Archive | May 2015

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For the Sake of Argument, Let’s Just Call it Exercise

Is cycling still exercise if my ride only takes 5 minutes these days?  That’s the question I’ve been asking myself this week, as I finally started biking to work.  One of the perks to our new home is its proximity to my job, but because I didn’t have access to the parkade yet, and still […]

Gratitude Gems: Handy Hubby

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! My husband is pretty handy.  Yesterday as he started to build a couple of garden planters, one of our new neighbours came over and asked if he was a carpenter, to which he replied, “No, my dad just taught […]

Family Friendly Running

I have a love/hate relationship with running… for years I’ve had this feeling that I’m supposed to be a runner.  After all it’s the most natural form of exercise… we certainly weren’t meant to float our legs out sideways like on ellipticals, were we? Love: Freedom!  You’re literally running away from things… dogs, cars, escaped babies, […]

Gratitude Gems: So Many Reasons

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! In contrast to last week, today I find myself feeling thankful for a great number of things. For example, we went camping this weekend and though it rained all day on Saturday, Sunday and today were lovely sunny days […]

Gratitude Gems: Find the Reason

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Some days it’s hard to be thankful.  My husband’s bike was stolen from where it was locked on our porch sometime between yesterday afternoon and today when I got home from work, and knowing that someone took our […]

Gratitude Gems: People Who Move People

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I think it takes a special breed of person to help someone move.  These people willingly give up a good portion of their day to move a bunch of stuff that’s not theirs not once, but twice: first […]

April Fitness Challenge: Kids

I didn’t take on a specific fitness challenge in April because I wasn’t prepared enough to plan one as I started my second blogging year, and then I didn’t seem to have the time or energy to take one on. Yep, that’s my lame excuse… I blame the kiddos. Specific kids though, not just “kids […]