Running With Gratitude

As I come to the end of my marathon training (the marathon is only 15 days away!! Ah!) I am filled with an immense feeling of gratitude.  More gratitude than I’ve ever experienced in my life.  This process has stripped me down, but it has also built me up.  And, as any long distance runner will attest, Continue reading

Marathon Runners Are Annoying

Yes…yes we are annoying, and I’m not sorry about it.  And yes, it is true that if one runs in the modern age and doesn’t Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, or Tweet about it, it’s like it never happened.  But unless you’ve trained for and run a marathon you’ll never appreciate just how difficult it can be to stay motivated.  I need my online peeps!!!!!!

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So there. I said it.  I need you. Continue reading

Running & Radical Self-Love


What a concept? Radical. Self. Love.

I first heard this phrase – Radical Self-Love (RSL) – back in 2011 after stumbling on a blog by Vancouver-based RSL ninja, Kelsey Grant.  She blogged for 365 days about reinventing her life based on giving herself radical amounts of self-love.

What a concept!? Radical. Self. Love. Radical Self-Love. I would say it over and over, breaking down the words into their individual meaning and then putting them back together.

So often when we’re trapped in the dumps of life we think Continue reading

Top 3 Things Learned in a Year of Running


March 31, 2015 vs. March 31, 2016

Wow. How far I’ve come and how much has happened in a year of running.

I remember a year ago sitting on my balcony in the West End in Vancouver, tears streaming down my face, feeling completely numb to life.

I was 20 lbs heavier on the outside than I am now, and wrestling with some even heavier daemons on the inside…

In a year of massive life change and growth, running has been my constant, my rock, my meditation, my compass, and my church; and I’m so very grateful for every morsel of pavement that’s gone under each step of my feet.

If you’re ready to embark on a year of running to change your life (which I highly recommend!) here are the top five things I’ve learned: Continue reading