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Grouse Grind Tips

I’ve been doing the Grouse Grind a lot this summer because I haven’t been able to ride my bike due to my shoulder injury that keeps on flaring up from whiplash. I have dozens of fresh insights daily because I keep on putting myself into flow states. That’s when you

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Santa Monica Mountains | LA
Fitness

Thoughts on Descending

What goes up must come down. If you know me, you know that I would ALWAYS choose to climb uphill than to descend downhill. It use to be because descending gave me anxiety but these days, I just like ot make sure each bike ride is challenging. 😉 If you

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Huma Gels
Fitness

What I Eat Before/During/After Bike Rides

PRE-RIDE If you are just an amateur athlete like me, most people don’t realize but they don’t actually need to eat much before doing a workout in the morning (depending on the intensity, of course!). If I am doing a ride at an easy pace (which is pretty much most

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Cycling on the Yaletown Sea Wall
Fitness

Revelations from Bikram Hot Yoga

Seven years ago, I wrote that yoga was at the bottom of my list for the variety of workouts I do however these days, hot yoga is very close to the top. I don’t even consider this a workout because it’s definitely not hard for me physically or mentally as much

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My Meditation
Fitness

Back to Bikram Hot Yoga… Again!

It’s almost been 6 years since I last wrote about going back to Bikram Hot Yoga. All the studios around the city changed their name and don’t call it “Bikrams” anymore due to the controversy against the founder, and have settled back to the  generic, yet descriptive name of “Hot Yoga.”

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Cycling essentials to hide from the sun | twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Cyclist Problems: The War Against the Sun

If you read my blog or follow me on Instagram, you know how much I abhor TAN LINES. I maybe a cyclist who loves being outdoors but I hate being directly under the sun, and the only time you would find me outdoors, “tanning, is when I am trying to even out

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Bikes at Work
Fitness

My Bike Commuting Story

This editorial was published recently and genuinely captures what biking to work really does for your mind, body and soul. Ask anyone who cycles to work why they do it, and they’ll have a story to tell, whether it’s about how good it makes them feel, how they saved money, lost weight,

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tanlines x cycling @ twentyfourcarat.net
Fashion & Beauty

Importance of SPF

I leave the house one morning, the skies were grey and looking as if there was a chance of showers. YAY! No tan lines to worry about and no sunscreen needed today! Or so I thought. I come home a couple hours later with a line across my thigh. I

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bikes x mcdonalds
Fitness

bikes x mcdonalds

After days and days of Japanese food on my Japan Bike Tour, I have the worst confession in the world. It is a blasphemy to all foodies, fitness addicts and the health conscious… Eight days in the ride, Jody and I decided to use a rainy day to make a

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Fitness

Reminisce: Last Year’s January Rides

This winter has not been very bright and cycling-friendly in Vancouver. Last year at this time, I remember countless freezing sub-zero (yet dry!) rides with my friends. Early morning 6am spins before the sun would even rise over the winter skies, and then happily spinning to the office where my

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Bike Life @ I Fucking Love Fitness
Fitness

Addictions Running Wild

You know you are addicted to cycling when… Your phone is filled with photos of sunsets, mountains, roads and your bike. And your bike against every back drop possible. When you stop checking the weather because rain or shine, you are riding anyway. When you ride hundreds of kilometers a

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i fucking love fitness
Fitness

I Want to Elliptical!

I have a confession: I love the elliptical. My life is extremely hectic and I’m always on the go. These days at work, I’m constantly craving to just leave my desk, go downstairs to the gym, put on my headphones and zone out on the elliptical. But of course, I don’t

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