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from 10K to Half Marathon!
Saturday, July 30, 2016      4 comments

In exactly 77 days I'm going to run a half marathon for the first time! I'm excited and terrified. I've had a cold for a couple weeks so that has compromised my training but I still have time to even out my training I think. My goal is to finish... Read more
Happy birthday, BoniDale!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      3 comments

Here's a picture of myself with Bonnie when we got together in Peterborough, Ontario in June. We had a lovely day of eating, walking, talking and window shopping. She got me to walk up and very long, steep hill to catch a gorgeous view of the ci... Read more
Healthy Habits Reset Challenge - Day 1
Thursday, March 12, 2015      3 comments

Iím doing the Healthy Habits Reset Challenge! Itís a spring challenge to re-prioritize our goals. Iíve actually been pretty motivated and focused on my goals for a few months, but Iím still up for the daily lessons weíll get from the chall... Read more
International Women's Day!
Sunday, March 08, 2015      2 comments

There's still so much work to be done for gender equality....but let's talk about the good stuff. Tell me about a woman you adore, or an accomplishment by a woman you know. It could be yourself!... Read more
he lived long, he prospered
Friday, February 27, 2015      1 comments

RIP Leonard Nimoy Here's a vintage interview with Nimoy by the broadcaster I work for, in which he gives a thoughtful perspective on violence:
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FitBit year in review - 2014 (finally!)
Friday, January 30, 2015      5 comments

Just this morning I got my 2014 FitBit year in's pretty cool! I set mine up with Metric but the review shows miles...that's 3700km. ... Read more
"Slim By Design"
Friday, January 09, 2015      3 comments

Here are "6 kitchen hacks to help you shed pounds" by Brian Wansink. He wrote a book called Slim By Design:
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Happiness Project
Friday, January 02, 2015      4 comments

Happy New Year! January is so full of Gretchen Rubin says in The Happiness's "the fresh start, the total commitment, the leap into the unknown" I started a Spark group for The Happiness Project last January and we... Read more
running clinic!
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      3 comments

Last night I joined a 5K running clinic at the Running Room, I can already run 5K, but I do it so slowly and I haven't been running regularly. I feel like paying for this clinic makes the commitment more serious and makes it more likely that I t... Read more
Tweed Ride Toronto
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      2 comments

On Saturday I went on the Tweed Ride Toronto! It was super-fun, even though the weather was much too hot for wearing tweed! It was a fundraiser for Bikes Without Borders. We wore old timey tweed and met in Trinity Bellwoods Park for live music (... Read more
VegFest Guelph
Monday, September 22, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday Guelph, Ontario had its first VegFest and I was there! This is me with Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, and an IronMan finisher! ... Read more
Race Report: Sheenboro Granfondo
Monday, September 22, 2014      1 comments

Hello! This was a 35K bike tour in rural Quebec. I didn't get great photos. I did it with my Dad. This was the second time I did this and it was easier this year though I still walked up one of the hills. It felt great and I'd like to do more bi... Read more
Race Report: Beaches Jazz 10K
Monday, July 28, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday I ran in the Beaches Jazz 10K. It wasn't a great run for me. It's a bit discouraging that I think about running so much, and I put in a decent amount of time training, but I'm not really making any progress. Before I give up on running... Read more
Esther the Wonder Pig
Monday, July 28, 2014      0 comments

Wow! I met Esther the Wonder Pig's dads yesterday! Esther is an internet star....she was adopted by Scott and Derek, who were told she was a mini pig. Two years later, she's 625 pounds of fun! You can see oodles of cute pictures of Est... Read more
I'm so vegan I get kale for my birthday!
Friday, July 25, 2014      7 comments

One of my work friends brought me kale from her garden (and a vegan cupcake!) today. My birthday is on the weekend. I'll eat the cupcake but not the icing, and I'll savour every bite mindfully. I'll enjoy the kale over a few meals. Lucky ... Read more

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