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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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42km Across the Desert

Run with your heart and your feet will follow; the emotions of a desert marathon. We have ambassadors all around the world.. this is Saskia from Switzerland Here is her adventure through her marathon… this one was across the desert in Petra, Jordan. Have a read: Although my 100k was really successful when considering my finish time, my rank, my …

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6 TIPS FOR BEATING THE WINTER BLUES

Running through the fall and into the winter can be a tough thing for even the most seasoned runner. And whether we like it or not… winter is coming. (Gosh that sounds so cliché now, thanks GOT!) I will be honest.. I have a really hard time staying motivated when the days get shorter, the nights get colder and it …

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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 …

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Ode to my Feet

Ugh.  My poor, poor, pitiful feet.  My feet – a sight for sore eyes.  Scarred, peeling, blackened toe nails, missing toe nails, long toes, short toes, nail fungus (shh) and did I mention BIG?!  I’m not sure about your feet, but the ones attached to the end of my legs are U.G.L.Y.  When I started dating my husband, he asked …

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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 …

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An Epic Rematch

Ambassador Rhiannon just completed her longest race since getting injured. Her perseverance is inspiring… this is how it went. Up the Buff last year was my longest uninjured race to date and it didn’t go very well so I was interested to see how this year would go. A lot has changed since last year – I have a running …

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Tips For Running Downhill

We hear it all the time from people that down-hill running sucks. It hurts your knees, your feet, your legs. It is uncomfortable. You’d do all the up-hill repeats in the world if you didn’t have to run down. Well, there are definitely ways to lighten to load when you are hammering it down hill. Here are my best tips …

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The Journey of Running

I often think back to when my running journey began so that I can remember fully what it is like to be at the beginning of it all. I literally started from nothing. In high school I couldn’t even make it through the 2400m, I was picked last for every activity, and skipped out when ever I could. On a treadmill, I could not last more than a minute, without …