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See this image largerLook what I found outside this morning! SPRING!! Oh happy happy joy joy, clap hands with glee!(2 comments)See this image largerAnd this would be why I wash my floor every night(5 comments)See this image largerGuess who got out for a trail run!See this image largerIt's foggy and wet out. Thought I'd spend the day with my two cuddle bugs but then got a call to come out for a 10K trail run. To the trails we go!(1 comments)See this image largerso many stairs, so much mud....sooooooo tired(2 comments)See this image larger(8 comments)See this image largerOh good, now I know I'm not the only one that does thisSee this image largerHow take a happy happy Tami....sunshine and trail run!See this image largerHow take a happy happy Tami....sunshine and trail run!(1 comments)See this image largeris in her happy place(3 comments)See this image largerOMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! Harry Potter World at Universal Studios. Ya, it was awesome. See this image largerWorth the effort(3 comments)See this image largerMy new trail runners can't wait to try them out!(4 comments)See this image largerHad an amazing adventure on the weekend!(2 comments)See this image largerSept 2016 208 pounds(5 comments)See this image largerGreat day for a canoe/hiking trip(1 comments)See this image largerRace day! (1 comments)See this image largerBack to the trails!See this image largerday 365 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 12/4/2016(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris wishing you all a wonderful Christmas(5 comments)See this image largerWhat a great walk today!(3 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerOut exploring(1 comments)See this image largerHope you are having a great day!(1 comments)See this image largerPersonal record on a 10K today? Ya, I did that.(3 comments)See this image largerHow I felt this morning running(1 comments)See this image largerGetting ready for date night with my husband. (4 comments)See this image largerbeautiful afternoon for a 6K walk along the lake(2 comments)See this image largerBeautiful afternoon for a 5K run around the lake. Starting the week off right. See this image largerJust a bit of an improvement over the last 4 months. See this image larger4 months, I'm happy with this!See this image largerCause sometimes you need to sit on a rock bluff high above the inlet.See this image largerWho climbed this? ME!!! Who's hanging around the house today whimpering? ME!! Worth it, totally worth it. See this image largerCurried fried rice made from cauliflower. With fresh peas, fresh green onion and organic local chicken. Love farmers markets!See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerI may not go to the best restaurants these days but I definitely go to the best places for dinner. Nice 7k dinner hike tonightSee this image largerLove when you can open your fridge and throw something like this together on the spur of the moment. Fresh tomatoes, peaches green onions and chicken tossed in a Thai Chili lime sauce and grilled oh and the best local corn ever! Kinda wish I had written this one down so I can make it again.See this image largerSomewhere behind that smoke is a beautiful mountain. Maybe tomorrow this will lift.See this image largerSee this image largerThe smoke has cleared so it's back to my favourite trail runs. Woot!See this image largerLove going out to the backyard and picking breakfast.See this image largerHitting the trails every day this week. Another day a other waterfall 😀See this image largerI had one of my favourite helpers today. She put the watermelon in the container for me....taking a bite out of each piece as she did. That only works when you are 2 and adorable.See this image largerDay one of hiking bootcamp. Looking forward to the early morning pre-sunrise ones next week.See this image largerEarly morning workout chasing two year olds and a soccer ball. Aka early morning workout with perpetual motion duoSee this image largerThey were so excited income spend the day with their nana. I think I wore them out. After sending them home I went on a 7.5K boot camp hike. Now I'm ready to nap on that soccer ball.See this image largerEarly morning hiking boot camp. Headlight...check. Bear bell...double check! 5K hike starting before sunrise, what a great way to start the day.See this image largerBootcamp hike started after dinner tonight. Made it to the view point before dark but hiked the last 3K in darkness. 8K total. What a workout!See this image largerEarly morning hike to watch the sun come over the city. What a great start to the day.See this image largerHeading up a new trail today. 8K on the side of the bluff. Getting up was very steep and on a narrow path...now for down.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerBeautiful fall morning for a 12K hike. Great way to start the day.See this image largerHas my little helpers join me one day a week. Chasing 2 year old twins....now that's a workout. See this image largerWhen you granddaughters are surrounded by Spartans they see the obstacles everywhere. It also makes trying to build a closet organizer a bit challenging when 2 year olds are insisting that they "swing nana and climb". 😃See this image largerI love the 3K path between my daughters house and mine. It was a beautiful evening to walk over for Thanksgiving dinner. That and the 6k round trip made room for pumpkin pie 😄See this image largerSometimes you just need to get out and make a splash in this world. Even better if you get to get out and do this with 2 year olds.