Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Happy Trails!

"Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction."
                                                          -William James, Born To Run

My first trail race- HARD!

Crossing the start line- me, with Erin not far behind (grey headband)

Miraculously emerging from the woods and heading for this finish line!

My running group!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Homemade Granola Bars!

Hey there!

So I tried out a recipe for super-healthy homemade granola bars today, and they turned out to be so freakin delicious that I had to share the recipe. I started with a base recipe and then added what I wanted to. Here it is:

1 2/3 cups oats
1/3 cup oat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup dried mulberries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
2 tbsp whey protein powder
1/3 cup 100% natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
6 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp corn syrup
1 tbsp water.

Preheat oven to 350

Line 2 8x8 inch square pans with waxed paper, and spray with a non-stick cooking spray

Mix dry indredients and wet ingredients separately, then toss them together and press the mixture evenly into the pans.

Bake for 30-40 minutes.

*note: the Bulk Barn is my most favourite place to find most of the listed ingredients*

Here's the finished product:

As you can see, when I tried to cut it into squares it crumbled to pieces. That's because this is the only corn syrup I had in my cupboard:

For obvious reasons I decided not to use it...hence the crumbly-ness.


Delicious nonetheless :-)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Phew, I almost forgot! Here's my TUSAL for May!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Okay, I have to admit, I wasn't looking forward to the royal wedding. I openly said that I didn't care, they're just people getting married and people needed to calm down, I wasn't going to watch it....etc, etc, etc.

I do have to comment on it though because it was such a momentous event and for no reason at all, the day before, I got super excited about it and couldn't wait to watch!

The problem was that where I live the ceremony was starting at 6am. I had to be at work at 5am. But the good news......we have a TV in our lunchroom! So at 6, Bakery Barb, Roz and I ran upstairs and watched on the who-knows-how-old blurry TV. Soooo fun!

I mean seriously, LOOK how happy these two are!!

I do have a thing for Prince I had a great time watching him too :-) This wedding contained all of the elements it takes to make good TV: humour (I found it hilarious that the ring wouldn't go on Kate's finger), suspense (William not being able to turn around and see Kate for so long was killing me!), drama (the little girl covering her ears added a little dramatic effect- would she cry? Would she scream?), and sentiment (seeing how happy these two are together definately tugged at my heart strings!).

So. Those are my thoughts on the royal wedding.