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  • From the Mountains to Sea Level

    Want to know one of the greatest feelings there is as a runner that lives at sea level? Your first few runs back home immediately following some nice mileage in high altitude. Over the last two weeks I hiked and partially ran close to 200km in the Rockies of Montana, Alberta and British Columbia. The…

  • Foggy Gatineau Trail Run

    That last post about me hardly writing about specific runs I’ve had? Yeah about that. My runs lately have been SO great, and honestly just noteworthy for a variety of reasons that it feels difficult for me not to write about them. On a rainy Saturday in mid May, I drove up to the Gatineau…

  • Runner’s High

    “I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.” — Unknown      To write about a single run that I’ve…

  • Pining for Running

    I miss running. Plain and simple. It’s been almost a month since I’ve truly ran. Remind me to never again run a half marathon without any training. Sure the time result was great, but the longer term impact has been anything but. Taking a reluctant and prolonged break from running has made me appreciate it…

  • Half Marathon #2

    If you’re a runner and you live in Ottawa, why wouldn’t you want to participate in the Ottawa Race Weekend? Up until last year, I had missed out on the Race Weekend’s events for a few consecutive years and the FOMO was real. I missed the feeling, the atmosphere, the support and just everything about…

  • Why You Should Get Outside In The Winter

    People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy – Anton Chekhov I’ll be concise with what I want to get across here: don’t let winter stop you from getting outside and being physically active! With the shorter days and much less sunlight, we all have a tendency to almost hibernate and stay…

  • Elation

    Have you ever had one of those runs where you just feel like you could go on forever? You just know, in the heat of the moment, that you’re onto something spectacular? It’s an amazing feeling. Call it runner’s high, or whatever you want, but when it hits you, oh man, is it something. It’s…

  • Group Runs

    For years I’ve been running solo. Once my days competing in cross country and track were over, I found myself without a team/running group. Now, I didn’t mind it entirely, and I still don’t, but it’s amazing what training in a group can do for you. I got so accustomed to training solo that I forgot…