1) Get Running. I have been a pretty casual runner for a while now. I never really enjoyed it but I enjoyed being fit enough to run a couple of kilometres a couple of times a week. I was pretty good at keeping a good schedule of it for a while and then I would get a busy week, not go for a run and then feel terrible the next time I went out. I have no dreams of running a marathon in my future (maybe a 5km at the most). I quite like my knees and do not want to do anything to jeopardize them. However, I do like the idea of being fit. Sarah recommended this cute iPhone app called Get Running. It works on the classic “Couch to 5km” program with weekly schedules of running/walking. I am on week two and I love it. I figure that if I get into running the proper way, I am actually going to enjoy it and be more up to keeping it up until the snow begins to fall.
2) The Bloordale Pantry. I met Sandy for brunch on Thursday. It was our last hang out before she heads to Paris on Monday. We planned to meet at a cute place that I have often eyed up in the Bloor-Lansdowne neighbourhood called The Bloordale Pantry. There we drank too many cups of coffee and I consumed these amazing vegan pancakes. They are oatmeal chocolate chip and made with soy milk and were my little piece of heaven that day.
3) Icecream. What a great treat on those warm summer afternoons. I may or may not have planned a recent family portrait session around icecream. The plan: to stop at Ed’s Real Scoop at the end of the session for this li’l guy to indulge in some. Naturally, us adults also had to try it out.
4) Photographing kids. I photographed three incredible little boys this week. They ranged from age two to four and they were all great at showing their personalities to my camera. I love photographing kids. I love talking to them and finding out what makes them smile. And I love when I know that I got the shot that will help Mom + Dad remember their little guy at a particular age.
5) Hot Yoga. I went to my first hot yoga class on Thursday at Tula West as a total hater of hot yoga. I am not normally a big fan of sweating so I was hesitant to try it out. I am so glad that I did. I loved it. The heat makes you able to bend that much deeper and when you have completed the class, you simply feel incredible. I cannot wait to go to my next class.