#MoveWithMotive: A Passion Project

I met Johanna and Moe at Toronto’s Nike+ Run Club this past winter. Brought together by our love of fitness and our desire to share that passion with others, it was a no-brainer when Johanna asked us to join her as she trains for and tackles her first-ever half-marathon—the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) 2016, […]

SeaWheeze 2016: Training Update

Three weeks from today, I’ll be back at work with sore legs and a full heart after spending a week in Vancouver and completing Lululemon‘s SeaWheeze Half Marathon. I’ve been officially training for this race since the first week of June, and I can hardly believe how fast the time has flown by. It seems […]

Join The Club: The Difference A Year Makes

This time last year, I was a strictly solo runner. I enjoyed my time alone pounding the pavement, and used it as an opportunity to think, reflect on the day or simply zone out to the pop-punk soundtrack of my choosing. But there were a few problems with my solitary running routine: I was often […]

New Run Club Alert: Adidas Runners Toronto

I know I’ve said again and again how incredibly fortunate Toronto’s fitness community is, but this latest news makes that statement all the more true. Just last week, Adidas Canada launched Adidas Runners Toronto—the company’s first such run club in North America—and I was lucky enough to be there for the inaugural run. Led by coach […]

Shoe Review: Nike Free RN Distance

I’ve been wearing Nike Free running shoes for the past four years. Until a few months ago, I had stuck to the Nike Free 5.0, which doesn’t provide much in the way of support or cushioning, but that’s exactly why I liked them. I’m used to wearing flat, minimally supportive shoes in my day-to-day life, […]

Race Report: Around The Bay 30K

On Sunday morning, I ran the 30-kilometre Around the Bay Road Race in Hamilton, Ont., for the first time ever. It’s the oldest road race in North America, started back in 1894, and it’s one I’ve wanted to run for years but the timing just never worked out. This year, the stars aligned and the […]

NBA All-Star Weekend,
Part 2: Nothing But Mat

Let me start by owning up to the fact that I’m not big on team sports—watching or participating. Since I traded in my soccer cleats for pointe shoes back in ’95 or so, I’ve done my best to avoid team sports of all kinds, at all costs. While I certainly appreciate the athleticism required and […]

The Break-Up: Academy Of Lions + NTC Part Ways

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve decided to spend this week reflecting on various aspects of that wonderful thing called love, from community love and self love to some healthy treats baked with love. Whether you’re perpetually single, serial dating, happily married or fresh off a divorce, it makes no difference here—this week is all […]

For Women, By Women: Adidas PureBOOST X

Did you know most women’s running shoes are just adapted versions of men’s shoe designs? According to the folks at Adidas, that’s the cold, hard truth. To be honest, I never really gave the issue much thought, but it certainly sounds plausible. Come to think of it, I haven’t noticed many differences between male and […]

Just Announced: 2016 NikeWomen Victory Tour

Update (June 13, 2016): I received two emails last week from Nike saying that both the L.A. and Atlanta stops of the NikeWomen Victory Tour have been cancelled. I received a similar email about Barcelona back in May. I took a look at the Victory Tour website and it looks like about half of the cities […]

Shopping Gets Personal At Lululemon

Picture this: You arrive at your favourite store on a weekday evening, pressed for time but in desperate need of a few specific items. You’re escorted straight to the back of the store where there’s a change room already stocked with pieces pulled just for you—your size, your style, exactly what you’re looking for. What’s more, […]

Dear 2016:

Let’s Be Friends

I’m well aware that each new day, week and month present us with equal opportunities to start anew, but I still can’t deny the power of a fresh calendar year to make me want to be better. And even though the feeling is usually fleeting, I do see value in taking time every Jan. 1 to reflect on […]