Oh Monday… Be good to me;) lol

Last night I couldn’t sleep :( and as the icing on the cake, Mike was snoring AND talking in sleep. Here is what went down in the middle of the night…

Mike “Do you have anything?”
Me “What do you mean?”
Mike “Do you have anything????” (a bit louder this time)
Me “Mike! Do I have anything what? What do you mean? Your talking in your sleep!”
Mike “Do you have anything recorded yet?”

At this point I woke him up. It freaks me out when he’s sleep talking!! He does this now and again, he’s done it in front of my brother too. Apparently Mike was sleeping and he said “BOO!” really loud and starts laughing- All in his sleep!!

Ahhh, the joys of sharing your life with someone! (and your bed, haha) We have a queen size- I want a king!

When we are fully awake we have been getting our supplies ready for our 45km trek this weekend in Yellowknife!

Here is our check list from the website:

Mandatory Equipment

  • Route map (provided by us)
  • Backpack
  • Thermos (1 litre at least)
  • Fire starter (i.e., lighter or matches)
  • Personal first aid kit (with blister supplies)
  • Headlamp & spare batteries
  • Red LED light for your backpack
  • Emergency food of 1000 calories¬†(about 4 granola bars)
  • Knife or multi-tool
  • Space blanket or bivvy bag
  • Spare heavyweight toque
  • Spare heavyweight mitts
  • Spare heavyweight socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Whistle
  • Windbreaker
  • Appropriate clothing for the event!!

Optional items:

  • Drinking cup (for water at checkpoints)
  • Sunblock and lip balm
  • Pocket heat packs
  • Ski goggles

See the 8th item on the list?

-Emergency food of 1000 calories (about 4 granola bars)

Well looky here, how about we make our own Granola Bars?homemade granola bars, vegan, raw


-1.5 cups of oats

-1/2 cup of coconut

-1 ripe banana

1/2 cup of chocolate chips (or as many as you want)

1/2 raisins (which I didn’t have, so I went without)

1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar

1/2cup peanut butter (I used almond butter)

2Tb of flax seed (optional)

1.5 tsp cinnamon

1tsp vanilla

I have the WORST handwriting known to man….

All your gear

Start by mashing up your banana in a bowlhomemade granola bars

Start to add in all your other ingredients… Oats, coconuthomemade granola bars
My favourite ingredient! Chocolate chipshomemade granola bars

Mix it well.

Then I lined a tupperware container with saran wrap and pressed it down.homemade granola bars

I left them to sit over night in the freezer to congeal and took them out this morning and cut em uphomemade granola bars

They are super yummy and taste A LOT like Cliff Barshomemade granola bars

If you make your own- be creative. You can add in whatever appeals to you…
OK…one thing is checked off the Mandatory list! haha

This is a super exciting week, filled with action… If you are looking for something fun to do, join us this Wednesday at The Healthy Chef Competition and dinner at The Hyatt Regency Vancouver! It’s a competition between local chefs to see who can make the best tasting dishes out of local produce and healthy foods.Every guest will be given a generous box of produce: apples, pears, bananas, oranges, lemons, potatoes, squash, dried mushrooms, and snow peas, along with recipes and lots of great nutritional ideas! I cannot wait to attend this event!!! Tickets are here!

Now, Mike and I are off to get a helmet camera for our upcoming adventure in Yellowknife. Wooo Hooo!


Question for you:

In this moment, what are you thankful for?

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