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Perched to take flight

I think my favourite part of creating run routines is starting them anew. It’s the same for any creative project really. I like to plan it, prep it, start into it, ditch it, and start all over again. About a week ago, with only a few runs left in my Nike Run Club training program, […]

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Circling, vulture-style

Sometimes I need to pace around the house slowly getting ready for the run. Grab the headphones here, loop back for the arm band there, and swoop in for the shoes a few laps after that. Circling like a dog trying to find just the right nap spot or a vulture locating a rotting carcass. […]

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Bursting forth

In honour of springtime’s first bursts (flowers come alive with colour), I had my own bloomin’ yesterday while I attacked each of the six mega hills on my run by pushing hard uphill each time. Unlike those flowers who will only get brighter and more numerous, my run faded fast. Burnt out from the effort, […]

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Pushing through

It was around the eleventh kilometre of rural hills on a stunning and bright spring day that I wanted to stop, quit running,  sit down in the shade and call home for a ride back. But I ran on. A kilometre later, I walked for a second, drank the last sip of water, then ran […]

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An excuse to stay in

Running in winter can be so rewarding with clean and crisp air and the stunningly peaceful vistas and the silence of the snow. But winter’s chill and icy conditions can also be an excellent excuse to stay warm and cozy by the fire with a glass of red wine instead of risking injury or frostbite […]

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