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Weekend Recap

Four days just flew by! Mother Nature did not pull through with any nice winter temps so wwent a tad stir crazy.

Friday

Mid afternoon the girls asked to go to the park, we bundled up, grabbed the sled an off we went. Pulling them through the snow on the sled was a workout!

We played at the park, Chloe just wanted to swing but Avery spent a good 20 minutes trying to climb a hill:

The wind was pretty cold on the way back, hence this photo:

I ran 12km after supper then we watched Celebrity Big Brother —>not near as good as the regular one!

Saturday

Highlights of the day – a pedicure for me, then going to my brother’s house, having supper there and watching fireworks – we could see them from inside their house – bonus!

We got home after bedtime, both the girls fell asleep on the drive home 🙂

Sunday

Our last long run! I am sad we did not run more outside this training round but also knew it would be hard to do so with us both training and longer long runs. 16km flew by and it was a great run for me.

With the race 4 days away I have all kinds of feelings – I am pretty sure getting a PR will be no problem, but my goal time? Eeek. I feel like so much of it comes done to the race day. It could go either way. So I will cross my fingers and toes it is a good race for me (and Chad!). As for my goal time? I have my times I have to hit so by mid race I will know which goal it will be and make the call then.

Moving on from my race thoughts 😉 We did some colouring before I ran, Avery has come so far with her printing and colouring!

We did not do much that afternoon, my Grandma visited, we played in the basement – meaning the girls ran around like crazy kids then watched some of Toy Story 3 – which made Chloe cry!

Yes, Avery wore her Supergirl costume all day!

I also started packing my stuff – Avery has had he suitcase packed for two weeks!

Monday

Avery had been asking to go to yoga so since we had no plans we took her to yoga in the morning. I have to make it a goal to get her going more again! She loves it so much, and the teacher is amazing!

It was another low key day for us, packing, visiting with family, and playing outside for a bit.

The fam 🙂

I rarely took out my phone camera this weekend & while I felt the need for us to get out and do more it was nice to have a quiet weekend. I find winter weekends to be a lot slower in general and I know before we know it spring and summer will be back so for now I am taking advantage of these quiet times 🙂

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! Avery woke up yesterday morning asking if it “had to be over” – I am like a kid that way and live for holidays!

We got the girls a few goodies, my Mom spoiled them (of course) then did our tradition of pizza and cupcakes for supper, Chad’s (sweet) tweet 😉

Chad nailed it with a simple gift of flowers and Mini Eggs:

Besides that it was a quiet week.

Can I share my excitement that not only is it a long weekend now, but I also have a short meal planning week! Because holidays are here for us! So this week is all about using up our food.

Saturday – Supper at my brother’s

Sunday – Salmon burgers & Greek Salad

Monday – Chicken Fajitas

Tuesday – Vegetable stir-fry

Wednesday – Leftovers

And then we are outta here!

Our weekend includes a spa afternoon for moi, visit with my brother and his girlfriend, fireworks, and of course running 😉

Lindsey

 

Weekend Recap

Another snowy weekend! But I swear we are on the good side of winter now – or am hopeful we are 😉

Friday

Avery had a Valentine’s Day party in the morning at preschool so I snuck out of work to go. We did crafts, and they had a photo booth to go in with their friends – but Avery only wanted me in the photo with her. Lucky me!

It was a fun time 🙂

My brother’s girlfriend bought us hockey tickets for that night so we had a fun night out! Chloe even got a game puck passed to her from the penalty box – this was after she was making faces at the other team in the box. Oh Chloe.

Saturday

We had a late start to the day – no complaints, when everyone slept until almost 8am!

We had a quick coffee pit stop before getting groceries:

Both girls wanted to play outside, so out we all went. I built a little hill off our deck for the sled – Avery loved it! Chloe was not impressed with all the snow, it came up to her waist in some areas!

Chloe had a nap while Chad and Avery built a snow fort in the front yard from all the snow that was shoveled off the driveaway.

Later we baked Valentine’s Pop Tarts – so easy and the girls love them!

And then wore off the sugar jumping in Chloe’s crib:

We had friends over that night which was a nice change from our usual Saturday nights of movie watching and falling asleep – HA,

Sunday

We all got good sleeps – again! I swear my kids sleep better/longer in spring and summer. As soon as winter hit they started waking up early – weird. Chad headed to the gym while the girls and I did some crafting.

We also attempted Valentine’s photos…spoiler alert I did not get one good one. Win some, lose some!

I started my run (20km) once Chad got home. It was nice to “only run 20km” – I am actually pretty done with long runs at this point. It was also nice to only watch one movie for my run 😉

I got ready and did a deep clean in our ensuite while Chad and Avery played outside for a couple hours and Chloe napped.

We ran a few errands later then had my Mom for supper, she made me two new signs – she is the BEST!

And like that it is Monday tomorrow!

Lindsey

Foodie Friday

This winter has been a tad much, from some darn cold temps to now what seems to be endless snow I think everyone is more than ready for spring! Or a warm holiday 😉

My winter/snow pout:

Besides hibernating every minute we can this week (darn work getting in the way!), we have kept busy with finishing Avery’s Valentine’s – proud Mom moment that she did all 17 by herself! We made slime Monday night, which has kept the girls busy while I make supper – win!

Since we are getting close to holiday countdown I am starting to try and use up all our fridge food now so that we are not wasting a ton. And I found some new to us recipes for this coming week!

Saturday – Pizza Roll Ups & salad – Budget Bytes

Sunday – Chicken Pot Pie Soup & cornbread muffins – Gimme Some Oven

Monday – Chicken Kale Caesar Wraps & sweet potato fries- Budget Bytes

Tuesday – One Pot Taco Pasta – Damn Delicious 

Wednesday – Our tradition is ordering pizza for Valentine’s Day!

Thursday – Bibimbap – Budget Bytes

Friday – Mini Garden Turkey Meatloaves – Budget Bytes

Weekend plans include a hockey game & birthday party!

Lindsey

2018 Race Calendar

Only a month and a bit into 2018 and my race calendar is looking almost full! I have a variety of races, from a full marathon to family fun runs of 5km 🙂

February 

Phoenix Marathon – My second full marathon, my last one was May 2011! T-minus 17 days!

Last year’s half:

May

Womens Fun Run – 5km – I do this race yearly with my Mom and now the girls, it is a fun race to do for Mother’s Day.

Woodys RV World Marathon – 10km, maybe 21km? I have not signed up yet but plan to as I like this local race and have not run it in many years. I just need to pick a distance!

June 

Troubled Monk Run – 10km with the family & stroller. Another local fav! Registration has not opened yet but we will be signed up as soon as it does. How can you go wrong with a race that has beer after?!

August

Mud Hero Alberta – I missed this race last year so am excited to do it again. It is totally a fun race I do with a friend of mine. I find it pushes me outside my comfort zone too – always a good thing!

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September 

Melissa’s Road Race Banff – 21km – I ran this race 6 years ago I think and love any race in the mountains in the fall so I decided to bite the bullet and do this one again.

I am thinking  I might do another 10km or half in the summer months but if so it will be a spur of the moment thing. I am on the fence of how much time I want to spend training this summer still – at the end of marathon training is never the time to think of these things!

Lindsey

Whats on your race calendar? Any new to you races?!