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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.



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!

Mayhem Monday: Racing my 4 Year Old

After basking in the glow of the Fargo 10k, I ended up taking most of the week off. Not intentionally, I actually felt pretty good but work kept me glued to my desk during the day, negating my usual workout time. There are some major, major changes going on that will take effect before IContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Tantrums and November-Like Running

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was race weekend here and even though I wasn’t racing, I enjoyed watching everyone’s results come in and seeing all the great race photos. I’m looking forward to digging into some good race recaps this week. I did manage to get out for what endedContinue Reading

Time to Spring Clean with Lorna Jane

I will be the first to admit that Spring hasn’t exactly sprung around my neck of the woods. I still have about 5 feet of snow in my front yard and just recently came across my driveway for the first time since November. It’s definitely been a long winter but now that Spring seems toContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: The Maternity Edition

Now that our big secret is out, I feel so much better. Not that it going to stay a secret much longer anyway. With my very rapidly expanding belly and my not-so-rapidly expanding pants, it was getting a bit painful trying to pour myself into normal clothes. Even with the belly band, it’s pretty uncomfortableContinue Reading

Mayhem…Wednesday? Taking an unplanned internet hiatus

I’m back!! We had a minor snafu with our internet last week. We had made the decision to get rid of cable to focus more on quality time and less time on mindless couch-denting. We had also decided to switch our land line (yes…we still have one of those) to network into our cell networkContinue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Cold weather and a day date with my love

Well hello March. Glad you decided to stop in. Too bad you didn’t bring Spring-like weather with you. My only consolation to the deep freeze (-50C with wind) weather is that there are places in Canada that have been colder. Not sure how that’s possible but alas, this is winter. Last week, I managed 2Continue Reading

Scenes from the Week

Mayhem Monday: Birthday and Olympic Withdrawal

Another week has come and gone. Last week was a short week because we had a holiday on Monday. Add that to my day off on Wednesday and a 3-day work-week isn’t too shabby. The downside is that 5 days worth of work still needs to be done. I was definitely ready for the weekend.Continue Reading

Mayhem Monday: Back in the Groove and a GIVEAWAY from Sears PureNRG

I seriously have been spending so much time on the couch this past week. I can’t help it. Olympic fever runs high in this house. I love watching the games. It’s ironic that I normally don’t give about 99% of the sports in it a passing glance any other time but add some medals, nationalContinue Reading