I don’t run like a Nike commercial

That’s pretty much how I describe my running skills. A few years back, I got peer pressured into a work running team, and here I am now – 4 (!!) half marathons under my belt, and having spent more money than I would have thought possible on running shoes.   While my running style is definitely Phoebe over Rachel, I’m having a blast. If you’re new to running, here are a few of my favourite run tips:

It’s the little things

A friend and I got to talking the other day about things we do to make life better – to keep improving, and to be happy. In only a couple of minutes, I had quite a few of those little things I’ve learned about myself that just make my life happier: – Surround myself with amazing people. They say that you’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, and I definitely agree with that. Have people in your life that you trust, can learn from, and have fun with. Life is too short to not […]

I live here now.

I live here now:   That’s right – this Torontonian has made the move to the West Coast – Hello, Vancouver!   When I started with Kashoo (almost two years ago now!), I got to get to know Vancouver – the fresh air, mountains, beaches, and SO much good food! As time has gone on, my bicoastal life has definitely been fun, but I’m happy to say goodbye to long hotel stays and a few less 5 hour flights with my new home. With this move comes some other exciting news – I’ve taken on a newly expanded role as […]

What I’m Reading: The Power of Habit

The summer of reading continues! This week, after much recommendation from collegues, I’ve started reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. While only a third of the way through, I wanted to share some early thoughts. Part One: The Habits of Individuals The timing of this book is perfect. I’ve gotten back into a more frequent training schedule (I’m running my third half marathon in October), so I was definitely in the right state of mind for an inspiring kick in the ass. A lot of the this section is topics you’ve heard before, it’s about replacing bad habits […]

Running

This past Sunday, I ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon in downtown Toronto. With 22,000 other runners, I headed out on a windy fall morning, to take on a huge personal challenge, one I didn’t even know I wanted to do only a year earlier. To back up a bit, I have never been an athlete, or even remotely athletic. Growing up, I would choose a book over soccer every time, and I did. Towards the end of high school, I started going to the gym, but that was more in vain (I’ll admit), and nothing I’d call physical excellence. […]

What I’m reading

Nothing better than a relaxing morning at home with a huge cup of coffee, reading and getting stuff done. Today’s reading is all about goal setting, reflecting, and new year’s resolutions. If that’s your cup of tea, or your feeling inspired as 2010 ends in only a few hours, check out these links: 11 Weird Things To Do In 2011 – I’m a huge personal finance geek. I’ve been reading Dave Ramsey for awhile now, and while I don’t necessarily agree with everything 100% (who does, really), he has some good points and great stories to keep you focused. “When […]

kaseybayne.com

After a long wait, I finally bit the bullet and am setting up kaseybayne.com. So far, this is it. I’m not quite sure what’s to come, but I’ll be a bit of a writer and say that’s the exciting part. Stay tuned for interesting articles, thoughts, and random postings by yours truly, and thanks for checking out my site!