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Mom upsidedown is wow

All moms always amaze me with the things they are capable of doing. They’re the queens of multitasking and fixing boo-boos and boosting egos and picking up after messes and falls and dancing like no one is watching and laughing with you til it hurts and finding the purity of joy in a snuggle and […]

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Hope for a City Aflame

Eighty-eight thousand people have been forced from their homes, refugees from nature’s inferno of a forest fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta. 88,000 newly homeless Canadians. I think of them and hope they find the sun rising on a new day where neighbours and strangers alike unite to rebuild their city, their homes, their lives.  From […]

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Team works

The 10k race this morning was gifted with sunshine and great views. I had a competitive run and finished well. My time was slower than I had hoped, but the hills may have had a small part in that. The best part of it all was rounding that final corner and seeing two beaming and […]

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Magic of place

I loved living in old town Lunenburg. It is such an incredible community with decadently rich history, gorgeous geography, and people who seem to collectively share a sense that we are more than neighbours but are extended family. We sold our sweet old historic home in town and moved to the exact opposite: an eco-friendly […]

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Long weekend love

Long weekends are where it’s at. I can run in daylight hours, we eat amazing meals since we have time to prepare them, we do lots of fun family activities like this weekend’s hike along a spectacular coastal trail, and we drink lots of wine and beer while we read books or magazines! Long weekends […]

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Just Lovely

We’re coming up on our 10th wedding anniversary this year and have been together almost twice that. More than half my life has been with Jen. Without getting too sappy, cheesy, embarrassingly open here, I am thankful for her everyday. Like today, when I selfishly took the opportunity to run 2 hours in the middle of Valentine’s […]

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The shoe fits

1398. Almost 1400. That’s how many kilometres are on my Asics Gel Kayano 20s. That’s 868 miles. Some say runners should get new shoes every 6 months or every 400 miles or when little nagging injuries pop up. I say that these kicks are still kicking and still fit like a sock and don’t cause […]

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Remembering on this day

My great grandfather was a naval pilot in the First World War. Yes, navy pilot. Almost an oxymoron. But he flew observance missions across the English Channel. And he made it home. Other than himself (Clem) and my uncle Joe, I’m not sure of any other direct blood relatives of mine who was active in the military. […]

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