In April 2021, I received a pair of Puma Velocity NITRO shoes to test out. In addition, they sent me a cool carry sack to use. Being selected to review these was a surprise and I couldn’t wait to test them out. I took them for short 1 mile runsRead more
Garmin Coach 5k
Following surgery, I knew the return to being ready to workout and race would be slow. After trying to do it on my own, I discovered the Garmin Coach option on my watch and in Garmin Connect. Game Changer! The free Garmin Coach allows you to train for a 5k,Read more
Age is just a number
Athletes come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. It doesn’t matter what age you are, just do what you love in the way you do it best. If you want to start running, playing shuffleboard, swimming, biking, climbing, etc. in your 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s, go for it! There areRead more
Guest Blog: Let’s Go Racing…Virtually!
By: Daniel Hamilton, Triathlete and Marathon Runner Ah, 2020. The year live racing died and virtual racing became prominent…wait virtual racing, prominent? Yes, I have been running for 6 years and competing in triathlons for the last 2 now and I have been aware of these virtual races all along.Read more
Racing During a Pandemic
2020 took a swift downturn as people around the world became ill with what later became known as COVID19. Businesses closed, travel slowed and ended, and hospitals filled while first responders worked 24/7. Many were isolated in their homes and had little to no interaction with the outside world. ForRead more
02:53:10.38 was the finish time. The process to get here was extensive and hesitant! Six months ago, I started physical therapy on my foot and hip. The injury caused limping, poor balance, and frequent pain. Over time, muscles were re-built and exercise increased. There was no true training for thisRead more
1st International and 10k race!
What an experience! Looking back, I’m in awe of the wonderful city of Montreal and the experiences I had while competing in my first international race and first 10k. I did research, asked questions, and tried to pack appropriately, but until you actually complete your ‘first,’ it is hard toRead more
Planning for International Races
Bonjour! Hola! Dia dhuit! Guten Tag! Dobrý den! Language and body mannerisms are often how we communicate. When traveling to a country outside of ones own, I findRead more
“Are You a Runner?”
This is a question I receive often and I wonder how to respond? I only learned how to run four years ago, have completed a few 5k and 8k races, and there are a handful of medals at my house – does that make me a runner? I often do a mix ofRead more
New Year…New Goals! Bring it 2018!
The start of a new year means fresh beginnings, new goals, and many months of adventure. For some, they set resolutions or goals at the beginning of the year. These goals may change or strengthen over time. For me, I like the word ‘goals’ over ‘resolutions,’ but that is justRead more