Running

Why I Choose Not To 'Round Up' In Life

Kenny Yum | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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.

Making Strides On World Cancer Day

Andrea Paine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Andrea Paine

February 4 was world cancer day. For the average cancer patient or survivor, it brings up mixed emotions. It's not really something we want to think about, but we can't really help it, with all the newspaper and television headlines there to remind us.

If You Hate Cardio, Try These 3 Sly Ways to Fit it in

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

Cardio is soooo boring! And if you hate it, I don't blame you! But, if you are looking to burn off some fat and work your heart then cardio is essential. So you gotta do it somehow. Here are some suggestions for you to squeeze it in without too much mental battle while reaping the benefits.

Why Running Makes Me Feel Like a Rock Star

Ben Kaplan | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Music
Ben Kaplan

Lately I feel like I'm more emotional than ever. It's incredible, even ridiculous, pathetic, how personally I take this book. Every slight, every non-mention, every email that goes un-returned, I'm ready to rage. And I have a 6 week-old son. This kind of self-involvement is embarrassing.

Where The Top Races In The World Will Be In 2014

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

While runners have only a slim shot of getting into next year's marathons in London, Boston, and Berlin, here is a preview of some of the biggest race...

What To Get The Runner In Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Dawn Cuthbertson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

If only we could all live in San Diego. One of few places in the world where the running conditions are great year-round, the California city’s w...

First Winter Run

Martin Parnell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

I knew this day would come, sooner or later. The two runs I had completed earlier this week, were around zero Celsius and the weather forecast for the weekend was cold, very cold. It's 6.30am on Sunday morning and I'm looking through frosted glass at the outside thermometer. The red mercury line is at -22C, and I later find out its -26C with the wind chill.

Why We Run

Kenny Yum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Kenny Yum

Just this past week, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed that in essence says running is an act of self-absorption, for showing off more than anything else. He couldn't be more wrong. I run circles around the neighbourhood to end up where I started, but when I arrive, I am in a different 'place' than when I left. The purpose of every trip varies. Sometimes it's to expend frustration, sometimes it's to test what is the maximum of my own abilities, sometimes it's to celebrate the fact I can move 26.2, sometimes it's to have some unplugging time and other times it's because I simply want to run.

Can You Outrun Your Demons By Signing Up To A Marathon?

AskMen.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

Within 24 hours of the explosions at the Boston Marathon last April, another, more powerful one went off: Marathon registrations surged all over the country. The message was clear: You can't take this away from us.

Ladies, Losing Weight Doesn't Always Mean Getting Healthier

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Being healthy includes living an active lifestyle and eating a variety of foods in moderation, but being healthy will look different for different people. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could actually see more than one version of a fit body represented in the media? Instead we're bombarded with image after image perpetuating the myth that the skinniest women are always the fittest and the men with the most muscles are always the strongest.

As Days Get Darker, Run Safer with Reflective Gear

Marissa Schroder | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

As fewer daylight hours are available many of us are forced to get our runs in before dawn or after dusk. Running in the dark has its challenges, the most important of which is staying visible in low-light conditions. Fortunately, there is a plethora of choices when it comes to reflective gear and apparel.

Think Athletes Are the Pinnacle of Good Health? Think Again!

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

The demands of most sports involve stops and starts, plenty of impact, aggressive explosiveness, possibly one-sided dominance (think of a ball sport) and a measure of strength. As a result, the joints have to take a beating on a regular basis in some way or another for as long as the sport is being participated in.

The Secret to Keeping Your Mind and Body Young

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Though it sounds like a mouthful, acetylcholine is important for many of the body's key functions. Healthy acetylcholine levels are important for strong, healthy, metabolically active muscles and it improves tissue health, muscle growth, skin tone, bone density and fat loss. Here are my suggestions for keeping your levels in check.

Canada's Top Themed Running Events

Marissa Schroder | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

They're the perfect antidote to the 5K blahs. Themed runs are popping up all across the country, offering runners a fresh, exciting and fun alternative to the local 5K race scene. From running on the ocean floor to being chased by zombies, we've compiled a list of Canada's most interesting, fun and festive races.

Running Tips: Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Christine Blanchette | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Living
Christine Blanchette

The importance of hydrating the body can't be understated, as every year marathon race organizers incorporate medical tents with professional volunteers to administer iv drips to those runners who needed help because of poor hydration or heat exhaustion.

Happy Mother's Day

Andrea Paine | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

It has been six years since my life took a drastic change with my diagnosis of breast cancer. Back then I was a forty five year old that had finall...

From Brain Tumour Patient to Cross-Country Runner

Ben Seewald | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada
Ben Seewald

It has been almost 17 years since I heard the startling words that changed my life forever. "You have a brain tumour" -- those five little words had the power to turn my life upside down and set me on a completely different course in life.