Race Recap: Boogie the Bridge 2017

What a day!

While it was only the second year we’ve taken part the Boogie the Bridge, it was the 20th annual event! It’s amazing to think about how far it’s come, and I’m glad that our family was able to take part in such an awesome community event.

After a whole bunch of running around like a crazy person in the morning trying to get the girls organized and ready to go (I swear they eat slow just to drive me insane), we picked up my mom and were at the park with plenty of time to settle in and use the washroom before the races started.

Isla got to run in the 1km Mini Boogie this year, which she has been excited for since February! Kyle ran the race with her and she did great; it turned out to be a great warm-up for Kyle as well since he was running the 10k race afterwards.

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After the Mini Boogie we all split up, with my mom watching Isla and Norah while Kyle and I ran our races. I opted to do the 5k run again with the simple hope to just better my time from last year. I did manage to train a bit better than I did last year, doing a couple short (2k) runs on the treadmill per week since mid-March. If anything, at least I wouldn’t feel like dying as soon as I crossed the finish line, right? Riiiiiight …

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Pre-race photo!

I actually felt really good up until the turnaround point, where I made a quick pit-stop to use the washroom. I sprinted to make up some time and that’s when I got a big ol’ cramp in my side, so I was a bit slower heading back to the finish line. Regardless, I pushed myself through the homestretch and managed to finish with a time of 30:07! And holy hell, I thought I was going to throw up. My mom and the girls found me and gave me a big hug; I guess they were cheering for me at the finish line but I had a serious case of tunnel vision and didn’t even hear them. I found some water and a snack and then we went and waited for Kyle to finish his 10k!

Kyle finished strong with a PR of his own, 52:29! He was super stoked on that and I’m a pretty proud wife 😉

We rewarded ourselves on a job well done with some greasy breakfast from McDonalds, and Isla hung up her bib and ribbon with pride! She can’t wait for her next race at the end of the month, the coveted “Ice Cream Race.” (A.k.a the Blackwell Dairy Run)

I cannot thank the organizers of the Boogie the Bridge enough for putting on such a great event! It is truly one of the best family events in town 🙂

Tiny Happy Tuesday VII

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I wish I had an excuse for missing Tiny Happy Tuesday last week, but I don’t. Regardless, I’m back this week with a few tiny happies to share:

  • Slo-pitch started back up on Sunday and although we lost both of our games it was great to be back on the field with my team. A good chunk of us have been playing together for over 5 years now, so it’s like being with family in a way.
  • We have new countertops! There’s a few kinks that need to be worked out but I’m seeing past those and I’m happy with how they look. It’s so hard to get a feel for things when you’re only given a little 1″ sample chip, so I’m relieved!
  • My friend had her baby on Monday and he’s the sweetest little peanut ❤ My heart is melting and I cannot wait to meet him!

That’s about all that comes to mind right now. What’s making you happy today?

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It’s weird. Things have been crazy busy and yet not. My downtime has been spent being a complete couch potato and I’ve been feeling uninspired to blog anything of value.

Regardless, here’s a quick little update on what’s been going on this week!

A high of the week was receiving some pretty amazing customer service from lululemon! Long story short, the zippers broke on two of my favourite hoodies/jackets, and they offered to give me a full refund via e-gift card so I can shop online for some replacement gear.

A low of the week was losing out on putting an offer in on a great house because we hmm’d and haw’d about it for too long. Ugh.

An internet find I loved was this video of two guy blocking in someone who accomplished douchebag status with his parking job. (As it turns out, it was totally staged, but more people need to do this to bad parkers!)

 

 

The best money I spent was new sandals for Isla and I. Can’t go wrong with BOGO 50%, right?

My favourite Isla and/or Norah moment was Norah harnessing her inner cat:

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She fits, she sits. 😉

 

A song that has been stuck in my head is “Believer” by Imagination Dragons, and also the entire Moana soundtrack. (“What can I saaaay except you’re welcome!”)

My meals of the week were steak kabobs with mushrooms, peppers, red onion and zucchini, meatballs, tomato and spinach pasta with Italian sausage, fried chicken and chicken wings with potato wedges.

My plans for the weekend are prepping the kitchen to have our new countertops installed(!!!), taking Isla to a birthday party, having Mommy & Me photos taken with my mom and the girls, and slo-pitch!

What’s exciting in your life?