*Disclosure: I was provided with a significant discount on these items as a Team member. This is my personal review of these products and my reviews are never influenced by sponsorship- I give the straight up goods.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
|Image c/o Laugavegur Ultra Marathon|
TEAM ELM HEADING TO ICELAND
Local Kinesiologist and running coach, Sarah Seads of Equilibrium Lifestyle Management, is headed to Iceland this July with a Team of 8 local runners to complete the rugged Laugavegur 55km Ultra Marathon.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
|Deep thoughts by Sarah Seads. Great photo by Karen McKinnon.|
I dropped an egg on my kitchen floor this morning. A raw egg. Ooops. You know that feeling. Shi*.
This year has been full of... surprises for me. You just never know what is around the next bend. For me, it was a new sport, a black diamond XC ski run and a headfirst crash into the boards. 6 months of persistent whiplash symptoms and a scratched race card, things aren't quite turning out how I had expected them to. Shi* happens. I can be pissed off or I can be neutral or I can pick up my rose coloured glasses and let the light in...ahhh...that's better! Of course, I have gone through all of the stages of emotions, it is only natural. But as a 'half full' gal, I chose to fast forward through the negative ones and get to the good stuff. Gratitude- for the health I do have, for the many other ways I can move my body, for the beautiful place I live in and the beautiful people I live with. Racing is fun, but, it is just one small part of this wonderful life. Recently, a new perspective was handed to me...from a card reader. With fear in her eyes, she told me that I should be grateful I had crashed when I did. She told me that if I hadn't jumped out of the tracks and launched headfirst into the snowbank when I did, that I would not have survived the crash at the bottom of the hill. Maybe. Maybe not. But until that moment I hadn't actually seen that perspective at all. Woah. Game changer. She got me thinking that I should not just be positive, but that I should actually be grateful for the experience. Yup. Mind shift. Perspective is powerful stuff.