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 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...

Reasons Why I Run

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So today is National Running Day, and as y'all know, I'm Canadian (eh!).  Although there's no INTERNATIONAL Running Day, I'm a runner no matter where I live so I decided to celebrate right along with all of you and ran a nice easy 5k at lunch.  It wasn't completely pain-free, but my leg certainly felt MUCH better than it's been in a LONG time, so yay!!!  This morning I Continue Reading...

Lessons in Being Grateful

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This weekend was supposed to be MY weekend.  The weekend where 3 months of running 40km/week, doing two days of strength, watching my nutrition, and getting enough sleep was supposed to pay off with my first sub 1:50 half marathon.  But it didn't happen - I didn't even make it to the start line because I was a bonehead and badly sprained my ankle playing lacrosse two weeks ago. Continue Reading...

Somewhat Wordless Wednesday: My Favourite Activity as a Child

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This is Day 5 of the March Healthy Living/Fitness Blogger Blogging Challenge. Please feel free to join in and share your blog post in the comments below and visit the other blogs that have linked up. For a list of suggested topics, please visit this post. My mom says my love affair with running started 35 yrs ago... She's been trying to catch me ever since. Now it's your Continue Reading...

My 3 Favourite Olympic Commercials

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Hooray the Winter Olympics are here!!! The Winter Olympics always remind me of the trip hubby and I took to Las Vegas 12 years ago (back before we were married there). We went with another young couple during the Winter Olympics and had to nag several bars to put on the Olympics (in particular any Canada/US match up: Men's & Women's Curling & the Men's & Women's Hockey). In one Continue Reading...

Merry Belated Fitmas!

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Merry Christmas everyone! I'm sorry for seemingly dropping off the face of this planet. If you were worried about me please know that I'm ok (and happily typing out this post on my new Christmas toy :grin:). Things around here have been rather interesting since the last time I posted... Ice storm! I'll tell you more about the ice storm that hit here in another post later this Continue Reading...

What’s More Important? Paying for Extracurricular Activities or Saving for Education? Is There a Way To do Both? #BeyondTheBlueLine

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 (She shoots..... and Sierra saves it!)   Ahhhhhh this is such a good question -  one that every parent is faced with, myself included. When my oldest daughter turned 6 she asked us if she could play hockey. Her babysitter's son played hockey, and many of the other kids at school did as well. My husband also plays hockey in a Men's league. I 'm all for my daughters playing sports, Continue Reading...

A Week of Fun With My Girls

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Guess what?  As I mentioned earlier this week, I took a week of vacation from work. During the summer. And not because someone was sick.  I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've built up enough vacation time to do this since becoming a mother over 8 years ago!  Last year I took 3 days off with a weekend in the middle to go to Boston with the hubby, but this was the first time Continue Reading...

Running with My Girls

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The other day I missed my lunch workout because I forgot to bring my running shoes to the gym. I went to the women's only area in my socks because yanno, no excuses. But with no game plan I felt like a fish out of water, flopping around on the deck with a whole pile of people staring at the strange chick working out in her socks. I packed it in after doing a few crunches, bicep curls and triceps Continue Reading...