Running

10 Ways to Be a Better Runner

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Despite what the advertisers lead us to believe, there is no "ideal" running figure. The only requirement for calling yourself a runner is to lace up a pair of running shoes and start putting one foot in front of the other. Running is not about what you look like, but rather, what you see yourself becoming.

I'm Running a Triple Marathon to Show the Resilience of Sexual Assault Survivors

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

As a scared child, I ran away from the abuse around me, and as an adult, I used drugs and alcohol to run away from the trauma inside me. But here's the interesting part -- shortly after I got clean and sober, I actually took up the sport of running. This fall, I will be running the Toronto Waterfront Marathon three times in the same day (126.6 km), not as a fundraiser, but simply to show others how resilient we are, even after the trauma of sexual violence. But most importantly, I hope that my campaign will build upon the momentum we are starting to see in the media about the prevalence of sexual violence and the need to address the countless lives that lay in its wake.

92-Year Old Is The Oldest Woman To Complete A Marathon

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living

Harriette Thompson, 92, ran her 16th marathon in 7:24:36 last Sunday. Thompson zoomed past the previous record of 9:53:16 set by Gladys Burrill in ...

Follow These Steps for Injury-Free Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Learning to love running doesn't happen overnight. Too many people never develop a love of running. Their careers are cut short due to injury, usually because they make the mistake of running too much or too intensely too quickly! Don't be sidelined by injury! Run smart.

18 Ways You're Running Wrong (And Why You Should Do It Right)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living

With the sun shining and the heat rising, it's time to put on your running shoes and start sprinting outdoors — and why not? Marathon season has alr...

After a Year of Being Sober, I've Learned to Slow Down

Keeley Milne | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

I celebrated a year of sobriety in February. That first year is selfish in many ways--and necessarily so. After all, without sobriety, I am no good to anyone--to my child, my family, even strangers. In fact, I'm the flat out opposite of good, without sobriety. But now, almost 14 months in, there is space in my life to help others.

Why Running Will Change Your Life

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I believe that deep inside, all of us have something that eats away at us, something that just doesn't sit right. Maybe it's some trauma from your past, or hurtful words that still resonate, or even some "dis" ease you are currently living with. For me, it was coming to terms with sexual abuse in my childhood.

What You Need to Know if You Want to Start Running

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

There is a wealth of information explaining how anyone can learn how to run. You do not need to be in good shape or fast. To learn more about how any person can take the first steps on their path to running, I spoke with Luis Villagran, MEC Ambassador and ultrarunner. Luis shared his top tips, on how to start running.

How Running Helped Me Overcome Addiction

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

If I look at a snapshot of my life 18 years ago, I see a young man ravaged by a spiraling alcohol and drug addiction, a man fractured in spirit desperate to claw his way out of the darkest hell of a deep depression. Shortly after entering a treatment program to deal with my addiction issues, I took my first tentative steps into the world of running. Before I knew it, I had found my "people." I had stumbled upon my "tribe."

How to Find a Sports Bra That Fits Just Right

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am a curvy woman and also very active. When I first started running in 1991, I quickly understood the need for proper support. Recently, I spoke with Olivia Leroux, Marketing and Sales Manager of Anita Canada. Olivia shared with me the top tips for women of all shapes, to find the best fitting athletic bra.

What I Learned From Running For 365 Days Straight

Kenny Yum | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living
Kenny Yum

I ran today. Running streaks have to start somewhere and it was a year ago tomorrow, U.S. Thanksgiving Day, I went on a run. This morning, I ran for the 365th straight day. If I had my way, I would write the entire piece while on the run, as opposed to on the couch long after I've put away my running shoes. In front of my laptop, I can't ever match the emotions, sensations, thoughts that I'm having each day while I am out on a run.

You Can Have a Healthy Vacation and Have Fun at the Same Time

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathleen Trotter

Too many times people return from vacation having had a great time, but also being down on themselves due to letting unhealthy habits dominate. People tend to overeat, drink more, and skip their work outs. It sucks to get away only to return feeling worse physically and emotionally than when you left! My friend Em and I are living proof that you can go on a vacation that is both healthy AND fun!

