What I’ll be drinking on Canada Day

While my craft beer knowledge may pale in comparison to a Prud’homme certified drinker or a brewery sales rep, my motto is to talk about beer when the opportunity arises and if I see something I’ve never had before, I try it. Tasting whatever I can has helped to develop my palate and I’ve meet so many new and awesome people…

It’s trail running season!

I’m so excited that the trails are free of ice and ready for runners – it’s time for the 5 Peaks Race Series! I’m thrilled that I’ve been asked again to be a 5 Peaks Ambassador for the Ontario race series. I’ll be at each race over the course of the summer and in between,…

Altra “Eggcellent” Adventure

Exciting news: As an ambassador for Altra running shoes, I’ve got THREE pairs of shoes to giveaway to celebrate Easter weekend! Join me and attend RunTOBeer: The Great Friday Edition at the Brewer’s Backyard at Evergreen Brickworks and after the run, runners will have the chance to win one of THREE pairs of Altra Intuition/Instinct 3.0’s. The idea…

My 2016 Race Calendar

Throughout this winter/spring training season, I’m blogging for Canadian Running Magazine. If you haven’t seen it already, check out my first post by clicking here. Essentially, I’m working with a coach for the first time in my life to aim to hit a 1:40 PB at the GoodLife Half in May. It’s been a real…

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…