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Channelling my inner artist at Lake Superior Provincial Park

If only I could put down on paper the images I have in my mind! I recently spent a week camping at Lake Superior Provincial Park, and the scenery did not disappoint! My daughter and I signed up for a 3-hour … Continue reading

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Biking at Algonquin Park: mountain, fat, and tandem (or, that time I became a movie star)

Ever star in a photo or video shoot? I hadn’t, until recently at Algonquin Provincial Park during a weekend of biking adventures. Given that I will be participating in a canoe/mountain biking/trail running race on the Bruce Peninsula later this … Continue reading

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Race report: Ironman 70.3 Syracuse 2017

It’s amazing what a good sleep and a little bit of perspective can do. Heading into my 3rd Ironman 70.3 Syracuse (see 2015 and 2016 race reports), and 6th half ironman overall, I knew very well what I was getting … Continue reading

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12 Weeks of orienteering: a review of the Don’t Get Lost Next program for adults

When I read the description of the new Don’t Get Lost Next orienteering program for adults, I knew that I wanted to participate! Our brand new adult program takes the best parts of our Dontgetlost navigation clinics and our popular … Continue reading

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Race report: Don’t Get Lost Jungle Run Orienteering Race

“What happened to your legs?” This is a common question I get after orienteering events! Sunday’s Don’t Get Lost Jungle Run at Mount Nemo Scout Camp in Burlington was no exception. This was also the site of the Spring ARK … Continue reading

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Race report: Milton sprint triathlon 2017

Milton is where it all began for me in 2010! It’s where I did my first triathlon, so the venue has special meaning for me. It has been a few years since I did the Subaru Triathlon Series Milton sprint distance … Continue reading

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Field testing my new stick stove, the KIHD Stove Ultimate

I had to wait nearly 3 months to try out my brand new stick stove, the KIHD Stove Ultimate, which I bought at the Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto in February. I intended to take it to Algonquin in early May, but the … Continue reading

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