The Secret Marathon 3K

by Kathryn McKenzie

Do you feel safe where you run? No one should have to feel scared when they run, so we’re launching a race to celebrate everyone’s right to be free to run.

I ran my first marathon in Afghanistan, but that wasn’t where I felt the most scared while running. Surprisingly, it was in Canada. It was one of those days when everything takes longer than you expect and my run got pushed back later and later in the day until I was finally lacing up my shoes long after the sun had already set. I sent a quick text to let my husband know where I would be running and set off into the dark. Continue reading “The Secret Marathon 3K”

6 Ways to be More Active as a Family in the Winter

by Don Zabloski

At this time of year, we should all be celebrating our personal and family-related achievements, while looking forward to another active year. Our physical activity levels are relevant to the success of our daily personal routines and our roles at home, school, work and in the community. Here are some ideas to keep your family moving this winter: Continue reading “6 Ways to be More Active as a Family in the Winter”

Setting New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Follow Through On

by Jen Rawson, RD

It’s that time of year again: time to think about what type of New Year’s resolution you wish to set. On average, at least 40% of resolutions revolve around health. Unfortunately, according to a Stanford University study, 92% of these resolutions do not succeed. Why can’t we stickwith these goals? It’s not a lack of willpower as many believe, but rather that we’re setting the wrong types of goals. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you set realistic and achievable resolutions this New Year. Continue reading “Setting New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Follow Through On”

Char’s Banana Bread

by Charmaine Broughton

According to my husband and kids, there’s nothing better than my homemade banana bread. Over the years, I’ve tried swapping super-healthy ingredients for the so-called “not so healthy” ones, but I always come back to my original recipe. I’m a firm believer in the philosophy of “everything in moderation,” including moderation. Hope you and your family enjoy this loaf as much as my gang does! Continue reading “Char’s Banana Bread”

From Fat to Fit–oh wait, I’m both!

by Marcella Messina

Running is a personal journey. Mine has been long. Mostly it has been slow, and at times very frustrating.

Since I rejoined the world of running in July 2016, I have realized that running has been two important things for me: freeing and rewarding. It sets me free from the societal constraints on what my ability should be, because of the size that I am. It’s rewarding because I know my ability within myself without the need for confirmation from others. Continue reading “From Fat to Fit–oh wait, I’m both!”

Running With Cancer

by Scott Kennedy

Near the end of 2017, I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Three days after my second chemotherapy session, I ran the Jelly Bean 5K in Newmarket, Ontario. It was my slowest race to date, but very satisfying.

Cancer is a scary word. I tell myself that it is okay to be scared, because fear gives us the opportunity to be brave. Whether we take one step with our foot, a running blade or a full rotation of wheelchair’s wheel, we must keep moving forward.

For me, “running” involves three key elements: Continue reading “Running With Cancer”