Around the Web

Here are some things of interest that I’ve found on the interwebs lately. Enjoy!

Running The Run Guides website provides race listings for several major cities in North America, including Vancouver. I recently stumbled upon it having used mainly BC Race Review previously. It appears to be fairly comprehensive including many popular road races and even some trail races.

BC Race Review: BC Race Review is another great resource for race listings, however, it only provides the listings for the current year. I’m not sure when they will update for 2015 but since many races are held on the same weekend from year to year, the dates don’t usually change much.

Race Split Calculator: I just discovered this amazing pace calculator that allows you to plan for a positive, even, or negative split. It even has the option to “switch to metric”!

Five Running Books You Should Be Reading: Reading books about running motivates me and keeps my mind on running. I’m currently reading the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, which is true story about an Olympic miler who i held captive as a POW in Japan during WWII. I might check out some of the books on this list next.


One Little Trick That Can Help You Eat Less: I want to try this recipe for Coconut Split Pea Soup which incorporates all six tastes in one meal. This post by Food Babe says that “in Ayurvedic Medicine (a form of ancient alternative Indian medicine), they teach that all 6 tastes – sweet, bitter, salty, pungent, sour, and astringent, should be eaten at every meal for us to feel fully satisfied and to ensure that all major food groups and nutrients are represented.” I had never heard of this concept before, definitely worth a try! My appetite is insatiable!


If Groomsmen Acted Like Bridesmaids, Weddings Would Be Hilarious (Video): Wedding planning can be stressful and time-consuming. This video adds a little good-natured humour.


The Only 15 Netflix Hacks You’ll Ever Need: I don’t have cable so I’ve watched a lot of Netflix. It is sometimes hard to find a good show or movie among the loads of crap that’s on there. This post gives a few tips for getting better recommendations and finding the good stuff!



  1. Great running links especially RunGuides and BC Race Review! I might be signing up for the Chilly Chase in January since it’s in my neighbourhood. I’m a Netflix junkie as well. We recently watched The Bridge. It’s Swedish but there are English subtitles on Netflix Canada. If you like crime or mystery, it’s a good one.

    1. Thanks! I’ll have to check out The Bridge! I am considering volunteering for the Chilly Chase since I’ve already registered for three races next year and I don’t want to spend any more money at this time!!! I’ve never volunteered at a race before so I figured this would be a good time. Or maybe the Hot Chocolate Run in March 🙂

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