Archive | Random RSS feed for this section

Happy Birthday!

14 Jan


Happy Birthday Ivan!



My Workout Buddy,


My Partner in crime,



My Best Friend,

20130113-182758.jpgThe Love of My life!!!!! Happy Birthday to you!!!


Partying Through the Years

13 Jan

Well I do not seem to have a picture from EVERY year, but I mustered up 5 years of at least one photo. I have changed a lot over the years, weight wise anyway. Last night was the holiday party, and I can say without a doubt that this year I was the fittest I have been in years! And here is the proof!




6 weeks after Parker was born

NO clue where the other pictures went! Fast forward to yesterday!


20130113-110915.jpgIt is kind of fun looking back through the years!

Liebster Blog Award

12 Jan



Thank you My Gluten Free Vegan Fitness Journey for nominating us for a Liebster award! We feel truly honoured Smile  We had a lot of fun answering the questions!

The Liebster Blog Award has the following rules:

  1. Add the award icon into your blog
  2. Link to your nominator and say thank you.
  3. Post 11 random things about yourself.
  4. Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you.
  5. Nominate 11 bloggers (and let them know).
  6. Post 11 new questions to the bloggers you nominate.

11 random things about us:


  • I have a 3 year old
  • My dream career is to become a police officer but I can’t work nights(tried it for almost 2 years)
  • I was diagnosed with colitis last year
  • I have a family, but I have estranged myself from them
  • I really love my full time job
  • I do not know how to swim… And I work at a pool
  • I am a chocoholic
  • I did not like cereal for over ten years, but after I had Parker I started to eat cereal again
  • I hate winter, but I like running in it..
  • I can’t sleep in past 9am unless I am sick
  • I am deathly afraid of spiders


  • I was named after the Actress that played Ginger in Gilligan’s Island
  • I competitively swam for 6 years
  • I have a family dog named Baxter
  • I own a Toyota Matrix and I call her Matilda
  • I love playing classical music on the piano
  • I’m addicted to subway
  • I speak fluent Italian
  • I’ve been a vegetarian for 5 years
  • I’m afraid of ducks
  • I have a dual citizenship
  • I can pronounce Aluminum correctly. I say Aluninum…lol

Our 11 answers:


  • Where is your favorite destination? The rocky mountains
  • Favorite time of day? After dinner! 7pm
  • What make you happiest? My little family
  • What has been most positive part of your blogging experience so far? Connecting with other bloggers!!
  • Favorite food? Still has to be pizza.. Now modified to be gluten free
  • Favorite exercise? Running
  • Can you juggle? Oh heck no
  • Have you ever bungie jumped? Never!!! Too terrified!
  • Whats your secret or known talent? I don’t know…’Im not sure I am talented at anything!
  • What was the last movie you saw? Djengo
  • Did you like it? Yes!
  • What is your favorite memory? The day Parker was born


  • Where is your favorite destination? Nice France
  • Favorite time of day? 4pm
  • What make you happiest? My boyfriend Ivan
  • What has been most positive part of your blogging experience so far? Connecting with bloggers and developing our website.
  • Favorite food?  Subway
  • Favorite exercise? Running
  • Can you juggle? Yes!
  • Have you ever bungie jumped? No, but I want to very badly
  • Whats your secret or known talent? I can play the piano
  • What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it?  Hobbit! It was amazing
  • What is your favorite memory? My mother taking me to the bakery when I was a child and buying me chocolate Smile

Our 11 Questions:

  1. Have you ever traveled to another country?
  2. Do you enjoy dressing up for special occasions?
  3. If you run what is your favourite season to run in?
  4. Do you play an instrument?
  5. Do you drink pop?
  6. What is your shoe size?
  7. What is your Favourite Disney character?
  8. Do you have any tattoos?
  9. If you could choose an age, what would it be?
  10. Which one,would you do? rock climbing or wind surfing?
  11. What is your favourite type of pie?

Our 11 Nominees:

Tabata Tuesday and a Homemade Ice Rink!

9 Jan

My day started at a very unusual time! After yesterdays episode of not setting an alarm my first day back to work in 17days and waking up super late…I decided my ass was going to be ON TIME!


I actually put my phone in the living room, and since I am a light sleeper I had to get up to turn it off…so that made it very easy to just stay up!
I went downstairs, did my tabata, got a 20 minute start on a zumba workout then decided to quit while I was ahead and just take a shower to get my day really started!
However, since I am still a women…Between drying my hair, trying on 2 different outfits, slowly eating breakfast and all the other stuff void of any real merit in the morning (facebook…) I was still only 5 minutes early for work!

tabata 5

So of course its always dark here in “Sunny Alberta” so sorry about my very dark photos!
Adam decided to make a rink in our backyard and surprisingly it turned out well! Tonight the 3 of us played “hockey” with our boots on in an effort to get Parker comfortable standing on the ice. That has been his biggest challenge learning how to skate so far. He did not want to come inside! He was having far to much fun “winning”. =)



Pretty fun night! I caught up on the biggest loser…I am so disappointed in the white team!! But I am loving this whole concept of helping kids and teens get healthy=)

Missed out on my lunch run today, but got in a nice 2.5 km run at 9:00pm! Had to take it easy, between running and bootcamp class tomorrow…I may not make it ;) I hope I do not vomit again!!


A Poorly Updated Travel Blog

slowly documenting travel and life

Running Under The Rain

a blog about a runner's life

Will Run for Glitter

It's not sweat. It's sparkle.

Running On Healthy

Finding Balance, Happiness, and Health


Feminist reflections on fitness, sport, and health

The Vegan 8

8 Ingredient Vegan Recipes

Poetry In Motion

I'll stand before the Lord of Song / With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen


Where I unload my cooking notes...and other adventures

The Baker's Sheet

The baking and cooking adventures of a wannabe culinary student

high mileage mom

balancing family, fitness, a healthy lifestyle, and of course--running!