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About Amanda Brooks

Welcome runners!! I'm Amanda Brooks the one woman running the show around here since 2007.

Initially I started the blog as a way to connect with other runners, but over the years my Journalism degree kicked in and I wanted to really KNOW more about running, so I started to create researched articles and make connections with people smarter than me to answer questions!

It also spurred me to get my Personal Training Certification to better understand exactly how our bodies should move and become a running coach. I've worked with over 100 runners personally and thousands more through the online programs and challenges I've hosted over the years.

21,000 miles and 2,000 articles later, I feel pretty good about not only helping others, but understanding whatever you're going through on the run!

Most Recent Articles

Garmin Forerunner 945 Review vs Garmin Fenix 5

When it was time to upgrade my old GPS watch, my wandering eye went straight to the top with the good looking Garmin Fenix 5s. Then suddenly I was hit with a notification of a similar watch, the Garmin Forerunner 945.Hmmmm similar in price, but not the same watch.I was curious what made these two different and as always willing to test out [...]

19 Things Never Said by a Runner

There are a lot of things we can guarantee runners say, like "am I dead yet?" "are we there yet?" and "that wasn't me".But I bet there are a least a few things no one has said...unless you'd like to prove me wrong. Sometimes we don't need another day of tips, we just need to step back and laugh at ourselves. We have chosen to love this crazy [...]

Seawheeze Half Marathon Review and Race Recap

Last month, I had the opportunity to run the Lululemon 10K in Edmonton, which is apparently a scaled down version of the Seawheeze Half Marathon... or so I'd been told.That put my expectation level pretty dang high for this to be an epic race experience!! So did it live up to my expectations? Was it the big deal I'd been hoping for after [...]