Our first half marathon!

I’d be the first to say that listening to people’s recountings of their fitness endeavours is boring as all heck. BUT, I’d also tell you that when people meet a new and exciting goal, then they should have permission to talk about it. Gryffindor in front, Hufflepuff behind Get sorted into your …

What I’ve read this year

Books and plants. Two things that are necessary to making my bedroom my sanctuary. As a kid, I did a lot of reading. As a kid, I had a lot more free time. Over the last few years, my reading has slowed. I blame it on some poor reading choices …

Global Running Day

We already know that there is a day to celebrate everything so Global Running Day is no surprise. To celebrate, my inbox had exploded with running related promotions this before I’d even gotten out of bed this morning. Lots of race deals and giveaways and all kinds of fun. Yay! In …

Remember how this feels right now

This is probably the most common piece of advice that I dole out. Whether a friend is feeling betrayed or a loved one just accomplished something they worked really hard for, that’s what I tell them. Remember how this feels. Describe it as accurately as you can. Think of as …

Grow something. Grow anything.

This is a tweet I look for nearly every month: Seeds to start in June!https://t.co/noQMQFA6Ud pic.twitter.com/T2RKac6HUa — West Coast Seeds (@westcoastseeds) June 1, 2017 I’m relatively new to gardening and I haven’t had a garden of my own that was actually in the ground since I lived with my folks nearly …

May in review

I mentioned in yesterday’s Jovial June post that May was a pretty great month for us. I/we started out with twelve goals and we were pretty successful when it comes to many of them. Our main focus was working on some habits that needed a little attention and a bit of …

Things we’ll do this month: June

May was a really good month in our house. Off the top of my head, I can’t recall anything particularly monumental happening, but we just worked on some habits we wanted to change and had a really good time doing it. For the first time in a long time, I …

Veg Expo 2017

Happy Monday! Did you have an amazing weekend? Ours was pretty low-key. Most significantly, let’s just say that lacrosse season reared its ugly head made its return front and centre. Kevin played a couple of games and the team he manages played another. I passed on the trip to Victoria so that …