What is Running? By Olivier Dyason

    To run is to suggest the setting forth of an action in perpetual motion.  In athletics, running is involved through most form of sport including on the track, on a court, or on a field.  We have a constant fascination to witness running feats through professional and amateur competition, and challenge each other…

Woman Runs A Marathon Without Talking About It

I promise I’m working on some actual quality material to put up soon. It’s just been a busy few weeks! In the meantime, in light of the upcoming race season and in case you haven’t seen this: Enjoy!

Running and Mental Illness: What are you Running from?

Written by: Elysa Graci CAT(C) @elysagraci_cat Since I made my way into the Toronto running community a few years ago, I have met a lot of different runners who each have their own unique story. “What made you start running?” Every answer is interesting in it’s own way. I started running as an alternative to…

We Don’t Have to Run…

How many times do we wake up early and tell ourselves we don’t want to run? How many times do we look out the window and convince ourselves that we don’t need to subject ourselves to the crappy weather? How many times do we browse through Netflix and binge watch a series coincidentally avoiding our…

Sleep to Perform!

As we spring forward this weekend and lose an hour of sleep, I thought it’d be important to highlight sleep and how it affects our bodies. The article I linked here does a great job summarizing the benefits of sleep, the cycles of sleep and how it can affect our performance and even increase injury!…

Will Smith’s Key to Life is Running (and reading)

An oldie but a goodie – Will Smith won a Nickelodeon award for something a while back and made this speech – hope you can all identify and one day win a Nickelodeon award as well. Check it out below: “The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person…

Happy International Women’s Day! A Blog on Strength, Body-Image and Confidence

Written by: Elysa Graci CAT(C) Certified Athletic Therapist elysagraci_cat “Women don’t realize how powerful they are.” — Judith Light  International Women’s Day is the perfect occasion and opportunity to discuss women and strength. It’s true, we really don’t realize how powerful we are. Both mentally and physically. In my profession I learn a lot. I…

Interview With Maxine Featherstonhaugh: 39 Marathons, 0 Injuries

Interview and Blog by: Elysa Graci CAT(C) Certified Athletic Therapist @elysagraci_cat Yes, you heard right. On top of being an avid motorcyclist, Raptors fan and cat lover, my good friend Maxine Featherstonhaugh has run 39 marathons to date, and has never been injured. Let me specify. She has never developed a chronic injury due to running….

Pace and Mind – Behind the Singlet

Pace and Mind (a competitive running group) in Toronto has a new series of blog posts called “Behind the Singlet”. It’s a very interesting read as it allows us readers to understand the mental and emotional side of running from everyday ordinary people. It’s definitely worth a read and it’s great insight on why people…

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