Monday, August 28, 2006

Frito Lays & The Weekend to End Breast Cancer

Frito Lay of Canada is donating $1 to Weekend to End Breast Cancer for every person that signs onto their site.

They are committed to raising up to $100,000 through this site...

There are NO other obligations by signing on, and you won't receive any other emails or offers from them unless you check off the box to get them.
So please, just take a minute, and click onto their website, and please forward it to your friends.

Also a reminder that the weekend to end Breast Cancer is fast approaching and there's still time to support Jo Anne Bayes who is participating in this two-day, 60-kilometer walk through the neighborhoods of Toronto, taking place September 8-10, 2006.

Please help make a difference by making a donation. You can make a donation on line at or if you wish to make a donation but not on line you can print out the donation form and mail it to Princess Margaret Hospital. A $10 donation will receive a tax receipt.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


All of the training I provide adheres to the SAID principal which stands for Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands. This means if you ask your body to do something it's not used to, it will adapt. The more you run for example, the stronger your muscles, bones and cardiovascular system becomes. The more you stretch, the more flexible you become. The more muscle you build and calories you burn, the better your body composition becomes. These things are called the primary components of fitness but there are also secondary components that greatly affect your performance as well as everyday life.

The secondary components include things like balance, coordination, agility, reaction time, and mental capacity. Just like the primary components, these things can be trained. It's important to make demands on these systems as they tend to diminish with age and by keeping them sharp you'll feel better and be less prone to injury.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Run For Liane

Hit The Road...Running is please to announce that we are proud supporters of A Run For Liane.

We encourage all our members, past, present and future to help raise funds for this great cause.

A Run For Liane has raised over $85,000 to support the Childhood Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) at the Hospital for Sick Children through the SickKids Foundation - Liane Forrester Fund.

100% of donations raised through A Run For Liane go to the CCRC, which is dedicated to preventing, fighting and curing cancer in children.

Those of you running in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon Weekend events can help support A Run For Liane. Team members who raise over $500 (M & 1/2 M) or $250 (5km) can have their race entry fee refunded or donated to SickKids (some conditions apply).

To register with the Run for Liane team, and/or set up your own online program to start collecting pledges, go to

If you'd prefer to collect pledges in person, download the form here.

For more information, visit or contact them at 416.282.5023 or

Friday, August 18, 2006

2006 Run for Fyre

I'd like to encourage you all to participate in this years Run for Fyre in support of Whitby Ice Fyre figure skating club and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Date: Monday October 9, 2006
Registration begins: 8:30 am
Race time: 10 am.
Distance: 5 Km
Prizes for first to finish, first male, first female and first child. We also have a number of draws eligible to all runners.
Snacks for runners to follow the race.
Cost $25.00
Location: Heydenshore Pavillion, Whitby
All runners recieve a t-shirt and gift bag.
The charity that they are supporting this year is Canadian Breast Cancer foundation. Some of our funds will be donated to the previously mentioned charity.

Friday, August 11, 2006

5 Peaks - Mono Cliffs

For those of you who have never tried trail running, you should give the 5 peaks trail series a try. Well organized races for sport (about 5K) and enduro (about 12K) over some challenging terrain.

Don't forget to join us at the Mono Cliffs race this weekend.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Run for SickKids

Hit The Road...Running is pleased to announce that we are setting up a Run for SickKids training team for the SickKids Foundation.

Click Here for Program Details and latest updates

Keeping Active

Fitness guidelines suggest that everyone should try to work on their cardiovascular fitness for 30 minutes from 4 to 7 times per week. If you are currently out there three times per week and it's not too much of a struggle, try adding an extra day. Keep in mind that it should be fun and reduce your stress so if your available time does not permit it, don't sweat it. It's better to do what you can and hopefully improve it over time. You should not give up because you can only make it out once or twice a week but you should try to get out when you can.

If you are currently not active enough don't jump up to seven days right away. Ease into it and slowly increase the amount of time you're exercising. Doing too much too soon will be self defeating as you will be prone to injury.

Life balance is important also. Make a conscious decision about what's important in your life and make time for it BUT don't forget about yourself. A little self maintenance will give you better self esteem and more energy for all the other things you want to do. You only get one body so take care of it. If you have a bad day don't worry about it but try to do better the next day.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Upcoming Group Runs

Come on out and join Hit The Road at these upcoming events...

Aug 12 - 5 Peaks Mono Cliffs off road sport and enduro races.

Sep 24 - Waterfront Marathon, 1/2 marathon and 5K. Come on out and support the SickKids Healthy Workplaces team and help raise funds for A Run for Lianne.

Oct 14 - Zoo Run 5K and 10K races. This run will be the graduation run for the Run for SickKids team.