Quiet Mind

April 23rd, 2021 In a noisy world, a quiet mind is an oasis. Running is a sport of simplicity that our world finds all too many ways to complicate. For the past few months I’ve been experiencing a lot of self-doubt, with the weight of my own expectations taking a toll on my running. I’veContinue reading “Quiet Mind”

Best Running Playlist

April 11th, 2021 For all the runners out there that know how big of a difference having the best running playlist can make to smash your workout; I’m counting down my top 25 songs that get me hyped up and in the right state to run free and fast! The pandemic has challenged us allContinue reading “Best Running Playlist”

Why Creativity is Important

February 1st, 2021 Like many runners, I have a tendency to define myself by my Type A personality traits. With that being said, I’ve come to realize that this ‘Type A’ label is not true to who I really am. I will always have some Type A personality traits ingrained in me; but, I’ve foundContinue reading “Why Creativity is Important”

Living in the Present

January 19th, 2021 The paradox of success, living in the present, and redefining success. It’s amazing how small changes can have a big impact in our lives; one thing can change everything if that one thing transforms your mindset. As I’ve begun to adopt a more minimalist lifestyle, I’ve started to realize how the clutterContinue reading “Living in the Present”

Minimalism

January 10th, 2021 How living with less leads to gratitude and happiness, in all aspects of life. The current global pandemic and social distancing procedures has forced us all to confront one of life’s most difficult questions: what is our purpose? When we pull back common luxuries such as social gatherings, travel/vacations, or (more simply)Continue reading “Minimalism”

Dealing with Uncertainty in 2021

January 3rd, 2021 I’m going to challenge the widely held belief that New Year’s is a time for resolutions, by imposing that it is merely a time for new beginnings. Why New Year’s resolutions often fail Cambridge Dictionary defines a New Year’s resolution as: (New Year’s resolution): “a promise that you make to yourself toContinue reading “Dealing with Uncertainty in 2021”

My Top 10 Sports Books of 2020

December 24th, 2020 From Phil Jackson’s (coaching) perspective on the Chicago Bulls dynasty to Kobe Bryant’s beloved legacy; here, I am counting down my top 10 sports reads of 2020. #1 Eleven Rings, Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty The hugely popular sports documentary series The Last Dance captivated the world as it was released byContinue reading “My Top 10 Sports Books of 2020”

5 Tips for Student-Athletes

Some of you may be familiar with a podcast that I started called Keep it Running, with my friend Laura Dickinson. To provide some background, Laura was my roommate when we competed for Team Canada in Naples, Italy at the 2019 World University Games. The trip was incredible and I can easily say that theContinue reading “5 Tips for Student-Athletes”

“Local” Food for Thought

Local Saskatchewan Foods and Recipes October 11th, 2020 Eating locally grown food and supporting local farmers is a small step towards addressing the climate change crisis. For this reason, and because October is Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Month, I am listing some of my favourite ingredients that are local to Saskatchewan along with some recipes to utilizeContinue reading ““Local” Food for Thought”

Book Review

Slowing Down in a Fast-Paced World If 2020 is telling the world anything, it’s telling us to slow down. Scenario #1: Flashback four years to when I started university, I was definitely not caught up in the highly productive and motivated world. My grades were quickly declining, I was not racing well, I was frequentlyContinue reading “Book Review”