Running

Racing Toward The Day All Kids Have Access To Clean Water

Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Joan Kelley Weisshaar Walker

This is a running program that helps train people through supportive groups and provides a common goal for us to run, for clean water for kids. Water fundraising also makes a lot of sense to me as a runner. Runners are so aware of how much they depend on water, so it seemed like a natural fit.

There's A Reason Running Culture Is Exploding Across Canada

Bonnie Doan | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Bonnie Doan

Whether the motivation is fitness, mental health, being part of a community or supporting a great cause, everyone has something to gain from a sport as simple as putting one foot in front of the other.

12-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Runs Half-Marathon

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Parents

She ended up running an extra 10 miles after getting onto the wrong road race.

Minimalist Shoes Maximize Your Natural Running Ability

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

Running is one of the few great activities that can cause both euphoric pleasure and mind-numbing pain at the same time. If there's one thing worse than a running injury, it's never reaching your true potential as an athlete.

I Didn't Let Double Amputation Dash My Olympic Dream

Madison Wilson-Walker | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Madison Wilson-Walker

My journey has taken me to Team Canada with the hopes of securing a spot at the Paralympic Games in Rio. I hope that my story can enlighten others about the devastation that meningococcal disease can cause, and also show others going through similar situations that you can do anything once you set your mind to it.

I'm Paying It Forward By Running For Women's Mental Health

Heather Wall | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Wall

Mental illness can interfere with everyday living such as parenting, work, eating, personal hygiene, decision making and school. Here's where I come in. I'm a runner and I've participated in this event with my girlfriends. I've also suffered postpartum depression and anxiety.

7 Tips For Running Your First 5K

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

There are so many great benefits of running and it can become a healthy lifestyle addiction. It's an easy (once you get the hang of it), inexpensive sport that will help you get fit and also get you outside of your normal exercise routine. Trust me when I say, if you can walk, you can run!

Taking A Run Outside My Comfort Zone Saved My Life

Mark McDonald | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Mark McDonald

It was the spring of 2005, I was an overweight smoker and on the fast track to an early grave. I was 23-years-old, weighed 260 pounds and smoked a pack a day. My eating habits were poor with little to no exercise. Changes had to be made.

Marathon Champions Race Toward Peace In Kenya

Edward Jackson | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Edward Jackson

Nairobi, a world-class city of commerce, culture and contrasts, is energized by a growing and demanding middle class. Pulsating with the creativity and aspirations of a youthful population, Kenya's dense regional cities are also gaining economic momentum. Kenyan runners are helping to make this happen.

Coach Taught Me The World Was Mine For The Taking

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Living
Andy Juniper

Coach passed away last Friday, having fought the good fight against cancer, the scourge of our times. You may not know Coach, but I hope you know someone like him -- a person who pours water on you when you are about to flame out, who picks you up by the scruff of your neck and puts you back on track, who shows you that there is indeed a big, wide world out there.

6 Tips To Keep You Out Of Trouble On Race Day

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

You've put in all the work -- weeks of uninterrupted training, the long runs, the speed sessions and those hard workouts in the pouring rain -- all to have it unravel at the last minute due to injury or a cramp mid-race. Unfortunately, this can be an all too common scenario afflicting even the most experienced runners.

A Solid Recovery Routine Is A Runner's Secret Weapon

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

Do you find yourself squeezing in workouts around the rest of your life -- before work, during lunch breaks and in the evening? While your workouts are important, it is also critical to take your recovery seriously -- the little details have a bigger impact on your training quality than you might think.

February Has Been Brutal For Elephants And Deadly For People In Kerala

Sangita Iyer | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sangita Iyer

The harsh reality is, violations are ultimately costing the lives of poor people. Their families are suffering, elephants are suffering and it's becoming clearer now than ever before that use of elephants is a no win situation. It's time to prevent unnecessary loss of people's lives, by releasing these elephants into a sanctuary where they can roam freely.

How To Shop For The Right Backpack

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

From ski packs to hydration packs and everything in between, there are ways to figure out the exact type of backpack you'll need for any given situation. Let's find out what's right for you!

How To Balance Wellness And Family

Lisa Davidson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Davidson

I know that feeling of saying goodnight to your little one and just wanting to collapse on the couch... As parents we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we let our own health slide. That needs to change.

Running From Trauma Led Me To A Life Of Advocacy

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

For my entire life, I've been on the run -- at first it was as a child, "running away" from the violent and daily physical abuse that took place behind closed doors in my home. From that moment onward, I kept everything inside of me, and around me, off in the distance. And thus began many years of escape that came in the form of a destructive alcohol and drug addiction.

10 Life Hacks To Help You Reach Your Healthy New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living

8. Add greens to every meal.

How A Passion For Running Led To Clean Water Projects In Ethiopia

Christine Blanchette | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Christine Blanchette

Marissa Cepelinski had the trip of a lifetime recently by participating with her fellow ultra marathoners and running for clean water projects in Ethiopia. Her team of 15 raised just over $102,000. It was enough to set up a school and a clean water well in the town of Hidri, Northern Ethiopia.

Participation Trophies Revisited

Her Magazine | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

At the end of the race, I received a medal, along with the other 1,000 or so other participants. I proudly wore my medal for group shots with my running group and out for brunch after the race. I sure felt like a winner.

The Holiday Gift Guide For An Active Winter

Brent Bishop | Posted 11.28.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

Having the right mindset, a clear focus on health and the right tools can keep you active and healthy right into the New Year. Here are a few of my favourite picks for an active winter that can also make great holiday gifts for the active-minded.

Finding Your Way Back From Sexual Violence

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I want you to see the 'real' me -- a man who has been running his entire life, a man who has travelled so far, only to come back to himself. My name is Jean-Paul, and I am a survivor of sexual violence, but I am so much more than that. I am a husband. I am a father. I am a writer. I am an elite athlete. I am an advocate for survivors all around the world.

Running Can Inspire People To Acts Of Virtue

Lisa Abram | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

Now in my 50s, I look back over the last five years or so with quiet resolve. Four girlfriends have been diagnosed with breast cancer, all with different journeys. When the sobering statistics warn that one in nine women will get this dreaded disease, I know that cancer lurks in the shadows.

Blackcurrant Can Pack A Punch For Athletes

Carl Thompson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Living
Carl Thompson

You're at the gym working out, building up a killer thirst and running low on energy, and you gulp down a big-name sports drink, ingesting an artifici...

Running Is Not The Best Exercise To Get Fit

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

For some reason everyone thinks that it is OK for anyone to go running in an effort to improve their health. This is simply not an appropriate recommendation. Running is not the BEST form of exercise. It is simply a form of exercise and one that requires preliminary strength and mobility prior to starting.

11 Fall Running Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Ian Adam Smith MacNairn, an ultra runner from Calgary, Alberta, and a The North Face athlete. Ian shared his tips on how to start running, how to pick the best shoes for your feet and much more.