Monday, January 31, 2011

The PINK Party!

Join us at the PINK party on Wednesday, February 16th at 7:00pm at The Huron Club in Collingwood.

Just $15 at the door will get you a raffle ticket to win a grand prize, a complimentary pink cocktail or shooter, and a delicious appetizer and treats buffet!

Come out and have some good times for a good cause! Games, dancing, so much more! Including a prize for the BEST DRESSED!
You can check out their event page on facebook as well.

The event supports the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer! If you haven't already signed up to Romp, what are you waiting for?

Have your lemons been FRESHLY SQUEEZED lately?

PS. You can click here to sponsor a member of The Huron Club team!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What are you doing Friday February 4th?

Friday February 4th, 2011

We will be featured in a segment on BT to promote the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series and we want to have YOU there!! So put on some PINK and head up to the village @ Blue... Show your support for a future without breast cancer!

January is almost over, did you lemons this month?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

And the WINNER is......

Congratulations to Terri Schipper! Terri is the winner of our Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series EARLY BIRD registration draw! Congratulations Terri we hope you will enjoy your new Tubbs Snowshoes!

SQUEEZE your lemons!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Silent Auction....

We will have a silent auction table at the Romp again this year. We have lots of amazing items for you to bid on.... Here is a little teaser of just a few of the items...

What could they be???? Be sure to remember to bring some extra cash to the event, as you are going to want to take these items home with you! Not only are they amazing, but the money raised is also going to help create a future without breast cancer!

Stay tuned for the full line up of silent auction items in a blog post and on facebook in the near future!

Just how often do you squeeze your lemons?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Beyond excited, thrilled and extremely honoured.....

I first wrote about this incredibly moving and inspiring story in June, I then did a follow up in August.
When I wrote my first blog post - An Amazing Story about Life, Love & Cancer, I said that I really thought that stumbling across Meghan's blog The Bees Knees had forever changed my life. I guess we all have moments in our life when we hope to be able to do great things. To be able to pay it forward in life so to speak. So when I was asked to join the organizing team for the 2011 Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series one of the first things I did was contact Adam again. Recalling that I had seen on Meghan's list Snowshoeing as one of her goals. This would be that moment for me. The moment when I didn't even think twice, I know the pain of a lost loved one to cancer ( my dad ), so I can imagine in some small ways what Adam is going through. I am beyond excited, thrilled and extremely honoured to be able to tell you that Adam accepted my invitation and he will be coming to take part in the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out breast cancer. To be able to help Adam accomplish one of Meghan's goals is such an honour.
I am now asking that if you have not already registered to come and be a part of this fabulous event, that you do so now. We all have our own reasons, mothers, grandmothers, wives, aunts, daughters, best friends, sisters, even the men in our life could get breast cancer. So come out and let's all stomp together, join the 100's of participants already registered, support a future without breast cancer and if you have been moved by Adam & Meghan then come and share in small piece of Adam and Meghan's incredible journey as Adam accomplishes #8 on Meghan's list of "New Goals"....

Here is Meghan's list now updated with the goals that Adam has accomplished over the last few months, including taking a train across Canada, travelling to India to volunteer with children for 3 months, etc.

So.... here we go- (Thursday, September 10, 2009)
Life Goals...

1) To hold a PhD, I'm not too picky on what it is going to be in. The way I am going though, I think it's bound to be nursing.
2) To learn another language. I've got a head start on Korean and French, I just need to get motivated enough to do it.
3) To master at least one of the following musical instruments - cornet, cello, piano, or guitar.
4) To live in at least 5 different countries - So far I've only got Canada and Korea. I'm assuming that I will have United States in the near future (preferably San Fran, DC, Portland and Maine). I'm thinking somewhere in Europe and in South America?
5) To run a half marathon. I've a lot of training to do though, seeing as the 5km I ran today was far from easy.
Spend at least 100 hours volunteering. (Note*** So far I'm up to 40h :)) (finished Oct. 1, 2010
7) Master the following- sewing, knitting & crocheting (Note*** on my way with knitting/sewing, kinda sorta)
8) Become part owner of a Bed & Breakfast (with Adam)
9) Travel to 30 countries. I'm at 7 now.
10) Read at least 12 books a year until I die (Textbooks NOT included).
Born To Run - Christopher McDougall
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman - Jon Krakauer
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingslover
Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
11) Complete 'The Weekend to End Breast Cancer' 60km walk in Toronto. Sept 11-12.
12) Own a little cottage by a lake.
New Goals-
Take the train across CanadaAugust 10th, 2010
Go to an NHL game (don't really care where, I just want to go) March 6th in Ottawa
Make Peter take me (and friends) to a Blue Jays game... I don't really have any interest in baseball, but I think it would be fun.August 11, 2010
Go to the Symphony. Feb 20th in Toronto
Get married (hahaha, um... no pressure Adam) March 28th in Petrolia
6) Go to Canada's Wonderland with my friends/family
7) Take a road trip back to Maine
8) Go snowshoeing
9) Go ice-skating on the Rideau Canal
10) Get my darn tooth fixed
11) Get some darn shiny nice new glasses
12) I've always wanted to go to Ireland with my father... it's been a dream of mine since I was just a little girl. My father has been, and he loved it. I would love to share this with him while I still can. I don't think I'm ready to let go of this dream yet.
13) See the northern lights.
Travel to India to volunteer with children.

