{Carnival Eats, Mango Avocado Dill Salsa, Dark Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Cookies and a Stampede Detox in the Mountains}

The smell of mini donuts, the wailing sound of the siren from the midway and the bounty of cowboy hats in the city can only mean one thing..the annual Calgary Stampede is upon us once again. This year being particularly special because it’s the centennial of this famed 10 day event. On Friday after work, me … Continue reading

{A Stampede detox in Kananaskis Country at Barrier Lake}

After two days of Stampede partying last week, me and boy took a break from the madness by trekking out to the mountains for a hike. I started the morning off with two back to back high intensity cardio aerobics classes to kick start the burn on all those junkie delights from the night before. For … Continue reading

{Giant cinnamon buns, Kim Anh subs and our favourite hiking trail yet!}

One of our goals this summer is to try to get out for hikes as often as we could (weather permitting). So far we’ve been doing pretty good, getting out once each weekend for the past month. We left the house at about 10am and grabbed some breakie at my ol’ Sunday post-run lunch spot, … Continue reading

{Happy Canada Day: Lazy Loaf & Kettle + Tubby Dog + Kananaskis}

To celebrate our day off and Canada Day, we decided to go on a hike in Kananaskis. I did a cardio class at the gym before and we headed over to one of our favourite “sandwich/soup” places in town, the Lazy Loaf and Kettle in Parkdale. It’s a cute little cafe just off of Memorial … Continue reading