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”
by Dr. Richard Beauchamp, M.D., FRCSC
There are many reasons why a runner hurts after running. The more obvious ones include training errors, repetitive stress syndromes, lactic acid retention, improper shoe wear, and anatomical conditions. What about age, though? Continue reading “Masters and Beyond”
by Kelsey Davidson
Lately I’ve seen many articles and social media posts talking about moving forward, and how you should “never look back.” I’m here to rebel against that mentality, and suggest that looking back can be a good thing.
Your life may have sped up to an uncontrollable pace, to the point where you find yourself asking: “What did I do yesterday?” You’ve been fed the message that slowing down, pausing or looking back will hinder your success. But it’s exactly the opposite. That’s why I’m asking you to look back. Continue reading “It’s Okay to Look Back”
by Ben-Zion Caspi
Twenty years ago, approaching half-century age, living a completely sedentary life style, and having hard time climbing stairs, a decision was made: my way of life had to change dramatically.
I needed a goal and made a hefty one: to run a marathon at the age of 50. Continue reading “Me, an Athlete?”
by Andrew Liu
Running is beautiful in its simplicity. All you need is a decent pair of shoes and some simple athletic clothing, and you can run anywhere, anytime, and at any pace. No need to pay a team fee, buy expensive equipment, or sign up for any private clubs. Continue reading “Man Versus Nature”
For some, the idea of treadmill running conjures up expectations of monotony and boredom—but that doesn’t have to be the case. As with any run, a positive experience starts with a bit of planning, some knowledge of the logistics and a sense ofcommitment. Here are some tips to help you avoid the “dreadmill” effect and get the most out of your treadmill workout. Continue reading “Avoid the “Dreadmill” Effect”
by Tara Postnikoff
Sugar comes in many forms and goes by many names (see sidebar). We know there is sugar in sweets, desserts,baked goods, syrups and sodas. However, there are also products that contain unexpected added sugar, such as cereal, yogurt, canned fruits and vegetables, sauces and soups.
Continue reading “How can I check the sugar content of the foods I’m buying?”
by Craig Plath
I have always had a love-hate relationship with running. The problem is that I’m slow, could never pace myself very well and generally gave up too easily. Three years ago, I decided to get serious about my health and run more consistently, even through the winter months. Every fall, I ran in a 5K charity race called the Zombie Run and was starting to show moderate improvements. While the race was a challenge, I always finished and thought that was good enough. Continue reading “Running for Love”
by Kieu Dung
When my wife proposed that we take our vacation in Eastern Europe, I immediately started researching races. There were no races in Prague in September 2017 but I found one in Usti Nad Labem, a two-hour train ride from Prague. According to the information on the RunCzech website, the course was flat and it was a road circuit; the race took place in afternoon. This last detail gave me the motivation I needed to register since I would have plenty of time to make the trip to Usti Nad Labem and prepare myself for the race. Continue reading “Half Marathon in Prague”