This is my fitness, nutrition and general life blog. I work as a geologist / geophysicist and I relocated to Canada from the UK (alone). I live in Quebec. My favourite things are my family, photography, travelling, eating, cooking, sports, reading, writing and music.

 

Les Mills Pump

I went back to my favourite programme today. I can’t believe how much fitness I’ve lost. I almost died working out with 20lb for 25 minutes. Last year I was doing the 55 minute workouts with 50lb and could have gone heavier (but didn’t because I needed a squat rack).

Also, I haven’t had a fizzy drink in two days! That’s a huge deal for me. I’m a Dr Pepper-holic.

trailflow:

77 year old ultrarunner Barbara Macklow
I wanna be just like her!
I don’t mean to finish fast, i want to finish a lot of races for years on end!
source trailrunnermag.com

trailflow:

77 year old ultrarunner Barbara Macklow

I wanna be just like her!

I don’t mean to finish fast, i want to finish a lot of races for years on end!

source trailrunnermag.com

Bumbling Through the Mountains

cityofmountains:

This morning, I decided that I really needed to get out into a beautiful long run. No cell service, no company, no music. Just a beautiful trail and strangers to meet. So I headed out on the Conundrum Creek trail which takes you to Conundrum Hot Springs.

It’s a beautiful 8.5 mile trail…

intimesgonebyblog:

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.
She registered for the race under the gender-neutral “K. V. Switzer”. Race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race, and according to Switzer said, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, who was running with her, shoved Semple aside and sent him flying, and other runners provided a shield for her. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

Niagara Falls half-marathon in June 2015? Yes, I think so. Kathrine Switzer is going to be there too! OMG she’s one of my heroes!

intimesgonebyblog:

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.

She registered for the race under the gender-neutral “K. V. Switzer”. Race official Jock Semple attempted to physically remove her from the race, and according to Switzer said, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend Tom Miller, who was running with her, shoved Semple aside and sent him flying, and other runners provided a shield for her. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.

Niagara Falls half-marathon in June 2015? Yes, I think so. Kathrine Switzer is going to be there too! OMG she’s one of my heroes!

charlottelabouff:

vua2:

I’ll never understand people who don’t drink alcohol

Maybe they know what alcohol can do to people, maybe they fear liver failure, maybe they had a family member or friend that died from an alcohol related accident, maybe they don’t feel the need or desire to drink, it’s really not that hard to comprehend.

I’ll never understand why my decision to not drink alcohol seems to annoy other people like vua2! At 31, I’m old enough to know if I do or do not want an alcoholic drink so I find it quite rude when someone tries to use peer pressure to get me to drink or sees it as a personal challenge.

(Source: vua)

girlmeetscam:

Amen. Here’s to fitting into my ‘fat jeans’ from 2 years ago again this winter. #getfit #girlmeetsfitness #livefit #fitmom #fitness #workout #nomorefatjeans #yogapantsforever

girlmeetscam:

Amen. Here’s to fitting into my ‘fat jeans’ from 2 years ago again this winter. #getfit #girlmeetsfitness #livefit #fitmom #fitness #workout #nomorefatjeans #yogapantsforever