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Weather forecast
Friday, August 06, 2010      5 comments

When checking the weather forecast today, I saw a new symbol that I haven't ever seen before -- the smoke symbol... The following graphic is from weatheroffice.gc.ca which reports the weather from local airports. ... Read more
Great HILL Workout
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I skipped my run because I woke with a really nasty headache, that never completely disappeared all day. I did get out for a 5.5km walk with my son. We walked home from church, and took a wrong turn on the trail and had to backtrack ... Read more
Still not a morning person (Day 33 of 100 Day Challenge)
Saturday, July 31, 2010      3 comments

I am trying hard to get up early on the weekends and get out for my longer runs, but its really not easy. I am not a morning person. Try as I might to fall asleep early, it just doesn't happen, although I have been going to be earlier than I u... Read more
Reflection C25k til now!
Saturday, July 31, 2010      8 comments

Nearly a year ago I posted a blog stating I could run... www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=2291031 I had just finished C25k week 5 and had completed a 1.5mile 21 minute run! It wa... Read more
Days as tourists = LOTS of walking (Days 29-31 of 100 Day Challenge)
Friday, July 30, 2010      3 comments

The last 3 days we have been touring our provincial capital. During these days we have done lots of walking and for the most part the kids have been great with it. There were a few complaints (one walk was over 6km) but otherwise the kids have... Read more
100 day challenge update -- days 27, 28, 29!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      2 comments

Sunday morning I went out for a planned short run. Then Monday I shortened my planned 12k to 8k which ended up including more walking than usual. My hamstrings were very tight and it hurt to run up and down hills ans I don't have much flat gro... Read more
A beautiful way to start the day.... (Day 26 of 100 Day Challenge)
Saturday, July 24, 2010      5 comments

This morning I went out "early" for my long run. Today's early wasn't all that early, but for me it was. I finally got out of the house at 6:45. I still don't enjoy morning runs but did enjoy getting it over with by 9AM. I am still not a mor... Read more
Planning for vacation... (100 Day Challenge 25% Complete!)
Friday, July 23, 2010      3 comments

So I've been active so far everyday of the summer - Day 25 or 25% of the way through the 100 Day Challenge. Some days haven't included "exercise" but just movement, other days have included long runs, 5K walks and kayaking... Just thinking tha... Read more
Chasing a bat (Day 24 of 100 Day Challenge)
Friday, July 23, 2010      3 comments

Today I have been cleaning and tidying the house... done quite a bit and hardly sat down all day, except when I sat with them to play Lego... no official exercise unless: You count the few minutes this evening while I tried to chase a bat ... Read more
Healthy Summer Snacks (Day 23 of 100 Day Challenge)
Thursday, July 22, 2010      3 comments

On hot days the kids have been enjoying popsicles... but not the ones I grew up on -- frozen Kool-Aid -- now talk about an empty snack. I've been making smoothies and then freezing them. My general recipe includes Strawberries Banana, Yogurt a... Read more
Day 22! Active living should be a habit by now (Day 22 of 100 Day Challenge)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      5 comments

Many places say that it takes 21 days to make a new habit, or break a bad habit. Now I have been exercising for more than 21 days, but made a pledge at the beginning of the summer to be active for every day the kids were off school... This was... Read more
Another hilly walk with the kids (Day 21 of 100 Day Challenge)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010      1 comments

I didn't get this posted yesterday... We hiked down to the ferry to get the van. A 4.87km walk, up hill and down again, and a "prize" at the end. A stop for ice cream cones... ... Read more
Keeping active as a family! (Day 20 of 100 Day Challenge)
Monday, July 19, 2010      2 comments

Today was another "busy" day fitting in all our activities... I started out sleeping in until nearly 7AM(note to self: in order to get the dishes done AND a shower before church, you need to get up at 6 and head out earlier -- Sleeping in is n... Read more
Walk home from the market
Saturday, July 17, 2010      6 comments

My son wanted to go for a 5km walk today. My husband and I are entering the Disney World Princess Half Marathon in 2011 and he is interested in the Family 5K. His pace is pretty good, and if we didn't start with 2km of uphill we would have eas... Read more
100 Day Challenge -- Day 19 -- 16km run
Saturday, July 17, 2010      1 comments

This morning when my alarm went off I didn't want to get out of bed... I'd stayed up until after 11 last night waiting for the bread machine to finish and then woke at 5AM, but thought that was too early to go for a run. I was probably more aw... Read more

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