Author Archives: Stephanie

Mayhem Monday: Bring on the Heat!

This weekend was a scorcher! First super hot weekend of the summer (better late than never). I think we pretty much saw it all, from freak thunder showers to rainbows to blistering hot sunshine. It was an awesome weekend to celebrate a very cool guy in my life: my hubby!

Technically, his birthday isn’t until tomorrow but we like to do lots of celebrating so we kicked it off by having his family over for a BBQ dinner. I’ve never considered myself to be amazing in the kitchen and food prep for the masses is a bit intimidating to me but I think we pulled it off really well. Our BBQ is so tiny (it was great when it was just the two of us but even grilling for us and the boys requires us to batch cook) that we had to use the oven for part of the meal which was painful to turn on in temps close to 40C with humidity. But it was well worth it to smell the amazing food once it was all done. It was so good, I didn’t even get a picture because we just dove right in! The cheese cake for dessert was delightful too. Mmmmmmm. We still have more celebrating to do this week!

We also managed an outting to the park with the boys. Fit Boy is getting really good at riding his bike and gets so excited to ride it whenever he can. Thankfully, we live close to a bunch of different parks so while we loaded Mr. O. up in the Thule Chariot (insisting on wearing his helmet, like his big brother) and walked, FB rode his bike along the path to the park. What’s fun is when I run alongside him and we pretend to race. Naturally, he takes advantage of my big belly and slow pace to completely destroy me but it’s a lot of fun and comes with a lot of laughs. I hope he’ll want to ride beside me next year when I’m in better shape and (hopefully) a bit faster sans baby belly.

Family time at its finest!

Family time at its finest!

Otherwise, I went for a short run on Tuesday at work, did my prenatal workouts at home a couple of times and went for a much needed massage to work out the kinks in my lower back. It was horridly painful but I felt oh-so-good after.

 

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32 weeks pregnant

32 weeks pregnant

his week, more of the same. I haven’t gone running outside in a few weeks because it’s either been storming or too humid for the time of day I have the opportunity to go. I’m really hoping to get a couple more runs outside before I have to temporarily hang up my running shoes (which will probably be soon because dang!! This baby just keeps growing and growing. I think I’m going to birth a toddler at this rate!).

Have a great week everyone!

Our Planes: Fire & Rescue Adventure

I was recently approached by Disney Canada about becoming a mom ambassador for their Disney Baby brand. I wasn’t sure at first. After all this is a blog about me, my life, my fitness/running etc. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that although this blog is about me, a hugeContinue Reading

Witnessing the Heart of a Two-Year Old

I should be sleeping. *should* Darn legs just don’t want to let me be. But I’m determined not to let these final two months of pregnancy be my undoing, hard as that can be when I’m so tired I could literally fall asleep on my feet (the only position where my restless legs don’t botherContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Our First Family Road Trip

We are done our holidays. Wow. That week went by quickly. Far too quickly. We decided to really go on a road trip adventure and loaded the kids up in Bessie, put a movie in the DVD player and set off for a 3 day, 2 night stay just south of the boarder at aContinue Reading

A Day at the Spa

Last mother’s day, my hubby and the boys gave me a gift card to one of the spas in the city. I really, truly appreciated the gift because it was a push for me to go and take some time for myself and get a little pampering done. I don’t usually go for stuff likeContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Vacation Week (Finally!!)

Another Monday already!! I’m now 30 weeks pregnant, only 10 to go! Yihaw!! We’re on holidays this week and I’m so looking forward to this week with my 3 favorite boys. This is the only time we’ve had holidays today in a very long time. It’s rare for us to be able to take anContinue Reading

Transitioning my Kids to a new Day Care

This week, my boys made the transition from the home day care they’d been at the past year to a day care center. Big change for us all. We went from a place with just one or two other kids to 30 and I was really nervous about how the whole transition would go. WouldContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: The strangest marathon I didn’t run

Ok, I had the craziest dream last night. I’ve been thinking a lot about some of my goals and plans for after baby comes. I guess I’ve been thinking a lot about running, racing and my ultimate goals and my brain needed to do something with all that mojo. I had a dream that IContinue Reading

Pregnancy Update: 28 Weeks

I call the third trimester the home stretch of pregnancy but really…3 months does seem like a long time to be “stretching”. On the other hand, baby does some serious fattening up in this phase so I guess there is something to be said for the stretch after all. Either way, this is where I’mContinue Reading

Manitoba Marathon Relay: Race Recap

This marathon relay was one of those things that seemed like an OK idea at the time and gradually became a “I’m going to regret this, aren’t I?” thing as the weeks leading up to race day approached. We didn’t have a 6th runner to use as an alternate, I was feeling much less pregnantContinue Reading