Squeezing your lemons could save your life. So make sure you do!

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Early Bird catches the worm. Not in this case.... In this case, they WIN TUBBS!

Hurry and register before Jan 14th for the Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series and not only will you get Early Bird registration prices, but you will also be entered into an early bird draw to win a brand new pair of Tubbs Snowshoes!!

Just click HERE, register today to join the hundreds of participants that will all be stomping together on Saturday February 19th for a future without breast cancer!

Happy New Year! It's a new year so let's start it off right. Get to know your lemons, knowing your lemons might just save your life! Make sure you squeeze your lemons.....

Monday, January 3, 2011

The fitness benefits of snowshoeing!


With the start of most new years comes the start of new plans, new goals, a lot of people decide to focus on becoming more active and getting healthier!
I recently received an email from Good Energy Coach Sarah Heipel. One of the sections of Sarah's email included a reminder about the fitness benefits of snowshoeing. I asked Sarah Sarah if she would like to share some information on the blog.


Snowshoeing & Other Winter-Fit Activity Tips

Keeping hydrated - in my opinion, the best is a simple recipe of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and sea salt. Stir/shake and it's the perfect "sports drink" carbohydrates, minerals and electrolytes to keep you and the kids going for hours. We need to drink half our body weight in oz of water daily. It's good to assume about a litre for every 1-2hr for an adult.

Our muscles can only store 90min worth of glycogen "muscle fuel" at a time. It's smart to take in about 30g of carbohydrates every 30min during intense trucking through deep snow. The above drink will do it, or even a piece of fruit (1/2 a banana).

Dressing in layers is key. A thin pair of socks over a thicker pair will make even a cheap pair of boots much warmer. There are some really cool boots and shoes specific to outdoor winter fun ( I can talk about these) but there are also el-cheap-o ways to get by and still be comfortable. If there is wind a scarf or neck/face protector will be appreciated. It also helps to warm the air before it gets to your lungs, especially important if you are exercising hard and cannot continue to breath through your nose.

Getting overheated can quickly lead to exhaustion and dehydration..not fun.

Family -make it fun! snowshoe up a hill and then crazy carpet down to the bottom. Plan for a meal/hot chocolate together afterwards.

- make it enjoyable for all: cater to the fitness level of the lease active person

Calories burned from x-ski and snowshoeing will be about 20% higher than the treadmill and 10% more than on an elliptical, when the work effort is of the comparable intensity.

To get the most out of your workout add intervals of either hills or speed with recovery time in between, carry in a lunch or snacks so you can go longer/further, time yourself and see if you can do it faster next time, relaxation to look forward to afterwards like hot tubing!, use poles when snowshoeing for extra burn, skate skiing is more intense than classic cross country, ...I could go on and on.

Great benefits can be seen when doing this 1-2x per week when combined and active lifestyle through the rest of the week and healthy eating habits.

Results will be seen and felt within 2 weeks if the intensity, frequency and nutrition is appropriate.

Your idea of get the most "fitness benefit" through snowshoeing is a great idea. We could hit a trail with our snowshoes on and discuss proper layering (clothing), posture on snowshoes, polling technique, fun to be outside in nature (good for the soul), muscles used, how to choose a pace, keeping hydrated and fuelled, the benefits: fat loss, muscle tone, energy, sleeping better, vit D, mood increase, healthy hormones, easy, circulation, etc.

Please visit Sarah's website for more information and remember to.....

Squeeze your lemons!