Remember that song by Marvin Gaye from the 70’s?  With the Alexander Technique, one of the things we do is to help people get a better idea of what is happening when then run or play or bend or sit

The ‘Just Show Up’ Principle

One of things I preach is consistency. I had the opportunity to observe the benefits as displayed this morning in a running lesson with a 40 something student who’s been showing up since Sept. He’d made the decision back then

When A Good Idea Turns into A Bad Habit

Earlier this year I was having a running session with friend and coach Helen Hall (yes I work with a coach from time to time…so does Roger Federer!) and she commented on the fact that my stride was too short

Laisser traîner son argent

Connaissez-vous l’expression ‘Laisser traîner son argent ?’ Au poker, on utilise cette phrase quand quelqu’un ne joue pas intelligemment, on dit alors qu’il laisse traîner son argent. En d’autres mots, qu’il n’en tire pas tous les bénéfices.  En regardant les

Leaving Money On The Table

Do you know the phrase “leaving money on the table?’  In poker it’s used to mean when you don’t play intelligently you leave money on the table. In other words you don’t get as much as you could. Watching runners

Joint Mechanics: Marketing strategy or tool for stride transformation?

Joint Mechanics: Marketing strategy or tool for stride transformation?   If you’ve ever gone to a running store and done the treadmill evaluation thing and been told you over-pronate (and been recommended a certain shoe to correct it) you have

Hair of the Dog

Hair of the Dog It’s 9am Mon morning. Outside temperature including wind chill is a brisk -29C (-20.2F) and not a treadmill in sight. My legs, especially the left hamstring are feeling a bit twingy after my first track session

What If…

What if….?   Have you read “Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins?” If not I highly recommend it…it’s a real page turner and very inspiring although you may have to overlook various PC infractions!! David is a Navy Seal and

Old Dog Learns New Tricks

For a number of years now I have not been running well. I say that in spite of the fact I have set several Quebec records at distances ranging from 400m to 3000m and have also been age group Canadian

Here We Are Again

Here We Are Again (not a line from an Abba song!) The well-known Aussie running coach, FM Alexander was once quoted as saying “there’s no sitting on the fence mate, you’re either getting better or you’re getting worse!” Nowhere is