Tag: How I started running

GUEST BLOG #10 – Why do you run?

Hello!

How is it almost the end of August already? This summer has whizzed by! The temperatures seem to be cooling down a little which I am SO thankful for. I forget each year how horrid it is to train for a half/full during the hot summer months.

This week’s guest blog is the fabulous Alexis and Terran from Parks and Perspiration. You have got to check these guys out!  Not only are they serious #couplegoals, but they are raising money by running 250km around New Zealand in support of the National Parks Foundation. You can find them on Instagram and also on their website.

GUEST BLOG #8 – Why do you run?

Hello readers,

You know how you are always told not to talk to strangers? Strangers mean danger, right? Well this week’s blog is from my buddy, Kelly. We haven’t been friends for all that long; originally I stalked her Instagram after seeing she had run the same race as me in 2016. We had a lot of similarities; did similar things; took part in the same races; went to the same locations months apart; almost went to the same conference…..it felt like the universe was pushing us together.  I’d never met someone from the internet in person; I was convinced she was going to murder me….turns out, she thought the same about me!  All good friendships start with the fear of murder, right? Anyways, Kelly is incredible; she has been working her butt off crushing distances and PBs. Here’s why she runs – enjoy!

GUEST BLOG #7 – Why do you run?

Hello!

This week’s blog is brought to you by my good friend Kyla aka earlybirdrunner. I first got to know/creeped on Kyla from the #RunDisney tag on Instagram; she was running the Dopey Challenge (4 races in 4 days) at Walt Disney World in January 2018 – I was running the marathon.  Later on, I found out she was doing this as part of her year long birthday celebration.  And since then we’ve hung out in real life, and this girl is incredible! She is so inspirational, she is a machine! Recently not only did Kyla take part in a 50km race, she came first….not first female, first OVERALL winner!!!!

GUEST BLOG #6 – Why do you run?

Hey everyone. Hope you are having a lovely week.

This week’s guest blogger is the fabulous Jenny (fueled by cocoa). The three things I can tell you about Jenny (apart from that she is a runner!) is she always wears AMAZING running gear, she can get herself into some very impressive yoga poses, and she is by far the best I’ve ever seen at jumping and taking a photo!

GUEST BLOG #4 – Why do you run?

Hello – Happy Friday! Are you racing this weekend? I don’t know about you, but my Instagram is FULL of folks running races and I am loving seeing goals being smashed. Gives me all the feels.

Guest blogger number 4 is the fabulous Charles – check out his Instagram here.  What I am loving most about this blog series is getting to know more about the runners than just seeing their awesome photos on Instagram. Its so interesting to hear how others got into the sport and what they love about it most. Enjoy!

GUEST BLOG #2 – Why do you run?

Hello again.

Today’s guest blog is my friend Karen.  Last year I coached Karen to run a half-marathon at the Toronto Marathon – coincidentally its almost 1 year ago since Karen raced.  I truly loved watching Karen’s confidence in herself grow after each run.  Most weekly schedules I gave her, she would be nervous about the distance/pace/number of hills, but I had 100% confidence in her, I knew she could do it. She blooming well crushed it!! I couldn’t have been more proud.

Karen is a wildlife photographer based in Toronto.  Her incredible photographs can be found on her website – http://santika2002.wixsite.com/kmlphotography