What I’m Drinking in Place of Coffee


My nausea kicked in at week 7 meaning that for 10 weeks now, this coffee addict hasn’t had ANY coffee. For the first two months it was because I was way too sick to stomach something so acidic. But when my nausea went away, and they said one cup of coffee a day is safe, I happily asked Ryan to…

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Winter Walk on Wishbone Trail


The long weekend is nice because I spent Friday doing the chores and errands and had a free day Saturday to hit the mountains with Ryan and the dogs! It wasn’t quite as warm as last year when Samara and I went on the long weekend and it was +15C. But it was still super warm at +2C! When we…

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Guest Post: Incorporate Resistance Workouts into Your Cross-Training


In order to excel at a sport or become a better runner, you will need to do more than simply repeat drills on your high tech home gym equipments or run mile after mile. Some professionals suggest that cross training at a different sport will both break up the monotony you might deal with and help train different muscle groups…

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Fall Hike to Vimy’s Pimple


Ok! Ok! There is no place called Vimy’s Pimple, it’s actually called the Lionshead so I hear. But on Sunday, Cat, Samara, and myself hiked to that little peak that sticks out the west side of Mt. Vimy. I affectionately dubbed it Vimy’s Pimple this past summer when I hiked to the peak with my cousins. Anyway, this was a…

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October BuffBoxx- The Best One So Far!


I have been so busy that my October Buffboxx sat unopened for more than a week until I finally got to open it and was it a gooder! This was by far my favourite Buffboxx, not only because of how great the presents were, but because of the LOL’s I got while going through it. First off, I received a…

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GIVEAWAY! A Few Solutions to Try This Cold and Flu Season


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I have been bragging that I haven’t had a cold or flu since February 2016! That’s almost two years! I credit a healthy diet, lots of sleep, and lots of exercise to this but now that I’m teaching and…

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Our Next Big Adventure


You may have noticed a complete lack of fitness-related posts on this blog or social media accounts, but there’s a reason for that. I have been so crazy sick from the moment I wake up until I go to bed that it took all I had to get through my day of teaching. My weekends were spent lying on the…

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One Short Day in the Emerald City (Seattle)


Like my Wicked reference? Leilani and I started singing this over lunch when we were talking about how one full day visiting Seattle just isn’t enough. For the long weekend, I loaded up the whole family (minus the dogs) and did the 13 hour drive to Seattle to see my family. Crazy right?! Why do I keep doing this to…

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Join the JDRF Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes


Whenever I run in a race, my Grandma always asks which cause I’m raising money for. She can’t wrap her head around participating in an organized event without the proceeds going to charity. I do try to find fun events that let me get a in a good workout and help raise money for a worthy cause. The JDRF Revolution…

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Waterton Is Scarred But Still Stunning


Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to head out to Waterton not once, but twice. And due to some snow, I saw it in two different states. I don’t know how many people have been out since the Kenow Fire. I know I watched all the videos and saw all the photos on Facebook, but nothing puts it in…

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Guest Post: The Key to Happiness


In life us human beings have an end goal – to live a life filled with love, purpose, success, freedom, more time and happiness. But, before having love, purpose, success, freedom and more time we must first conquer happiness. We first need to find the happiness with what already is, what we already have right now, and what our circumstances…

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September BuffBoxx


Monthly subscription boxes are so fun! Do I open every post about my monthly BuffBoxx that way? I can’t help it- I just love getting presents in the mail! September was one of my favourites because I am obsessed with the Reebok mesh front tank that came in! Here is everything that came this month: Rebook mesh front tank WOD…

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What will fall hiking look like this year?


Like many hikers in Southern Alberta, I’ve been watching the progress of the Kenow Fire in Waterton Lakes National Park and hoping the fire would stop before it spread. This fire has not only burnt through most of my beloved park, but it spread onto the prairie and burned down ranches, spread north to Castle where more people had to…

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Let’s talk about my foot


After a couple years of chronic foot pain, I finally went to the podiatrist to get things checked out. You can read the full account of how I hurt it HERE.  But to summarize, two years ago I kicked a chair wearing flip flops and broke and dislocated my pinky toe and needed 5 stitches. I was on crutches for…

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Guest Post: Healthy lunches for people who hate salads


There is nothing better than a big green salad for lunch on a hot summer’s day. Even though I am a fan of salads, not many people are. Some people believe that the only way you can have a healthy meal for lunch is if you have a salad. This is not true! There are so many easy and healthy…

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Guest Post: Why sleep is more important than exercise or diet


Many people don’t get enough sleep because of their numerous obligations and they find it easier to postpone their sleeping in order to finish the job. However, less sleeping has a very bad effect on your mood and the ability to concentrate on your tasks. Step by step, it can damage your brain and your entire body. Sometimes being sleepless…

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Waterton Wanderings


This has been my “week off” to rest and recharge before my new semester starts this Monday. I use week off in quotations because I still had some planning stuff to finish, doc appointments, etc. so it wasn’t a week vacation. But I made the most of it by packing it full of mountain adventures with friends. Waterton with Kiddos…

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Vacation Slipups… and Solutions!


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. It’s August and people are fitting in the last of their summer vacations before we settle into fall. I too am squeezing in as much fun as I can in this final week before I begin student teaching for…

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Inspired Recipe – Greens Based Pesto


I love stepping out of my comfort zone but one place I don’t often step out of my comfort zone is in the kitchen. But as I’m dealing with food intolerances, I’ve had to learn to make or alter recipes for my dietary needs. Okay- so let’s talk about this greens based pesto! Sometimes I see these delicious looking pesto…

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