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..
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..
When Does Running Get Easier for Beginners?
It’s hypothesized that human ancestors first started to run nearly 2 million years ago – so why is it the case that running doesn’t feel any easier after all this time? (Plot twist: endurance running for the sole purpose of exercise wasn’t a thing until fairly recently). Whether it’s the 1st kilometer or the last, […]Read more..
Sometimes Running Just Sucks
There, I said it. A short while ago, I was having a conversation with a friend. A non-running friend. He was telling me about his new (non-running) workout routine. After some time, the conversation turned to my ultramarathon training and how he could never do what I do. A big reason is how much he […]Read more..
Getting Back on the Roller Coaster: A Return to Running
I often compare the journey of running to a roller coaster. Lots of twists and turns, ups and downs. And some time periods of running are like those big, giant roller coasters – the ones where you have to make sure you don’t eat a full funnel cake before getting on. Others are maybe more […]Read more..