Hello blog world! It has been a little while, over 3 months to be exact. And what a few months it has been.
Celebrating 5 years living in Vancouver with a hike up Hollyburn Mountain at Cypress Provincial Park
Hiking up the Sea to Sky trail to catch the sunset from a mountaintop and take the gondola back down
Training for my first ultramarathon (a 50 km trail race outside of San Francisco) and exploring new trails with new friends on Vancouver’s North Shore
Celebrating 5 years of friendship with my grad school girls with a kayaking tour of Deep Cove and brunch at Cafe Orso
The ultimate charcuterie board experience: attending my first Cheese and Meat Festival (the hunt for Vancouver’s best charcuterie board continues)
Climbing up Coliseum Mountain: over 6 hours, 28 km, and close to 6000 feet of elevation gain. Now that’s what I call a training run!
16 hours in Toronto in October, including dinner with my family, a visit to my Grandma’s, coffee with friends, and a run in High Park
A Thanksgiving long weekend spent in the Maritimes. First up, a quick stop at my alma mater, Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.
Followed up by 4 days of sunshine in Prince Edward Island: runs in the national park, visits to the market, beach walks, and family time.
While we might not have had turkey in PEI, we did have an unforgettable dinner experience with Chef Michael Smith and his Fire Brigade team at the Inn at Bay Fortune – a 4 hour feast created from locally-sourced food all cooked by some form of fire!
A lot of running – and a few runs on some particularly spectacular fall days
Running my third marathon, as a training run (yeah, I don’t get it either) – but this time on the trails
In the midst of those adventures, there have been plenty of cups of coffee, trying new restaurants (Hey Kokomo and L’Antipasto have been favourites), and working. And suddenly, it’s December and winter is upon us. I had my first taste of snow with a hike up the BCMC trail and walk through Grouse Mountain’s Light Walk this past week.
I hope fall has treated you well! I promise to be back a little sooner this time with recaps of my first ultramarathon, my experience training for the race, and a trip to San Francisco.