Alberta Day 4

Today is going to be a short post because it was rather uneventful.  I’m sore from all the activities yesterday.  I went for a short walk this morning to take photos of some of the monster cottages in this area (see picture below).  After breakfast Kari and I...

Alberta Day 3

Another early start to the day, Chris wanted a good fast run so I rode a mountain bike along side for close to an hour.  When we got back to the cottage, I lead and participated in a Tabata class.When we were showered, Kari announced that we were going to do a hike...

Alberta Day 2

We are staying at Chris’s sister Kari’s cottage in Slave Lake for the long weekend. Last night I finally had a good sleep after a week of not getting enough hours of sleep. We slept in until 6am, which is 8am Toronto time.  I never get up that late in...

Alberta Day 1

Today started at 4am to finish the last-minute packing and catching an early morning flight to be in Edmonton for 10am.  Chris’s brother Geoff and his girlfriend came and picked us up at the airport and made our way to Canada’s first and only natural pool.  Admittedly...

Learning to Love Summer

Since my friend Yasemin died I’ve tried a lot harder to be a better friend, daughter and sister, like she was. I enjoy the people in my life right now.  One goal I’ve started working on is coming out to more events that I’m invited to in the summer.  I tend to...

Long Walk Lessons and Discoveries

Since June, Tracey, whom I’ve known since I was 5, has been joining me on my weekly long distance walks.  In the summer I like to start my walks as early as possible (sometimes before sunrise) which makes it difficult to find someone to start with me. Those who...

Kelp Noodles Recipe

It’s only May and I’m too hot and cranky to cook. Since discovering how good Kelp Noodles are and what an awesome salad I made with them I’ve changed my attitude about summer in one bite. Kelp Noodles require no cooking. This has become my new...

Day Six at Ski for Light

Today was a free day and I chose to stay in Vernon to do my long walk to check out the town. On the map it didn’t look like there was much green space so I chose Kalamalka Lake as my destination point. What can I say about Vernon? There are lots of gas stations,...

Day Five at Ski for Light

Today was the five km race day.  Chris asked me if I wanted to guide because there wasn’t a guide assigned for Chris yet.  Chris wasn’t concerned about winning (because that wouldn’t happen with me guiding!) so I agreed to it as something fun to do....