(1 comments)See this image largerJust finished my first 7 mile race. Love running with my daughter!See this image largerHeaded out today to a 10k hike. We were excited about the hike and fall colours. Mother nature had other ideas. Still did the 10k and enjoyed the fresh snow and calmness.See this image largerAnd then Mother Nature said....hold my beerSee this image largerBeautiful afternoon for a hike with my husband at one of my favourite running trails.See this image larger10K hike and a weenie roast. Best birthday dinner ever!See this image largerLet's face it. If you put up a Christmas tree you will attract grandchildren. It's the same principle as feeding pigeons.See this image largerSun is up and the most is sitting on the river. Great morning to go for a run!See this image largerLate afternoon 5K around the lake. Nothing like a setting sun to push you to increase your pace.See this image largerGot out to the lake early today. I love trail running, always something different. 9 months till my half marathon in Ireland!See this image largerWhen you trail run you can't care how pretty your shoes are. 7K in the rain up the side of a mountain. 279 more days until I go to Ireland for my half marathon trail run!!See this image largerOk ice storm. You win today but you will melt and then I will go to the trails to run.See this image largerThe ice storm has made the trails too dangerous to be out on but I took a walk through the park. Flipping cold but ice covered trees were so beautiful.See this image largerIce storm....round two.See this image largerFirst trail run of the year! After all the ice storms, fallen trees and wind it was so great to be able to get back to the trails. #10k #halfmarathontrainingSee this image largerEasiest way jump start a Monday is with twin 2 year olds. Spartan racers in the making, can't wait to run their first race with them! #nana #spartanSee this image largerAfter a very busy day with my 2 year old grand daughters they asked for a treat before bed. I asked what they would like. They talked back and forth and then jumped up and down and clapping they shouted brocolli. So now I'm cooking brocolli. Gotta love 2 year olds.See this image largerSpending the week in Disneyland with my two mouseketeers.See this image largerGreat day at Disneyland and now it's time to take a break and make a healthy dinner. Love having a kitchen when travelling. Not a single meal eaten out and lots of healthy options to keep us going.See this image largerRunning with the minions! Their first trail run.See this image largerHeading out for a winter hike with the love of my life.See this image largerSee this image largerHeaded out for a trail run. Ran through the snow, ice and mud. Slipped off a bridge, slid through the mud and water until landed under the bridge. Climbed out, still finished 8k. Oh ya!See this image largerNothing like pulling out an old photo to remind yourself of how far you've come.(1 comments)See this image largerI actually found this little guy in my workout room. There's been a stray bunny in our neighbourhood, guess it wasn't alone. We now have a pet bunny.See this image largerTwo more days till my next 7 mile trail race. AND the rain has been cancelled. Oh happy days! See this image largerJust finished my 7 mile race and shaved 2 minutes off my last race giving me a new PR. My husband ran his 5K. Great day for a race.See this image largerBeautiful afternoon 7K hike, love that this is just a few minutes from my front door. See this image largerBeautiful afternoon 7K hike, love that this is just a few minutes from my front door. See this image largerAnother beautiful day. Headed out to the lake for a 5k run. Got a PR! 36:22 mins. That's 2 minutes faster the last time I ran this route 4 months ago.See this image largerSee this image largerHalf way through today's 18K hike. Great day to go completely around this lake, lots of running water and challenges on the trail. I'll be living in the shower now for a couple of hours.See this image largerWas going to head out for a run but my two favourite puddle jumpers showed up at my door and wanted nana yo come play. Went for a walk around the lake and lots of puddle jumping.See this image larger20K through streams, muddy hills, fog and really cool miss covered bridges. Being healthy is so much fun!See this image largerOff for a couple of days with a flu bug but today did a 4 hour hike though creek beds, up muddy hillsides and along a lake close to home. Shower felt sooooooooooo good. See this image largerMy husband is terrified of suspension bridges but was determined to come out on a 3 hour hike with me today. So proud of him! Personally I like the bouncy wiggly jiggly as you go across.See this image largerGetting the veggies ready for the bbq. Cauliflower, mushrooms, peppers and celery. Fresh chives and parsley from the garden. I'll toss in some grape tomatoes just before these are finished grilling. Yum.