Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2015 Adventure Trail Running Series begins April 30th!

Get off the road and on the trails with Equilibrium Lifestyle Management (ELM) this spring!  

ELM's 2015 Adventure Running Series begins Thursday, April 30th at 5:30pm with the first 

of three 8-week, coached trail running clinics running from April- October. Adventure 

Running is led by coach and Kinesiologist, Sarah Seads, and combines trail running, hill 

training and navigation into one great running workout. Weekly, coached training sessions 

are designed to to improve running technique, boost technical trail speed, increase stamina
and ramp up hill climbing and descending strength....all while having fun!

This clinic is perfect for trail runners looking to ‘bust a gut’, adventure racers wanting to 

practice their trekking skills and road runners that want to push themselves to a new level 

of  fitness and adventure. Each week multiple pace groups are available for novice 

(45-60mins total time) and experienced (75-90mins total time) runners. The Spring

Adventure Running clinic is a great way to prepare for racers who are taking on the Kusam 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ultra Gear Review: Trail 'Food'

Almost anyone can run an Ultra- so long as they actually want to.  Long distance events are 90% mental.  "Whether you think you can or think your can't, you're right"...so true! 

Friday, April 17, 2015


Miles and miles and miles of single track under my sneakers.  Hills and hills and hills tattooed into my quads and calves.  Endless rhythms of breathe and footsteps and arm swings.  All of the uphill slogs and downhill smiles have blurred into one beautiful, miserable, soggy, sunshiney, wonderful run.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ultra Gear Review: Salomon S-Lab Sense 4 Ultra Soft Ground

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Salomon S-Lab Sense 4 Ultra Soft Ground

I REALLY REALLY love these shoes but...

Ultra Gear Review: Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin 5 Vest

Running for 5-7 hours at a stretch is a great way to test gear, try fuel, and practice mind games.  Chaffing, blisters, running in the mud, running in the rain, running in the sun, numb feet, upset stomach, nasty gels, delicious bars, magic tape on my calves, duct tape on my shoes- you name it I've experienced it over the years!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Coming home

Sunday thoughts...
I just drove back to the Valley after spending a lovely weekend in Victoria with my family.  Spring is a magical season in Vic.  The daffodils were taking over and the cherry trees were loaded with ripe bundles of pink blossoms just in time for my visit.  I always squeeze in all of the things that I miss since moving up Island.  Strolls through Beacon Hill Park...Dallas road and the beach breeze blowing in my hair...breakfast (lunch and dinner) at my favourite eats...laughing til I cry and smiling til my face hurts with mi familia.  It fills up the little spaces in my heart and makes my smile a little brighter.  It is a wonderful little city and Victoria will always be my hometown.  A pleasure to visit and the only city I'd ever want to live in.  Yet...