Category Archives: Running

Staying Safe at Night

Staying safe at night is a priority for me. Working at 4:30a and leaving the house at 3:30a means I have to be vigilant in the morning. Working until 2:30 or 1:30a sometimes means I have to be vigilant late at night. The following are my tried and true tricks for staying safe in the big city late at night and early in the morning, whatever takes you outside.

Mom: Please note, none of these things have happened to me — most likely because I’m so overprepared.

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Give me back my ‘sparagus!

Hello Everyone!
I’m back in the sunny snowy can’t make up its mind land of Vancouver after ten days in the province of Ontario.   Parts of Ontario are absolutely beautiful and I highly encourage people to visit up north and cottage country. But the area around where I grew up (with the exception of my neighbourhood itself) is pretty much highway. I’m a girl from urban suburbia who now lives in the big city.  I already miss my dog. There are quite literally one hundred pictures of her from this trip.


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Home is Where the Run is

I’m not going to lie, its been a little bit weird coming home from Vancouver.  I grew up here, and even though I moved away to go to University, this is the first time I’ve changed my permanent address and physically moved myself into a permanent home that is not the one I grew up in.

And it was great — and definitely the right decision — but there is a certain amount of nostalgia when you come back to a place that you left after 24 years of life there.

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Amaluna, Packing, Dresses and a Winner

I clearly had trouble coming up with an appropriate name for this post. It’s kind of a mish-mash. I hope you were all safe and responsible last night. I was at home on the couch with wine and multiple episodes of How I Met Your Mother.

I’m leaving on a jet plane! I’m psyched to go home and see these lovable loons that I  am lucky enough to call family. I even get to see the puppy!


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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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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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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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I may be in love…

Don’t tell Manfriend. But I’ve found someone else.

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His name is Garmin. And when the running gods unexpectedly handed me a full day off yesterday, he let me run, in the rain (because he’s waterproof) and still know where I was and how far I’d gone. And I’m pretty sure the creepy guy who whistled from his truck was whistling at that guy. Cause he’s snazzy and all full of data.

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Sleeping Update

Okay, so I know normally I call this Marathon Monday update. But since I can’t wake up to my alarms it’s called the sleep update. I’ve been very successful at not sleeping through work (thanks body clock) but sleeping through my four alarms AND a bribe for MnMs – apparently no problem.


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