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I'm so vegan I get kale for my birthday!
Friday, July 25, 2014      7 comments

One of my work friends brought me kale from her garden (and a vegan cupcake!) today. My birthday is on the weekend. I'll eat the cupcake but not the icing, and I'll savour every bite mindfully. I'll enjoy the kale over a few meals. Lucky ... Read more
Race Report: Pride and Remembrance 5K
Saturday, June 28, 2014      4 comments

Hello! I ran in a 5K race today. It was for AIDS and LGBT charities and it was extra-festive this year because World Pride is here this year. ... Read more
raw vegan running heroes!
Thursday, June 12, 2014      2 comments

I met Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray last night! I've been hearing about them in the veg community for awhile...they're in their 60s and in 2013 they ran a marathon distance EVERY DAY for 366 days!! And they're raw vegans! And it ... Read more
until further notice: CELEBRATE EVERYTHING!
Thursday, May 29, 2014      8 comments

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Bike to Work Day
Monday, May 26, 2014      3 comments

It's Bike to Work Day! I joined one of the group rides down to City Hall for breakfast, speeches and a bike fair. I feel so safe and visible riding in a group of cyclists, I wish I could ride to work in a group every day! ... Read more
minimalist running shoes?
Thursday, May 22, 2014      4 comments

Hello! I "need" new running shoes because my two beloved pair of New Balance shoes have really been working hard! I took a chance on buying these minimalist shoes last night. I haven't worn them outside yet so I can still return them. ... Read more
Race Report: Sporting Life 10K
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      3 comments

Hello! This race was last weekend. I didn't train properly. I was surprised when I started running, and throughout the race, at how great I felt! I felt strong and I didn't get bored or tired like I have the other times I've run 10K!! Unfortuna... Read more
Fed Up (documentary film)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014      2 comments

Hello! I went to the HotDocs film festival last night to see a new documentary called Fed Up. It's having a cinematic release in May and will be available later from iTunes or on DVD. You should definitely see it! It's narrated by Katie Cou... Read more
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      7 comments

Today is Våffeldagen...a day to eat waffles in Sweden! Here are some waffles from a Toronto restaurant called Hogtown Vegan. Not all vegan food is healthy! It's a dish called "Un-chickn n' Waffles" and it's a southern US specialty, appare... Read more
First Day of Spring!!!
Thursday, March 20, 2014      6 comments

Today is the Spring Equinox! The weather is above freezing! The sidewalks are clear! I wore my capri yoga pants to the gym this morning without leg warmers to cover my calves and I was just fine! I love the optimism of spring! It's hard to ... Read more
Travel With Style
Wednesday, March 19, 2014      5 comments

This hilarious video was on Facebook today. It's an ad for J.Crew. Really clever! I've got some travelling planned for April and thought this was fun to get me even more excited about my trip! (I'm going to Sweden, France and England!) ... Read more
Race Report: Achilles St. Patrick's Day 5K
Sunday, March 16, 2014      6 comments

Hello! I ran my first race of 2014 today! The sun was shining and it was very well organized! But I'm bummed out. I had a slower finish time than I hoped for (42:10). I've been going to the gym a lot the past month so I was hoping to ... Read more
belated Happy International Women's Day!
Sunday, March 09, 2014      4 comments

Hello! I have so many fantastic female friends in real life and here on SparkPeople. Yesterday was International Women's Day and my friend posted this quote on Facebook. I still see gender inequality at work and in social situations. “When ... Read more
Pancake Tuesday
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      4 comments

Today is Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Mardis Gras and Fettisdagen (the last one can be your Swedish word of the day!). For Lent I'm giving up food court lunches and I'm cutting down on meaningless internet time-wasting. I haven't quite... Read more
Sunday, March 02, 2014      4 comments

Phew! As of a few minutes ago I finished watching all the movies nominated for Best Picture. I liked all of them and loved some. Philomena - a sweet story with a twist I wasn't expecting. An elderly Irish woman teams up with a British j... Read more

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