Run With It: From the Highest High to the Lowest Low Why My Running Journey Is Currently on Pause

Introducing Maya Fitzpatrick (she/her) @mayahoodblog. Maya, a mom to three boys, writes candidly about the trials and tribulations she has experience during her running. She details the injuries and set-backs, and the good and bad in her running journey during the last few years of the pandemic. Maya has been running as long as she […]

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Run With It: Running for a Cause in Boston

For many in the running community, the Boston Marathon is the hallmark, the sought after race to run, the unicorn.  While the most common way to run the Boston Marathon is to submit a qualifying time to obtain an entry, it is not the only way to run.  For Jennifer (she/her), running Boston had always […]

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Run with It: No Sleep ‘Til Brockville

Introducing our guest writer Parm (He/Him; @toofastforthetroll). Parm embarked on a journey of camaraderie with some running friends not only to test the limits of running but also to strengthen friendships through a mutually founded love of running. Born and raised in India, Parm came to Canada after high school . He started running in […]

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Run With It: Creating Connection, Creating Community

Introducing Alejandro De La Cruz (he/him) @brownbeardrunning Today, he writes about his experience and motivation to create community through running. Alejandro became a member of the GTA running community when he moved from the USA during the pandemic. Alejandro has a love of running, fashion, and is part of the Brooks Run Happy Team. He […]

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New Runner Series: How to Join a Run Group When You’re A Solo Runner

I have an embarrassing confession: I’m afraid of running groups. I find them intimidating and in my mind, I’ve always felt that I’d be too slow, too casual, too awkward or too “something” to join one. Like many of you, I prefer to run by myself because it is easier to schedule a run at […]

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Run With It: Taking Back the Track

The ROT6 Journal Team is excited to launch our 2022 content. From January until March, we will be posting twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. We are excited to launch our guest post series “Run with it” with our first guest writer AMANDA RICHARDSON @plantbasedmotherrunner (she/her). Amanda is a […]

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New Runner Series: Marathon Advice for Newbies

Running a marathon has always been one of my biggest running goals, my holy grail. This October, I finally accomplished that goal via a virtual race. While I had hoped that it would’ve been an in-person race, I had a great (and emotional) experience. As with all new race experiences, there were things I felt […]

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The Return of In-Person Races

With the events of the last year and a half, many in the running community are excited this fall. There is a return to in-person races all over the world and especially in Toronto. While the the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be hosting a 10K later this month, one of the first races to […]

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The High Five: Interesting Running Achievements in the Six

As August winds down, the oppressive humidity and scorching temperatures of the summer start to fade away. For many, this signal of cooler weather conjures images of multi-coloured leaves and the season for nutmeg spiced beverages.  For runners, it is the ultimate signal that fall race season is upon them– an opportunity to shine after […]

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Running “Prehab”: Preventing Injury with a CAMPT Physiotherapist

It’s easy to take movement for granted. Each day we rely on the ability of our bodies to perform movements of daily life.  When we run, we utilize our muscles in coordination to propel us forward.   When this doesn’t come together and dysfunction occurs, it is really evident.  Experiencing an injury impacts not only […]

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