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Running With Richelle – IT Band Syndrome

  What is IT Band Syndrome? Glad you asked! The iliotibial (IT) band is a thick band of fascia that runs from your pelvis to the outside of your knee. Repetitive bending and straightening of the knee while running can cause constant rubbing of the IT band over the bony parts of your knee. This constant friction can cause the IT band to become irritated and eventually inflamed resulting in pain. The pain is often…

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Top Winter Running Tips

Trying to motivate yourself to run throughout the winter months can be a struggle, but trying to stay injury free while you run throughout the winter months can be even more of a challenge! Check out these winter running tips that should help keep you running consistently all year long without pesky injuries slowing you down!   Temporarily reduce your weekly mileage with the first snowfall. When you are running on snow as opposed to…

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JEN’S JOURNEY: LEARNING FROM ACORNS

Husband Jamie and I took the kids wilderness camping at Algonquin Park a few weekends ago; it was their first time, and they loved it. When camping, one has a singular purpose: to survive.  There’s no luxury to camping in the wilderness, save for a decadent square of dark chocolate at the end of the evening, or a luxuriously dry pair of socks when your body is damp to the bone. We pushed on, canoed…

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JEN’S JOURNEY: CELEBRATE THE LITTLE THINGS

Got my red belt in karate this weekend. My first coloured belt; I’m no longer the lowest on the totem pole! My gi has pizzazz now: and I’m proud fit to burst. So often, in the dojo and out in the world, I see people brushing off their achievements. “Yeah, I just ran a 10k, but it’s not like it’s a marathon or anything.” “I did just work for 5 years to lose that weight, but…

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WELLNESS SPOTLIGHT: JESSICA KANSTRUP, FITNESS MODEL/PERSONAL TRAINER

I’m watching Jessica Kanstrup run a bootcamp class.  At first glance, the 26 year-old is an intimidating figure, even at 5’4”; she paces slowly back and forth across the studio stage in her black tights and red GoodLife Fitness shirt, stopwatch in hand, brow knitted, watching her crew of ladies sweat it out in their circuit.  It’s clear from the stern expression on her face that no one is going to slack off under her…

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JEN’S JOURNEY: CREATING SPACE IN MY MIND WITH KARATE

I’m on a mission to “create space” in my head.  That was part of my homework when I had my nutritional consult with Karen, and I’ve been searching for it ever since. Meditation is the obvious choice for opening the mind, but meditation, it should be said, is like stabbing myself in the eye with a fork is not really my thing.  I can’t picture myself sitting cross-legged doing nothing but contemplating for any length…

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JEN’S JOURNEY: USING MY BODY TO TRAIN MY MIND

I’m staring at my feet.  I’ve been staring at my feet for the last two minutes, trying not to distract myself.  My feet are planted into my vibrant purple yoga mat.  My knees are bent just a little, and my upper body is flopped over, my arms hanging down by my feet. Context starts to creep in: wow, I really need a pedicure.  How long have I been in this pose? Sounds like that baby…

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JEN’S JOURNEY: MORE THAN JUST EXERCISE

Last night, I laced up my new sneakers and went for my first run of the season.  Here’s a snippet of my inner monologue: Oh wow. Amazing. These shoes feel so comfy; I can’t wait to tackle this run! Ugh. Definitely not moving as well as I did the last time I ran. It’s ok. Keep on trucking. It’ll improve. Ok I have a cramp. It’s probably time to take a br- what? It’s only…

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JEN’S JOURNEY: SEEING FAILURE IN A NEW LIGHT

I’m healing this week, from a bit of a wounded pride.  I have tried and failed to do at least 4 fitness shows.  I did succeeded once, but in hindsight, I feel like I might have only succeeded at the hands of Trainer Jamie, who basically pulled me along and made decisions for me.  This time, with only me at the helm, I failed. Or did I? At the beginning of this fitness journey, I…

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Jen’s Journey: Time for a Diet Change

This diet thing isn’t working. It’s making me miserable, in fact.  Not in the overt, I’m-so-hungry-shoot-me-now way that it did last time.  This time it’s a slow and subtle road to miserable.  I’m munchy, not hungry, all the time. I don’t feel like my body is crazily burning fuel like before. It sucks. In some ways I have more discipline than last time: when there are sweets and treats around, I seldom want any and…

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