October 28th, 2013
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BAMN! A coffee date video.

Things:

  • I’m awkward <— your warning
  • I took one take. Believe it.
  • That weird piece of hair annoys me greatly.
  • My weekend in words
  • I say “anyways” a lot <— I was nervy
  • A date is mentioned
  • AND. My response to, ‘how do you deal with negative comments?’
  • Tis true, I have an accent. Yup, it’s weird. South African mixed with New Zealand mixed with (mostly) Canadian. Here’s a dialect video of me if you’re interested.

ENJOY (or not. your call.)

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January 18th, 2013
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To prove to my lovely Instagram peeps that the photo I published last night does not, indeed, equal a diamond ring, here’s the (very windy & awkward) video I pulled the screen shot from (I thought Matt was taking a pic, not a video ps)

Plus, sometimes I like making people feel awkward while watching me do nothing. You’re welcome :)

It’s too windy to hear me in this video, but if you’re interested and/or bored here you go.

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August 1st, 2012
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So, like, this one time, at band camp, I was a celebrity in a crossfit video. That’s right. You heard me.

I highly (h.i.g.h.l.y.) recommend you watch this video if

  • You have no idea what crossfit is
  • If you are terrified of doing crossfit and think this
  • If you want to hear real (super fit to festively plump) people’s thoughts on crossfit (mine included!)
  • If you want to see me sweat, and die, and literally be on the verge of passing out —> Lucky for you, I’m featured throughout this video sweating bullets and looking like I may pass out. Keep an eye out for yours truly at 4.18 and 4.26. (4.26 is particularly hilarious (for you) / heinous (for me))
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December 1st, 2011
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The Last Day of November 2011.

Hi Hi Hi Friends! Happy December 1st! Word on the street, and by street I mean Internets (I’m looking at you facebook, twitter and tumblr) is that it’s snowing in The Canada, eh? I’m sorry about that. But! But I have a plan. Catch a fight and come meet me here, mmmkay? Or if you can’t make it this winter season, put “Gili Islands, Indonesia” on your “must see life list,” why? (<— you) I’ll tell you why. Better yet, I’ll show you why… (because that’s what I do.).

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Yesterday I rose, and shone, and gave God the glory-glory, and ate a delicious banana pancake breakfast for five. Well, I ate my portion (but between you and me, I could have eaten all five. Obviously. And seriously)

When Naomi (y’know, girl from my University who I have had many-a-debaucherous-times-with-and-is-traveling-with-me-for-two-weeks!) and I took our boat from Bali to the Gili Islands (island next to Bali) we met three Americans from NYC, whom we ended up getting a pretty, little, cheap villa with.

For those who are curious Georges it was 750 rupiah ($83 CND) a night, which meant it was $16 each a night (I know, I’m such a math whiz…) - very cheap for a villa steps away from the ocean. With, breakfast included (See Banana pancakes above. Ahh, now JJ is stuck in my head —> Maybe we can sleep in… I’ll make you banana pancakes… Pretend like it’s the weekend now… ). ANYWHO, it wasn’t quite in the location we wanted, so after breakfast the 5 of us rented bikes and moved local.

Naomi and I moving our backpacks. Note to the world: This was really hard - my backpack weighs a hefty 18kg, and then combined with the pot holes? well, I’m lucky to be alive. Really. But not really. But really it was soooo hard.

Luckily, just down the beach, we found another even cuter, even cheaper ($13/night) little hut (with A/C thankyouverymuch), which meant the day was ours to have. The five of us decided to bike around the island. It was hot, and beautiful, and hard (bikes + sand = nearly impossible), but as we were such ballers we survived it.

Bikeling.

AND AND AND the most fat photos of me were taken EVER. Like, whoa. I’m posting this as a reminder to myself to RUN RUN RUN. And EAT LESS. AND RUN. Also, white shorts was a terrible idea, but I swear it was my laundry day. And again, reminder to self: CALORIES COUNT. ALWAYS AND FOREVER.

And of course, just like any other crew of westerners slash people, we posed for the camera… why? because we’re models. Obviously.

