EdgeWalk, Follow Me and Other Updates

Hi All!

If you missed it, my story on EdgeWalk in Toronto made it’s debute in the Friday version of the Ottawa Citizen’s The Wrap (click on Wrap Oct5 p1 at the end of this post and scroll down).

AND, equally exciting, I’ve finally found the widget so that you can officially follow me! It will automatically send you, as I understand it, my blog posts. Yippee!! Just look to the column on the right and select the FOLLOW button.

Last weekend, my fitness trail took me to Cumberland and the Fall Colours Run. I warmed up on the 1 km Turkey Trot with my nephew, Jack. I’m so proud of him! His five-year-old little body did that run 1 minute faster than last year!! Next year, we’re going to invite Quinn, my three-year-old nephew, to join us. And maybe the year after that? Kaya. And then…well, Tessa will be three by then…!

Then I did the 10 km and I was delighted to have improved over last year’s dismal time!! Regardless, it’s still a beautiful, hilly run and great for a challenge.

I still haven’t got a job (Oh please someone, let me come and write for you!!). I was close, but the cigar wasn’t handed over. Better luck next time.

And, on a final note, Happy Birthday Great Gram!! She’s been dead for many years, but today I can’t help but think of her. She was a wonderful role model and I learned so many lessons from her. I can only hope I can have such an influence on my nieces and nephews.

From Along the Fitness Trail,


PSWrap Oct 5 p1

PSS Good luck, Cindy, on your big run in Cal.


About tracygagnon

Tracy’s life-long passions have intertwined to create an interesting career. Since childhood, Tracy has loved writing, public speaking and fitness. She graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism in 1986. Since that time, she has written for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, created and written several newsletters, written award-winning technical manuals, as well as marketing materials, reference check reports, proposals and other materials. She has written for all levels of government, private industry and the not-for-profit sector on a variety of subjects. Throughout her life, Tracy has also found herself publicly presenting various types of information—from teaching small children to swim and adult fitness classes to presenting communication seminars and creative speeches (through Toastmasters International). In order to pull all her interests together, she created Inward Journeys in 1994. Her purpose was to help individuals and groups draw out their potential. She wrote programs on communication, teamwork, self-esteem and motivation. Each program was interactive and very often had a physical element to help participants internalize key points. Some of her experiential team adventures included: rock climbing, whitewater rafting, sailing and dogsledding. The final thread from childhood was a love of fitness, which was already manifest from the days of Participaction and flexed arm hangs (yuk!) to Inward Journeys and finally onto a new challenge at Carleton University. At 42 she became a fitness instructor at Carleton U—a dream she had had since she was 16! Eventually she was offered a full time contract position, where was able to finally put all of her skills to work as a writer, presenter and fitness enthusiast. She created the Fitness Now newsletter, the To Your Health blog, and taught fitness classes to people from all walks of life. After a year and a half, however, her contract wasn’t renewed and it was time to move on to a new adventure. Her passions have never dimmed and because of that Tracy has created a new fitness blog called Along the Fitness Trail. Please join her on her new adventure.
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