Posts Tagged: reThink breast cancer

  • Hey gang!

    I just got back from a fairly short run in my neighbourhood. While I was running, I was thinking about you….YES YOU!!! I was thinking how cool it is that this blog has evolved so much in just one short year! (Can’t believe on Aug.10 it will be my 1 year blogiversary) I’ve had so many great experiences through the medium of this blog.
    If you have been thinking about starting your own blog- my advice is…JUST DO IT. A lot of people tell me they aren’t sure what to write about, or they get on a role for a few posts and then burn out. Remember- there is inspiration ALL AROUND US!

    For example, I can talk about the empty water glass on my desk right now.
    regina pats

    I could tell you that…
    1. I wish it was full because I just got back from a run and I am thirsty, but I have my puppy sleeping on my lap and I don’t want to bug him.
    2. I can also tell you that this glass was given to me by the coach of the Regina Pats! When I was a radio dj in Regina, the coach dropped of a gift basket to welcome me to Regina and this cup was in it.
    3. It actually has a weird shape to it, but I like it. It’s kind of oval and I think it was a manufacturing malfunction, but I love the way it fits on my hand!

    Here’s me in Regina when I was on location for McHappy day! All smiles sisters!

    Mchappy day

    See? Blogging is easy. Don’t let that doubting mush in your head tell you otherwise! Have no fear and just do it:) If you have any questions about blogging, feel free to email me and I will try to help you out. (I am a vet with a year under my belt and all, haha)

    Today I did a guest blog post for Rethink Breast Cancer!! Read my post here! If you are visiting me from that website- PLEASE-stay a while!! “Like” this page and I will LOVE you forever more.

    Thanks!!! xoxo

    In other news, I found out today that I am going on a lil adventure this weekend. We are going to Ocean Resort on Vancouver Island for a Spa and Raw Food weekend! FUN. Remember yesterday when I said I wanted to get more into Raw food, wether it be a class or seminar or something…. WELL I FOUND IT ALL IN ONE PLACE!!

    The weekend includes:

    • Two nights accommodation with ocean-view and balcony
    • Two dinners, two breakfasts, one lunch
    • Raw food un-cooking class with our raw food chef
    • Group yoga session in our yoga room overlooking the ocean
    • Steam bath sessions in our brand new steam room
    • Educational videos on raw food

    ocean resort and spa

    ALL that for a price of $240 per person. It is a steal of a deal, they just started offering these weekends and once it catches on, I honestly wouldn’t doubt if prices go up. If you wanna go, here are the dates coming up.
    July 22, 23, 24
    July 29, 30, 31
    September 2, 3, 4
    September 30, October 1, 2

    I will let you know how it all goes down, but for more info, there website is

    In other totally random news- did you ever own a Furbie?? Remember those things?

    I auditioned today to be the voice of a new generation of these little critters. I never really do character voices, but I thought, heck I have the audition, I might as well try.. Here’s what I came up with….

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    HAHA! Furbie kinda looks like my dog…..White and black with big ears….except Painters eyes are a lot further apart…..

    furbie vs dog

    Ok….past my bedtime!!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a furbie-licious evening!

  • Hello!

    How was your Sunday???!!! When I awoke this morning, I was surprisingly NOT sore at all from yesterday’s race. I obviously wasn’t pushing hard enough. I know I could have ran most of it, but since I haven’t really trained for trail running up a mountain, I took the whole thing very easy. I would LOVE to train for it and actually really give it next year!

    Here was me eager and DRY yesterday morning before the race.ready for seek the peak 2011

    I got to Ambleside pretty early so I could pick up my race pack and stretch and sit in the car trying to stay dry until the race started.

    Seek The Peak 2011, ReThink Breast Cancer

    Runners getting ready for the challenge!

    Seek The Peak 2011, rethink breast cancer
    I did however jump outta my truck to grab one of these ReThink sweatbands.

    Seek The Peak 2011, rethink breast cancer

    Group Stretch!

    Seek The Peak 2011, rethink breast cancer

    Need some early morning climb up a mountain fuel?

    Seek The Peak 2011, ReThink Breast Cancer

    As soon as the race started, Kelli and I were basically soaked!

    Did I finish the race? I had my head cam with me and I made a little video.. Watch to find out if I actually crossed the finish line;)

    YAY! That was fun. The viking in me came out and got me through it…haha

    I must say I have had a really fantastic weekend (despite the rather drab weather). How about that thunder last night??? My puppy Painter was NOT liking it!

    How was your weekend???? Do fill me in!! Highlights??

    Let’s get ready for a kick butt week ahead. If you need a pick me up to your week. Try listening to my “Start Your Day- Daily Meditation”



  • Hello!!!!

    TGIF! I have a relatively slow weekend, so I am really excited about that.

    I could:

    A.) Grab dingy and lounge around at the lake all day….


    B) Hike 16km uphill in order to raise money for Breast Cancer Research at the 8th annual Seek The Peak.

    You guys know me to well! I chose B! My triathlon partner/fellow blogger Kelli agreed to join me on my Trek.

    seek the peak, 2011, grouse grind

    The last race I did was the 5km Mothers Day race in Port Moody with my mom. It was an extremely flat course..tee hee.

    The course tomorrow is a tad bit more challenging….

    I have been making some snacks to bring along, such as my  Vegan Coconut Balls <- recipe!!

