Fall Hike on Bertha Trail


With no school on Friday, I packed up TyTy and hit the road for Waterton. A day in the mountains was so needed! There is so much construction currently going on. When I pulled in, they were working on rebuilding the old Kilmorey Lodge at last, building a new cabin, redoing the townsite campground, and paving the Bertha Falls parking…

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Guest Post: How Self Massage Can Help You Recover After Long Hikes


Hiking is a wonderful way to keep fit and enjoy spending time in nature. The downside? It’s common to experience aches and pains after a long hike. According to the National Health Service (NHS), the soreness you experience following grueling exercise is caused by small muscle tears. When you work your muscles harder than usual, the fibers become damaged. This…

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Tynan’s 6 month Check In- And How to Help Babies


I know it’s a cliché to marvel at how fast your kids grow, but it’s so true! You blink and they’re totally different. I’m amazed by Tynan every day. You think you love your baby on the day they’re born, but that love deepens every day! I am also extremely fortunate to still have a super mellow, relaxed baby. I…

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Book Review: There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather


Sometimes you find a book and everything the author is saying is what you’ve been thinking or saying to your friends for years. That was Linda Åkeson McGurk’s book “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather.” As a child who was raised in Northern Alberta (VERY cold) on the edge of town playing in the woods, ponds, and open nature spaces…

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Fall Running Essentials


I love fall! I love the cool, crisp air, the beautiful leaves. I also love how there are less people out; although come on people- get outside and enjoy! But lately I’ve been struggling with yet another life transition- working mommy. I’ve been subbing 3-4 times a week and have been making excuses to not workout on days I teach.…

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Friday Fitness- Can I be a 5 a.m. morning person?


During the last couple weeks I have been busy teaching like crazy and I’m noticing a major drop in my workouts. When I get home, I like to go on an easy walk with the baby and then play on the living room floor. I’m starting to think that if I want to get back onto a consistent running schedule,…

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September Buffboxx- Teal is my Colour


You know it’s fall when your Buffboxx comes with a long sleeve t-shirt instead of a tank or shorts. I was really happy with my box this month because teal is my colour! Okay, let’s review what came in this September. LSTN Crescent wireless earbuds Cytomax hydration drink– I keep forgetting to try this after a long run! Bhu Keto…

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Friday Fitness- Fall Walking


It’s funny, when I was recovering from my C-section and only allowed to go for walks, I was so bored and so anxious to get running. Five months later, I’m back at work as well as taking care of the baby, and I find walks with him to be a relaxing time for the two of us to bond and…

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Fall into a New Routine


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. In just a few days it will be September 21, the official first day of fall. I don’t know where you live, but it’s been fall here since the first week of September. I’m bummed that summer is gone…

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Friday Fitness- Genuine Health Superfood


After last Friday’s vent session about the stubborn baby weight, I worked hard to make my workouts and healthy eating a priority this week. I even went for a run one day after the baby fell asleep at 7 p.m. For someone who goes to bed at 9pm, working out at 7pm is super late. But I was determined and…

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Hiking to Window Mountain Lake in Crowsnest Pass


I’m going to start by saying that when you read reviews of hikes, you have to understand everyone has their own opinion on the difficulty of a hike. The reviews of Window Mountain Lake said easy to moderate so Rachelle and I figured it was perfect for me to pack little TyTy along. I would not call that easy! Read…

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Guest Post: How Can Dancing Help You Lead A Healthier Life


Photo credit: Diego Rose When you read a title like this on a post or article, you automatically think, we are going to tell you about exercise. While exercise and diet is important, that are not the primary reason (in my opinion) that dance leads to a healthier life. Yes, diet and exercise will be mentioned because they are parts…

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Friday Fitness- Stubborn Baby Weight


I miss those first six weeks after Tynan was born. Yes, I was in pain from my C-section and I was exhausted from no sleep and figuring out breastfeeding, but I didn’t give two thoughts to my weight during that time. It was magical. My mom stuffed me with treats every day saying I needed the calories for nursing and…

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Family Weekend in Great Falls


In mid-August I was chatting with our kids and realized that we haven’t gone anywhere as a family all summer! Between the new baby, lack of funds, and my being gone for two weeks in July, we didn’t go camping or on any other adventures on the weekends Ryan and Ace were with us. We had to buy school supplies…

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Friday Fitness- Testing JĀSÖN Natural Deodorant


Happy Friday! It’s the last Friday of summer and the kids go back to school next week. How is that possible? WHERE did this summer go?! I didn’t quite get in all the adventures I wanted, but I’m still happy with how life went and where it’s going. I’m also happy with how I’m slowly but surely prioritizing my workouts…

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Hiking with Kids on the Syncline Trail


Cat and I have been talking of going to Huckleberry Festival for years. This year we decided it was time to actually go and when we saw that it started Friday it was perfect! I was leaving for Great Falls on Saturday morning with the family so on Friday afternoon ,we loaded her car up with our kiddos and headed…

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August BuffBoxx- Stuffed!


You know the box is good when it’s so stuffed that it’s open a crack. I was like a little kid when I noticed the stuffed BuffBoxx this week and couldn’t wait to go home and see what was inside! Monster Hydro Tropic Thunder- I haven’t tried this yet. There is sugar in it and I’m trying not to drink…

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Friday Fitness- Classes for the Win!


It’s been a good week workout-wise. I was finally able to get in and take some classes which I really love because it pushes me harder than I workout on my own. Friday- Nothing After Thursday’s personal training session where I did a total of 240 squats I could barely walk. I had the best intentions to hit spin &…

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2018 Raymond Triathlon Recap


It’s been almost two weeks since the Raymond Triathlon, it’s about time I finally sat down and finished the recap! If you read recaps of previous triathlons like the 2012 Splash Pedal Gasp, 2012 Magrath Triathlon, and the 2014 Magrath Triathlon, you know that I have this terrible habit of signing up for a tri and then barely training. I…

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Paddleboarding & Finding the Elusive Loon Lake


Last week I finally accomplished my goal of finding the Elusive Loon Lake at the base of Mt. Vimy. A couple of years ago while on Bear’s Hump, I noticed a lake across the lake at the base of Vimy. After checking out a park map,. I learned that it was called Loon Lake and I’ve been wanting to check it…

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