7 Tips for Embracing Winter


I’m not very happy with winter right now, which is crazy because I’m of the rare breed of people who gets giddy when it snows. I want to roll about in snow like a dog. But now that I no longer have a four wheel drive vehicle, I’m actually wishing it was warmer because driving in snow in an unreliable…

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2018 Intention – Go With The Flow


Last year my intention for the year was to stress less; to take things as they come a little better and not spend time worrying about things out of my control. I was very happy with the outcome and would grade myself at a solid 70%. The other 30% was my failure to go with the flow more, which is…

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2017 Goal Check In- Did I Stress Less?


For 2017 I didn’t set any resolutions, just a mantra, a goal to live by, and that was “stress less“. “This is the year I keep to a budget, manage my homework load, stick to a workout schedule, work part time, and manage my household without losing my mind. I’ll do all this by repeating this mantra, staying in a positive…

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2017 Year in Review


2017 was a tough year, which I knew it would be. I went into it planning to take summer courses to finish school by December and knowing that I had two teaching practicums, one of which was full time and four months long. This heavy school workload limited the adventures, but I still managed to fit in some amazing hikes,…

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My 6 Tips For Doing Hot Yoga While Pregnant


Man, do people ever have a lot of opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do when you’re pregnant! Suddenly your eating habits, your workouts, your future career plans, even your birth plans are all up for discussion and opinion. One thing that I knew would be okay to continue doing (and ignore everyone else’s opinion) was hot yoga. My…

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Birthday Musings- Ends and Beginnings


WOW! Life has been interesting in my 32nd year. I went into it knowing it would be tough since I planned to take summer courses to graduate in December. Reading through past birthday recaps I’ve watched the ups and down each year brings. In this case, 32 has brought some high high’s and some low low’s. This birthday marks some…

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December BuffBoxx- Good Things Come in Small Packages


December is the time of year when people can expect presents, but in my case, I get a present from Buffboxx every month! December’s was fun because it came smaller than normal and good things come in small packages. This month was a good one (though I’m always a sucker for the boxes with clothes!) with lots of different things…

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It’s a…….


Just a short post to update my readers who may not follow my social media accounts that I found out on Monday that I’ll be having a baby boy! I was overjoyed no matter what the gender, but knowing it’s a boy makes it so much more real. Now I can picture my baby; what he’ll be wearing, the toys…

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Shoe Review: Saucony Freedom ISO


I have often talked about how much I LOVE my Saucony Triumph’s. I used them to train for the Banff Half this year and I have worn them so much for cross training that I wore a hole in the top mesh of one shoe already! Sad day!!! It’s rare to find a running shoe that is comfortable for everything…

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Jeep Down! Life Never Goes as Expected


They say life never goes as planned and boy has my life been proof of that lately. My miracle baby was a completely unexpected but very much wanted surprise and it threw a wrench into my plans. I had planned to get a full time teaching job as soon as possible and establish my career. This would give me a…

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Why You Should Consider Pet Insurance


  Remember the awful saga of Apollo’s infected foot last summer? You can read a little more about it HERE but basically he chewed up a torn pad, it became infected, and it was two months and $1800 of hell! After all this happened, I vowed that as soon as I was back to work full time, pet insurance would…

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2017 Santa Shuffle Race Recap


Yesterday made a great day for a fun run! For the third year in a row, I bundled up and hit Nicholas Sheran Park to run in the Santa Shufffle, a race sponsored by Running Room and the Salvation Army. I love this race because it’s super low key and everyone gets a pretty medal that makes for a great…

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November BuffBoxx- Pretzel Time!


This November my BuffBoxx came with something new and unique, protein gluten free pretzels. Interesting right? And the flavours are different; original, cinnamon toast, and jalepeno honey mustard. I haven’t tried them yet, but I plan to start with the original and work my way through. Besides pretzels I can eat, the BuffBoxx came with the following: Kay’s Naturals Gluten…

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Belated Friday Fitness- Adjusting My Usual Routine


This is obviously a couple days behind. I was at an overnight  staff retreat until Friday and yesterday I became obsessed with cleaning and organizing and crossing things off the to-do list. I have a few moments this morning before we head into town for Christmas shopping, so let’s talk about my week. Friday & Saturday– Nothing Sunday– 1 hour…

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Staying in Shape on A Budget


Staying in shape can be both time consuming and costly. Between buying expensive health food, high prices for gym memberships, and buying the active wear and gear you need, it seems like leading a healthy lifestyle is reserved for the rich. But there are so many ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and stay active without spending a ton of…

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Friday Fitness- Time to Get Movin’!


Look! I actually did a few workouts this week, enough to share them in a blog post. I’m feeling better and my body is craving more physical activity. I eased into it with yoga and I have my new Saucony’s ready to hit the treadmill! Saturday– 4 mile walk on Wishbone Trail Sunday– Hot Vinyasa Yoga I finally got my…

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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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