I Mustache You Some Questions

I love these! I was tagged by the lovely Elle from Eat Run Sail, Thanks Elle 🙂 


1.  4 names that people call me, other than my real name:

  • Piper
  • Mommy/Mama
  • Na
  • Anna Banana

2.  4 jobs I’ve had:

  • Retail @ Soapberry Shop
  • Hostess at Boston Pizza
  • Outdoor Centre Program Coordinator
  • Regional Physical Activity Coordinator

3.  4 movies I’ve watched more than once:

  • Happy Feet
  • Blue Crush
  • Love Actually
  • Elf

4.  4 books I’d recommend: (I’m not a big book reader and can’t even think of one of my favourite books) So these are our daughter’s top 4 books that I read to them:

  • Barn Yard Dance
  • Goodnight Moon
  • Red is Best
  • Belly Button Book

5.  4 places I have lived:

  • Haliburton, Ontario
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • Coldbrook, Nova Scotia

6.  4 places I have been:

  • St.Louis
  • Boston
  • England
  • Newfoundland

7.  4 places I’d rather be right now:

  • With my husband and girls
  • Skiing on a real mountain with my family
  • Hanging with my bestie whom I rarely see anymore (it’s been months!)
  • Running 😉  

8.  4 things I don’t eat: (or drink)

  • Coffee
  • Dates, Date Squares
  • Raw Onions
  • Marmite (Sai’s British)

9.  4 of my favorite foods:

  • Chocolate
  • Pasta
  • Home made pizza
  • Asparagus

10.  4 TV shows that I watch: 

  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Chicago Fire & PD
  • Law & Order (SVU)
  • Grey’s Anatomy

11.  4 things I’m looking forward this year: (2015)

  1. My family being together all the time
  2. Watching our girls grow
  3. Running
  4. Playing in the snow with our girls

12. 4 things I’m always saying:

  • Please don’t do that to your sister
  • Good job Sweetie
  • I love you
  • Go to your room

*not always in that order 😉

4 people I tag:

~ Heather @ Girl Goes Running

~Abi @ The Barbell Baker 

~ Kyla @ Early Bird Fitness 

~ Molly @ A Fresh Start for Molly 

And Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends, family, bloggers followers. May you fill your bellies full of food and enjoy time with family.

Now it’s your turn, answer a few of your four favourites!

What show’s do you watch?

Job’s you’ve had?

Favourite books you can share with me?


Runners Confession #2: No Training Plan = No Motivation

What’s going on here? Seriously? I’m feel like a whiny baby when it comes to running these days. I want to run, I love to run, I enjoy running but I am seriously lacking some motivation since my half marathon in October. OCTOBER was forever ago!

No training plan no motivation

Instead, I put on a cozy fire, relax and forget about my trusty treadmill 😦


I have no training plan to follow. No major race to focus on. Oh, and I just want to sleep since I’m up 1-3 times a night with Hilary still. Seriously, when is she going to sleep better? Talk about mother running problems! And yes, I know I’m not the only one out there…please tell me I’m not.

I’m hoping the fact that I packed my running bag this morning may give me a little boost. After all, If I put my mind to it I reach my 1000th kilometer by the end of this week!


Lunch Time: And cue in the motivation! I FORGOT MY GARMIN!!!!!!!! It was going to be a naked run, until I hit up MapMyRun online and confirmed the route I was going to take.

6k in 35:59 :)

6k in 35:59 🙂

It was SO beautiful outside I could have run in short and a tank top! 6k in 35:59 according to my Timex watch – Not.Too.Shabby! I’m hoping the December running challenge I’ve signed up for will keep me motivated in December with Run Steff Run.


Are you lacking motivation right now? 

Anyone doing a December challenge? If so, which one?

Could you run in shorts and a t-shirt today, Nov 25th ?

Indulging, Pizza Stretching and Workouts

Hello Monday, we meet again!

The girls and I had a quiet weekend – we played, ate some food and finally had a fire in our wood stove which made the house cozy and warm. I may have fallen asleep by the fire and dragged myself up to my bedroom a few hours later Saturday night.

We indulged in some delicious treats……..that I’m addicted to.


Sunday, Lilly had soccer and learned a new pizza stretching game. Okay – mini soccer coaches this one’s for you.

Pizza Stretch

  • Get the kids to sit down with their legs out in the shape of a pizza. They are then going to make the pizza.
  • Ask them what they need for pizza. “Dough” should be the answer you go with.
  • Get them to mix the dough with their hands in a pretend bowl, through it in the air and then place it down on the ground (pretend table) and to spread the dough everywhere. All the way up to their feet (stretching their legs)
  • Then add-on top the sauce (again stretching their legs) and spreading the sauce everywhere.
  • Ask them what goes next. Veggies, sausage ?
  • Get them to cut their veggies on the outside of their right hip/leg area.
  • Then move the veggies over to the other side (left hip/leg area) and then put them on the pizza.
  • Next is the cheese….spread it out everywhere – again stretching their legs and arms out towards their feet.
  • Time to bake it. Pick up pizza and put it in the oven. Get everyone to count to 5 (seconds) and pull out the pizza.
  • Eat it!

It was so cute watching a group of 3/4 year old’s making pizza’s but really stretching!

Last week’s workouts:

I did run last night (5k) which was a crappy run but it’s done 🙂 Red and green festive running colours…I guess! The funny thing is, these green Adidas shorts are over 15 years old!!!! They are from when I started playing competitive soccer at 13 or 14 years old. They are a little big but still in great condition!


I’m getting closer to my 1000 km for the year and IF…BIG IF, I stick to my workout plan this week I may reach that goal by Saturday!!! I have a 5k Toy Trot Saturday morning so I’m hoping to hit the big 1000 km by then!

How was your weekend?

Favourite food from the weekend?

How old are your workout clothing? 

Piper’s Pinterest Picks

Say that five times fast! Thought I’d share some of my favourite Pinterest picks!

I’d like to think this is me : 


don't be afraid

hotel workout


PA medication

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup (easy)

Croc Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Vegan Creamy Avocado Shells (Pasta) (easy)

I make this a lot…..almost too much. Plus I put in extra garlic and extra basil!

pesto pasta

Written by yours truly 🙂

let them get dirty

And since Christmas is just around the corner!!!! active kids gifts

You can find more of my favourite foods (vegan and non-vegan), workouts, motivation pictures,kids stuff and more on my Pinterest Page.

Cheers, Piper

Are you on Pinterest? Leave a comment with your page!

What’s your favourite Pinterest workout, recipe, quote you’ve come across?

What’s the worst Pinterest workout, recipe or funny quote you’ve come across?