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Easy Carrot Soup Recipe

It’s that time of year again, where the leaves change and the temperatures drop, and I start grumbling until about May or June about the weather. I can’t lie, I do think that Fall is beautiful and there are some nice perks to it (I can run without wanting to die, all the squash and other roast vegetables, blablabla) but I think we can all agree that I’m a Summer girl. It’s not my fault…

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Stepping up my game

I first started running back when I was in grade ten, having somehow been convinced to join the cross-country running team at my high school. I honestly don’t remember what compelled me to join; none of my close circle of friends were on the team, I just did it. Once grade ten was over, I didn’t really run again for years. I think my cross-country coach was disappointed that I didn’t join again in grade…

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Games to play on your long runs

For the most part, I don’t need a whole lot of motivation when I’m running. I am a big fan of listening to good tunes while I run. Between songs with the right BPM (Beats Per Minute) and just being able to enjoy the view as I pound the pavement and trails, I’m usually fine. Also, I’m not actively training for any races so when I go out for a run I’m just doing it…

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12 Weird things runners do

Almost every single time I go out for a run, I find myself thinking about all the fairly weird things that runners do that your average person most likely doesn’t do. It’s not because runners are any less sane than people who do not find pleasure in getting up at the crack of dawn just for the chance to get a finisher’s medal and a free carton of chocolate milk (though some people may argue…

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A few of my favourite things!

I found a fun “Favourites” survey over at Carrots ‘N’Cake and couldn’t resist. One of my favourite things is filling out surveys exactly like this! This one comes from the current issue of Health and were originally answered by Tracey Anderson, fitness star extraordinaire. Here we go! Song that amps me up to workout: This is impossible to answer with just one song. I have a few songs that always get me moving, especially if…

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A return to running

Back when I was diagnosed with vertigo, one of the first things that occurred to me was that it was going to put a massive cramp in my training. For the past three years I ran in the Bluenose Marathon weekend that takes place every May long weekend here in Halifax. The first year I ran the 5K race. I had been on the cross-country running team back in my high school years, but I…

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Yoga for a good night’s sleep

There are so many things that we do in our lives when we try to reclaim our health. We eat better, we juice instead of drinking beer, we have tea instead of wine, we exercise, we do everything right. However, one huge aspect of good health often gets overlooked – sleep. It’s not a big surprise that it does. Sleep is boring. Sleep is for the weak! Right? Wrong. I get the sleep sacrifice, I…

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