BLISTERS AND BLACK TOENAILS

A New Start + Another Trip Around the Sun

Remember my sneak peak from Monday?  Well, I'm happy to say that my new website is LIVE.  You can check it out here.   You may also notice a slight change in the header of my blog as well to tie in with my coaching website.

Everything was done by Chick and Owl Design.They are a brother and sister duo and the sister, Katie, happens to be friends with my little sister for what seems like forever....

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Why I Love Instagram

I've always been a visual person. So it's no accident that I ended up studying visual arts in University and then went on to work in advertising. I think I ended up almost exactly where I should have. I say almost because lately my passions don't always match up with my job. Don't get me wrong, I have a pretty cool job and I think I'm pretty lucky in that regards but sometimes my job can take over...

March: The Month of Challenges

We're only 10 days into March and it's been a busy one, mainly because of work.  All work and no play makes me a little cranky so I've decided that I need to add some fun to the mix in the form of a couple of challenges.  The first one is being hosted by F3 (Further Faster Forever) and it's a badge collectionchallenge. There are badges for all sorts of accomplishments. It's like being in the...

Scenes From A Saturday Morning Run

Those of you that follow me on Instagram know that I constantly take pictures when I'm out on my long runs. In fact, it's rare for me to do a long run without my phone. Sure it adds roughly 15-20 minutes to the time I'm actually out but I don't mind, especially if it's nice out. We live right by Lake Ontario, it's literally at the bottom of our street so you can see it if you stand on our driveway...

Aurevoir...Just in Time for Christmas

As the cab pulled up, I could feel the grin spreading across my face.  I got out and inhaled the cold, crisp air.  Home at last.  I walked into the front hall, dropped my suitcase, went into the kitchen and hugged the kitchen counter.   Yeah, I was happy to be home.

Don't get me wrong. Paris was lovely. The city is beautiful and there was plenty to do. But it lacked the comforts of home. Namely a...