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Grateful

My grandma passed away recently at the age of 93. Last week we had her visitation, funeral service and interment of ashes. What was nice about this process was it gave us an opportunity to privately say goodbye to her (immediate family only so there were 12 of us total). The saddest part for me … Continue reading

A year of running, food and travel

So it’s been a year since I last blogged. I know the two people who read this blog have probably missed me. 😉 I’ve been looking back on the last year and I have so many stories to share. There was lots of running (3 half marathons, 1 10k, 2 5ks, 2 obstacle runs (Warrior … Continue reading

Walk Off the Earth

I recently read On a Cold Road by Dave Bidini.  The book is based on Bidini’s journals and chronicles the Rheostatic’s cross Canada tour with the Tragically Hip in 1996.  It includes anecdotes by other Canadian artists on touring, recording records, making it big or trying to make it big.  I really enjoyed this book … Continue reading

Loss and Inspiration

On Thursday, I was saddened to learn of the death of Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke.  I’d been following the story closely since news of her training accident in Utah on Jan. 10.  While I don’t regularly follow skiing and had honestly never heard of her, something about her story struck a chord with me. … Continue reading

We did it!

On Saturday I ran my first ever half marathon (and so did Dan), in the “happiest place on earth,” Walt Disney World! I’m so proud of us and everybody who ran with us (a lot of people from the Soo). Kristen and I ran the first 10 miles together. At around mile 10 my legs … Continue reading

What are you doing New Years Eve?

I can’t believe 2011 is coming to a close already.  New Years Eve is one of my favourite occasions, and as we prepare to celebrate, I just had to share this video by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Brings a smile to my face.  Enjoy!