Travel

My 2018 Goals/Targets

My 2018 Goals/Targets

Many many years ago I was an student athlete doing rowing at the university level.  One of our assistant coaches would come around demanding aggressively “What’s your goal?”.  She frequently would tell me that my goal wasn’t good enough.  Her demands on my goals caused […]

5 Highlights of 2017

5 Highlights of 2017

I have to say that 2017 was one of my quieter years.  According to Strava, my longest run was only 7.5 miles long!  I normally run several half marathons a year.  I also didn’t travel as much as I normally do. The reason for these […]

New York City October 2017 – Part I

New York City October 2017 – Part I

Aka NYC in 4 days without a real plan. In late September my husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage.  To celebrate we decided to take a few kid-free days to have a mini-vacation.  We had originally considered going to Iceland, but decided that […]

Catching up on the Last Couple Months (TOL #7)

Catching up on the Last Couple Months (TOL #7)

The last few months have been a whirlwind.  I always find it hard to come back to blogging after an absence, but I mostly blog for myself now, so I apologize for anyone who would have liked to follow along.  I figured I would share […]

Currently… (TOL #6)

Currently… (TOL #6)

It’s Thursday, which means its time for Thinking Out Loud hosted by Running with Spoons.  This week I’m going to follow a currently format to give you a quick update on life. Currently I’m Reading: The Cairo Affair which meets the requirements of Espionage Thriller in […]

Places to Run: Ball’s Falls Niagara Ontario

Places to Run: Ball’s Falls Niagara Ontario

When I tell people where I grow up, I generally just tell them I grew up near the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. It’s a much easier reference than St. Catharines. Most Americans that are familiar with that name associate it with a somewhat notorious […]

Hometown Thoughts (ToL#2)

Hometown Thoughts (ToL#2)

When people ask me what my home town is I’m always a little baffled.  Do I tell them the town in New Brunswick where I was born, or the town near Toronto where I lived as a kid?  I generally opt for the town I […]

Family Biking in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Family Biking in Niagara-on-the-Lake

My parents live in the Niagara Region of Ontario and I spent my high school years there (I mostly stayed in Boston once I went to college, but have spent a fair bit of time up there as an adult).  I headed up there this […]

5 Easy Hikes/Walks At Forillon National Park

5 Easy Hikes/Walks At Forillon National Park

Forillon National Park is at the tip of the Gaspesie Penisula in Quebec Canada.  It is a Penisula itself with the Gulf of the St. Laurence to the North and the Bay of Gaspe to the South.  The Peninsula is the tip of the International […]

Gaspesie Must Do: Rocher Percé and Bonaventure Island

Gaspesie Must Do: Rocher Percé and Bonaventure Island

As promised in my Gaspesie summary post, I plan on breaking up some of the experiences from our recent trip into multiple blog posts.  I am starting off with the boat ride we took around Rocher Perce (Perce Rock) and to Bonaventure island.  Once on […]