Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Year In Numbers!

I hope you are all out enjoying your New Years! I will be at home in bed with my stretched out weird neck trying to relax, most likely with a glass of wine! Here is my chosen recap of the year 2012, in numbers.


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All the Goals Shall Be Accomplished!

Hello lovelies
I’m writing to you from a state of relative immobility.  I had a fantastic weekend. Yesterday I saw Amaluna which I will be telling you all about soon. Today, I met with a good friend and my photographer for upcoming exciting things blog related Nathalie. She’s the greatest.


After I got home, I was cleaning the tub, because Manfriend always does it so I thought I would be nice. In the process, I wrenched my shoulder and pulled a muscle somewhere in my neck. Ouch.

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Live Travel Eat Run.. Love!

Today has been a much better day than most of the rest of the week. I’ve got my peppermint mocha (crazily modified because I work at Starbucks and make each drink so complicated), I’ve got my BexLife blissed in tank, my new lululemon sweater from an amazing Manfriend, my bottle of water, and Cat Stevens playing on my Itunes. I’m feeling a lot more refreshed. And this afternoon I get to go see Amaluna at Cirque de Soleil. It’s my first Cirque show. I’m excited.

Of course, your support and endless tweets, emails and comments have made a huge difference. Thank you for all your love and words of encouragement. Know that anytime you need me I’ll be here for you too! And speaking of love, this December myself and Live Travel Eat and Run got a lot of love the internet over, and I’m here to share those links with you!
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Tough Decisions

I have something to tell you all.
And its difficult.

I’m usually very light-hearted and humorous here and even when times are tough I throw a smile on my face and draw a funny picture in Paint that is horrendously bad.  But I never want to LIE to you. That’s just not what I’m about, and its certainly not what this blog is about. And its definitely not the message I want Live, Travel, Eat and Run to be or become.  So forgive me for the sombre note today’s post will strike.

I am not going to be running the WDW Half-Marathon, because I won’t be in Florida.

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ProCompression Socks Review and Christmas Giveaway

Merry Christmas to you all! I had a great Christmas Eve with Manfriend. I (successfully) made Goulash and he ate a whole bunch. Manfriend is a picky eater, so when something new I make is a success I make a mental note. We also exchanged one present and I got a video game I wanted and Manfriend got one too. It was great.

In honour of my 1000th twitter follower I wanted to be able to share my favourite running product with you. I wouldn’t have made it through this year without PRO Compression Socks. As many of you know, I faced a brutal shin splint monster in the beginning of my half marathon training and there is no way I would have been able to run more than 3 or 4 km at a time without these socks.

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Christmas plans gone awry

Hey guys!

Merry almost Christmas! This is an interesting post for me to write. At the beginning of the month I listed eight or nine things I wanted to do this December to get in the Christmas spirit! I love Christmas. It’s my second favourite holiday (other than my birthday) and I celebrate it with a vengeance!

But this year, something happened.

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No Regrets: 2012

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I wanted to post about for the end of this year. I toyed with a recap post, summarizing what I feel I have learned and achieved. I thought about lists and bullet points — but I am not sure that it is the actual events of the year that made an impact — or the attitude adjustment and change in view that came with it. 073

Running my first race was obviously something I will never forget, and Michelle and I and this picture are forever tied together through time (sorry Michelle, good luck getting rid of me, ever)

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Winners and the cursed half marathon

Hello everyone!

I apologise for the slight delay in the announcement of the winners for last week’s Local Artist Giveaway but I have a good reason for it, and its pictured here. Introducing my beautiful shiny Vancouver Emergency Room bracelet which I can add to my collection. It is blue, and was more comfortable than most.


I would say I’m accident prone but I think the word I’m looking for is more allergy-prone.  Who knew what it was this time. The best guess any of us has is chili peppers. So let’s add it to the list. All I know is one bite and I was in the emergency room, so I’m playing it safe from here on out. Eight minutes total from triage to a bed, so you know that they didn’t want to mess around.  Believe me, epipens and ambulances are NOT fun. Nor is leaving work. Ugh. Saturday was not a shining moment in my life. But, it happened, and now its over.

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In Remembrance


I pledge to always remember

Pictovation. #HolidayADay Styles

Hey all of you pretty people! I’ve been a crazy busy girl this week, what with all that running and working (last week of 80 hours thankfully because I almost collapsed today…. not being literate Mom – but I did feel like I could collapse). Then I came home and slept 8 hours and felt better.

All December I’ve been participating in a challenge run by some of my favourite bloggers called Holiday A Day! If you follow me on instagram (and if you don’t you should. My username is amaelibir), you’ve probably seen these pictures.

Abby, Rebecca, Kat, Mindy, Mindy, Kate, Sarah, and Gina (all of whom are awesome and deserve your love so get over there) created this photo challenge that has allowed me to see a lot of joy in the holiday! It honestly has been a great time, searching for photos and figuring out what to put up next. So thank you ladies! Here are the photos from my first thirteen days of the challenge.  It’s never too late to join – you can always catch up with any challenge!

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