Tag Archives: run


leaving my commitment issues behind

My confession: yoga annoys me. Or at least it used to. In my first yoga class a decade ago, I spent the hour looking around the room cursing under my breath at all the bendy people who could easily touch their toes or sit comfortably cross-legged for 10 minutes. And I particularly hated the fact […]

not running for gold

(from l-r: shamai, tara, laurel, alicia) Many of us run with a personal best or goal in mind. However, for three long-time runners with big plans for 2013, a PB isn’t a factor at all. Laurel, Tara and Alicia are three pals who have a lot (and we mean A LOT) of running experience between […]

the ambassador project

Chances are high you’ve seen Tess’ name around Twitter and our Facebook page, answering your product questions or handing out virtual high fives for recent goals crushed. As one of our incredibly social savvy team members – Tess spends her days pursuing the internet and chatting with some of the coolest people out there (like […]

meet a goal setter: steph corker

steph’s journey This year, Steph Corker raced and completed IRONMAN Hawaii in under eleven hours. This sounds impressive, certainly; after all, this is Kona, the notoriously grueling race filled with sweltering temperatures and punishing headwinds. What makes this feat truly incredible is what it took for Steph to achieve this goal. Five years before this, in […]

lisa brooking: how did i get here?

“Do what you love. Keep pushing through. The good times will come.” – Lisa Brooking Everyone needs a reminder now and then to do what you love. For our Coquitlam ambassador Lisa Brooking, a tough race turned into a motivational experience that encouraged her to keep following her passion: running. watch the video

layering up for winter running

Ogres have layers, onions have layers and winter-running most definitely has layers. When it comes to getting dressed for a sub-zero jaunt, ensuring you’ve got an effective layering-system on can be the difference between a PB and a total meltdown. From wicking to venting to element protection, we breakdown the art behind a well-layered get-up. […]

the runners hello!

The runner’s hello.   It is, so far, my favourite discovery about running. It’s the nod, smile or wave you receive from (or dish out to) another runner coming your way. No matter what kilometre you are into your run, it’s a universally understood, silent, ‘hey I think you’re awesome’ from a complete stranger. It’s a reminder […]

keeping safe while running at dusk and dawn

No matter how hard we try to trick ourselves into brighter, longer days there is no denying that the mornings and evenings are getting darker. Since low-light scenarios pose safety concerns for runners, we asked Queen St West ambassador, Heather Gardner, for five tips for keeping safe when running at dusk and dawn. 1. always […]

a glimpse at new gear: run layering systems

WHY WE LOVE THISWinter running means different things to different people. Having lived in Toronto and Vancouver, I get that it’s not the same for everyone and gearing up for a run can be a complicated affair. This winter we designed functional layers that easily adjust to changing conditions so we can choose our own […]

catching up with jessica

You know you’re hardcore when you live in New York and declare your love for winter running. Meet Brooklyn Showroom ambassador and Hot Bird Running co-founder, Jessica Green and learn how she went from law degree to running the streets – and everything else in between.  Travel bag, meet my foam roller! The Grid by […]