Category: Swimming

Runner Interview – Valerie Gonzales

You have to admire a runner who wins every race in the 2016 Vancouver Island Race Series that she entered! I’ve been impressed with Valerie each time I saw her at a series race and up on the podium at

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Are you a warrior or a princess runner?

When I run outside on a cold and rainy day and it feels so darn good, I often think of myself as a real warrior. I am definitely not a princess, until I jump in the hot bath with soothing

Posted in Clothing, Life lessons, Running, Swimming, Trails

Running to myself or how did I get here?

About this time last year, my running life knocked itself up a notch. I had been a runner for about a decade after not being a runner for several decades. It was not that I was not active; it was

Posted in Books, Racing, Running, Swimming, Trails, Yoga

Treadmill Running

My expected long run with friends did not happen yesterday, but I managed to score a ride with one of them to the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre for my swimming cross-training. I’m fairly new to the Centre and not familiar with

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Cross training : Swimming

I love swimming. When I was a kid I was a competitive swimmer. I was also a lifeguard; taught swimming lessons; was a SCUBA diver; and participated in a myriad of water sports. But I got out of doing all those

Posted in Cross training, Running, Swimming