Training

Recovering from Injury

Recovering from injury.  We’ve all sustained running injuries and we’ve all had to deal with how best to recover. While recovering from injury some of us go the self diagnosis and prognosis route (shhh…don’t tell anyone).  Others go the smarter route and seek professional help from physotherapists and medical professionals…unfortunately not me!  The longer I run, and ...[Read More]

Inspired running

Inspired running…or a little pick-me-up… “The more I run, the more I love my body. Not because it’s perfect, far from it, but because with every mile it is proving to me that I am capable of more than I ever thought possible.” – Unknown Author “A meaningful mantra regardless of race distance: In the first half of the race, don’t be an idiot. In the s ...[Read More]

Carbohydrates are not your Enemy!

Carbohydrates are not your Enemy!  This week we hear from Celia Innerearity, a 40+ sub-4 hour marathoner, who learned the importance of proper nutrition when she had her mid-life crisis: ~~~~~~~~ I had my mid life crisis when I turned forty. For some people, this crisis can lead them into a dark place. In my experience, it spurred me to be the fittest I have ever been! When I realised that my life ...[Read More]

5 Months to Reggae Marathon

5 months to Reggae Marathon!  Woo hoo!  Registered yet? All you need to do is click here: Reggae Marathon Sweet 16 Registration. Going to be tough to keep calm…but we’ll try! Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Marathon, December 3, 2016: Reggae Marathon Online Registration For more informa ...[Read More]

What about the nuts?

What about the nuts indeed!  Almonds, Brazil, Macadamia, Cashews, Peanuts to name a few.  We’re all in favour of balanced eating:  protein, carbohydrates, fat…all in moderation of course.  And nuts can be an important addition to your diet. We love nuts and enjoy them in meals and by themselves as a healthy snacking alternative. At nuts.com, they love nuts too and shared these 5 tips f ...[Read More]

A step forward

A step forward is never wasted!  Monday morning motivation. “My running shoes were like giant erasers. Each foot strike rubbed away some earlier failure. I’d made a thousand promises to myself over my lifetime. I promised myself I’d quit smoking or drinking or overeating. I failed. I promised myself I’d get in shape; lose some weight; take better care of myself; be a better ...[Read More]

Animal crawls to get stronger

Animal crawls improve strength, mobility and coordination! Carrie Tollefson enjoys doing them to mix up her routine at the gym, or at home with her kids. Until next time… Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Register for Reggae Marathon, December 3, 2016: Reggae Marathon Online Registration For more information check the Reggae Marathon We ...[Read More]

Running … Morning, noon or night

Morning, noon or night … When’s the best time to run? Morning. The benefits of running in the morning are many but the biggest one is that running in the morning wakes up your metabolism.  And keeps it burning at a higher rate after.  If you’re looking to loose weight, getting up early to run and following up with a healthy breakfast is one of the surest ways to achieve your goal ...[Read More]

Things in life that matter

There are things in life that matter and things that don’t.  The wise person has learned how to tell the difference…and focus on the important things: “My time, the rank I attain, my outward appearance – all of these are secondary. For a runner like me, what’s really important is reaching the goal I set myself, under my own power. I give it everything I have, endure what ne ...[Read More]

Anatomy of a running shoe

Anatomy of a running shoe?  Who knew? When I first started running I bought the cheapest pair of running shoes I could find.  That was so long ago that I don’t remember the brand or where I bought it. It certainly wasn’t at a store that specialized in running…back then those were for ‘serious runners’.  I was intimitated. Over the years since I’ve bought countle ...[Read More]