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Streak Into Spring!
Saturday, March 01, 2014      3 comments

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence the, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle Today a Spark Challenge started called Streak Into Spring. It's a 20-day challenge leading up to the Spring Equinox. www.sparkpeople.com/b... Read more
women's curling!
Thursday, February 20, 2014      1 comments

The Canada vs. Sweden women's curling, gold medal match is on right now! The 2006 Swedish women's team did a video with the Swedish metal band Hammerfall and it's awesome. Which band should get Canadian curling babe Jennifer Jones in their video... Read more
Family Day (Ontario holiday)
Monday, February 17, 2014      6 comments

Today is Family Day in Ontario. It was only started a few years ago and it's not observed by all businesses. I get it off work and it's nice to have this long weekend for the long stretch between Christmas and Easter. But I kinda wish it had bee... Read more
Winterlicious brunch
Monday, February 10, 2014      9 comments

Winterlicious is a food festival at restaurants around Toronto. During Winterlicious participating restaurants have a special menu. Yesterday I went for brunch at the Windsor Arms (a posh hotel) for their Winterlicious vegan brunch and this is t... Read more
RIP Pete Seeger
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      3 comments

"Being generous in spirit is a wonderful way to live." ... Read more
board game bar!
Friday, January 24, 2014      5 comments

Snakes and Lagers is a new board game themed bar in Toronto! It's not officially open yet. The same owners have had a board game cafe for a few years called Snakes and Lattes. Hilarious name, and it's *always* busy! We have 2 other board game ca... Read more
The Happiness Project
Thursday, January 02, 2014      5 comments

Hello! I've started a SparkTeam for The Happiness Project. It's a book with sections for each month of the year on how to be happier. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
gid=61745 You can r... Read more
Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År! Bonne Année!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      4 comments

Let's give 2013 a sweet kiss goodbye and let's rock 2014! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
3Uo0JAUWijM&feature=youtu.be ... Read more
God Forsättning!
Monday, December 30, 2013      4 comments

That's the Swedish greeting for the week between Christmas and New Year's. It means something like "Good Continuance" but it doesn't really translate into English. Hope all my Spark Pals are having a nice holiday of some kind with some time... Read more
Night Before Christmas for RUNNERS!
Monday, December 16, 2013      3 comments

This is pretty funny! www.runtheedge.com/2013/
hristmas-runner-style/ ... Read more
trainer appointment
Sunday, December 15, 2013      4 comments

My last blog was asking what I should bring up at my appointment with a trainer at my new gym. Well, one of my commenters was right...it was mostly about trying to sell me an expensive package of training sessions. BUT I enjoyed chatting with th... Read more
questions for trainer
Tuesday, December 10, 2013      2 comments

Hello! I joined a gym a couple weeks ago and tomorrow night I have an appointment with a trainer to teach me about the equipment and give me a fitness profile. Any suggestions on questions I should ask? thanks in advance!... Read more
US Thanksgiving & fall food
Thursday, November 28, 2013      0 comments

I have so many American Spark pals and Facebook pals that I've been getting a lot of Thanksgiving updates. I love Thanksgiving! Canadian Thanksgiving was last month. There's no reason I can't eat Thanksgiving-y food though! Hope you're all ... Read more
big step that looks like a baby step
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      4 comments

I've gotten over my fear of falling of a treadmill and finally did a treadmill run this morning! It's cold and dark so I don't feel like running outside much. If I'm going to run a half marathon next year, I can't afford to not run a few ti... Read more
gym pyjammas
Thursday, November 21, 2013      4 comments

Wearing my sports bra to bed is proven to make it more likely that I'll exercise in the morning before work! I've found the trick that works for me! (Also, having all gym clothes and work clothes ready the night before helps)... Read more

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