Winter Miles and Treadmill Trials

After a harsh snap of winter last week that saw my face literally freeze and fall off my head, I’m happy to be waking up to some balmier weather for this week. There is nothing that gets inside my head faster than frigid winter weather. I don’t mind snow, I don’t mind if it gets colder but when you freeze and can’t warm up and the roads are sheets of ice and you’re trying to cart kids around…no thanks. So my sincerest apologies to anyone and everyone that my grumpiness may have affected (none of whom likely read this blog). Read More …

Planning 2017

Now that 2017 is here and people are done posting about all their resolutions and big plans for the year, I feel like I can quickly hop on to the band wagon a bit. I always have goals on the go and am working on or toward something but I’m not much of a resolution girl. It’s not that I think they’re bad, but I find that they can almost bully us into changing everything about ourselves as a way of making our self-worth more tangible and I’ve learned (very slowly) over the years that it’s just not a healthy Read More …

Swamp Donkey Adventure Race Recap

Hard to believe that just over a week ago, I was crashing through thick bush, sludging through swamps up to chest deep and having a permanent imprint of a bike seat left on my bony rear end. I’ll be honest, I don’t really know how to recap this type of adventure because so much of it defies words and explanation. But I’ll try. The premise of Swamp Donkey is that you spend up to 9 hours (max time) out in the bush of Falcon Lake, Manitoba. You trek, you bike and you canoe (not necessarily in that order or for only Read More …

Running Toward: The Finish Line

Well…fear-inducing, anxiety-provoking, stomach-knotting outdoor adventure done! 9 hours in the bush trekking, biking, biking more, and then a bit more, canoeing and then more biking and my first ever Swamp Donkey is in the books. I’m alive. I think. Thankfully, other than a knee that took a beating on the bike course, I have no pain at all in my body. I was fully expecting to be immobile for days so this is a good sign. The bruises are making themselves known and if left unattended for too long, I will likely fall asleep but otherwise, I came out relatively Read More …

Running Towards: A Different Kind of New Year.

Last week was a whirlwind! First days of school for both boys (sniff, sniff), the little lady’s second birthday on Friday and lots of festivities and shenanigans in between (including one trip to the ER-but that’s a story for another day). I’m still in shock that my little man is in grade 1 this year. Time, please slow down a bit. In only his 4th day of school, I have had no less than 10 heart attacks when I’ve convinced myself that I’ve forgotten, or will forget, to pick him up at the bus stop. Add to that, that I need Read More …