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Three Things Thursday

Just some random thoughts to share today:

1- As much as I wish I had more posts to share with you all these days I just don’t. But I kinda like it too. I promised myself less pressure this summer to blog and so far have done good. If I have things to share great, if not – great too! I love using this blog as a way to look back so weekend recaps are important to keep up for me and well Foodie Friday is a no brainer ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 – This week my favourite week of the summer because it is the local fair. It really is 5 days of fun, pancake breakfasts, BBQ lunches, the parade, fair, concerts and more. You bet we are going to everything we can!

We enjoyed the parade yesterday morning:

Trying to get a photo before the parade:

parade

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3 – I have not had any running injuries/pains in over 7 years and Sunday’s long run did me in. I woke up Monday limping with a pain on my outer knee. I got into my chiropractor that afternoon and he said my tibia was rotated so adjusted it and I had almost instant relief – along with taking the day off from running and ice on and off I was good Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚ Phew – less than three weeks until Sea Wheeze!

Lindsey

What is your favourite thing about fair week?

Weekend Recap

So remind me not to say “we have a quiet weekend and no plans” and jinx it! Our quiet weekend was anything but…

Friday

After a long day and 2 hours at walk in, I am fine, just swimmers ear again – irony of that is that I do not swim but get these infections yearly I did not feel like running but had an interval run on the plan so off I went once Chloe was in bed.

It is never as bad once you are out there running! I came home and we watched Wolverine (I think that was the title – HA) and did not like it at all!

Saturday

We started our day with a market trip:

Then Costco and another grocery store with a pit stop at the Cool Beans bus for coffee and a snack:

We came home, Chloe napped and I did my usual power clean session. After her nap we headed out of town to the nearby city my Grandma lives in and went to a park.

My Grandma made them dandelion necklaces:

We left there and made a pit stop at home before heading back out to Chad’s Dad’s for supper there since his Aunt and Grandma were in town. Chloe was in a crazy mood- what’s new and by the time we left I was exhausted so basically called it a night.

Sunday

We were out by 8:30am for our 14km run:

This was a much better run from last week and the girls did not fight – win!

We spent the new few hours picking up a rug from our deck, having lunch (sushi!) and then more chores, while Avery played outside – she ended up in her bathing suit shortly after this photo:

The rest of the afternoon was spent at a small fair that was set up for the weekend. Since I drive by it on the way home Avery had asked to go but I had not made up my mind until a friend asked us to join them there since their little girl is a couple years older than Avery. It was perfect – they had so much fun!

I think Chloe felt left out ๐Ÿ˜‰

Our weekend wrapped up BBQ’ing supper, hanging out on the deck and of course with ice cream. Chad took this photo and Chloe posed like this – while not at all a flattering photo of me I had to share of Chloe, sums her up these days.

Lindsey

 

Sea Wheeze Training

So this totally snuck up on me! It was last week when I got my shorts that I remembered I should probably put together a training plan for the race. I cheated and am almost using the same plan as Phoenix since it worked pretty darn good for us.

Like always, I plan to follow this plan 80% of the time, summer is busy and goes by so fast that there needs to be flexibility in the plan. Lets hope this plan earns me a new PR ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lindsey

Weekend Recap

Since my brain seems to be drawing a blank right now, jumping into the weekend recap:

Friday

I left my run for this day since it was supposed to be really nice. But it turned out windy and cloudy, after Chloe was in bed Avery decided to join me versus watching hockey with Chad. We did a quick 6km:

Running with the BOB is so much nicer than the double stroller!

Saturday

Since Avery gets to stay up later than Chloe me and Chloe have a morning tradition where we cuddle in bed for 5-10 minutes before we start our day:

We met up with some of Chad’s co-workers to pick garbage for the morning bright and early. It is the annual city clean up so we make sure to do our part. The girls and I spent 90 minutes picking garbage before calling it a day and heading home.

I think Chad said total (about 10 of us) we did 20 bags!

We had lunch before heading to the backyard to play for a bit:

Later on we went to have a BBQ with my family then my Mom, Avery and I headed to a local market. I usually am on top of it and know what vendors are going to be there that I follow on Instagram but did not and was happy to see a few favourites – even if I did not recognize some of the ladies! Mom brain! I promised myself that I would buy myself something and not the girls, which I did and will share later this week ๐Ÿ™‚

I did pick up some cookies and this juice for the girls though:

Once Avery was in bed Chad and I watched The Accountant – two thumbs up!

Sunday

It was not as near as nice as Saturday but keeping with my promise to run outside I went out for a run. About a minute in I regretted my clothing choice of shorts and a t-shirt but decided I would warm up – WRONG. I had a cold head wind and was so cold! No photo since I ran my butt off just to get home!

Our day was spent doing chores, planting out front porch flowers and visiting the SPCA:

And that is a wrap to our weekend!

Lindsey

 

Save the Date – Upcoming Local Races

If I had unlimited time (and bank account) I would run every race I could, but alas that is not life ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย I find every year there are more and more great races popping up.

I have already shared my 2017 race calendar but for local(ish) people wanted to share other great races that I am not able to do but are still worth looking into.

May

Woody’s Half Marathonย – I am still on the fence on this one for this year. Call me a wimp but I want to see what the weather will be like ๐Ÿ˜‰

2014:

Red Deer Women’s Fun Runย -This race has turned into an annual tradition for my Mom and I. We started doing Mother’s Day runs in Calgary, then found this great local one and did it before I had any kids and ever since ๐Ÿ™‚ It is a great family morning!

2014:

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June

City Chaseย – This is Canada’s largest urban adventure race and every year it is on my list to do but ย I have to make the dates work. I have only heard great things about it and know I would love it. Teams of two navigate around the city to do various challenges.

Foam Fest Runย – Another one on my list but I am actually scared of hurting myself falling with the foam – haha!

Troubled Monk Runย (We are running this one!)

2016:ย 

BDO Run for Youth

Spartan Race

August

Mud Heroย – We have been doing this race ever since it came to Red Deer and I am SO sad to miss it this year due to being gone for Sea Wheeze. I have ran this race 7 months pregnant & 3 months pregnant and have always had a blast! This race is the largest obstacle race in Alberta with 18+ obstacles over 6km. It isย already over 70% sold out so if you are thinking of registering get on it ๐Ÿ˜‰

2014/2015/2016 photos:

Chocolate Chaseย (We are running this one!)

September

Harvest Runย – Another run I’ve always wanted to do since I love fall running in our city but we always seem to be away this weekend so maybe this year I will stick around for it ๐Ÿ™‚

What I love most about these races is that there is something for everyone, no matter your running/fitness level ๐Ÿ™‚

Lindsey