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Pride and identity

It’s me, Gail, the Head of Monkey Business. This month is Pride and I have been inspired by a recent post from @chefmelissaking talking about self-identity. It got me to thinking (prepare yourselves, this might run long). I call myself an African-Canadian Jewish Lesbian. But what does such a label mean? Does it really tell […]

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Pride month giveaway

Run Little Monkey is giving away 5 of our handpainted Rainbow Runner bamboo tech shirts to celebrate Pride Month. (You don’t have to run in them but you’ll be love sweating in them if you do!) Three easy steps to enter: 1. Follow us on Instagram 2. Like one of our Instagram posts. 3. Sign […]

Safe Running Distances

Rethinking those safe social distances

In these Covid-19 times, outdoor exercise is still OK in many places so walking, biking, and running are welcome activities. However, a new European study shows it is important to avoid each other’s slipstream when doing these activities. This info is the result of a study by engineers and aerodynamicists at KU Leuven in Belgium […]

News: gift cards + free local delivery

Monkey Pals!  It’s a tough time for small businesses like Run Little Monkey. Like everyone, we’re doing our best in a difficult situation. Unfortunately, many of the in-person events that are the lifeblood of our business have been cancelled for the next few months. But we know there are still lots of runners out there […]

Exercise your way to a better relationship

By Scott Lear, Simon Fraser University Want to spice up your relationship for Valentine’s Day? Or maybe even start a new one off on the right foot? Go on an exercise date. Exercise has a lot of health benefits and can also result in better connection and attraction among people. Those who exercise report higher […]

In-person events 2020

Kiki and the Run Little Monkey team love heading out to events to support runners in and around our community! It’s a chance to meet new people, let you touch our monkey (gear), and usually give you some great on-the-spot deals.  We’ll keep a quick list here but for more details on times and locations, […]

Oh what a difference a year can make

Oh what a difference one year can make. In 2018, I hit so many of my goals and made it closer to others, running the Chicago Marathon, hitting a new PB in all distances, and making new friends and connections in the running community. Then 2019 started…DUN DUN DUN. I started off my year emotionally […]

Chase the dream, love the journey

It was hard to decide what I should write for my last post as a Run Little Monkey ambassador. So I decided to put together a collection of my favourite quotes that have inspired me this past year. My ultimate favourite quote is from Rosie MacLennan, Canadian Olympic gold medallist: “Chase the dream, love the […]

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It’s OK to take a break

2019 was a difficult year for me as I dealt with multiple injuries and setbacks, one after the other. At times, I felt very overwhelmed and frustrated as I had so much planned, including my first half marathon. As the year is coming to a close, I have learned that I really couldn’t have planned […]

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