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Josie

Spending time in the outdoors and being active is something that I have done my entire life! I grew up doing many different outdoor activities with my family members, and still do all of the same activities to this day. It’s fun, and good for you too, to be active, and it’s even more fun when you’re being active outdoors!

In Canada the weather changes dramatically throughout the year, and luckily there are all sorts of different types of activities that I enjoy doing during all of the seasons! Hiking is one of my favourite outdoor activities that I do all year round! I love wandering along a trail surrounded by forest, and stopping to enjoy the beautiful views! A long rugged trail is always a great challenge, but short easy trails are really nice too. I’m a photographer, so hiking is a perfect activity that I can do and bring my camera along too. Another great thing about hiking is that it is a very affordable activity! All you need is a good pair of shoes, some supplies for the hike, a day pass if you are visiting a park where you must pay, and you’re all good to go!

Biking is something that I have always loved! A few years ago though I started getting into a different type of biking. Long distance biking! After only riding a little over 15km in one day ever before, in 2018 I did my first ‘long’ ride, at almost 40km! I had so much fun, and it felt so good to accomplish that distance by bike, that I went right out the next day and did another over 40km ride! Since then I have continued to ride further and further distances and I just love it! The longest one day ride I have done so far was 100km. In the near future I hope to complete my first century ride (160km in one day) and I am also looking forward to my first overnight bikepacking trip!

Canoeing is another outdoor activity that I enjoy, but one that I only started getting into several years ago. I love the peacefulness of paddling and it’s so amazing all of the new places you can explore that are only accessible by canoe! I actually won a canoe in a giveaway contest last fall, and I am really looking forward to getting it out on the water soon!

My favourite winter activity is cross country skiing! It’s so nice to glide along trails through beautiful snow covered trees and landscapes. It’s a great full body workout too! With skiing, you can go to ski clubs with properly groomed trails, or you can go out to the woods somewhere and create your own trails through the deep fluffy snow! I really enjoy sharing my outdoor activities and adventures with others, through photos, video, and written word, and I hope that I inspire others to get out there and go on their own adventures as well!

 

 

Daniele - My family and I adore skating...

 

 

Serena - I'll opt for walking or biking...

 

Councillor Keren Tang - I make the most of winter...

 

Councillor Erin Rutherford - My dogs & I love long walks...

 

Mandy - My daughter is now active as well...

 

Brooklyne - The outdoors hold so much serenity...

 

Sarah - An opportunity for some quality family time...

 

Alnoor - I started to dabble in road cycling...

 

Drew - I love to play baseball...

 

Ava - Being active outside is fun...

 

Aisulu - Rhythmic gymnastics is gaining popularity...

 

Grayson - We got way better at skiing...

 

Christian - I love scootering...

 

Eman - I always played outside...

 

Jeff - I take a 20 minute walk...

 

Christine - Movement is medicine...

 

DougA - I like to cycle...

 

Coleen - I was in the middle of training...

 

Jason - Challenge Alberta is an excellent platform...

 

JulieK - I want to be mobile...

 

Rachel - New challenges require curiosity...

 

CJ - Bruce helps me train...

 

Karah - I found some pretty rad trails...

 

Karen - We venture out on long trail runs...

 

Jessica - I loved our family bike rides...

 

Dustin - I walk as much as possible...

 

Jillian - I love to run...

 

Lauren - Find outdoor places to skate...

 

Kenadi - Find new areas to explore...

 

Michelle - I grew restless at home...

 

Gabrielle - I love to go for walks...

 

Tara - I have always enjoyed strength training...

 

Jennifer - I really appreciate the four seasons...

 

Mackenzie - I’m no stranger to staying active...

 

Kacey - I grew up with physical activity...

 

Quinn - I love to go to the gym...

 

Councillor Michael Janz - Adapt to what you can do...

 

Slav - I have enjoyed getting creative...

 

Jamie - I’ve been trying new activities...

 

Councillor Ashley Salvador - Staying active has been crucial...

 

Stacy - I am never sitting still...

 

David - I start with 20-minutes of Yoga...

 

Doug - Movement is life-changing...

 

Vahid - Nothing will stop Edmontonians...

 

Giselle - Find joy in small ways...

 

Dounia - I developed a love for fitness...

 

Brittany - I believe movement is medicine...

 

Councillor Andrew Knack - I started a 14-day pilates routine...

 

Julia - Edmonton has such great trails...

 

Lindsay - I would set a new goal each year...

 

Megan - Physical fitness is a way of life...

 

Candice -  This year I need a little more inspiration...

 

Megan & Adam - we have had to think outside the box...

 

Adrienne - You can run anywhere outdoors...

 

Tracy - Exercising outdoors boosts my mood...

 

Megan - Have a furry, adorable workout buddy...

 

Dia - I’ve come to embrace change...