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The Road To 5K: Day 3

And so I come to the end of my first week of training. In a mere 6 days, I’ve gone from a couch-loving, Netflix-watching Irish girl to a couch-loving, Netflix-watching Irish girl who can also jog a 3.5km without dying. Much. Dying much.  “I hate healthy living. There’s no alcohol and you have to jog.”…

Vegan Chickpea Curry Soup

Vegan Chickpea Curry Soup

I always try to keep chickpeas on hand. I buy dried chickpeas in bulk, soak 3-4 cups of them overnight and then rinse them and boil them for 1.5 hours the next day. Once cooled, I freeze them in 2 cup measurements in Ziploc baggies. Then, whenever I want chickpeas, I just defrost a baggie and boom,…

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The Road To 5K: Day 2

Previously on The Road To 5K: The Prelude and Day 1. Yesterday morning, I breathlessly completed Week 1: Workout 2 on the C25K app and, though I had figured it would be easier than Workout 1, I was wrong. It was not. It was much harder. My body was still sore from the first workout two…

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The Road To 5K: Day 1

For ‘The Road To 5K: The Prelude’, click here!  So it’s the morning after the first training session the night before and….ouch! Had I written this post last night, I would have replaced ‘ouch’ with ‘OH GOD WHYYYYY?!’. But alas, I waited.  All that lying on the floor overheating, downing water and eating Chickpea Curry…

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The Road To 5K: The Prelude

I’ve never run in my life. Not once. Not ever. I used to see kids running around on the playground when I worked in Korea and think, ‘I couldn’t run like that if a bear was chasing me’. And now that I live in Alberta and the chances of an actual bear chasing me is…

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The Energy Crisis Is Over!

You will all be happy to know the energy crisis of 2016 has been resolved. The Red Bull energy crisis that is. You see, I eat a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sesame-free and preservative-free diet (not by choice) and, because The Canadian One is diabetic, we also eat low-carb. Salad. Lots of colorful vegetables. Salad. Fruit.…

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11 Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

   1. St. Patrick was actually British. The Irish kidnapped him and forced him to work alone on a mountain as a shepherd. One day, he escaped and returned to Britain where he studied Christianity for many years. He later returned to Ireland to teach the small island about Christianity and spread the word of…