Food: Boon Burger (Winnipeg)

I’m not a vegan. I’m not even vegetarian. But I really like vegan and vegetarian food! It would be an easy transition for me if someone said I HAD to become vegetarian or vegan. The only thing I would REALLY miss is bacon ;)

Anyway, whenever I visit my parents in Winnipeg, I always make a lunch stop at Boon Burger (It’s also right around the corner from where I work in Winnipeg. Very convenient).  It is an all VEGAN burger joint… and it’s DELICIOUS! I honestly think that any meat lover could find at least a couple things they would deem delicious there as well!

A lot of people make fun of my hometown, but the restaurant scene there is on point! So next time you find yourself in the middle of the Canadian Prairies, make sure you try a restaurant or two. Below is the Bacun and Cheeze Burger ;)

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Running: Calgary Marathon 10K

Well, this post is over a month late :P

At the end of May, I ran the 10K at the Calgary Marathon.  My goal was 10k under 55. Like the 5k, my goal became slower as the race neared. Lol. On the day of the race, I was aiming for anything under 57 minutes. When I got to the starting area, disaster struck (Lol. Not really. Although, I did think it was awful at the time). My Garmin watch didn’t turn on! It had been in my bag and I guess my water bottle leaked and my watch got wet (Fortunately, it works now).  My younger cousin was running the 10k as well, but she was aiming for a 50 minute 10k. So I thought I’d pace with her as long as I could, then after that, wish for the best. I paced with her for 3k. And then I found an older gentleman that looked like an under 1 hour type of guy and followed him for the rest of the race. However, he was actually an under 55 minute type of guy as I finished the race under my original goal time! Thank you older gentleman! Lol. I finished with a gun time of 54:30 and a chip time 54:19. I also completed my Calgary Marathon medal collection. Yipee! :)

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New Year Resolutions 2015: Check-in #6

It’s July! And summer is in full swing here. The heat has been ridiculous! I have been enjoying the weather so much and failing at all my New Year’s resolutions at the same time :P Hopefully I can get myself organized this month.

1. Practice French for 1 hour a week: BIG FAIL. I skipped all my classes in June. I’ve been so busy at work. Still not an excuse. Classes won’t start up until September again. SIGH.

2. Make videos: Fail.

3. Write down one good thing every day: Pass.

4. Running Goals: Refer to my blog post here. 5k run in under 27 minutes. Read the post here. 10k run in under 55 minutes! (Post still to come) Signed up for the NYC Marathon in November.

5. Drive only 2 times a week: Another awful month for driving :(

New Year Resolutions 2015: Check-in #5

Happy June! Almost summer! May was a pretty busy month. Hence another poor performance for my resolutions.

1. Practice French for 1 hour a week: I only went to one 1.5 hour French class in May. Fail.

2. Make videos: Fail.

3. Write down one good thing every day: Pass.

4. Running Goals: Refer to my blog post here. 5k run in under 27 minutes. Read the post here. 10k run in under 55 minutes! WOOT! More detailed post to come on my 10k.

5. Drive only 2 times a week: May was an awful driving month. I drove 28 times! I just had so much stuff to do that was more convenient if I drove. I know… first world problems.