5 Reasons to Hug a Runner #GOHARD

keep calm and hug a runner

* This is not a sponsored post. I came across this event on my own and felt that this was important and that I had to share it. Today is Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day aka GOHARD.  It's a real thing, I didn't just make this up just to get hugs (though if you want to hug me then go right ahead :) ).  GOHARD is a virtual run/event that raises money for Girls on the Run.  Girls on the Run is an organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum CONTINUE READING →

Lessons in Never Giving Up From My Daughter


A few weeks ago, my oldest daughter Sierra was excited for her very first cross-country meet. She “tried out” for the team, which I’m pretty sure consisted of listening to the school announcements and showing up at the proper time and place to sign up. I’m really proud of her for doing that part alone! Then, she and her team mates spent their school nutrition breaks running a few laps of the school “track” (a paved path around the perimeter of the school yard, softball diamond and “soccer fields”) to practice. When I was young I remember doing CONTINUE READING →

My Thanksgiving Weekend in Pictures


First things first, I must warn you that I didn't take many pictures of the food I ate because Thanksgiving is about so much more than just the food (though trust me, I definitely ate my share of food!).  Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday of the year - the weather is usually decent enough to get out and enjoy fall and the weekend is about everything that Christmas should be about: celebrating friends & family while being grateful for everything we have. This weekend I was lucky enough to spend the entire weekend with my husband and my CONTINUE READING →

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon #STWM Week #6 Training Recap


I know this is a little late but I'm on vacation this week with the hubby for our 10 yr anniversary. I started writing this on Sunday and am just now getting around to finishing and publishing, sorry! Wow!  Has it been 6 weeks of training already?!?  Man - I better bust out some longer runs over the next few weeks otherwise this marathon will be brutal.  While I love running 8 to 10k, anything over that scares me and I tend to procrastinate doing those longer runs.  The funny thing is that I KNOW very well that whether I CONTINUE READING →

Family Fun at Flamboro Valley Camping Resort


Every summer I try to exchange the hustle and bustle of the suburbs for the quiet and tranquillity of nature in the form of a nice family camping trip. Life is about making memories and unplugging and creating camping memories are some of the best moments I've ever spent with my daughters, so this weekend I unplugged, packed the girls up and headed out to Flamboro Valley Camping Resort to make some memories. Ahhhhh fresh air, memories and FUN! Last summer, my friend Tracy invited myself and my two older girls to CONTINUE READING →