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Friday’s walk to work

Normally, my walk to work is uneventful and unexciting. Friday morning was different: I had to be social for a few minutes and I took a new route. It started with a guy deciding to strike up a conversation and walk with … Continue reading

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The long walk home

Earlier this week, I was reminded of the lovely trail between Kinsman Park and Emily Murphy park. It’s one of my favourite “pretty long” routes home (the actual route home is less than 2km, but this one can be 6 … Continue reading

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Guys, it’s been really hot here this week

Yesterday morning nearly did me in. By the time I got to work, I was drenched with sweat and it took me at least 30 minutes to cool off. Granted, I did decide to take the long, hilly way (better to get … Continue reading

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The river valley trail

The day before Canada Day, I strained the posterior ligament in my left knee. It’s been annoying and it meant that I couldn’t take my favourite route along the trail (stairs and inclines hurt). This week, it suddenly started to feel better. … Continue reading

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Rain

Have you ever woken up in a cabin or tent during a light rain shower? Or, walked through quiet woods while it rains? That pitter-patter of rain drops is heaven to me. The smell of damp earth, the feel of damp … Continue reading

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River valley trail

When I was going to the gym all the time (last year), the one thing that I really regretted was not being able to find the time to hit the river valley trails each day (read: not prioritizing things correctly). … Continue reading

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Exploring hidden trails

I live near the river valley. In my area, it’s a beautiful mess of park, trails, roads, trails, recreational facilities (golf course, etc.) and more trails. Most of the trails are paved bike/pedestrian trails. Some are maintained year round (which … Continue reading

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Snow in May

After what felt like an extremely long winter, spring finally started to happen. And, then it snowed. Worse than that, it didn’t just snow a wee bit one day and then melt away with fresh spring weather. No. It stayed … Continue reading

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Snow

It’s nearly the end of November and I still haven’t mentioned our first real snow. We’d had a light dusting (Mother nature reminding us that winter was coming?) in October, but as soon as Halloween was over, winter came fast … Continue reading

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River Valley flora

I go for walks along a short and lush trail on a regular basis. It’s my wee break from the noise of a big city (despite being surrounded by busy streets, it’s relatively quiet). The trail is always full of … Continue reading

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