Category Archives: Active Lifestyle

An Epic Journey

No one has ever suggested I plan too small, but this time even I am in awe of the adventure we are about to undertake. “We” includes my long-time friend and hiking partner, Helen.  Since our retirement 6 years ago, … Continue reading

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It’s A Struggle

For the past couple of days I’ve been browsing through my photo library looking for inspiration for a story.  Anything. … but I’ve been coming up with nothing.  What do you do when the most creative thing you can come … Continue reading

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Panic In A Pasture

Earlier today I had a conversation with Ally Bean, via the comments section of her blog post on The Spectacled Bean, about an encounter between some cows and a turtle.  Spoiler Alert – the turtle was a total badass. This … Continue reading

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A Bone Of Contention

Earlier this summer I wrote a post about my cycling accident and the broken collarbone that caused all my summer plans to come crashing down. I held out hope for 8 long weeks that by mid August I would have my summer … Continue reading

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When In Doubt, Wear Red

When In Doubt, Wear Red – Bill Blass The colour red evokes many feelings – danger and anger on one side, with passion and energy on the other.  Either way, red is an emotionally intense colour and a shameless attention grabber. Perhaps it … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: Time To Wrap Up June

I can’t believe July is already stomping its feet in the wings waiting for its time on stage … and yet on the other hand, I feel like so much life was crammed into the past 4 weeks. June was a rush of … Continue reading

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… And So It Happened

I can’t help wonder if I jinxed myself.  I’m superstitious that way. Recently I wrote a post to celebrate Mary J Melange’s declared Bike Month.  I talked about my various learnings along the way to becoming a cyclist – particularly … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels

The month of June has been declared “Bike Month” by Mary at Mary J Melange and she has challenged some of us to write about our biking experiences. Unlike Mary, and Dan at No Facilities, I have no motorcycle experience – I consider … Continue reading

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A Return to Normal

I’ve been away for what feels like a very long time. Entertaining my visitors from Holland and playing tourist became a full time job. Now that my cousin has returned home, I’m vaguely feeling a bit at loose-ends. It’s time to reassemble … Continue reading

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M = Majorca, Spain

Years ago when I was doing Ironman races, Gilles and I would go to various training camps organized by our Canadian coaches. In 2007, the annual spring training camp was in Majorca. So what does it look like when a group … Continue reading

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