Goal #1 Accomplished!

1239664_10153209451410034_1924670184_nLast year I worked with the Surrey Marathon and witnessed how a race comes together. I saw so many different people with different goals come together and run; it was truly inspiring. This was enough for me to create my goal of running my first 5k.  

I chose the Color Run because it looked fun and I wanted to try something new. I am not much of a runner but I knew that 5k was something that I could do. 

When I first decided that I would do this I knew I didn’t want to do it alone but I wasn’t sure if I could find enough people to start a team with me. I was shocked to find four of my close friends were very interested! Amanda,Chelsea, Chantelle and Brittany all jumped at the idea of doing the Color Run!

All that was left to do was train. I started a training plan with the “My Run Keeper” App on my phone. Unfortunately I sprained my foot during training, but I was determined to run on September 14th, 2013.


September 14th arrived and all of us (except Brittany who was sick with strep throat, Gavin took her place) gathered to do the run. We arrived at 8am with thousands of other runners decked out in white.  There were color stations at every kilometer: blue, pink, yellow, and orange. All of us jumped and frolicked at the color stations while getting doused in colorful cornstarch by volunteers.  As expected I wasn’t very good at running, but I was really happy to have my friends run with me and encourage me to run to the finish line. It was definitely a great day.
After I finished the 5k I felt such a sense of accomplishment. I ran my first 5k and was able to gather so many friends to do it with me. I don’t know if I will do the color run next year (if I am invited I will) but I am keeping my eye on the Sun Run 2014!

Goal #9 Accomplished!

Those who know me, know that I love musicals. I have seen Chicago and Cats on stage but I have always wanted to see Les Miserables and Wicked. My original goal was to see either one of these musicals but when I was in London I had the good fortune to find that both musicals were playing.  So I promptly watched Les Miserables our first night in London and Wicked on our second day. We also watched Singing in the Rain as well as Book of Mormon. Seeing these four fantastic musicals was the highlight of my trip to London!


Goal #5 Accomplished

This goal may seem a bit silly in relation to my other goals but this has truly been a dream of mine. I have always wanted to eat French macarons at the place where they originated: Laduree. Laduree is a French Pastry store that originated the French macaron that is popularly eaten around the world. Not to be confused with the American coconut macaroons, French macarons are two delicate pastry shells combined with a delicious ganache. They are very difficult to find in Vancouver but very well made. After eating a Laduree macaron, I have to say they were amazing and the vanilla ones are to die for.



Goal #4 Accomplished

I have accomplished Goal #4!! This was: Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. In 2006 I visited the Eiffel Tower with a friend. She was too terrified to climb to the top and ever since I have regretted only climbing to the second floor of what was once the tallest manmade structures in the world. Keeping in line with the attitude of this blog, I Lived It Out and got to the top, surpassing the second floor and enjoying the view!