Tag Archives: marathon


pregnancy: the other marathon

Our first Digital Storyteller, Elissa, is officially on maternity leave now, appropriately, right before Mother’s Day. In her goodbye blog post, she reflects on her pregnancy so far and how the advice given to marathon runners is also apt for the 40 week experience.

kathy runs like a mother

You’re well aware that Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8th. We’ve been excited to share this essay for weeks. Try not to tearing up after reading about Kathy’s achievement as a first-time mom and newbie runner. It was nearly impossible, like training for your first marathon in 100 degree weather.

the road to boston: kathleen pugh

In the third interview of our Road to Boston series, we caught up with Kathleen Pugh in her lead up to the big day. We chatted about preparation, motivation and running marathons at an 8-minute-mile pace. Kathleen’s story of how she came to run the Boston Marathon is as inspirational as it is touching. We got goosebumps.

postcards from los angeles

You don’t ask questions if there’s a chance to kiss the grey goodbye and set sail for the sun. Our Creative team escaped to SoCal last weekend to capture the LA Marathon…except it rained in California and was gloriously sunny in Vancouver. (Why is Alanis Morrisette’s “Ironic” coming to mind?)

“Pack your bags. You’re going to Los Angeles.” Those words are music to any Vancouverite’s ears. In March, there’s a 99% chance of finding better weather anywhere outside of the city. This weekend it was not so.

meet jenn on the road to her goals

   Meet Jenn, lover of marathons - literally and figuratively. We caught up with her after the latest Runner’s World photo shoot to talk goals. (She’s got plenty to say on the subject.) getting to know jenn Jenn Thiel is quickly becoming a familiar face. Not only is she an alumni ambassador at our Kitsilano store, she’s also the face (or […]

your destination marathon checklist

Not pictured: your finish line smile and endorphin rush If you’re mixing athleticism with travel and doing a destination race, we’ve thought of everything you need. We raced around the office and polled the marathoners on site. Here’s your checklist for the road ahead. for the journey A duffel bag or backpack Pack light in something with functional pockets […]

run away: destination marathons

  Looking to run a marathon in 2011? Whether it’s your first one or your fourteenth, check out some of our favourites. We believe in travelling, so why not pick a destination race this year? (Rome, perhaps? Talk about a delicious pre-race carb load.) the races we’d love to run Head for the sun Who needs an excuse […]

re-ignite your goals

How are you feeling about your goals now that the New Year’s hype is behind you? Maybe that January 1st gusto has dwindled a bit. Sometimes it helps to see what other people are up to. We spied on some goals around the office to spark our inspiration. We got chills. Hopefully you do too.

how jen took on the new york marathon

Our PR Manager Jen is back from New York to share her experience at the NY Marathon. Grab your weekend coffee and read about her adventure. If you missed her first entry, read this first! In my pre-race blog last week, I said that you learn a lot about yourself when you train for a […]

marathons build community

Last weekend at the New York Marathon, tens of thousands of goals were met and life-long dreams realized as runners from all over the world raced their way through the 42 kilometre course around the city. But if you think a marathon is all about running, think again. It’s about people. The city was alive […]