Running is for Every BODY

Theodore Roosevelt said “comparison is the thief of all joy.” Yet every day we runners compare ourselves to everyone else. To their times, to their distances, but more often to their bodies. How… Continue reading

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Thanks Kermit. I can empathize but I can never know what it is like to be green. I was struck this week by the turmoil it seems teenagers these days live in. Every… Continue reading

Once Upon A Hell of a Time

Last year crossing the line at #ACXC I thought that moment would be the highlight of my Canadian Cross-Country career; winning my first ever Canadian Championship in the first ever 10-kilometre, (sex-equality) race.… Continue reading

Real Talk Reflections with myself on Body Image

It’s been a long time since Running On Om published her last podcast, but episode 213, with Dr Melody Moore and Lauren Fleshman On Changing Eating Disorder Culture in Running, is one that… Continue reading

My Month With Mindfulness

Ok, I’ll be honest, it’s more than a month of a daily mindfulness practice. I have been experimenting A LOT with what works and what doesn’t work so well for me when it… Continue reading

How Gritty Are You?

Professional Engineer. PhD candidate. Professional coaching designation completed. Former engineering consultant.  Fabulous partner in crime. From the outside, it looks like a really charmed life, and really it is, but I’ve had my… Continue reading

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