happy holidays!

One of my mantras is summed up perfectly in this pic…and reasons I run (and do anything active…because it’s a gift to be able to!). All the best for the rest of 2012! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my blog. More to come in 2013! Advertisements

milestones, injury and the benefits of rest

Β  Milestone. 700km since I started using the Nike+ Running app in December of 2010! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this running tool and don’t leave home without it. It tracks my distance, pace, maps out my runs and provides motivation through rewards + reminders like this! It’s a great feeling…especially if you’re dealing with aches,…

running with olympic gold medalists….counts

Have you seen the recent ads for the newly launched Nike+ FuelBand? The FuelBand measures your activity in Fuel points, that you can set daily to complete and compete with friends! It also measures calories burned and steps taken. It’s a great tool if you’re competitive and like the idea of a digital log to…

race recap: monster dash 10km

It was a dark and stormy night…cold, rain, high winds…and people dressed as loofah’s, gouls, fairies, zombies and everything in between! What else but the 1st ever Toronto Monster Dash! It takes a certain amount of commitment and fortitude to “happily” run in pelting rain, muddy wet trails mixed with intense wind. But that’s exactly…

aligning my chakras

I’m in my last term as a Massage Therapy student. There are a lot of things I’m learning in class that overlap new training modules I’m learning in my running. It’s pretty sweet the way things align like that. One of the things we learn is teaching our clients proper stretching for home care post…

quotes that inspire

I am a runner because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far. I am a runner because I say I am. And no one can tell me I’m not. //John Bingham

stretch it out

As a Registered Massage Therapist, the one thing I like talk to my clients about most is good STRETCHING. Most often people get out, get active, especially if it’s after a period of being sedentary…they are soooo sore after and the first thing I ask is did they stretch. The answer….90% of the time…no. When…

why I run

Running. Either you love it or you hate it. There’s often not much middle ground. The web is an infinite source of benefits and reasons you should run. Whether to lose weight, increase joint health (it’s true…your knees will thank you!), or challenge yourself by entering races, here is my story on why I run….

quotes that inspire

When you love people and have the desire to make a profound positive impact, then you have accomplished the meaning to live. //Sasha Azevedo This inspiring quote reminds me of the path I’m on and despite busy schedules or unforeseen moments that may upset my balance/rhythm/motion that I must stay the course, remain positive and…

fight like a girl

This years Olympic games in London is pretty historic. Women’s amateur boxing is being included for the first time. After years of campaigning for inclusion, a small field of competitors, in only three weight classes will be going for gold this summer. I’ve been seeing some great support in the media for the women, who…

the student becomes a teacher

I’m a fighter. My combat sport of choice is boxing. I’ve been involved with the sport for almost 10 years. Quite a milestone. While I’m still considered a novice amateur (as I have only had 5 “official” fights, recorded through Boxing Ontario), over the years I have spent countless hours in the gym training under…