Exhibit A: Yours truly. Such a sex kitten, I am.

Exhibit B: Chi, working what her mama gave her.

Exhibit C: No folks, that’s not Heidi Klum, or wait? Maybe “Naomi” is my key word for “Heidi Klum…” Think about it. Maybe…

So, after a tree covered in flip flops, a detached bike chain (where Chi and Klum came to the rescue), sweat dripping off our backs at lightening speed, a spontaneous swim in a pool (the sea was too warm) and seeing a big storm roll in, we continued on our way for a late lunch.

Another chubster photo. But whatevs, I like the clouds.

This is where we sat for umm, what? a four hour lunch. Or perhaps five. Time is irrelevant here. Usually we look at the sun and throw our predictions out, but then don’t actually confirm what the time actually is.

A skinny photo! Say wha?!

Then we continued biking to the west side of the island to watch the sun go down.

I accidentally said, “look at me bikeling!!” I’m so witty and smart it hurts.

Another photo shoot. Deal. With. It.

See those spikey things? They are the tree’s roots. Very cool, it was, very cool.

Ahhh, friend love. And that’s me in the middle! Candid shot ftw!

iPhone photo FTW. So grainy. (My SLR was about to die)

After the sunset the 5 of us sat at a little table and watched some guys from California doing some sort of karate-dance routine (as seen in the video of this night), and some locals doing a fire dance.

Look at me being all different and throwing in a vertical shot.

Just me and my shutter speeds, y’know, taking it slow… PUN!

Again, because I’m such a gansta at photography. 

When all was said and done, and happy vibes (re: alcohol) was running through my veins, my camera died, which means my memory died, which means this story is about to die. But-but-but, yesterday was so amazing. Like, cliche, Bali-style amazing. Like, watch this video here to somewhat get the vibe of the beach, at that time, in that moment. It was perfect, you guys, perfect.

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November 11th, 2011
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This was my final night in Phom Pen, Cambodia. Lots and lots of fun partying with the locals. The streets were packed with young people celebrating Cambodia’s Independence 

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November 5th, 2011
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Base Camp, Mt. Everest Video. 

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August 31st, 2011
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Half past midnight madness!

Little Blog, you finally (finally!) actually get to see me running.  This is a 35 second clip of my 10k (6.2 mile) race last Saturday! 

I was at the 7k mark when this was taken, and I must admit, (sheepishly, given today’s previous post) that I think I look rather skinny.

Enjoy you night owls, you! xo

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August 25th, 2011
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The best 110 seconds of your life. OF YOUR LIFE.

[[don’t quote me on that]]

((for those who asked, dirty deets on my accent found here))

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August 7th, 2011
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I don’t usually do videos on this blog, because, well, y’know, nobody ever watches them… BUT-BUT-BUT, I defied the laws of life yesterday and BOOM, I walked around the world’s (pshh, whatever Dubai) western hemisphere’s tallest highest tower.

5:30 is one of my shining moments.  Details on Toronto’s CN Tower Edgewalk found here.

File Under: High roller, baller, gangsta’

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March 7th, 2011
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Foam Roller + IT Band Issues = I am not a doctor, but I swear it really (really!) helps.

Posting to help someone (anyone!) who may be going through my pain! 

[Please forgive my overall awkwardness and the part where I butcher the English language, it’s “hardnesses” - woops!]

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I’m an idiot. I was so obsessed with making a short video (because videos suck to watch) that I left out crucial info

  • In Canada you can buy foam rollers at the Running Room, most gyms, or through physios (they’ll order them for you!)
  • Roll EACH leg… NOT just the painful one (i know this, because for 1 season, I only rolled my left leg, and surprise-surprise I now have IT on my right)
  • Roll from your knee to hip about 30 times, stopping on the knots/pain for about 30 seconds
  • Over time the pain goes away, and you will be able to easily/smoothly roll your leg
  • there are also lots of stretches you can do, to build the muscle around your hips (use google!)
  • blue/black bruises on your thighs are not only normal to get, but also very sexy
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Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!



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