Learning to ski at Pass Powderkeg- Lesson 2/4 Recap


Can I offer a piece of advice? Don’t take one ski lesson and think you’ve got it down because you don’t! After my first ski lesson at Pass Powderkeg, I was feeling so confident and ready to conquer the mountain but really, I wasn’t there yet. Thank goodness I signed up for more than one lesson! I was super happy…

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Girls Night Out at Coulee Climbing


I love getting active for Girl’s Night Out and on Friday, we headed to Lethbridge’s new bouldering gym Coulee Climbing for a night of fun and swollen hands. I have my belay certification and have gone to the University climbing wall a couple times, but I’ve noticed a pattern of freezing up once I hit the height of the windows.…

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Friday Fitness- Let the Marathon Training Begin


My brother Bruce and I did something a little crazy for New Years- we signed up for the Rock n’ Roll Seattle marathon in June. I have always said I had no desire to run a marathon, but when Bruce called to see if I wanted to tackle this with him, I couldn’t say no. There’s nothing better than tackling…

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Learning to ski at Pass PowderKeg- Lesson 1/4 Recap


I had an epiphany last year when I was pregnant and watching a friend’s children take a ski lesson. I realized that though I’ve been snowboarding for 15 years and very comfortable on a board, it will be very difficult to help my son learn strapped to a board. All the parents were on skis which gave them the mobility…

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New Year- New Booty!


I was randomly going through all my early baby pictures and then scrolled through my pregnancy photos and do you know what I noticed? My booty was tighter and more toned when I was 8 months pregnant than it is now! How did that happen?! Well, I know how it happened. Six weeks of recovery time doing nothing followed by…

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2018 Christmas Holidays Recap


Just like that, the holidays are over. It seems so crazy that we have this long build up and in just a couple days, it’s all over. Even though we are in the New Year and it’s time to look forward, I wanted to do a quick recap of TyTy’s first Christmas. First off- travelling solo with a baby is…

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2019 Intention- Laugh!


A few years ago I gave up on resolutions and changed to setting a New Year intention. I found it was easier to focus on one thing that would improve my life without putting too much pressure on myself. I had trouble coming up with my intention for this year. In the past it has tackled my stress and anxiety…

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2018 Intention- Did I Go With the Flow?


For a few years now, I’ve stopped setting New Year Resolutions and started setting intentions. One mantra and goal to focus on. Some of the past intentions have included; 2015- ‘Contentment and an Open Heart’ , 2016- ‘Streamline’, and 2017- ‘Stress Less.’In 2018, it was ‘Go with the Flow.’ “I’m going to try to be more receptive to things when they don’t…

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December Link Love


December saw an enormous amount of holiday focused articles and links so this month doesn’t have very many links to share. It didn’t make sense to post links about staying healthy over the holidays after the holidays were over. If you’re a fellow Sagittarius like myself, you’ll find yourself nodding along to this article describing yourself.  My favourite part was Best…

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2018 Year in Review


2018 will go down as one of the best of my life, for one obvious reason- THIS GUY!!!! But it was also a typical year full of highs and lows. Let’s have a quick look. Tynan Tyrone The best part of 2018 was the arrival of my son! This wonderful, big eared, content, little boy! He made the hard transition…

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FAQ with an Expert- Tips for Skiing with Kids


Anyone who read my blog knows how passionate I am about encouraging people, especially children, to spend as much time outdoors as possible. A couple years ago, I shared information I learned in school about the essential movement skills children need to learn. Included in Canada’s list of essential skills is skating/skiing. It makes sense when you consider how long…

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December BuffBoxx- Ready to Layer Up


As a winter person, I always layer up, so getting a great long sleeve undershirt in my December BuffBoxx was awesome this month! Let’s take a look at everything I received. Met-Rx pre workout– fruit punch flavour RevaBlend Twisting Blender Bottle free2b chocolate cups- the sunflower butter ones were bomb! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and soy-free! Tiger Balm Active…

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Baby’s First XC Ski Misadventure


Oh boy is TyTy ever going to grow up with a sense of humour. I am the Queen of Misadventures and since he’s being drug along, he’ll have plenty of misadventures too. This week, I headed out to Castle with Samara and Ty with plans to cross country ski on the Syncline Trail.  Samara and I were excited because we…

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Birthday Musings- A completely different life


It’s another birthday and I’m sitting here wondering what to write. How do I describe this last year of my life, my 33rd year? I’ve been doing a birthday post since my 30th birthday where I decided it was time to make big changes to my life. I then chronicled 31, 32, and 33. During those three years I went…

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Guest Post: How Moms Can Find “Me Time” on the Busiest Days


After this past week of caring for a sick baby, I totally need some me time (hello girls night!). I liked Carol’s post about customizing your time to your personality. I’m definitely the Type 3 mom, how about you? By Carol Tuttle Admit it. You’ve fallen into bed at night with that feeling… You hurried all day, shuttled the kids,…

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Runners Gift Guide & Giveaway


I have another gift guide for ya, this time sharing gifts for the runner in your life! I like my gifts to be items people can use right away, so these can all be used indoors or for winter running. And because I loved the last Christmas GIF from Community, here is another one. Seriously, go watch the Glee episode…

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The Best Vitamins to Take for Your Age


As a blogger, my inbox is full of people offering guest posts and expertise. When I saw this I was intrigued. Talking to my friends at our last girl’s night out, we discussed how much our skin has changed since entering our 30s and how it will change again in our 40’s. Enjoy this quick article! According to Dr. Christopher…

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How To Reset Good Running Habits Postpartum


I stopped running when I was about 28 weeks postpartum because of icy conditions. I remember having dreams of running along my local trail, legs and lungs burning. When I was finally cleared to run again six week after having TyTy I was so excited to get back into a routine. And then I realized I was starting all over…

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Budget Gift Guide for Hikers & Giveaway


It’s that time of year! If you haven’t seen the Christmas episode of Community, pause reading this and do it now. SO FUNNY! Anyway, when I do gift guides I like to suggest affordable items. Some of the gift guides I’ve seen have items that cost more than $500! And while I envy people who have that much disposable income,…

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November BuffBoxx- Grenade Shaker Bottles Are Cool


Buffboxx calling! This month the highlight was my Grenade shaped shaker. I don’t lift enough to walk around the gym with . my pre-workout in it and I also don’t know if it’s appropriate for school, but I’ll be the coolest mama out and about town with it! Ha ha! Grenade Shaker bottle  Grenade Thermo Detonator –  thermogenic fat burner Kind…

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