2019: Year in Review

I started with a daily collages of pools I swam in. There were so many, I got all the way to March! April I started on bodies of water I’ve swam in. 2019 was probably one of the most profound years of my life. It started with reading Jon Kabat Zinn’s...

Long Distance Walks Update

This past Fall I taught vegetarian cooking classes in High Park. It fell on a Saturday which is my walking day. The job went from 9am-3:15pm. For the first time since I started these walks five years ago, I had to change things up a bit. Beet Muffins were a hit of...

Vacation Day 8: Sydenham Lake

I didn’t want to spend my birthday driving for hours. We’ll be doing lots of that to get back home tomorrow. I haven’t had a running workout all week and thought it would be a nice birthday thing to do. We drove about 20ish minutes to Syndenham and...

Vacation Day 7:Big Rideau Lake

Today I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. My legs ached and felt like I needed more sleep. I was still determined to get Chris and I out the door to Murphy’s Point Provincial park. The drive to Murphy’s point was a bit shorter than yesterday’s...

Vacation Day 6: Mazinaw Lake

We left the house at 7:30am today for the 1.5 hour drive to Bon Echo. I’ve been wanting to go to this Provincial park for a while now. A friend keeps inviting me year after year to her cottage near there but the timing never works out. Today I finally made it...

Vacation Day 5: Lake Ontario-Big Sandy Bay

We were slow getting ready this morning, mostly because we didn’t really have a plan on what to do. We both need to do a strength workout so we improvised with what we had and did a mostly body weight workout. After our muscles got some action, we drove to a...

Vacation Day 4:Charleston Lake

We both got up early, a rare thing for Chris to be up at the same time as I am. We had made a plan to go to Charleston Lake Provincial park. It’s a 90 minute drive so I was happy to get going early. I had been looking forward to hiking the Blue Mountain trail in...

Vacation 3: Cole Lake

Today I woke up to the crow of a rooster.  We’ve past old barns around here but haven’t actually seen any of the animals other than horses and grazing cows. It was a slow start because we went to bed late last night without making a plan for today.  I decided to swim...