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerToday the day belonged to me. I gave myself a day of saying no to everyone and went for a 13km trail run by myself. Just me. It was wonderful.See this image largerBecause some days you just need to take a break from life, climb a mountain, sit on a rock that's over a million years old and appreciate the beauty around you.See this image largerYup my heart is melting into a puddle of goo.See this image largerLooks at to do list...looks at granddaughters. Looks back at list...it will still be there an hour from now. Sits out on't he garden, teachers the girls how to make butter cup crowns and spends a wonderful hour pretending to be butterflies and princesses. Take that to do list!See this image largerEvening run around the lake. Great way to end the day.See this image largerThe healthier I get the more I appreciate the beauty around me. Trail run down to the falls today. Going down was wonderful but then getting back up...and up and up. So much up.See this image largerSoaked and muddy from head to toe. Ran the 5k foam race this morning. So.much.mud. Now off to work.See this image largerMy granddaughters just found out were going to Disneyland tomorrow. They ran in the house to pack. Oh my heart is just a pile of goo right now.See this image largerBe as determined as two toddlers pushing tea cups as fast as they can go. Celebrate like they did, asking for water with ice in it.See this image largerSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerDid a 10K hike for fathers day. The trail was a tad overgrown in some sections. I sent my husband in first to knock away any spiders.See this image largerAnother 2 pounds down this week. Double chin and jowls gone again. Definitely a challenge to get back on track after regaining 35 pounds but definitely worth the work. Down 70 in total half way to goal.See this image largerA fun, active Canada Day with my daughter and the twins. Ponies, rock climbing, a healthy bbq, long walk and now settling the girls into a movie while we pass time until the fireworks start. Hope everyone had a great weekend!See this image largerAn incredibly busy week was broken up when my son called, "Hey mom, want to come out on the quads with me?" Yes, mom does. Mom always does. See this image largerMy son brought be a coffee cup from Twedes Cafe (Twin Peaks). I may sun out the pie to die for for but I can certainly enjoy a "Damn fine coffee".See this image largerGot up for a very early run through the trails by my house. Not a single sound, not a single bear and not a ounce of stress. Great way to start the day.See this image largerNice easy run today, feels great to have the time to get back to my trails.See this image largerBecause sometimes after a very busy week you have to say "Rain be damned, I'm going for a hike."See this image largerMy youngest granddaughters started preschool. One, I miss my little side kicks. Two, how did they go from newborn to 3.5 already?! I think I need to go for a run to get over this.See this image largerWhat a perfect afternoon for a 5KM run around the lake. My husband even came with me!See this image largerTook advantage of the great weather to get another trail run today. Getting my stride back and loving it. Next run I want to get back to my favourite 10k route.See this image largerQuick run before picking my daughter up from the airport. Yay, she's back home!See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerHiked to the glaciers today. What a great way to spend date day with my husband.See this image largerLove that losing weight has giving me such a adventurous lifestyle. When I saw the fog this morning I quickly got dressed for a trail run. What a healthy, relaxing, sweaty way to start my day.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerWhat a perfect day for a late afternoon run.See this image largerHeaded to a different lake for another run, tried to beat the rain. The rain won. Still felt great to be out there, perfect running weather.See this image largerFresh rosemary and garlic from my garden and then green peppers, mushrooms, red potatoes and organic chicken from the farmers market. Topped with a drizzle of local organic virgin olive oil. What a great way to end a late afternoon hike.See this image largerTook a me day today to go hiking. Just me, the rain and the beauty of fall.See this image largerLate afternoon run at my favourite trail. 7KM of beauty and hills. So.Many.Hills.See this image largerWhat a great way to start the day, hiking up and then a beautiful view of the inlet.See this image largerWhat a perfect day to celebrate our anniversary! After a morning hike we stopped for a healthy lunch and then for a walk on the beach. Loved today!See this image largerBabysitting the twin granddaughters today they declared they wanted to dance like princesses. While dancing one hugged the other and announced, "You're my best friend." I'm not crying, you're crying. 😭(1 comments)See this image largerRacing the late afternoon sun is a great motivation to get a 5K run around the lake before the sun starts to set. #motivationSee this image largerGrabbed a quick hike with my husband before the rain hits. Being healthy is a beautiful thing.See this image largerPretty sure this was the last chance for me to catch the sunset from up here this fall. Love this climb, so rewarding. The fog starting to lower over the city, it was so cool to watch. (Mission BC for those who want to know) I will sleep well tonight!See this image largerA moody day 8K run. So peaceful, what a great way to destress. (Mission BC)See this image largerA moody day 8K run. So peaceful, what great way to de-stress.See this image largerBeautiful fall afternoon for a sunset run along a lake.See this image largerDefinitely getting colder! The wind was blowing at the lake, ice was forming on the puddles in the shade. 5K not seeing another person, love trail running.See this image largerWasn't feeling top of my game yesterday so decided to change up my look. Hopped in the car, went to ask my husband what he thought but before I could ask he said, "wow". I needed that wow. He has always been supportive but he's never said wow before.