Reaching a goal is difficult. We start off with the best intentions, highly motivated to reach our goal, whether it involves learning to run, finishing a marathon, or something else. There are times where we lose the fire we had at the beginning and don’t achieve the desired results. Other times, we go into a training plan or on a run without a specific goal, and we wind up doing better than we ever could have hoped. What separates success from failure in our running goals?
by Charmaine Broughton
If you’ve resolved to eat more fruits and vegetables, this is the salad for you. It tastes amazing and takes minutes to prepare. Mix any leftovers with chopped grilled chicken or salmon for a nutritious brown-bag lunch.
by Dr. Reed Ferber, Ph.D. CAT(C)
It has been reported that 88% of runners who participated in official road races in the last two years have used wearable technology and/or running-related apps for training optimization and distance recording.Interestingly, over half of all runners who use a wearable sensor reported “mileage tracking” and “injury prevention” as the top two main reasons why they had such devices. In fact, for both 2016 and 2017, wearable technology was the number one worldwide fitness trend. Devices such as basic activity trackers, smartwatches with heart rate monitors and GPS tracking devices are found on nearly every runner. Continue reading “Wearable Technology”
I’ll never forget training for my first marathon. I checked off workouts day after day. I watched my mile totals climb and my pace per mile drop. I slogged through the humid Texas summer. I panicked when I got sick and missed three days of training. Continue reading “Redefining the PB”
Thirty-five years ago, I was in grade six and preparing with my school team for the5th annual Edmonton Journal Indoor Games. Mr. Ewasiuk would be there to let us in early and run in the hallways before school started. After the preliminary races, my 8 x 200 metre relay team made it to the finals. We went on to win the relay competition by two-tenths of a second. My first gold medal! Continue reading “Full Circle”
by Jen Rawson, RD
“Eat your fruit and vegetables!” We’ve heard this phrase since we were children—just another example of sage advice uttered by our parents. Whether they knew they were encouraging healthy habits or just trying to avoid seeing more broccoli go in the garbage, it taught us a lesson. Continue reading “Eating the Rainbow”
by Carole Williams
Let me tell you my running buddy Noemie. She’s the person who inspires me to keep running and who has changed the way I see the sport. She’s a smart, sassy 15-year-old who just completed her first half marathon at the Moncton Hypothermic Half. Continue reading “Running With a Unicorn”
by Don Zabloski
This time of year brings us two of the most memorable and celebrated family traditions: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Of course, all kids appreciate the genuine love and effort shared by their parents and guardians, who are significant and positive role models in their lives. For parents and caregivers, it’s a time for reflection on the many social, emotional, physical and intellectual supports you have provided in many areas, including leading an active life and making responsible and healthy eating choices. Continue reading “Active Celebrations”
with Dr. Leif Sigurdson, BSc, DC
A recent study in the journal Sports Medicine confirmed what we already know: running is good for your health. It demonstrated that running improves body fat, resting heart rate, cardiovascular efficiency and cholesterol levels. In short, the time spent on running (and the activities that support it) is worth it. I have witnessed these benefits as a former Running Room employee and group leader, and now as a sports injury chiropractor and presenter to in-store training programs. Continue reading “Lower-Body Strengthening”
I never thought I would be a runner, let alone a running coach! I was diagnosed at age 18 with Crohn’s Disease and didn’t think running was something I would be able to do. In 2006, my mother (who is also a Running Room instructor) ran her first marathon in Ireland and inspired me to start running. In the beginning, I struggled to run for a minute then walk for a minute, but I thought if she could do it, I could do it. The following year I ran my first race, the Tely 10, and I haven’t looked back. Continue reading “Karen Lacey / St. John’s, NL”