I finally did it. Four months ago, I started running. Using the Couch to 5K app, I gasped my way through running for one single minute at a time. Sixteen weeks later, I’m running 5K in half an hour. It took twice as long as the program was supposed to last, but I took it in my stride, pushed … More The Last Run
So. Been a while. I kind of fell off the radar the last few days, but for good reason. Because it’s also been a while since I could say something else: that I’m an English teacher. But I officially am! Well, officially classes haven’t begun yet (I’m starting in the August semester), but I’ve been hired … More Happy English Teacher
Ever since leaving Korea earlier than planned, I’ve been having a lot of confidence issues. It’s a powerful thing to admit to yourself that you’ve reached your limit – and definitely is an important lesson to learn. But at the same time admitting to yourself you can’t do something you were sure you could manage … More Learning From Running
My sister’s visiting from Toronto so I decided to spend some quality time oil painting with her. She’s never used oils before, and I’m always keen to get people to try it since I’m a huge fan of the medium myself. While she was doing her own splendid thing, I in turn decided to try … More An Eye in 5 Steps
I will get around to more of this soon, but for now, I’m just going to leave this here: Comic Con is the best.
Welcome to the 401st post! I was keeping such a close eye on when to post up a special 400th piece that I don’t know how this one slipped by. That said, I think yesterday’s Canada Day write up was a very apropos, grounding sort of post to have gotten that honour. So while this is … More 400th (or Rather 401st) Post: How to Keep Going
Some days you manage to pack everything in and roll through your schedule like a bowling ball’s strike. Other days you fall asleep at 8pm whilst watching Adventure Time and wake up at 4am panicking that you missed your bus. Needless to say, I did the latter last night. I never wrote yesterday’s blog post, prepared my … More Listening to Your Body
Not too long ago, a friend of mine suggested I come with her to try out a trampoline fitness class at House of Bounce in Montreal. A fitness class on a trampoline? I thought. Hellz to the yes. I ended up going today after work, my exercise gear all packed and ready in my bag. … More Trampolines: Free Trial Fitness Class at Montreal’s House of Bounce
Since I had so much spare time yesterday after going in early for my commute, I figured today I’d leave a little later and make time for a morning jog. I’d come home yesterday with full intention to go running…but what with the heat, the winding down of first-day-adrenaline, and just general fullness from two … More Good Morning, Chambly! Afternoon, Montreal!
Andrea is back in Montreal as of tonight!! No doubt she’ll be posting about this soon, but as her Brain Twin feeling the psychic waves growing stronger as her plane nears, I couldn’t help but jump the gun and announce this most pleasant of news. Already have plans to hang out this weekend. In other … More Arrival and Beginnings