The winds, wins and whines of winter
If the sudden drop in temperature, stranded transit vehicles and exhausted snow shovelers haven’t alerted you, winter isn’t coming, it’s here. With it comes the oft-repeated statement, “There’s no bad weather- only bad gear!” It’s a phrase that sends a slight chill down my spine, like that few steps into a headwind. Why do I […]Read more..
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 […]Read more..
Mountain to metropolis: rural versus city running
I remember my first trail race vividly. It was the inaugural year of Round the Mountain (RtM), in my hometown of Kimberley, BC. Round the Mountain had a series of races of different lengths, much of it over challenging technical trails. I was on a two-person relay team; my mom and I would each cover […]Read more..
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 […]Read more..
Running to Relax: Finding Peace in Every Stride
I am someone who gets overwhelmed easily. Sometimes life throws things at you that you aren’t prepared for and it can be difficult to feel in control of life when the unexpected comes up. Sometimes life puts you in familiar situations you’re not comfortable with, and you get bogged down with the feelings you felt […]Read more..
Recover Like a Champ: Our Experience with the WHOOP Band 4.0 & the Garmin Body Battery
How much do you think about your recovery? How much do you know about your sleep? We used the WHOOP Band 4.0 and the Garmin Body Battery for a month to find out what these tools could tell us about our sleep, rest, stress, and strain, and see if it made a difference in how we thought about our recovery.Read more..
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 […]Read more..
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 […]Read more..
What’s Stopping You? Excuses vs. Barriers in Running
I spend a lot of my day interacting with runners. It’s rewarding because it highlights how diverse we are, coming to the sport from different backgrounds, for different reasons, with different goals. At the same time, I see similarities between us, beyond stories of epic races, favourite shoes and disgusting gels. I gotta say: we’re […]Read more..
Finding Joy Outside of Running
I was once asked “Why would you ruin a perfectly good run, with a swim and bike before it?”. At the time I did not have a good answer. After a year of training and completing my first triathlon I finally have an answer: Joy. Completing and training for a triathlon has given me a […]Read more..