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I Thought I Might Need New Friends {Havasu Adventures}
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A few months ago, while the subarctic was still in its annual deep freeze, a conversation about running down to Havasu Falls started up with some of the Speedsters. Don’t ask me how, but I was included in the crazy adventure planning. For a few months I just let the conversation swirl, after all,...
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What Girl Doesn’t Want To Walk Like Quasimodo?
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After having to cancel last week’s physio appointment due to strategic planning sessions at work, I wasn’t very motivated to show up for today’s appointment. Seeing how I am able to clip in and bike 30+ km in a day and even go for a 10 km hike after biking to and from work which...
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Flipping The Seasonal Switch {Subarctic Musings}
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Flipping The Seasonal Switch {Subarctic Musings}
The days may be long, but the years are short. Somehow the seasonal switch got flipped up here in the subarctic. Just last month I was plugging in my little red jeep and trying to not die in the -20 degree weather. 45 degrees and 3 weeks later, we officially have spring. Every single winter, [...
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My Career As A Showgirl Is Over
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Or, more accurately, never got started. Hearing that you are most likely not going to be a showgirl while a man is shoving needles into your hips and you’re trying not to scream is not what most women do on a Wednesday afternoon. Apparently I am not most women. I went back to the Bearded [&...
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I Am Officially A Running Failure
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“Wow. These are the tightest calves I think I’ve ever seen,” is not what you want to hear when a man is shoving a needle into your calf and then jiggling it around. Over the last three weeks, I have run a sum total of 2.5 kilometres. And those were over the weekend in Jasper […]
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More Than Just Miles
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More Than Just Miles
Last March, I decided to be brave and start running with a speedy group of runners. I am not speedy. My genetic potential is comparable to that of a sloth; these people have cheetah running through their veins. Their jog is my race pace. For just over a year, I have spent nearly every Wednesday [...
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The Great Balancing Act
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Earlier this month, I heard that one of my friends has stage 4 breast cancer. She is my age, full of life, fit as you could ever want to be, and lives an adventuresome life with her little family. For two days my mind was in a bit of a fog due to the shock. […]
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Adventure Highlight ‘Real’
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Adventure Highlight ‘Real’
If I have learned anything in the last few years, it is this – ‘one day‘ rarely comes, so do it now. For the first time in my life, I pushed pause and went traveling for more than a week or two. For all 31 days of December, we explored southern Spain, Portugal, the English [R...
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Unfortunately #MeToo
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The life of being a woman … complex. And I don’t say this tongue in cheek – it is hard to be a woman. If I read the social cues of my world correctly, I am supposed to be size 4, fit beyond belief, have three or four sets of letters after my name, be […]
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Life Is Like Riding A Bicycle …
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Life Is Like Riding A Bicycle …
… to keep your balance, you must keep moving. Einstein was wise in his admonition to keep moving in an effort to avoid complete disaster. This is great advice, even if you are a klutz like me. Seriously, I don’t know another woman who is as prone to fall over, trip or run into something [&#...
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