Arrowhead 135 – DNS

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And, so the race that never happened. Guess it was bad luck to post a blog earlier this week about feeling great and ready to go for Arrowhead 135. I woke up yesterday with a nasty flu that included fever, chills, sweats and body aches. There's just so much of it around right now. I hoped that it … [Read more...]

Arrowhead 135

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Training = check! Gear = check! Excitement = CHECK! It’s almost time to head to tropical International Falls, Minnesota for the Arrowhead 135 mile ultra. Training has gone well over the past few months. After a fall season with some nagging achilles issues, I’ve done a good job of managing … [Read more...]

Dion Frontenac Park Snowshoe Race – Results and Photos

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The second race in the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series took place today with the Dion Frontenac Park Snowshoe Race. Heavy snowfall the day before the race, and on race day, laid a blanket of snow over the previously icy trails (due to the recent ice storm) and made for great … [Read more...]

Dion Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race – Results and Photos

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Wow! What a kick off to the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series! The Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race was held today near Cornwall, and the toughest part of the race may have been getting there due to the freezing rain that hit the area. Once snowshoe racers made it to beautiful … [Read more...]

Running with the Coyotes – Final run of 2013

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I had my final run of the year today and it was one of my favourite runs of the year. Sara and I decided to run at Frontenac Park as we hadn’t been there for a while. The snow was very icy, so snowshoes weren’t needed, but MicroSpikes were. We ran the trails to get to the tip of Big Salmon … [Read more...]

Ice Storm Running

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Ontario was hit hard with a bad ice storm this past week. There are still a lot of homes without hydro. We got off lucky in Yarker and were essentially unaffected, but feel for the people trying to celebrate the holidays without power. I’m sure that in some cases it will be difficult, but in other … [Read more...]

Winter Footwear and Traction Devices

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  For winter running, there is no such thing as poor footing, but just poor footwear choices! I’ve had a lot of questions recently about winter running, footwear and traction devices. Being someone who sticks to the trails all winter, I’m going to share with you my go to footwear … [Read more...]

Benefits of Snowshoe Running (video)

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Here is a great video (and accompanying article) by Canadian Running Magazine from last year about the benefits of Snowshoe Running and some helpful tips. Canadian Running Magazine (Published on Jan 24, 2013) Last Saturday, about 50 runners gathered on a crisp morning for a snowshoe race at … [Read more...]

Running Snowshoes: Why Dion Snowshoes are the Best!

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me recently what makes Dion Snowshoes so good, how they are different from other brands and why I started selling them in Canada. Sara and I used to run trails all winter, but ended up in deep snow and really struggling to enjoy the trails during the winter months in … [Read more...]

i2P Peru Expedition

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I have been involved with Impossible to Possible Expeditions and Experiential Learning Programs for the past few years. My involvement up until now has been mostly with helping to coach the Youth Ambassadors and get them ready for their expeditions. I was very excited however this year to be able to … [Read more...]