Advice on Minimizing Health Risks From a Breast Cancer Survivor

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Fighting cancer can teach you things about yourself. Theresa gained a new appreciation and understanding of her body and her health. Being diagnosed with breast cancer put things into perspective. She learned not to sweat the small things and how important it is to live life to its fullest.

Have You Been on a Wineglass Marathon Yet?

Heather Wall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

I often joke with my running group and wine enthusiast friends that the reason I run half marathons is to keep my wine consumption in check. This ...

Keep Your Running Shorts Short

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

There are several different running styles, and each of them asks for its own equipment and apparel for top performance and comfort. Next to running shoes, the choice in running shorts is paramount because it affects the reach of a runner's stride.

A Marathon At The Edge of the World

Chris Taylor | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

This trip wasn't about ease. After spending almost 15 years abroad in the U.S., it was about reconnecting with the heart and soul of British Columbia: The vistas of Pacific beaches, the calls of the ravens at daybreak, the natural spirits that populate every curve in the coastline.

Why I Choose Not To 'Round Up' In Life

Kenny Yum | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living
Kenny Yum

It's just another day. I'm going to have all the same thoughts everyone has about turning 40 -- about avoiding the mid-life chatter, the regrets, or start thinking about the best/worst years ahead/behind. Forty is not the new 20 or whatever headline a magazine uses to sell more issues. It's simply 40. For me, it's like rounding a corner as I add more mileage.

How I Found Inspiration In A Blue Disney Fish

Jessica Zapata | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jessica Zapata

"Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming." Yup, I chose to call on the wisdom of an animated royal blue tang fish named Dory to get me through this.

Confessions of a Recovering Runaholic

Dr. Carolyn Ee | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Carolyn Ee

My name is Carolyn and it's been one week since my last run. It's the first time in years that I haven't been running at least every few days, barring when I was pregnant. And even so, I ran up til 28 weeks with my first. I am literally in rehab.

You Can't Become A Good Sprinter, You're Born With It

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Living

Scientists conducted research on the sprinting and arrived at a conclusion that reverses the famous proverb of French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, "on...

Why I Stopped Measuring Health With a Scale

Kenny Yum | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Living
Kenny Yum

I used to love weighing myself after a summer long run. If I had a light breakfast and didn't hydrate, I'd instantly lose a few extra pounds. It was a nice bonus to being a long distance runner. Today, that scale is tucked away in a closet and I can't really remember the last time I used it. What a long way I've come.

I Think I'm Going to Break Up...With Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

For the past two months I have been seriously debating breaking up with running. If you know me, you know, that is a big deal. This experience has caused me to believe, now more then ever, that health is a process. Getting into a routine takes time and patience -- even for a trainer!

Your First 5K or Marathon Is Just a Few Steps Away

Simon Whitfield | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living
Simon Whitfield

In the beginning of my career, I tried various over-hyped protein supplements, and eventually I settled on an old tried and true favourite -- chocolate milk. I find that chocolate milk is an ideal post-workout recovery drink, even more so than water and sports drinks, because it contains the fluids, carbs and protein I need to recover after exercise.

Everything You Need To Run A 10K

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Cuthbertson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Living

Mike Anderson has trained a lot of runners for their first 10-kilometre race. But the runner who has made him most proud is his son Braden, 19. The...

Terrorists Can't Take the Boston Marathon Away From Me

Kenny Yum | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada
Kenny Yum

Boston for me is a vivid memory. It's getting to the Toronto airport and seeing all those Boston jackets. It's seeing the banners on the streets, it's visiting the finish line, or holding The Jacket for the first time, or looking up at the signs at the corner of Hereford and Boylston. It's about school bus rides, the village and high fives with kids on trampolines. It's about beer on the course, a kiss at Wellesley Hills that make you remember why it broke someone's heart. It's about the growing crowds, the Citgo sign and Fenway, and noontime baseball. It's about the everything about 26.2 but also what happens alongside that course, and of the days before and after that day.