Hiking Parc Sutton QC

Hiking Parc Sutton QC

I love hiking and love exploring new trails. I often go to the US to climb the 4000 foot mountains in New Hampshire but I also try out new trails around the Eastern Townships of Quebec every week with my children and my dog. I found this very helpful website that lists all of the hiking trails in the area with detailed descriptions and trail length.  My best friend Jessie is on maternity leave right now so we are determined to do many adventures together while she is off work. I planned out a big trip for a Friday a… » Continue Reading

Scotiabank Ottawa Half Marathon 2015 #TORW2015

Scotiabank Ottawa Half Marathon

The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend took place May 23rd and 24th 2015, #TORW2015. I was asked to be a part of the social media team known as TEAM AWESOME! This team was made up of runners of all ages competing in all the races offered this weekend: 2k, Kids Marathon, 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon. #TeamAwesome has been sharing our training progress and excitement on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our blogs with the hastag #TORW2015 since the winter. We have all been very pumped for this event.      My husband Greg, my friend Monica, her husband Adam,… » Continue Reading

Weekly Run Report {25/05/15}

Weekly Run Report {25/05/15}

I have created this weekly run report to keep track of all of my workouts. I love listing my stats and seeing how I am improving each week. I really believe that recording your workouts, especially your runs and paces helps to see your progress more clearly.  Hope you’ll follow along on my weekly adventures.       Monday, May 18th 2015 RUN 14km TIME: 1:37:12 PACE: 6:56 min/km – Burnt 1027 calories Monica and I pushed off our long run from Sunday until Monday since it was a holiday here. We ran in the morning on hilly country roads.   … » Continue Reading

Fit Family Feature #42 (Becky)

Fit Family Feature #42 (Becky)

This weekly post series for Country Fit Family is called Fit Family Feature. In this series I will be interviewing fellow fit parents about what they do for exercise and how they make time for fitness in their busy lives.  I know as parents we are always pressed for time and are often exhausted at the end of the day. Working out is usually the last thing on our to-do lists. I am hoping the Fit Family Features will showcase how other parents are managing and perhaps inspire others to get active.            In this week’s Fit Family Feature,… » Continue Reading

Boys and Their Dog – Snuggling {Wordless Wednesday}

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My boys and our Golden Retriever, Gunner are completely in love. We got Gunner from a breeder when he was 8 weeks old. He is now 7 months old and he and the boys are inseparable. When researching dog breeds I fell in love with Goldens for their temperament and the fact that they love the rough and tumble way kids play. They enjoy being cuddled and Gunner is definitely a great example of the breed.       

Hiking Lonesome Lake NH

Hiking Lonesome Lake, NH

On Saturday May 9th 2015, we took the family on an adventure, Hiking Lonesome Lake NH.  My little boys and I spend A LOT of time outside walking and hiking nature trails. They are almost 3 and 4.5 years old. During the winter I pulled them in their sled most of the time when we hit the trails but now that the snow is gone they have been doing longer and longer walks and are loving it.  I love hiking and have a goal set of hiking all the 4000 footers in New Hampshire. The 4000 Footers are 48 mountains… » Continue Reading

Weekly Run Report {18/05/15}

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I have created this weekly run report to keep track of all of my workouts. I love listing my stats and seeing how I am improving each week. I really believe that recording your workouts, especially your runs and paces helps to see your progress more clearly.  Hope you’ll follow along on my weekly adventures.       Monday, May 11th 2015 PUSH UPS Set 1: 1 full push up + 16 modified Set 2: 1 full push up + 14 modified Set 3: 6 modified I tried a few times in set 3 to do a full but I couldn’t get… » Continue Reading

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky {17/05/15}

Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky

Welcome to my ongoing Cloth Diaper Giveaway Linky. If you are new to cloth-diapering and need to increase your stash of cloth diapers or if you are just addicted to cloth diapers like the rest of us, this is the place to be. Enter to win tons of free fluff! Bloggers: Feel free to add as many relevant giveaways as your wish and browse around and enter a few as well. Add your Cloth Diaper & Cloth Diapering Accessory (wetbags, cloth wipes, wool dryer balls, laundry soap for cloth, mama cloth) giveaways to the linky. This is an ongoing linky… » Continue Reading

Fit Family Feature #41 (Stephanie)

Fit Family Feature #41 (Stephanie)

This weekly post series for Country Fit Family is called Fit Family Feature. In this series I will be interviewing fellow fit parents about what they do for exercise and how they make time for fitness in their busy lives.  I know as parents we are always pressed for time and are often exhausted at the end of the day. Working out is usually the last thing on our to-do lists. I am hoping the Fit Family Features will showcase how other parents are managing and perhaps inspire others to get active.          In this week’s Fit Family Feature, I… » Continue Reading

Recognize Seasonal Pet Allergies #ItchyPetSeeYourVet plus $100 GIVEAWAY

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My family and I got our Golden Retriever puppy from a breeder in December. Gunner is now 7 months old and such a wonderful family pet. He has definitely became an integral part of our family. My little boys look at him as a brother, playing with him and giving him hugs and kisses all day long. It is easy to think of him as human with his facial expressions, mannerisms and happy Golden grin. Pet owners have to be careful though in not looking for human-like demonstrations of illness or allergies in our dogs. Human-like they may be but… » Continue Reading