running and walking

View from the Marsh

I’ve been walking more than running these days, but even this has been sporadic. So, in an effort to get myself into the groove again, on Thursday night, I walked with Ann Duffy’s Nordic Walking group out on the Hillsborough marsh. We left from the Tourist info building at 6:30 pm. (Check the link to &hellip Continue reading »

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When do ideas become actions?

A few weeks ago, I watched my sister-in-law, Beth, as she made peanut butter cookies. Her strong, capable hands dipped into the big bowl and emerged with a small mound of dough. These same hands rolled the dough into ball, picked out a small portion, rolled, added a little chunk of dough, then rolled the &hellip Continue reading »

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What if Footloose wasn’t just something you did, but something you lived?

A small, but very enthusiastic, group of us met last week to talk about running the Footloose! program in Albert County again this summer. Great News! We’ll be launching Footloose! Round Two on June 16th with the same trademark wild lime green color, but with a slightly different motto…Footloose! for Life. Because, that’s what this &hellip Continue reading »

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What if we could slow time?

While in Taos, New Mexico, I took part in a two-day workshop put on by Natalie Goldberg, an author whose writing I admire. Natalie has written a number of highly recommended writing books – the most well known being Writing Down the Bones. Her philosophy is simple. Slow down. Anchor yourself in the moment. Then &hellip Continue reading »

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Having Doubts? Read on?

Last winter, I took my folks to a Nordic Walking info session put on by the Moncton Outdoor Enthusiasts at Centennial Park. From what I had seen, I thought it was the perfect activity for them, since they were concerned about walking during the icy winter months. They seemed intrigued, but worried about ‘looking silly’. &hellip Continue reading »

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What if Nordic Walking came to Albert County?

It is! Nordic Walking has long been a favourite European activity, but is now quickly gaining popularity in Canada. By using specialized walking poles for added stability and motion, Nordic Walkers get a fantastic upper body workout and increased calorie burn during exercise. It’s a perfect exercise that removes some of the concerns of winter &hellip Continue reading »

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What if we refused to settle?

Yesterday wasn’t just an incredibly successful Footloose! in Albert County 5K Walk/Run grand finale event. It wasn’t just about achieving a personal best or about several hundred people enjoying a barbeque with neighbours, family and friends. Yesterday was really about wanting more. About refusing to ‘settle’. Too often, we settle for what life gives us, &hellip Continue reading »

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Scott’s What If? Changed His Life

At the latest Footloose! support meeting, held in Hopewell Cape, a crowd of lime-green Footloosers cheered and applauded Scott Steeves, who has lost a whopping 100lbs since starting a diet and running routine. Scott’s dad had a heart attack at a young age and Scott began to wonder, “What if this happened to me?” Being &hellip Continue reading »

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