My Marathon Training Essentials Part 1: Favourite Clothing

My Marathon Training Essentials Part 1: Favourite Clothing

Running itself can be very simple: put on a pair of shoes and go. But, when you start running more or training for a long-distance race, it can…

Alaskan Cruise Part 4: Epic whale sightings and Ketchikan

Alaskan Cruise Part 4: Epic whale sightings and Ketchikan

In case you missed it, check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of our Alaskan cruise adventures. In May 2016, my family and I embarked…

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 4

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 4

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…

26 Lessons I Learned from my First Marathon

26 Lessons I Learned from my First Marathon

In May 2016, I ran my first marathon: BMO Vancouver Marathon. Read more about my experience here. Training for and running the marathon changed my life and I…

My Essential Foods and Ingredients for Whole30 & Healthy Eating

My Essential Foods and Ingredients for Whole30 & Healthy Eating

In June 2016, I attempted the Whole30 challenge. Read about my experience here and find 30 days of meal ideas here. I quickly learned that, while Whole30…

8 hours in Victoria: what to see, eat & do

8 hours in Victoria: what to see, eat & do

Taking one of the floatplanes from Vancouver Harbour to Vancouver Island has been on my adventure bucket list ever since I moved to Vancouver. Over Canada Day…

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 3

Portland Marathon Training Reflections: Week 3

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 in Kelowna: where to go, what to eat & drink

3 days in Kelowna: where to go, what to eat & drink

Visiting Kelowna for a few days? Here is what I did: places to see, hiking trails, restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, and of course, wineries. In May 2016, we…

What I ate during the Whole30 challenge

What I ate during the Whole30 challenge

Earlier this month, I attempted the Whole30 food challenge to refocus on eating whole unprocessed food and stop relying on protein powders and bars. Full disclosure: I cheated several…

Alaskan Cruise Part 3: Mendenhall Glacier and Mount Roberts

Alaskan Cruise Part 3: Mendenhall Glacier and Mount Roberts

In case you missed it, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our Alaskan cruise adventures. In May 2016, my family and I embarked on a…

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
  • The ferry is fun, but these views can't be beat. YYJ ➡️ YVR ✈️
  • Thanks Victoria for the sunshine, great eats, good coffee, and those Island views. Now to the float plane!