Travel: Nature Trails, Jasper, 2015

What can I say about Hinton, Alberta? It’s a beautiful small town about four hours by car from Edmonton. I’ve taken both the bus and the train to Hinton since I don’t drive. The train was a lovely experience – but it took forever to arrive in Hinton. Whenever I visit Hinton, I stay at…

Travel: Hiking through Jasper, 2012

I wanted to share some more of my hiking experiences with you. Here are some photos from my trip with Bev and her husband Art in 2012. The three of us packed all our gear into Art’s truck and headed to Jasper for the weekend. The plan was to hike Mount Sulphur – which Bev…

Travel: Hinton Hiking

Here are some photos of my hikes in Hinton, Alberta. As I’ve mentioned many times, hiking was something I looked forward to every fall. September was my favorite time of year. I would take a week off work and hit the mountains. While I wasn’t in shape for uphill hiking, I had a lot of…

Fitness update – it’s a vicious cycle (with pictures)

This morning I stepped on the scale three times. Each time, I received a different reading. It’s an old Weight Watcher’s scale. Instead of getting angry about it, I just go with the average of the three measurements. A lot of my followers came here because I was sharing my progress with this weight loss…

Fitness: Over-training and common athletic injuries

If you’ve been following my fitness journey, you know that I’ve struggled with weight loss and weight gain most of my life. I won’t bore you with the details again. But the reason that I’m on this path again is due to an injury from over training back in 2012-2013. My knee popped again on…