by Nick Larade
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?
Continue reading “Outcome and Process Goals”
Every year, Running Room helps to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities across the nation. Here are some of the recipients of our efforts.
Continue reading “Community Support”
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”
by Kelly Parsons
A year ago, I reluctantly joined a 5K training program at the Running Room in Bedford. My 19-year-old daughter suggested that we complete the program together, and I was just excited that she wanted to hang out with her mother! The group had about 15 participants and the instructor was Lisa Fisher. Continue reading “Lisa Fisher / Bedford, NS”
by Val Uria
This is the story of a half marathon race that did not go well. It was hillier than I had anticipated. I wasn’t as prepared as I thought I was. I didn’t train properly. It completely kicked my butt. Continue reading “A Hill of a Race”
by Tracy Vlaming
In January 2017, I started a healthy eating plan to lose some weight and wanted to add some activity as well. In March, I joined the Learn to Run training program at Newmarket Running Room. At the first session, I was both excited and nervous. We started our intervals at running for two minutes and walking for one. I did it that night but was a bit winded. I couldn’t even imagine running for three minutes straight the next week. Continue reading “Who’d Have Thought?”