Trail Trek for Judy


Last October my family lost my mother, Judy Montgomery, to multiple myeloma. Before her diagnosis in 2012, I had never heard of this disease. One of the first things I learned is that it is one of three main blood cancers (along with lymphoma and leukemia), and that the incidence of myeloma is … [Read more...]

Heading West, A Trail Sampler Menu


Heading West, A Trail Sampler Menu (Sara Montgomery and Derrick Spafford) In June we took a trip to the West Coast of the United States, to Portland, Oregon to visit our friends (who are like family!) Deb and Dan; and then we flew down to San Ramon, California to visit our family (who are also … [Read more...]

Endurance Tap Ambassador


I am pleased to announce that I have joined Endurance Tap as a Trail Running Ambassador. Like other brands that I support, I only agree to a partnership if the product is of the highest quality, have fully tested it and that I highly recommend it. I have had the opportunity recently to test out … [Read more...]

Spaff’s Quick Vegan Pizza


We’ve been vegetarian for a number of years now, and while I’m not really big on labels that go with food (vegan, paleo, fruitarian, flexitarian?….don’t get me started), the one thing that has prevented me from eating exclusively a vegan diet has been PIZZA! I like pizza…. a LOT! I mean, what … [Read more...]

2016 Dion Red Barn Snowshoe Race – Results & Photos


Congratulations to everyone who participated in today's Dion Red Barn Snowshoe Race. This was the series finale, with the Dion Eastern Ontario Snowshoe Running Series Champions being crowned. The course was in great shape with a wide range of features including open fields, single track trails, … [Read more...]

Dion Ganaraska Forest Snowshoe Race – Results


Congratulations to everyone who participated in today's Dion Ganaraska Forest Snowshoe Race. Trail conditions were good after the major snowstorm earlier in the week. Mild race day conditions left some slush and soft snow in places, but that just added to the fun! Justin Murphy was the first … [Read more...]

Dion Brighton Snowshoe Race – Results


Congratulations to all who took part in today's Dion Brighton Snowshoe Race held at Goodrich-Loomis Conservation Area, just north of Brighton. The conditions were great for the race with significant snow having fallen over the past few days to help cover up the icy conditions from early in the … [Read more...]

Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race – Results


Congratulations to everyone who participated in today's Dion Frontenac Snowshoe Race. Freezing rain and icy road conditions made getting to the race a challenge, but once there, participants were treated to lightly falling snow flurries and beautiful trail conditions. Racers came from as far away … [Read more...]

Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race – Results


A huge congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2nd Annual Dion Ignite the Night Snowshoe Race this evening! Conditions were fast and the race was a tremendous success once again with everyone enjoying a wonderful snowshoe run amongst the over 1 million lights at Upper Canada … [Read more...]

Meela: Siberian Memories


I’ve shared many adventures with Meela in her 16 years, and we’ve reflected on those a lot in these past few days. Some of the best times of my life, and some of the most challenging, she was always there to share them with me. Skunk and Porcupine Encounters: There were some. Bear Encounter: A … [Read more...]