Category: Zine

  • Paper Crafts for Spring Running

    It’s spring! Almost. Some days. With weather conditions changing by the hour, runners face the daily struggles of how to dress, where to run, and where to step to avoid puddles and ice patches. Here are a few paper crafts you can use to test your planning skills and prepare yourself for whatever you’ll find…

  • Winter Shoes for Manitoba Runners

    If you were both a sports fan and watched Saturday morning cartoons in what was apparently a very short slice of time in the rich year of 1991, you might remember having watched ProStars. No? The show, which according to Wikipedia aired for only 3 months but made a long-lasting impression on at least one…

  • Winter Run on the Rat River

    Every year, nestled among the wrinkles between bald winter fields, southern Manitoba’s meandering rivers emerge as a network of ice- and snow-covered trails. In what has become an annual tradition, Gord and I took to the Rat River early on a Sunday morning in February as the full moon set in the west and sunrise…

  • Sandilands Ski Trails

    This might be a farewell to a sad ski season, but every opportunity to ski these trails is a gift. The Sandilands trails were initially created and maintained by foresters in the region, but were handed over from the province to the care of the Sandilands Ski Club in 1992. Since then they’ve seen a…

  • Epinette Trail

    Back in late October, inspired by an early snowfall, I called MB Parks to reserve the Jackfish Lake Cabin for an epic nordic skiing adventure. In the naivety of autumn I thought through the various obstacles we could face, including cold temperatures, physical conditioning, and supplies we’d neglect to pack. I never thought we’d be…

  • Runner Romance

    The pitter patter of footsteps and heartbeats meet with these running-inspired Valentine’s Day ideas.

  • Runner vs Puddle

    The puddle. Only one of many threats a runner faces while trying to keep their new kicks shiny and clean. Which method of attack do you prefer? PS: Honourable mention goes to the Beaudry Fall Classic class of 2019. You know who you are.

  • Paper Doll Runner

    Can you successfully balance this runner’s need for warmth and breathability in any conditions? Test your skill! Layers and layers of fun for the whole family!

  • Swix Army Ski Watch

    Congrats to the hardworking teams at Swix and Victorinox for this beautifully-crafted tool for nordic skiers. Truly everything you need to be perfectly prepared for anything. Garmin, hope you’re taking notes. Now if you’ll excuse me, I was just alerted the local trails have been freshly groomed.

  • Dear Garmin

    My Garmin watch has joined me on all but a handful of my adventures for the past 6 years, faithfully recording my pace and distance, and charting a map of where I’ve been (oh, and also telling me the time). Here are a few feature idea that would help paint a more accurate picture of…