Attack Of The 26 Foot Woman

Day 2 in Chicago was filled with more wandering, eating, drinking (not all booze, by the way), and walking. The weather was perfect; there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky, the humidity was low, and the temperature was just perfect. Ben and I started our day off with breakfast at a local restaurant, before…

Chicago – My Kind Of Town

 Yesterday I continued my quest to travel 12 times in 12 months. I’ve successfully passed the half-way point; that is, I’ve been on 7 trips so far this year. For those who may have forgotten, the list includes Hawaii, New York, Ottawa, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax & Wolfville, and now Chicago. I arrived in Chicago yesterday…

File Under Naiveté

Apparently I’m rather dumb. Or naive. Likely both. Anyway, I’m sure that I’ve mentioned that I’m going to be getting my hiatal hernia fixed. Specifically, next Friday, August the 5th I’m going under the knife. And while this has been a long time coming, I was still a bit floored today when I went for…

Embracing Exhaustion

About a week ago, my fellow run-until-you-puke-to-feel-like-you’ve-done-something-awesome friend, Carolyn, posted about her outing with the Guelph Victors – a group of people who gather on Tuesdays at St. James school in Guelph to partake in interval training. After reading her post, I knew I wanted to try it. So tonight, after biking home from work…

Show Me Your Downward Dog: Week 2

So yesterday marked the end of the 2nd week of my 35 day yoga challenge. That means I’m 40% bendier than I was before I started. Okay, maybe that math doesn’t quite add up. And maybe, perhaps, I haven’t really done anything to determine if I’ve actually become bendier. But I stand by my statement….

Mom & Dad, You Might Not Want To See This

I stumbled on this video (below) about a week or so ago (via The Daily What), meant to blog about it, but then completely forgot. Perhaps the epicness of the video caused some sort of short-term memory loss. Or maybe it simply blew my mind. Anywho, after viewing it I knew exactly what I had…

Non-Mom Related Confirmation That I Am A Winner

Once upon a time, there was a most awesome blog-related contest for So Nice Creamer on one Dr. Beth’s blog Not To Be Trusted With Knives. And guess what folks? I won. W00t! What did I win? Only a voucher for So Nice Creamer. Double W00t! I received notification last night, and I’m sure that…

Happy Pi-Approximation Day

Being the nerd that I am, I feel compelled to celebrate Pi-Approximation Day. That’s right folks, today, July 22nd is known to some as Pi-Approximation Day. The reason is quite simple: the ratio 22/7 is a pretty good approximation to . So how does one celebrate Pi-Approximation day? Well, by eating pie of course. Granted,…

Do The Math…

What’s wrong with this picture, folks? Some of you might be thinking – it’s a math clock, that’s what’s wrong with this picture? And while you might be correct, there is something more that is wrong with this picture. Something that really frustrates me. Have you guessed what it is? Clearly the equations are meant…

Down Goes Number 3

And just like that, item #3 can be crossed off of my Not-So-Bucket-List list. Which item is that? you ask. Only that I have 3 articles published in 1 year. W00t w00t! The best part is that I’ve completed this task sooner than required, and it was completely unintentional. That is, it only took 10…

Dear Windy City – I’m Coming For You

Dear Chicago, I’m coming for you. Consider yourself warned. Love me. As you are likely aware, one of the items on my Not-So-Bucket-List list is to travel each month for a year. And up until this month, I’ve managed 6 trips in 6 months. Not a bad first half of the year. Anyway, not wanting…

Show Me Your Downward Dog: Week 1

So as I mentioned last Sunday, I started my second yoga challenge this week. Specifically, my 35 day yoga challenge. As of today, I have completed the first 7 days of 35. That’s right folks, I’m 20% done already. w00t! How is it going? Honestly, it has been great. I love going to yoga every…

Get Your Geek On

Happy Embrace Your Geekness Day all y’all. Apparently July 13, 2011 has been set aside by someone on the interwebs as the day to embrace everything about you that screams geek. And of course, it is on my list-o-nerdidays, so that makes it an official holiday here at Consumed By Wanderlust. Of course, if you are…

Doing A Happy Dance

Dear item #103 on my Not-So-Bucket-List list (or as I like to call you; 5 in 22). Let me begin by saying thank you. Thank you for providing me with inspiration, and purpose, and a drive to succeed. You have served your purpose well. And while our relationship has been sometimes rocky (see here for…

Show Me Your Downward Dog; My New 35 Day Challenge

So not being one to rest on my laurels (um, what exactly are laurels?) I’ve decided to add another challenge to what I am now calling, Dan’s summer-o-challenges. You might recall that I’ve already written about the following goals: Run 5km in under 22 minutes Run another marathon Bike 160km (or at worst, 100km) What…