Winter Wisdom From Our Team

by Kristi York

Who better to provide advice about sticking to a winter activity routine than the staff at the Running Room Home Office? They’re highly qualified for the task, seeing as they work for a running and walking retail company, they’re surrounded by active co-workers and they live in the frosty winter climate of Edmonton. Read on for their best winter motivation tips. Continue reading “Winter Wisdom From Our Team”

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”

How To Deal With Running Setbacks

by Nicholas Larade

Hopefully you were able to run successfully the whole year long, whether you were training for races or simply enjoying your time with friends at Run Club. Realistically though, since running involves many ups and downs, some of you likely experienced setbacks along the way, such as a poor race, an injury, or getting out of your running routine due to work or life conflicts. Continue reading “How To Deal With Running Setbacks”

The Turtles

by Sahar Khanani

In November 2015, four individuals showed up at Vancouver’s Wesbrook Village Running Room. It was the first day of their Learn to Run training program led by store manager Vicki Mann and her husband Bill. With low expectations and high motivation, they were all concerned that they might not even make it to the end of the first session. Meet the four: Continue reading “The Turtles”

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!”

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”