adventurous poop stories for you for race …

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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 …