Monday, June 27, 2016

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! We had a great weekend, but lots of stuff going on. Let's see what we were up to:

[friday] after work on Friday, I went to get my hair done. I usually love what my hair dresser does, but I ended up not liking it this time. I ended up going in to talk to her on Saturday (I hate feeling like I am hurting someone's feelings!), and am going in on Monday to redo it. 

I got home just as Amelia was going to bed, so I had a quick cuddle before she went down. Once she was down, I headed out for a walk with Harley.

[saturday] in the morning, Mr.D ran to a bike shop before heading out to the Tool Shed Brewery tour with Justin. While he was doing that, I took Harley and Amelia for a walk, and then we just hung out at home until Amelia went down for a nap. While she was napping, I may have had one myself- it was glorious!

In the late afternoon once Mr.D was home, I headed out for my long run in between the rain showers. I lucked out and it only rained on me for the last kilometer. It was actually nice as it was super muggy out! Once I got home, we had a quick dinner and then Amelia headed to bed. We watched a few episodes of OITNB before heading to bed ourselves.

[sunday] I got up shortly after Amelia and Mr.D got up as I had a bunch of stuff to get done before heading to brunch with the blogging ladies. I had a shower, did some laundry, vacuumed, and cleaned the floors (aka got sh*t done!!). I headed out around 9:30am to meet up with Alison as we were driving to Red Deer for the brunch together. Brunch was at West Lake Grill at Heritage Ranch and it was delicious! So much food. Thanks again to Becky and Lindsey for organizing it :)

While we were in Red Deer, Mr.D got groceries and then had a play date at the mall with Justin and Delainey. Haha those two!  

I got home around 3:30pm and quickly changed, and headed out for a run with Harley and Amelia. Oh man, my legs were dead after my 14km run on Saturday! I did 6kms with them and then dropped them off and finished off my run with four more kms. As soon as I got home, we did the switcheroo and Mr.D headed out for bike ride with Justin (they didn't get enough time together this weekend, haha!).

Just like that, another weekend is over!

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fitness Friday

The two weeks after running the half at Calgary Marathon were pretty lame workout wise. I had zero motivation to run and I barely did any workouts. It was kind of nice! My motivation has come back, so I decided to work with Solana again. I signed up for the Edmonton marathon on August 21st- no goals yet, but hoping to take a bit more time off. Fingers crossed my training goes to plan.

I also signed up to run the Canmore half marathon in September as a fun race. The scenery should help too!

Saturday June 18
  • 12kms total {5:33/km pace}
    • 5km easy with Harley
    • 2km tempo (4:38, 4:41)
    • 5km easy
Sunday June 19
  • 10.29km long run with Harley {5:59/km pace}
  • 21 day lower and cardio fix
Monday June 20
  • tabata workout at lunch
Tuesday June 21
  • 21 day total body cardio 
Wednesday June 22
  • 1km warm up
    • 1 on/1 off x10
    • 1.5km cool down
    • 6km total
Thursday June 23
  •  3.6km warm up with Harley
    • 2 on/ 2 off x4
    • 3 on/ 3 off x2
    • 1km cool down

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Catching up

Oh man, I feel like I've had no time to sit down and write a blog post. Life is just going by too quickly lately. Let's do a bullet form post today.

  • on Saturday, we went to Banff for the day as Mr.D's parents were there camping with two of our nieces. The weather wasn't the greatest, but it was nice to be in the mountains for a bit. Amelia ended up falling asleep in her stroller while we were walking around and ended up sleeping for two hours!