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerUp to you how you look at things. See this image largerAn impromptu drive out to Whistler with my daughter and the twins. Skating, games of hide and seek and running in the snow before a beautiful drive home. Will sleep well tonight!See this image largerStarted the tear with a 5k run around the lake.See this image largerI love the start of a new year. So many new people bringing excitement and empowerment. For me, another day another trail run. Hoped I could beat the rain but half way through it started to pour, still got in 6K.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerSun poking out behind the storm clouds, maybe I'll wait a few minutes before heading out for a run.See this image larger5K run this morning between rain storms and then a 2K walk this afternoon along the river. Great way to start the week.See this image largerWas having a day, split my runners on today's run was how it ended and I was having a pity party when I saw the "how have you aged" challenge on Facebook so I grabbed my first photo and most recent from a couple of weeks ago. Bad day wiped away.See this image largerWhen the granddaughters come over wearing sparkly shoes and ask. "Nana, do you have sparkly shoes?" Oh, yes...yes I do. NSV...they are too big now. Also, three year olds are really impressed by pink sparkly heels.See this image largerAdmires beautiful sunrise while sipping coffee. Gets dressed for an amazing early morning run. Opens door...realizes its winter and freaking freezing out there. Runs on treadmill for 40 minutes.See this image largerPotluck family dinner tonight and I made Cauliflower Tots. The grandkids inhaled them!See this image largerJust enjoying the sunrise as I sip my coffee. How can you not want to be healthy waking up to this?See this image largerWent for a second run today, sunset along the river. Incredible view!See this image largerFinally got out in the snow hike at a couple of trails. Beautiful...now it can melt.See this image largerLong late afternoon hike up to the lake. Still frozen but not much snow left. Love combining the peacefulness with such a great workout. (2 comments)See this image largerBrisk late afternoon walk along the river with my husband. Blocked out time tomorrow to see if the trails are safe enough yet for running at the lake.See this image largerSometimes you just gotta go for a run. 6KM through snow and ice today.See this image largerVisited my son today, he took me for a hike along the snowy river. Love where he lives, so peaceful.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image larger160KM run, walked and hiked in 10 weeks. Feeling pretty darn good about this. See this image largerHello spring! Time to break out those Mini Mouse helmets and get outside.See this image largerIt's been a long time since I did this hike but my husband and I headed out today to climb it again. I love where I live, filled with so many beautiful places and challenges. Two hours up and down, lots of mud and fallen trees. Worth it.See this image largerFirst farmers market of the season. It's raining, it's cold and yet looking at what I'm surrounded by I think this sign in front of me sums it up. Oh the hikes I will do here...See this image largerAfter six weeks of hibernation I headed back out to the lake for a run. Or should I say a "gasp, pant, grunt, groan, run like event". There was movement, there was sweating, there was swearing. It was good.See this image largerLet the reno begin!See this image largerUp before dawn for a run on the river. Loving my new backyard.See this image largerEvening walk with my husband. Loving our new life on the river!See this image largerPre-sunrise run mantra. "Ok bears, I don't want to see you, you don't want to see me. Let's work as a team."See this image largerGetting my run back on. Took advantage of the pouring rain to have the lake to myself for a 5K run. I'm drenched and so happy I went. Signed up for a 7 mile race in the fall.See this image largerThis guy swooped down in front of me and scooped up a rat while I was running tonight. Gotta love trail running.See this image largerWhen we look after the twins we take them out for a bike ride. The older people in the complex come out now to cheer them on. Life in the mobile home park, love it.See this image largerMy city boy husband is learning county life. He had never seen fish jump before. Dragged him out for a walk along the river. We take so many things goes granted yet something so common to me was brand new to him.See this image largerJust when I thought I had found all the good running trails I finally find the hidden old train tressels along the lake and a wonderful new running trail.See this image largerGreat way to spend the afternoon, throwing rocks into the river.See this image largerWent to the zoo with my daughter and her twins. We rented a bike to get around. What a fun day and great workout...oh those hills!See this image largerSpent some time this afternoon on the river. Couldn't get my camera out in time to catch the deer swimming in front of me, it was pretty cool to see. Love canoeing, great workout and we beat the rain!See this image largerThe hills! Working on a new trail run. The hills are insane. Starting at the lake edge in 3KM you go up (second photo) then back down to lake edge, each hill got higher. Since it's not a loop you get to turn around and do them again. My legs are jello.See this image largerRiver run at sunrise. Definitely rebuilding my speed, what a great