Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Stampede Road Race: race report

On Sunday, I ran the Stampede Road Race 10k for the first time. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a race ambassador for it. 

Package pick up

I was volunteering at package pick up on Friday night, so it was super easy to pick up. Most people were in and out of Strides within ten minutes to get their package. In the package, there was: race shirt, macro bar, oatmeal, face wipes, and a couple other samples.

Race day 

The 10km race started at 8am, so I left the house just after 7am. There is lots of parking at the nearby high school and in the surrounding neighbourhood. The half marathon started at 7:20am and the 5km started at 8:15am. A quick bathroom stop and said hi to a friend before it was time to line up!

The race course was beautiful! The views of the Glenmore reservoir were gorgeous and took my mind off the pain of running a 10km race! We also got to run on the new pathway which was nice. The last bit of the race was on the track at Glenmore track, which was fun to finish on. I finished in 51:10 and was pretty happy with that!

After the race 

Once I crossed the finish line and got my medal, I met up with a couple friends who also ran in the race. We lined up for the delicious scones, pancakes and sausages. Well worth running 10kms for! 

They also have kids races (different lengths depending on their age), which was so cute! I helped out at the finish giving the kids their goodie bags. 

Thank you again to the race committee for letting me be a part of the race and race day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Scenes from the week + end

We managed to fit in a lot of fun things last week! Definitely taking advantage of this summer.

Tuesday was a rainy day, so we spent the morning doing science experiments while Gabe napped. Once he was up, I took the kids for haircuts (Gabe's first!). In the afternoon, Amelia had her first swimming lesson in the afternoon, which went well.

Gabe and I didn't do too much on Wednesday during the day. After dinner, we biked with the kids to a park in our neighbourhood. Gabe cried the whole way there, but managed to have fun at the park.

On Thursday, we met up with Alison (and kids) and Nicole (and kids) at the Telus science centre. The kids had fun playing outside at the playground they have set up. We stayed a bit longer than everyone else and played for a bit inside before we headed out. 

It was a beautiful day on Friday, so the kids and I went to the splash park in our neighbourhood. We ended up running into someone I know from instagram, so Amelia and her son played together for a while. In the evening, I went to volunteer at package pick up for the Stampe road race.

On Saturday, we took a trip out to Ol MacDonald camp ground to spend the day with Brian's parents and his brother and family, who were camping out there. The kids had a blast at the beach and playing with their cousins. Amelia crashed hard on the way home, but Gabe decided to party for a bit. Luckily, they both went down really well once we got home (we didn't get back until after 9pm).

 Sunday morning, I ran the Stamped road race 10k in the morning, which was a fun race! After the race, I helped out with the kids race before heading home. Brian went biking with Justin in the late afternoon, so the kids and I biked to the park before bedtime. 


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Scenes from the week + end

Happy Tuesday everyone! We had a great long weekend. Let's see what we were up to last week:

On Monday, we went to check out Blakiston Park in the NW. Both kids seemed to enjoy it and I loved that the floor was the rubber, not stones or dirt.

 On Tuesday, we went to the zoo as Amelia had been asking to go. 

On Wednesday, Amelia was at the dayhome, so Gabe and I ran some errands. We walked over to pick up Amelia and stopped at the park on our way home. Of course these two wouldn't look at the same time for a picture!

On Friday, we attempted to go to the fire fighter museum, but I failed to Google search it properly, and it had closed a couple weeks ago. We ended up going to the park in East Village to play for a while instead. 

On Saturday morning, Brian had gone biking with Justin, so the kids and I ran an errand and then stopped at a park in our neighbourhood.  Once Brian was home, I went for a run as it had been a doozy of a morning with the kids. 

On Canada Day, we went out to the events in Cochrane. Luckily, the weather was much nicer and we had a good time.  They had pony rides, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, music, food trucks, and fire trucks. And of course Elsa! Later in the day, we headed to Alison and Justin's for a delicious dinner. I also took Amelia to see the fireworks at a golf course near our house, which was fun. 



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