Fitness

September Fitness Challenge: Just Keep Biking…

In terms of fitness, September, and to a lesser extent August, has mainly been about doing my best not to sit on my butt all day every day.  As I mentioned last post, I’m pregnant (!) and while we’re very excited about that, it’s taken a toll on my body.  My best efforts to get […]

Goals: Playing Catch Up

I’ve completed a few more goals (or partial goals), but each on their own didn’t seem worthy of separate attention to the tune of individual postings so I decided to combine them and do a little goal catch up! #30 I walked on the beach!  With my husband!  Barefoot!  I wish I had taken a […]

June Fitness Challenge: Planks & A Border Collie

We realized about two weeks in that we may have gotten in over our heads with our rescue pup, Harlowe. The day we picked her up, she had just undergone her spay surgery and was on medication for the next 5 days, so she was understandably subdued during almost the entire first week.  A few […]

May Fitness Challenge: 30×30

For the month of May, I completed the 30×30 Nature Challenge put on my the David Suzuki Foundation.  The challenge is simple: spend at least 30 minutes in nature every day in the month of May. Most days I didn’t even need to think about ways to get outside because I was walking and biking to […]

Gratitude Gems: If You’re Happy and You Know It

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I was wondering all day why I felt happy and couldn’t pinpoint a reason.  There were, in fact, any number of reasons why I shouldn’t feel happy today – oh so many reasons.  Though I could have dwelled […]

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 […]

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, […]