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Photo of the Week: Run Like a Kid »

This young runner is 7 and loves to run. This was taken during the 5k St Patty’s Day race recently held in Victoria. The race ended up being 5.7k and she finished with a time of approx 43 minutes.

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

Photo of the Week: Catch me, Granny »

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Some of you may not know this but I’m a grandmother. Nikayla is 7 and runs the trail race series in Calgary with me and her Mom. We are three generations of runners. She’s a speedy little runner and there’s no way Granny is ever gonna catch her. She loves to rub that in. This […]

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

Turkey Trot »

Did you manage to get out and do a Turkey Trot on Thursday as a pre-emptive strike against gluttony? How about today as a post-prandial attempt at returning to normal? I found this video of a Southern California Turkey Trot that has great shots of all kinds of people out for a great time at […]

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

Compare and Contrast – Cross Country at it’s best »

Compare and contrast. You have us, the members of the Running Blog Family who don’t step out the door without our GPS devices, stop watches, heart rate monitors, mapped out routes of known length, technical clothing and super high tech running shoes. We find plans, pay coaches, and use scientific methodologies in the pursuit of […]

About 21stCenturyMom

I found myself at the age of 38 the single full time working mother of 3 small children. I took up running because I figured I could get the biggest benefit in the least amount of time. Swearing never to run a marathon I found myself going out for a 4 - 6 mile run several times a week. I ran my first marathon 6 years later. Five years after that I ran another and then the next year another. Then I got bit by the triathlon bug so now I split my time between running, swimming and cycling. This year I think I'll run another marathon. And next year - who knows?

Photo of the Week: Kid’s Marathon »

Most of this week I spent my time volunteering as part of the HSBC Calgary Marathon race committee. Sunday was the big day. One of my favorite events is the Kid’s Marathon. The kids get roughly 5 weeks to do 25.2 miles and then on race day they run the last mile. Each kid gets […]

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

Exercise Is Just for Kids »

I ran across this fascinating 1958 CBC radio clip of a discussion between Byng Whitteker – a radio announcer entrenched in his belief that exercise is only good for children – and fitness advocate Lloyd Percival. The world has changed a great deal in the past 50 years. In the clip, you get the sense […]

About Mark Iocchelli

Also known as the "Running Blogfather", I'm a 40-something marathoner who has beaten stress fractures and terrible shin splints. Now I'm running double the mileage with no pain - and I'm getting faster. I love to talk about running form and Arthur Lydiard. I also enjoy taking photographs, have a beautiful (and very patient!) wife, and am the proud father of two crazy kids. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments about the site.

Featured Web Site: Kids Running »

Aaron posted an article on Children’s Running back in September. I’m an avid believer in children getting out there to run. I ran with my daughter when she was younger and now I run with my 5-year-old grand daughter. She has run several races and loves it. That’s why I was so excited when I […]

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

Video: Children’s Learn to Run Program »

What you are about to see is a Children’s Learn to Run documentary filmed over a 10-week period at the school I taught at in Edmonton. During the 10 weeks, students were exposed to a variety of learn-to-run topics (see running program below video), and completed the program by participating in a Fun Run finale […]

Childrens’ Running Program »

A video documentary of a learn to run program for kids. The children have great fun running. Also included in this post is a complete running schedule for your children or students to follow. Have fun with it!



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