It’s not always about the race(s)

Four years ago was the last time I adventured to Israel, and under very different circumstances and events! I participated in the inaugural Maccabi Woman event, a combination of running, cycling, and swimming;… Continue reading

Happy Canada D’eh!

Ok, this is late, but hey I was outside enjoying ‘the true north strong and free!’ It was the sesquicentennial, a fancy word for the 150th anniversary, here in Canada on July 1st;… Continue reading

My Inner Nerd Emerged

What do I do when I’m not running? I’m working on a PhD, of course! I am part of the Engineering Education Team at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the… Continue reading

The (Un)official Rules for Road Tripping

There is nothing better than packing your bags and heading out with some of your best friends and training partners to adventure across the planet. We also have to recognize that we runners… Continue reading

Running is a Skill Part 1: Biomechanics

When I was a young ski coach, we always talked about athletes being ‘stacked.’ I had no idea what it meant, but I knew it when I saw it on snow, there was… Continue reading

Running is a Skill…

And so is everything and anything you do in life. Like everything else, running is a skill you can learn. Some even better news, running a relatively simple skill to pick up, but it… Continue reading

Season Openers and PB/R’s

Season openers are scary. You’ve been there before. You’ve stood on the line. But there is always a mix of trepidation and joy. Kara Goucher wrote a beautiful piece about getting to the… Continue reading

Recover Like a Pro

Disclaimer: I am not claiming to be a pro runner, but I am claiming that I am pro-recoverer! I think Lauren Fleshman sums it up best: “Anyone can work hard. The best have… Continue reading

The Future of Cross-Country

2017 marks the first time in IAAF history that both men and women will run the same distance at World Championships. As such, Athletics Canada held their first 10k championships at the end… Continue reading

Lessons in Fuel

I am just returning from the Cross-Country World Championships at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda and I learned a very important, and very hard, lesson in fuelling. To honour the end… Continue reading