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Race Report: Waterfront 5K
Monday, October 17, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday I had an uplifting 5K race! The vibe was so positive, everyone was out exercising and many were in their charity tshirts. The weather was nice and everything was well organized. Great day! I had hoped and planned to run the half m... Read more
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

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