Oh The Lessons Of Spartan

Spartan, oh you're a beast of a thing! There is a big difference between 5 kilometers and 5 miles.  Not only in distance but in my mindset as well. So, there we were at the starting line of the Spartan Sprint at Fort Carson when I was corrected…the course isn’t an easy 5k, but a 5 miler chalk full steep inclines. Well now, there’s a mind f**k for ... Continue Reading

Outward Bound Veterans Program

Ok, Outward Bound Canada Veterans Program. Get me the f&*k out of here. Now. Those were my thoughts by the first night, and the second, and the third for that matter. What the H-E-double hockey sticks did I get myself into?!? I'm uncomfortable, unprepared, unsure, angry, tired, moody, overwhelmed, and out of place. This just might ... Continue Reading

5 Stops That Make Sundays My Healthiest Day!

Everyone celebrates Fridays, in all of its glory for finishing the work week, as my Facebook feed can attest. Fridays are great, lovely even, but this year it's Sunday that reigns supreme as my favourite health driven day! Sure, there is the notion that Sundays are for rest (and they are mostly) but with such a busy schedule (work, school, sleep ... Continue Reading

Life List: Lethal Ladies take on a Tough Mudder!

Thanks to the Lethal Ladies (how's that for a kickass team name eh?) another Life List item is completed with gutso - hello Tough Mudder! Do you have what it takes? Tough Mudder Toronto brought to the table 17 kms, 4 hills (ski hills!), and over 20 obstacles packed into one intimidating hard-ass course!  It was grueling, challenging, and ... Continue Reading

I AM SPARTAN!

7.5 mud laden kilometers, 3 massive steep hills, 15 grueling obstacles, 9 great friends, thousands of course mates and over 2 hours to complete.  Welcome to Ottawa's Spartan Race. Did you participate in Spartan this year? My legs are still shaking from exhaustion, taking a shower stung from all the cuts and I'm so bruised - I look tanned!!! ... Continue Reading