Tag Archives: training


what do you run for?

Whether it’s for the good of our heart or out of the goodness of our heart, inspiration is what keeps us putting one foot in front of the other, even at mile 23. Watch our Brentwood Ambassador Blue Benadum as he trains (and inspires) educator Zoe for the 2011 New York Marathon.

crossfit mythbusters

True or False? CrossFit is for meatheads who yell, grunt and assign first names to their biceps. False. Members of our digital team recently took to our local CrossFit gym for an eye-opening, myth-busting workout. As it turns out, CrossFit isn’t actually a breeding ground for men who can sum up their lives with the three-part acronym GTL.

powerful post-run smoothie recipe

Katie (Key Leader at Vancouver’s West 4th store) is almost as crazy about running as she is about making delicious, healthy food. She’s finally been persuaded to share her favourite smoothie recipe. She recommends it as a powerful way to start the day or an amazing post-run energizer.

barefoot running: well-grounded or head-in-the-clouds?

No, I’m not auditioning for the role of Cinderella. She had the good sense to at least keep one shoe on. And no, I haven’t forgotten my shoes at home. They’re safely nestled in my trusty Effortless Tote. Yes, that’s correct – I have willingly elected to go running with naked feet.

nutrition tips for marathon training

That’s right, marathon-training season is upon us. While the right shoes, fancy pants, a committed running partner and clinic or training plan are key to a successful run we don’t often hear people ask ‘So, what are you eating?” Being a self-professed ‘Nutrition Nerd’, Jacqueline asked Georgia Morley (lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s chef and holistic nutrition super star) for some expert advice.

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: jayna henstorf

The 2011 Boston Marathon is days away. Jayna Henstorf is another ambassador who is packing her bags to take part in the fun. She’s excited to go to Boston for a few reasons. It’s where she spent her newlywed days and it’s the home of one of her favourite brunch spots. (And who doesn’t love a good brunch spot after a marathon? We do.)

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.

black out playlist

As a child, the dark was something to be feared, held at bay by the magic of nightlights and parents’ stories. As a teenager ‘after dark’ represented party time and freedom from those prying parental eyes. The black is back! Are you going to run and hide or just keep on running? (We suggest the latter.)

getting race ready

If you’re planning on running a marathon, you’re busy focusing on training. We’d like to take something off your plate so you can keep up the good work. Don’t worry about the details before the race - our panel of ambassadors and other seasoned runners have you covered. Here’s the plan.      two weeks out Begin the hydrating marathon. Be very intentional. Nearly everyone […]