This is so exciting! I will be running in the New York Marathon on November 6, 2016 to raise money for Harlem United. My goal is to raise $3,000 for this fantastic organization that helps Harlem community members by providing access to health care, resources, and education about AIDS and HIV. They provide quality HIV … Continue reading Karen Rempel is running in New York Marathon to raise funds for Harlem United
Just back from an amazing full moon trail run along the Burrard Inlet. Once again I am in love with the night and with night running. Night runs are the special ones. They usually happen when life is so busy I have to just push against the limits and boundaries and go for a run … Continue reading In love with the night – night running, that is
July 16-17, 2011 – CANCELLED $349 includes teaching fees and delicious organic vegetarian lunch, snacks, and tea Location: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver 9:30 – 4:30, Saturday & Sunday Guides: Angela and Karen are teaming up for the second year in a row. For a glimpse into the awesome time had by all at … Continue reading ChiRunning and Yoga at BC Wilderness Visions
Last weekend, Angela James and I, along with two musicians and eight participants, had a fantastic time at the ChiRunning and yoga retreat at Monkey Valley. It was the most beautiful time of year, with flowers of dozens of varieties in bloom, the grass waist-high, and visiting birds of many colours flitting through the willows … Continue reading Is yoga and ChiRunning the answer?
Well, I guess I’m a sucker. After my experience with the Vancouver Half Marathon 2010 I thought I might never go in another race again. But I’ve signed up for the Longest Day Road Race, a 10K run on Friday, June 18th. The unique thing about this race, besides the fact that it is in … Continue reading Running into summer
The kath is the belly centre, also known as the hara (in some Buddhist traditions) and the don tien (in martial arts) or dantien. In the Diamond Approach we use the term kath, and one of the foundational practices is the kath meditation. The kath centre is also known as the moving centre, so on my … Continue reading Kath running and pre-emptive forgiveness
I swear I was about to run through a rainbow today. There it was, just ahead of me, spanning from the North Shore across the Burrard Inlet and just to the right side of the trail I was running on. It was only about 500 metres away, tops. The colours were extremely bright, especially the … Continue reading Running into the mystic
Before I finish the story of my trip to California and the medicine walk I took, I want to tell you about the chi running workshop I went to last weekend. Angela James taught the workshop. She is the only certified chi running trainer in Vancouver. Danny and Katherine Dryer developed this method and wrote … Continue reading Chi running
One of the coolest things I did in Berlin was go for a run along the Berlin Wall. Kirsten lives in East Berlin, so I ran west along Pariser Kommune Allee until I came to Muhlenstrasse, and there it was! The Berlin Wall! How cool is that! To go for a run and come upon the … Continue reading Running the Berlin Wall
It took two years from the time I bought Monkey Valley until there was hot running water to fill the beautiful claw foot bathtub in the upstairs bathroom. The bathtub was the first purchase I made after getting Monkey Valley. It weighs hundreds of pounds! Hugh and I brought it up in the ice blue … Continue reading Ah, the luxury of hot running water!