Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Gear Review: Demon United Soft Elbow and Knee Pads

As a blogger and adventure athlete I am asked to test drive gear from a range of companies and this year I was contacted by Demon Unites to join their growing team and try out their gear.  I was excited to do so - thank you to Demon United for inviting me to the team!
*Disclosure: I was provided with a significant discount on these items as a Team member.  This is my personal review of these products and my reviews are never influenced by sponsorship- I give the straight up goods.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Team ELM is headed to Iceland for the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon!

Image c/o Laugavegur Ultra Marathon


Local Kinesiologist and running coach, Sarah Seads of Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, is headed to Iceland this July with a Team of 8 local runners to complete the rugged Laugavegur 55km Ultra Marathon.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mind Shift: The Power of Perspective

Deep thoughts by Sarah Seads.  Great photo by Karen McKinnon.

I dropped an egg on my kitchen floor this morning.  A raw egg.  Ooops.  You know that feeling.  Shi*.

This year has been full of... surprises for me.  You just never know what is around the next bend.    For me, it was a new sport, a black diamond XC ski run and a headfirst crash into the boards.  6 months of persistent whiplash symptoms and a scratched race card, things aren't quite turning out how I had expected them to.  Shi* happens.  I can be pissed off or I can be neutral or I can pick up my rose coloured glasses and let the light in...ahhh...that's better!  Of course, I have gone through all of the stages of emotions, it is only natural.  But as a 'half full' gal, I chose to fast forward through the negative ones and get to the good stuff.  Gratitude- for the health I do have, for the many other ways I can move my body, for the beautiful place I live in and the beautiful people I live with.  Racing is fun, but, it is just one small part of this wonderful life.  Recently, a new perspective was handed to me...from a card reader.  With fear in her eyes, she told me that I should be grateful I had crashed when I did.  She told me that if I hadn't jumped out of the tracks and launched headfirst into the snowbank when I did, that I would not have survived the crash at the bottom of the hill.  Maybe.  Maybe not.  But until that moment I hadn't actually seen that perspective at all.  Woah.  Game changer.  She got me thinking that I should not just be positive, but that I should actually be grateful for the experience.  Yup.  Mind shift.  Perspective is powerful stuff.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Music to Move You

A friend just gave me a mixed CD for my birthweek:)  How fun is that?  Remember the days where you made your friends mixed tapes for roadtrips, birthdays and just because (and didn't worry about being thrown into jail for sharing music with your peeps lol?).