  • Mr.D had a bit of a lame Father's Day- he was going to go biking with Justin, but the weather still wasn't looking great in the mountains. We ended up hanging around at home that day and I got groceries in the morning. In the afternoon, my MIL and nieces came to our house as they were staying the night. We made steak, mashed potatoe cups, caesar salad and brownies for dinner.
  • our dayhome was closed on Monday, so my MIL watched Amelia for us. She had fun with her cousins all day.
  • I decided to work with Solana again and am training for the Edmonton half marathon in August. More on it later this week.
  • we went to look at three more houses last night. One was pretty perfect inside in terms of lay out and space, but it was super close to a busy road and had mismatched carpet upstairs.
  • that's all I've got for today!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Visit to Ontario

Amelia and I hadn't been back to Ontario since December, so it was about time we went for a visit to see my family. Let's rewind to last Thursday:

[thursday] our flight left at 1pm, so Mr.D dropped us off in the morning before he headed to school. We had lots of time to kill, so I let Amelia play in the kids area before the security. She had a blast walking around and playing with some other kids. Once through security it was a game of killing more time, so we walked around lots and found ways to entertain ourselves. Ah, the lovely flight. Let's just say that Amelia slept for 10 minutes (!!!!) and then wanted to throw things and walk around. It was a long 3.5 hours. My mom picked us up and we didn't do much as we didn't get back to her house until 7:30pm.

[friday] we had a quiet day just hanging around my mom's house. Went for lots of wagon rides and made a couple trips to the park to go on the swings. My brothers and gang came over for dinner. It was fun to see Amelia and her cousin C together again (they are 9 days apart).

the start of the attachment to this random baby grandma bought

[saturday] once Amelia was up in the morning, we packed up some stuff and headed up to my mom's cottage in Grand Bend. It was a hot day (32C), so it was nice to be at the beach. Before the kids went down for a nap, we took them to the splash pad and they had a ball!

While the kids were taking a nap, we hung out in the sun and played some badminton. Once the kids were up, we headed to the splash pad again and to see the beach.

It was such a fun day! We ended up driving back to my mom's house that night so Amelia could sleep in the crib.

[sunday] we didn't do much in the morning, but Amelia woke up in a CRANKY mood that day. In the afternoon, we headed to my aunt's house for a BBQ so I could see my dad. Amelia was happy for a while and then flipped a switch and would lose it on and off. We ended up having to leave early and of course she was asleep in two seconds in the car. When I got back my mom's, I let her sleep in her car with the windows down while I sat on my mom's front porch reading. 

[monday] in the morning, Amelia and I went to visit with my dad and his wife, who is currently in a home recovering from a broken pelvis. Amelia fell asleep again on the way back to my mom's, but I was luckily able to to transfer her to the crib where she slept for almost three hours!! My brother, SIL and Charlie came over in the late afternoon for a last playdate before we had to catch our flight.

We headed out to the airport and thought we weren't going to make our flight as traffic was super backed up. After a u-turn and finding another way, we made it on time! This flight started off pretty rough with Amelia, but she luckily fell asleep for the last two hours. 

It was a busy trip, but so glad we were able to make it back and spend time with my family.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


I felt like posting today, but wasn't sure what exactly about, so I took a page from Lisa's book and am doing a currently post. 

Reading: I just started reading Touch by Claire North after Paula mentioned it on her blog. Not 100% sure what I think of it so far, but I'll keep reading. Need to start the next book for Brie's book club as well.  I read the other two that weren't picked, and liked both of them.

Loving: that I have one more work day and then I'm off until next Tuesday afternoon. Also loving that Amelia and I are heading to Ontario to see my family.  

Thinking: about how dang hot it is here! (30C) I was seriously tempted to sleep on Amelia's bedroom floor as her room is the only one with air conditioning.

Frustrated: I wouldn't say anything in particular. 

Feeling: a bit overwhelmed with life and things that need to get done. Ie: packing our bag, cleaning the bathroom, etc and not having enough time.
Anticipating: our trip to Ontario and how the flights are going to go. Fingers crossed Amelia doesn't have a freak out or want to walk everywhere on the airplane. Wish me luck!!

Watching: I missed Bachelorette night on Monday, so I was catching up on it last night. Chad is still a douche, and I really like Chase. He's cute and seems like such a sweetheart!

Tell me: something you are loving, thinking, or loving!


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