Monthly Archives: October 2017

Halloween homework

Posted on October 30, 2017

“What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad”. This year is the year. “Dress up as Trinity from the Matrix for Halloween”

2017 Ragnar Relay Niagara – Race Recap

Posted on May 23, 2017

Wanting to take advantage of early registration price, we were registered for Ragnar Relay for many months. This race has been on my radar (and therefore, on my bucket list) for few years, yet I could never make it happen for two reasons: 1. timing – most of my weekends in the summer would have

SOLO at 7:46 am Oct 24
Ragnar Trail 2018? I am in. :)

OPERATION BUCKET LIST – Write Poetry Every Day For A Week

Posted on February 10, 2017

I can’t remember WHEN I added this item to my bucket list. I know it’s been on there for a while. And I know that a week seemed like a really long time at the time to do something as ethereal and as ephemeral as poetry. I wrote bad love poems in high school –

2016 in review – COMMITMENT

Posted on January 27, 2017

This time around I took the annual review a bit more seriously, which is why I am posting this at the end of January. Turned out when you take things seriously, they take time. Who would have thought? This is brand new information! I do feel like this more-thorough approach results in a much clearer picture,

it’s just hair

Posted on December 29, 2016

“Are you ready?”. My hairstylist is a beautiful blonde, rocking intricate ink on her arms. Her name is Allison, and I found her by Googling all things hair, undercuts, and funky dos in Toronto. I am at Textur Studio, after biting the bullet and making an appointment, Pinterest board in hand. This particular venture started

OPERATION GETTIN’ HITCHED – Marriage in a Bucket – Episode 1

Posted on September 8, 2016

Thanks to my talented friend, Lisa Lightbourn-Lay, instead of a traditional wedding video, I will be launching a web miniseries “OPERATION GETTIN’ HITCHED”. Stay tuned for new episodes each Thursday – until I say “I DO!”. Many women dream of getting married. So I am told. Not many women put that on a bucket list


Posted on August 29, 2016

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”. – Kahlil Gibran Why would I want to run a race barefoot? Not sure. But it’s on the bucket list, so that’s good enough for me. I figure there are enough items on there

why a 100-lb snatch and the relativity of goals

Posted on April 7, 2016

When I first shared my bucket list online, one of the most common responses I received from folks was: “Wow, there are some things on your list that I have already done, or can do easily! I would have never imagined that they are bucket list worthy!”. After all, a flip turn is not that

2015 in review

Posted on January 8, 2016

Here’s what I set out to do at the beginning of this year: Let’s see. Learn? Yes. Absolutely. Go somewhere new. Yep. Nicaragua, baby. Read old books? Some. Thoreau’s Walden is probably the highlight, as I meant to read it for ages. Do something stupid? My god, yes. DNF a race? Twice. 🙂 Very proud of

Spartan Sprint Tahoe 2015 – Race Recap (and an unexpected bucket list item!)

Posted on October 9, 2015

While the Championship Race on Saturday was the highlight of the weekend, lots was happening on Sunday as well – Ultra Beasters took off nice and early, followed by few more waves of the Beast, and then the Spartan Sprint – including the competitive wave, as well as the charity race, special wave for the



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