Archive August 2016
7 days on Prince Edward Island: best beaches, running and walking routes (in photos)

7 days on Prince Edward Island: best beaches, running and walking routes (in photos)

Earlier this August, I returned to Prince Edward Island for the first time in 5 years. It was 7 glorious days of eating, beach walking, running, and…

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 11

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 11

On October 9, 2016, I will be running Marathon No. 2: the Portland Marathon. Follow along as I post my weekly training recaps. All training recaps can…

7 days on Prince Edward Island: the food

7 days on Prince Edward Island: the food

For 20 years, my family and I spent a few weeks every summer on Prince Edward Island in Canada’s East Coast. I also spent 4 years away…

Marathon Training Take 2: What’s different

Marathon Training Take 2: What’s different

I learned a lot training for and running my first marathon. You can read my post on 26 Lessons Learned here. I made it through relatively unscathed…

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 10

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 10

On October 9, 2016, I will be running Marathon No. 2: the Portland Marathon. Follow along as I post my weekly training recaps. All training recaps can…

3 days on Salt Spring Island: what to see, eat and do (day 3)

3 days on Salt Spring Island: what to see, eat and do (day 3)

Salt Spring Island is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. It is the perfect long weekend getaway: coastal scenery, moderate…

3 days on Salt Spring Island: what to see, eat and do (day 2)

3 days on Salt Spring Island: what to see, eat and do (day 2)

Salt Spring Island is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. It is the perfect long weekend getaway: coastal scenery, moderate…

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 9

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 9

On October 9, 2016, I will be running Marathon No. 2: the Portland Marathon. Follow along as I post my weekly training recaps. All training recaps can…

Race Recap: MEC North Vancouver 10K Trail Race

Race Recap: MEC North Vancouver 10K Trail Race

Last weekend, I signed up for my first MEC race and completed the North Vancouver 10 km trail race. Early Saturday morning, Alyson picked up Alyssa, Jan, and…

3 days on Salt Spring Island: what to see, eat and do (day 1)

3 days on Salt Spring Island: what to see, eat and do (day 1)

Salt Spring Island is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. It is the perfect long weekend getaway: coastal scenery, moderate…

Danielle Leroux

I am a runner, healthy foodie, city explorer, and adventurer on Canada's west coast.

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  • While I love life on the west coast, it's never easy living on the other side of the country from many friends and family. Grateful for trips home, no matter how long or short (this weekend!) they may be. Back to YVR ✈️
  • Soaking up that Toronto sunshine ☀️
  • Had some of the best vegan food ever at @plantatoronto tonight! I've often been left disappointed (and hungry 😅) by new plant based eateries but this totally exceeded expectations. Loved all the dishes we tried from the cheesy queso dip (pictured here) to the peanut butter chocolate "terrarium" for dessert.
  • Springtime in Victoria #flashbackfriday meanwhile in Toronto... ❄️🌧☀️
  • Last night's surprisingly purple sunset, a welcome sight after a day of rain #tbt
  • From west coast to east coast (sort of! 😛) Toronto bound ✈️ where there is apparently a rainfall warning #cantescapeit