I live in a rural area with hardly any streetlights, so all of my early morning or evening runs have an added level of sketchiness. It’s hard to see where I’m going, it’s hard for drivers to see me coming on the twisty and hilly roads in my neighbourhood, and who knows what kind of creatures are lurking just off the road in the bushes (seriously — even deer out here have been known to attack people and dogs, so my wariness is justified).
I have a headlamp for my early morning runs, but it only lights the way in directly front of me, not my periphery (where the creatures are hiding, haha). I also have to wear my headlamp with a hat, as the light presses into my forehead uncomfortably. So I was super excited when Knuckle Lights reached out to me to see if I wanted to try their handheld lights made for runners. (more…)
Have you ever participated in one of those obstacle course races? I won’t lie — I’ve never had the desire to do a Tough Mudder or Spartan Race (which is apparently even harder than Tough Mudder) because I’m too worried about injuring anything that could hamper my running and yoga activities. But if you ARE into obstacle course races (and are far more badass than I am) I have one FREE race entry to give away for any Western Canadian Reebok Spartan Race in an open heat PLUS a discount code you can use for 15% off any race! (See below for how to enter).
What’s a Spartan Race?
A Spartan Race is a an obstacle course race consisting of three distances (sprint: 3 miles and 15 obstacles; super: 8 miles and 20 obstacles; and beast: 12 miles and 25 obstacles) and various challenging obstacles that include elements of fire, water, mud, barbed wire and something called Hell on Earth… whatever that is. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it? (more…)
Happy Wednesday, friends! I’m happy to report I’m finally back to workouts this week — I started with some light resistance training on Monday and 30 minutes of yoga yesterday. I’m sore everywhere. Oh how I missed you, DOMs.
My plan is to finally head out for a run on Thursday this week. I’m so glad I didn’t end up signing up for a spring race like I had planned to, otherwise I’d be mighty disappointed in my cardio fitness right now. I have no races planned in the near future, however, so I have plenty of time to build it back up again.
Speaking of races, I’ve been seriously considering getting back to triathlon again. I did my first race in 2010 and fell in love with it. But then I went and became an event organizer and communications person for a local triathlon race series and that experience completely crushed my desire to participate again. When you breathe swimming, biking and running 24/7 from an event organizer perspective, swimming, biking and running is kind of the last thing you want to do in your free time (on the rare occasion you have any).