RunTOBeer: Urban adventure and craft beer

When I finish a run in the summer (heck, any season I suppose), I love to reward myself with a cold beer. With RunTOBeer, that beer is built right in. Headed by Tej and Dan, RunTOBeer was started in early 2014 but has certainly found its stride this summer with sometimes over 100 people showing…

2015 reads

I’m disappointed to say that I have read a bizarre and unrelated collection of books in the first half of 2015 and at 21 books read, am behind for  my goal of reading 50 books. With the summer ahead, I’m determined to get my numbers up again! Why have I had trouble finding the time…

Power Yoga Jam

I was never a huge fan of yoga. I’m not great at “releasing all thoughts” or “feeling presence” and I am wildly inflexible. After taking a few classes over the years at different studios here and there, I have found yoga to be more interesting to me, especially as a runner with tight hips. Since…

Healthy, soft, blueberry oatmeal breakfast cookies

Everyone has their own breakfast cookie recipe. Some people use the work “healthy” in the post and when I check out the recipe I see loads of butter and sugar. What gives? Last week, I had a staggering craving for soft, enormous oatmeal cookies. They used to have some in the cafeteria of my university and…

Juice Matters

I’ve found the most amazing cold-pressed, Canadian juice company. I was at Whole Foods a few weeks ago for a quick salad bar lunch with my fiance, when I first tried Juice Matters. Since I don’t have a juicer, I’m always looking to try new juices when I’m out, so I got chatting with Carla,…

Surfset Toronto

Not only did we not have a white Christmas, but it was 9 degrees and rainy on Christmas eve. Now though? Well, now it’s the worst part of winter, folks. Cold, dry (so dry) and dark. I actually wouldn’t even mind the occasional bit of snow! I’ve come to terms with running outside in the winter after…

Seriously Delish: A Cookbook Review

Hi there. Do you like to eat whole foods? How about whole grain? Kale? Vegan and clean? Well, friends – this post isn’t for you. Yeah… this isn’t your average cookbook. I’ve been a fan of How Sweet It Is for a while now, and I first raved about it about a year ago. Yes,…

5 Peaks Trail Running Series

I’ve been running since the spring of 2013, but it was only last year that I tried trail running. A friend I met on Twitter, Jessica Kuepfer, was an ambassador for a race series called 5 Peaks and couldn’t say enough good things about it. There were six races, one per month from April to…

Books read in 2014

Happy, happy new year everyone. Every year I try to read 50 books. The past two years, I was successful. This year, sadly, I fell just short at 48. The last month of the year was a real struggle for me in many ways, so unfortunately reading took a backseat. I want to share the highlights…

Bread baking

My friend Emma and I always recommend shows to each other. From Downton Abbey to Top Chef, we tend to have each other’s numbers. When she recommended the Great British Bake Off to me, I was skeptical. A show that’s just about baking? I’m the one that’s always bored to tears in the Top Chef…