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, […]

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Why do you run?: Building a healthy relationship with running

Why do you run? Why did you start to run? Have you changed your ‘reason for running’ over time? How do you navigate these changes and maintain your […]

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Respectful Running: “I am blind, please go around me”

Ableism consists, in part, of discriminatory behaviours where people without disabilities view themselves in positions of power, superior to individuals with disabilities (Goodley, 2014). In the disability research world, there has recently been a call to adjust ableist rhetoric in physical activity guidelines and promotion (Smith et al., 2021). Current physical activity messaging includes phrases […]

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Going the Distance

Am I a ‘runner’ yet? How many kilometres do I have to log? How many days per week do I have to run? What combination of answers to these questions will make me a ‘runner’? These are questions you may have asked yourself before. I have been grappling with these very questions since I started […]

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Why Students Should Run Too

University and College years are often described as a time of self-discovery. For myself, my discovery came in the form of developing a new love and hobby; running. In my second year, I saw a friend fundraise around $1000 for a charity through the Scotiabank Marathon charity challenge. This was incredibly inspiring to me. Having […]

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The Importance of “Finding Your Why”

Like most runners, running for me has primarily been used as an outlet – time where I can dedicate my thoughts to just putting one foot in front of the other, or as an escape from having to confront everyday stuff I’d really just prefer not to. My personal running journey is one I’m sure […]

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