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!”
by John Stanton
Running during our Canadian winters poses some added challenges, but don’t worry. We’ve got the accessories you need to enhance your safety and enjoyment. Continue reading “Winter Running Accessories”
by Kristoffer Pedlar
For me, running is a passion and an exercise in mental health. It has taught me many things about the world and myself. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned from running. Continue reading “Running Lessons”
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 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.
Continue reading “Rainbow Winter Salad”
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”