SIMPLE DISTRACTION STRATEGIES FOR YOUR MENTALLY CHALLENGING RUN
We’ve all been there, on a run that just plain old sucks. Whether it’s mental or physical, it can be a struggle-train run. You could throw in the towel and walk home, but sometimes it’s necessary to embrace the suck and push through (it’s excellent resilience training for races). Here are some of my top…
I’m only running one race this year, and why I am super excited by that.
It’s March 9th – normally by now I’d have at least 80% of my races for the year booked in, or at the very least know exactly what races I plan to run and my goal for each. This year is different – I only have one 10k race in April, and that’s only in…
COACH G (RUNNING COACH IN TRAINING)
If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I am training to become a running coach. If you had asked me 4 years ago if I would ever see myself being a runner, let alone a running coach, I would have falling off my seat laughing. Nope, back then it was certainly not…
Lululemon SEAWHEEZE (Vancouver) RACE RECAP
Seawheeze is a half-marathon race around Vancouver, Canada and is organized by Lululemon. I will write another blog about all the merch and funtivites that come along with doing this race, but today is all about the 2018 race recap.
LULULEMON SEAWHEEZE (VANCOUVER) HALF-MARATHON – MY TRAINING SO FAR
Where has the summer gone? I feel like I was just starting (and re-starting) Seawheeze 2018 training, and now we are in week 10 – THE RACE IS IN 4 MORE WEEKS!!!! YIKESSSSS! If you are training for this race (or any fall/autumn race for that matter), how has training been going for you? Are…
Hello! I’ve been doing a few early morning solo runs recently. There is something magical about being one of the first people out in the morning. Certainly where I live, the streets are mostly quiet, except a few other runners, dog walkers, and those coming home from work/starting work early. As well as feeling AWESOME…
YOU’RE STRUGGLING ON A RUN, WHAT DO YOU DO?
Here are some of the strategies I use when all I want to do is give up. If you have any others you use, please let me know. SMILE – I find, no matter how miserable you are feeling, if you smile it can really help trick your brain into thinking that all is good.
WHY I DIDN’T GET A PB, AND WHY I AM OK WITH IT
I have been training for the Oak Bay Half-Marathon for the past 17 weeks. I put so much pressure on myself to get a Personal Best (PB) at this race. Even though I have been running for a few years now, this past year running has been really hard for me. I was essentially starting…