Marathon of Hope

by Jessie Macdonald

Terry Fox’s generosity and perseverance to raise money for cancer research was nothing short of extraordinary. When Terry began the Marathon of Hope 38 years ago, he ran approximately a marathon every single day. He achieved this with a prosthetic leg not designed for running, and wore a simple cotton T-shirt, fleece shorts, socks, and a pair of shoes.

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Laura’s 50th Marathon

by Ed Wagner

At this year’s Marathon of Hope Celebration in Edmonton, Laura Weir ran her 50th marathon. The full marathon distance of 42.2 kilometres is a long road for anyone, but Laura’s journey was particularly challenging after experiencing life-threatening injuries in a car accident 23 years ago. After six weeks in a coma and a year in a wheelchair, Laura had to re-learn how to walk and speak. During her rehabilitation, she set a goal to run a marathon, and now she has completed 50 of them. Continue reading “Laura’s 50th Marathon”

Hydration Orientation

by John Stanton

Now that summer has finally arrived, you’ll need to start paying closer attention to your hydration needs, especially in hot weather conditions.

Water is essential in all seasons for regulating your body temperature, transporting glucose and other nutrients to your cells, and removing waste products. All these processes suffer when water intake is inadequate, and dehydration can occur. Left unchecked, dehydration will hinder your physical performance and can be dangerous to your overall health. Allow me to clear up a few questions about fluid intake, to save you from any hydration frustration. Continue reading “Hydration Orientation”

Medical Information on the Run

by John Stanton

 If you’re a runner with a medical condition, it’s important that you carry the appropriate ID and medical information with you every time you’re on the road. Obviously the hope is that no problems will arise, but if you require immediate medical attention for some reason, the details of your condition should be readily available to the paramedics, first responders or hospital staff. In 95% of cases, first responders look for a medical ID when assessing a patient during an emergency. Continue reading “Medical Information on the Run”

What are the Nutritional Benefits of Smoothies?

by Tara Postnikoff

A smoothie can be a nutritious meal or it can be a recipe for sugar overload. When you use the right ingredients, smoothies are a convenient way to get many nutrients in one meal, and the possibilities are endless. Unlike juicing, smoothies maintain all the fibre from the foods you use. They can be used as an on-the-go meal alternative in the morning or after your workout. Continue reading “What are the Nutritional Benefits of Smoothies?”