    When we moved, I threw out my measuring cups because I wanted to get new, fancy ones- however I still haven’t bought them! So I had to wing it with the measurements. Here’s a picture from the last time I made them.Here’s me today:

    They turned out pretty good:) I threw them in the freezer.

    THEN, I made my HOMEMADE LARA BARS <-recipe. I baked some banana’s with sprinkled cinnamon.

    cinnamon banana

    Blended them up with almonds and dates.

    I love when it rolls in a ball in the processor.

    Smoosh down, place in fridge, cut into bars later!

    I’m also washing my new water bottle in the dishwasher..Camelbak water bottle, MEC
    And I pulled out the shirt I will wear tomorrow. (I figured I’d get in the spirit and wear pink!)

    It is a race with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research. I raised $100 in less than 2 days!!

    *Bill Beard
    *Chelsea Grimson
    *Tyler Korpan
    *Kendra and James McGaughey
    *Josh Rimer

    *You all have some ridiculously, amazing, stellar, ginormous amounts of good Karma and good vibes coming your way.

    I guess I better go get my beauty sleep? I kinda want to cut my bangs too, they are bugging me… We’ll see. Next time we talk though- I will have SEEKED THE PEAK!
    Talk sooooooooooooooooooooon….


  • Hi!

    I met my darling friend Diana and her love Sean for dinner at Vij’s on South Granville St. in Vancouver tonight. Cool thing about these cats is that last January, they met in Hawaii, but they are both originally from Perth, Australia. Dee lives in Vancouver now, but her mate Sean aka “Quarters” still lives in Perth. Anyway, 6 months after their meeting in Hawaii, he flew all the way to Canada from Australia to be with Dee. They are getting along swimmingly as you can tell by the below pictures!! Mike and I were trying to “relight” that honeymoon stage in the presence of them, lol!!

    Haha, Mike is the shyest person I know to kiss in public. He’s a doll. I am Sooooooo happy for Diana and Sean though! (I predict wedding bells and a SWEET place for Mike and I to visit in Australia, haha)

    The East Indian restaurant we went to was delish! (Vij’s Vancouver!!)

    Lots of Vegetarian options! They even had my ultimate true love- 8th Generation Wine! (read my post about my visit to 8th Generation Vineyard!)

    The sommelier was amazing!
    We drank a bottle of 8th Generation Pinot Meunier Rose.

    vij's. 8th generation wine

    Delicious wine!

    Thanks Diana and Sean for such a fun night and thanks to Vij’s in Vancouver (to be honest our server was meh,so/so…but everything else was splendid)

    Styling place.

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS STYLING??? The donations I received for my Seek The Peak Race on Saturday!!!

    My dear childhood friend who owns Korpan Tractor in Saskatoon donated. Thank you Tyler Korpan! (he obviously is a breast cancer cure supporter-check out that awesome PINK tractor her has on his lot!!)

    korpan tractor

    And my friends James and Kendra that live in Yellowknife donated. (Thank you both!!!! lots of love!!!)

    I promise to put my heart and soul into that 16km hike. I am still going solo so far-but if anyone wants to join me- let me know! OH and if you can’t hike Click here to donate.

    Thank you all. I am so excited to “Seek The Peak” on Saturday. I assure you it will be gruelling. But I don’t call myself a tomboy for nothin’!

    Sooooo much love and light and greatness to you all!!! xoxo

  • Greetings Earthlings!!

    How goes your experience on this beautiful planet of ours? I hope it is compelling, exciting and righteous! (what am I on today??? lol)

    I sometimes get struck with inspired thought, such as today. I looked at my schedule and realized that this Saturday morning, I didn’t have anything written down in my calendar. Then I remembered the Seek The Peak poster that was on the top of Grouse Mountain last week when I hiked it with my brother.

    seek the peak 2011, grouse grind

    I thought, “oooohhh it is this Saturday!” 16KM up hill anyone???? I haven’t been “training” for it, but if I can do the FrostBite 45, I can do Seek The Peak!

    I’m NOT going to be running, just a nice brisk walk. Kinda like on the West Coast Trail! lol

    I’ve put the word out to some of my friends who I think might be interested in doing this with me….(It’s kinda last minute, so these girls might already have plans…)

    Might as well ask right?? The worst they can say is no…..

    Kelli…. my triathlon training partner…. wanna hike??

    Chelsea… My highschool team mate, now national beach volleyball champion….wanna hike?

    And Jaclyn…good friend who just raced 160km on her road bike…wanna hike?

    haha! Love all you girls, come join me Saturday if you can…anyone else out there on the www, let me know too if you wanna join me!!! Register HERE!



    These women are Breast Cancer Survivors! 

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE! (every bit helps…even $10 would be fantastic, thank  you in advance!)

    It’s hard to ask people for money, but just think of the good positive vibes you’ll experience by donating. CLICK HERE TO DONATE! (ha, K. I’ll stop- lol)

    Last week I had a doctor visit, she said it is important to do self-examinations on your boobies.

    self check boobs

    Another thing my doc said was to be as healthy as I can. Here’s the yummy green shake I made today. (It’s kind of a variation of my old classic green shake)

    green shake

    I used frozen spinach, strawberries, banana, parsley, cilantro and kale.

    Add in freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice

    juicing oranges, juicing lemons, cuisinart juicer

    And Voila!  Vibrant enzyme filled drink in your belly! Make you feel goooooooooood!

    shake with kale

    Hope you guys had a great day! Let me know if you want to hike with me Saturday. He’s my cute puppy pic of the day…bug puppy