way to start the day!See this image largerSo many changed this year. Getting back into a running routine, working on removing stress and building our forever home. Absolutely love how our fixer up mobile is transforming.See this image largerHaving this little beach across the street has been so much fun this summer. Runs in the morning, evening quiet time and so much joy watching the twins as they hop from rock to rock and splash in the water.See this image largerI want to embrace life like a four year old who just rode their bike without training wheels for the first time.See this image largerAfter some stressful days there's nothing like sitting on the water watching the sunset. I needed this.See this image largerWe are getting out so much for walks in the evening now. When we moved here a couple of months ago we had no clue how much our life was going to change for the better. What an incredible, healthy way to end the day and relieve stress.See this image largerI may be a tad guilty.See this image largerHeading out on a 10k hike. I've done a bit of the trail on this side of lake but not much. Let's go explore it together.See this image largerFirst KM done, so flat and easy it was hard not to run but I know what's coming up next for, hills, very.steep.hillsSee this image largerPant, pant, 6 minutes of this grade. Water, sweat, pant. One more steep hill to go then into the unknownSee this image largerMade it to 3km mark, top of third hill. Really understanding the phrase, "Rest here, tomorrow we reach summit." Turned off my music to take in the complete silence. The next part will be all new to me. Onward hopefully not upward!See this image largerAnyone want to guess what came after hill three? Anyone? Yes, hill four. This one even steeper. Steep enough that stairs and a railing were built into the trail.See this image largerAfter hill four came a beautiful creek tumbling into the lake and I'm surrounded by the sweet smell of wild blackberries.See this image largerFrom one end of this lake to the other only ended up being 8km. It was a nice outing, the hills were definitely challenging. The last part was pretty flat which let me end with a bit of running.See this image largerAnd bonus km! My husband was supposed to meet me at the other end of the lake but got lost. (No comment) I chose to walk the 2.5km to him, I knew it would be 5he easier option. Total hike, 10.5km! I love these train tressels that still stand in the lake.See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerI love this.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerOne of my favourite business trips was to Mumbai. This is the view I woke up to each morning. (2 comments)See this image largerMost recent trip Manila. This is sunset on Manila BaySee this image largerSaw this sign in the Mall of Asia and loved it! Have to admit, I want to be 50% off more or less too(1 comments)See this image largerMe and a few co-workers during some downtime in Mumbai (Aug 09)See this image largerWater shooting up through natural blow hole - MexicoSee this image largerMe - 40 pounds lighter, bad hair day and all(1 comments)See this image largerMay 2010 265 poundsSee this image largerHiking in Oregon(2 comments)See this image largerAug 2, 2010 258 pounds(3 comments)See this image largerCountry Road in Swords (Dublin)(1 comments)See this image largerGiants Causeway, Ireland(4 comments)See this image largerGiants Causeway, Ireland(3 comments)See this image largerMe going for a walk in Oregon(5 comments)See this image largerMy youngest and I in Mexico(1 comments)See this image larger50 pounds downSee this image largerClimbing the Grouse Grind(4 comments)See this image largerHiking in the fog, 2800 foot climb(1 comments)See this image largerClimbing a mountain in the fog, what an amazing day this was!See this image largerGetting over my fear of bridges...EMPOWERMENT!(5 comments)See this image largerClimbing along cliffsSee this image larger226 pounds - Nov 1, 2014(1 comments)See this image largerTrying on my old cloths(4 comments)See this image larger2014(2 comments)See this image largerJanuary 2014 (92 pounds down)(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerInching towards goal(1 comments)See this image largerSept 2015(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerDec 2015(8 comments)See this image largerThe best gift I got this year was the one I gave myself. Being healthy enough to spend 45 mins shovelling my very steep driveway and feeling great afterwards!(1 comments)See this image largerStarting my day with my favourite breakfastSee this image largeris missing hiking season, can't wait to get back up the mountains. (4 comments)See this image largerExcuse me nana, but I need to work on my biceps. (4 comments)See this image largerView from my office today is so relaxing. Love when the mist sits on the river. (3 comments)See this image largerCantaloupe, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, raspberries, carrots and celery all now cut up and ready for meals and snacks. (2 comments)See this image largerDon't talk to me before my first bottle(2 comments)See this image largerAnd now after the first bottle? Wow, she really is my grand daughter(2 comments)See this image largerrain rain go away Tami wants to hike todaySee this image largerLoved getting out for a trail run today!(3 comments)See this image largerHappy Valentine's Day everyone!(3 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerIt was cold and wet but I still went for a trail run!(2 comments)

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