5 Reasons to Hug a Runner #GOHARD

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* 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 Continue Reading...

Lessons in Never Giving Up From My Daughter

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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 Continue Reading...

My Thanksgiving Weekend in Pictures

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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: Continue Reading...

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon #STWM Week #6 Training Recap

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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 Continue Reading...

Family Fun at Flamboro Valley Camping Resort

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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 Continue Reading...

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon #STWM Week #5 Training Recap

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Happy Monday everyone!   After a good training week last week, this week turned out to be a bit of a recovery week, and the kickstart to a 4 week crash triathlon training cycle. A week ago I decided to add the Iron Girl triathlon to my race schedule.  You see I have this disease that causes me to say "When and where?", when someone mentions a race.   I started the Continue Reading...

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Training Recap Week #2

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Two weeks of #STWM training down, 16 weeks left to go! Six weeks ago I was bummed out about how slowly the recovery was going from my ankle sprain and that weird shin splints/compartment syndrome/peroneal strain thing that I just couldn’t shake. I was angry, frustrated and worried that I’d never get back to running. I was ready to call it quits and to start body building or joining Continue Reading...

Sierra’s 9th Birthday Run or Dye Race Recap

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9 years ago, my hubby and I had the shock of our lives, at only 8 months pregnant my water broke as soon as we got home from work, and within 20 minutes I was in labour. It was 4 weeks too soon for our baby... or so we thought. My first step was to call my friend Tracy, she had birthed two kids so she was my source of all things pregnancy and baby related. Our conversation went a little Continue Reading...