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”

Rainbow Winter Salad

“Day one or one day. You decide.”

I recently read this quote and it was just the push I needed to do the one thing that deep down, I’ve always wanted to accomplish, but had been too afraid to pursue. Stepping out of your comfort zone is not easy—but wow, is it satisfying.

As we flip the calendar to a brand new year, a blank canvas with endless possibilities, I encourage you to do the “one thing” you’ve always wanted to do: sign up for an art class, finally incorporate speed work into your weekly training, ask your boss for a promotion, commit to weight training three times a week, or eat more fruits and veggies (I’ve got you covered with my Rainbow Winter Salad).

Whatever your “one thing” is, I hope this is the year you make it happen. From my kitchen to yours, Happy New Year! Continue reading “Rainbow Winter Salad”

CIBC Run For The Cure

On October 1st, nearly 85,000 people gathered in 56 communities across Canada to make a promise to change the future of breast cancer at the CIBC Run for the Cure. Although the run is in its 20th year, this was the first year that the event was associated with the Canadian Cancer Society (which merged with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in February 2017). Continue reading “CIBC Run For The Cure”

It’s Okay to Look Back

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”

Avoid the “Dreadmill” Effect

by John Stanton

 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”