MARATHON!!!

Mar 28

MARATHON!!!

Back in 2008 I walked my very first marathon. I was over-trained, burned out, inexperienced, and not totally prepared for what was coming. I also didn’t realize that over half the marathon was on a pretty steep grade uphill! I came in second to last, in tears, after 7 hours, 33 minutes and 59 seconds. I was in rough shape! Since then I’ve wanted to...

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Winter Walking Challenge

Jan 30

Winter Walking Challenge

So, as part of my 12in12 challenge I wanted to get back out walking starting February 1. Today I just found this cool walking challenge that starts on the 1st and encourages you to walk 1049 minutes (30 minutes a day for 35 days) and the number of minutes is based on the number of miles for the Iditarod Sled race. Here are the details from the site: The Idita-Walk is...

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Hiker Eludes Bears and Hungry Skunk on Cross-Canada Trek

Dec 14

Hiker Eludes Bears and Hungry Skunk on Cross-Canada Trek

I thought this article was awesome! I love it when people take the initiative to do something different, adventurous, and a little crazy. It think all of us would be better off if we had the courage to go against the grain a little more. Hiker eludes bears, hungry skunk on cross-Canada trek So, once you’ve read that and get yourself inspired, what challenge...

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Walking in Fall Colours

Sep 29

Walking in Fall Colours

Fall has got to be my favourite month – cool and crisp, bright colours, a wonderful scent of dying leaves in the air. Love it, I really do. A couple of weeks ago at the “SoundsAround” liquidation sale my husband was able to pick up a simple (thank goodness) Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2K point and shoot camera for me. I’ve been wanting a simple...

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Take a Marriage Walk!

Mar 17

Take a Marriage Walk!

Being married to a true Irishman (a Belfast boy!) let me begin today’s post by wishing everyone a happy St. Pat’s! And speaking of marriage… These days we’re so incredibly busy and stressed that our most meaningful relationships often suffer from neglect.  We WANT to have a more meaningful marrige/family life, but when we actually DO...

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