4 Podcasts to Creep You Out on Your Long Runs and 1 to Make You Laugh

In January 2015, I started training for my first half marathon. Seeing as it was a spring run (May) AND I live in western Canada (snow, snow, all the snow), I knew I would be logging plenty of treadmill miles. After the first few five mile dread-mill runs of my training season, I quickly learned

Your Mix and Match Self-Care Snack Pack

I have been talking about self care a lot. It’s become a staple phrase in my vocabulary. If you would have told the Laurie of six months, a year ago that these words would be a staple in our vocabulary, she would have laughed at you. I’ve written about this topic before and I know I

Top 5 Cookbooks for Vegetarian Runners

I have been trying really hard to not label my food or eating habits. Good food, bad food, junk food, super food, treat meals, vegetarian, omnivore, plant-based. Eating is eating. I find that by labeling my foods – particularly good and bad – creates a sense of guilt, of negative connotation. I’ve written on here

I’m All About That Base (Build Up)

I love interval running. I have sang it’s praises time and time again. I have not been running long enough to be able to run a half marathon straight through without walking breaks. I am not consistent enough with my training plan, my cross training, or my nutrition to be a long distance runner. Maybe

8 Ways to Master Your Race Day Jitters

Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit in your mouth already, mom’s spaghetti. Oh um, wait. That’s an Eminem song, not an opening to a blog post. Ha! But it’s fitting when it talking about pre-race jitters. They fill your mind with dread and doubt. Typically thoughts like “what am I doing

5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Runner

I did a lot of research before I started running. There were so many training plans out there, so many tips and tricks on how to be a runner. So many of them were filled with tons of jargon (fartlek?!? WTF is a fartlek?), that I initially felt overwhelmed. Luckily now, there are awesome people