Nova Scotia 5K Foam Fest 2015

One of my goals for 2015 is to participate in at least three races that I haven’t done before, and when I found out that Foam Fest was coming to Nova Scotia this year I knew that I had to go!

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I ran Mud Hero back in 2013 and while mud is fun, paring it with foam is perfection. Who doesn’t want to get covered in mud AND foam!? Well, realistically I’m sure lots of people, but there are even more of us who think it sounds like a good time!

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5K Foam Fest is an obstacle course and while there is a certain level of physical fitness needed, the focus of this race is on having fun – not on how fast you can finish. Some of the obstacles can be challenging and push you out of your comfort zone, but if you need to opt out of any obstacle for whatever reason, you can!
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Fitness Friday: Body Sculpt Tricep Workout

Happy Friday friends! Today I’m sharing with you another video for my Body Sculpt playlist that will eventually take you through a full Body Sculpt strength training class! Today’s song is a tricep song, so you’ll need to grab a pair of weights.

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In the video I’m only using 2lb weights because all my heavier weights are in my car (the life of a travelling fitness instructor 😉 ) but you want to choose weights that will fully fatigue your triceps by the end of the song. So, if you finish the song and your arms aren’t tire – you need to up your weights next time!

There was also a certain grey kitty who snuck into the room and spend the whole video weaving back and forth between my legs and getting into trouble. Silly girl.

Anyway, if you try out the video let me know how you like it – and have a great weekend!

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Healthy Canada Day Treats

Next week is the beginning of July which means us Canadians will be celebrating Canada Day! For me Canada Day is often filled with a barbecue, strawberry shortcake, and if I’m lucky fireworks. I know for many people it can be easy to let the whole day go to the dogs nutritionally speaking, so I decided to put together this post with a couple healthy Canada Day treat ideas for you!canada day

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The first idea is for red and white fruit sorbet!

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Brigadoon Wine & Dash 2015

A week ago Sunday I participated in the very first Brigadoon Wine & Dash fun run through the Vineyards of the Gaspereau Valley. This was an all-day event open to both walkers and runners alike, and weather wise it was pretty much perfect. There were times I was down right cold, but most of the time I was comfortably warm without being hot.

There were four vineyards participating, and somewhere around 400 participants. Each particiapant chose a starting/finishing winery when they registered, and from there we all ran/walked/moved in a clockwise direction from one vineyard to the next. So probably 1/2-3/4 of the participants never crossed paths be we were all moving in the same direction, at the same time, but in different parts of the course.

All those darn hills aside, I don’t have anything negative to say about this run. From what I saw and experienced, it was very well organized, and a really great time was had by all.

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If they do this run again I would definitely sign up again, though I think it would have been even more fun to do with a friend (or two), and even walk it instead of running.

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One thing I would do differently next time is I would register to start/finish at Gaspereau Vinyards as the distance between in and Grand Pre Vinyard is the farthest on the route, and it would be nice to get it out of the way first, and then tackle the mountain to Luckett’s right after that. I feel badly for those who started/finished at Luckett’s and had to hit that hill at the end of the 18km. Oye. Just look at the elevation map from my Polar (that big spike is the hill to Luckett’s)

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Hahahaha, oh my gosh, it was SOO hilly!!!

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2015 Goal Check-In: Improving Photography

Hi everyone! I decided since we are almost through June (what in the what!?) I should do a little check in on my goals for 2015!

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The number one goal on my list was to improve my photography and learn how to use my new DSLR and we’re going to come back to that in just a minute because I want to quickly look over my other goals first.

My second goal was to read 24 books, and as of right now my total stands at 14, so I’m well on my way to achieving that one (Especially since I tend to read a lot in the summer).

Third on the list was creative writing… I haven’t even started yet. Oops. But I’m still confident I can get 50,000 words of creative writing done before year’s end. I just need to get to work!
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