Friday Fitness- I Live to Frolf!


Isn’t it funny how your energy comes and goes in waves? Last week I was up at 5:30-6 a.m. out there running or doing NTC HIIT workouts and this week….. I’ve been sleeping until the last possible moment. I don’t know why I’m so tired this week but here it is Friday morning with not much in the way of training to my…

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Wedding Weekend in Sparwood, B.C.


This past weekend, the Richards got dressed up and headed to the mountains for a family wedding. Ryan’ cousin Billie was getting married and we decided to spend the night in a hotel with the kids and make a weekend of it. All dressed up we hit the road and were in Sparwood in about 3 hours (we stopped for…

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Friday Fitness- Morning Workouts for the Win!


There is nothing better to get you out of bed for an a.m. workout than super hot weather! We’ve been experiencing one hell of a heatwave the last little bit and by the time it cooled off enough to head out I was in bed. Literally- I went to be at 7:30 pm one night, I love to sleep. So…

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Tenting at Beauvais Lake


Ryan and I had plans to head out to Montana for camping with the dogs for the weekend. But when he had an opportunity to stay home and work Saturday, we changed out this plans to do the one night an to go somewhere nearby. There are a ton of fire bans on right now and since M.D. of Pincher Creek…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #22 – Yoga


Yoga is an activity that is seeing a huge spike in participation. Maybe it’s because our hectic pace of life requires a calming activity or because we’re becoming more sedentary and need to restore flexibility. It could also be that yoga has a long list of mental and physical health benefits! Whatever your reason, participation in yoga has many physical…

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Summer Escapes Giveaway: Essentials to Remember to Pack!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. The weather is hot hot hot, and July is finally here. If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to wipe off the cobwebs from your weekender bag and plan a summer escape to take in some of the…

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Friday Fitness- Time to Shake Things Up


Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe we’re already into July? Yeesh! I hope you all enjoyed celebrating Canada last weekend! How many of you got in a workout? Because I didn’t…whoops! Now that I’m not training for a race, I’m looking to switch up my fitness focus and incorporate more strength training.  I found this great Fitness Horoscope on the Free…

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Canoeing on Cameron Lake for Canada 150


I love the alliteration of my title! Ha ha! It’s not 100% accurate because I spent July 1st with the family but on July 2, Samara and I drove off for a canoeing adventure. The evening of July 1st, Samara and I met at her parents house to see if her dad’s canoe would fit on my jeep. Her dad…

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Outdoor Education at Alford Lake with AHEA


I returned from camp on Friday and have spent all weekend waiting until I had the time/mental capacity to talk about my INCREDIBLE week at Alford Lake, Alberta in my Outdoor Education course. Outdoor Education is a subject (clearly) near and dear to my heart. I’m going into physical education with my sights set on incorporating outdoor education throughout the…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #21- Quilting


Just like knitting and crocheting, many people are turning to hobbies like quilting for stress release and to improve mental wellness. Once a necessary skill to keep your family warm at night, quilting has turned into an art form with elaborate patterns and amazing pieces that some hang on their walls as décor. Quilting improves well-being in ways that physical…

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health


Timing is such a funny thing. I recently had to take a course of antibiotics and I always try to keep the ‘good’ bacteria in my body going when taking antibiotics. I eat more almond yogurt with live bacterial cultures and drink a lot of kombucha. This time around, the timing couldn’t be better as a few days before I…

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The Amazing Cracker Lake in Glacier National Park


Glacier- you amaze me! Last year, Rachelle and I hiked to Iceberg Lake in Many Glacier, an area in East Glacier National Park. The lake was the most stunning alpine lake I had ever seen, and then today- Cracker Lake! We are so lucky to live so close to the mountains and days like today make me wish I could…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #20- Hiking


Readers know that this week’s way to stay well is one that is near and dear to my heart! As it is, I’m up early to hit the mountains with a girlfriend today! We here in Lethbridge are fortunate to have the coulee trail network within our city as well as the Rocky Mountains a mere 1.5 hours away from…

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Let’s Catch Up – 5 Things


Hello Readers! I have a rare and much needed day off today and I figured since my blogging has been slacking lately I would write a catch up post on what I’m doing and thinking. 1. Laser Focused/Need to Find Balance Anyone have advice on how to balance life with school/work? When it comes to school where I’m achieving a…

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2017 Banff Half Marathon Race Recap


The Banff Marathon took place in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and while I didn’t hit my goal, I’m happy to have finished it. You know how they say you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink? Well, you can put a sprinter into a distance run but you can’t make…

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50 Ways to Stay Well #19 – Gardening


In a world where healthy food is costly and we turn to take out to feed our families, gardening has been growing in popularity as a way to get outside, get active, and to grow organic foods in our own backyards or even terraces. In addition to being a source of fresh, healthy produce, gardening can ease stress, keep you…

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