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Weekend Recap

March 11, 2013

Friday night was clearly a party night in this house. Liam didn’t want to sleep and was up three times due to teething. Needless to say, I was one tired momma when I woke up in the morning on Saturday. This was not good since we had a long day ahead of us. We packed up first thing and headed out to Calgary, but not without making a pit stop at Starbucks for some fuel.  I tried their new Hazelnut Macchiato and man was it heavenly!

Our first stop was at my Grandma’s for a visit. She hadn’t seen Liam since Christmas so she was excited to see him again. My aunt also joined us and we all went out to lunch at the Cheesecake Cafe. I had a super yummy burger (sans bun) with fries (oops), and a side salad and then Layne and I split a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. C’mon, you can’t go to the Cheesecake Cafe and NOT eat cheesecake! It was delicious but so sweet and we both had a hard time finishing the slice. We made it happen though, cheesecake shall not be wasted!

After lunch, we went back to my Grandma’s and another uncle came by to see Liam too, what a popular fella! We didn’t get long to visit as we all had to get changed into our dressy clothes and head off to a wedding!

Handsome fellas!

My good friend Alix was getting married at the Wedding Pavilion, near COP. It was a beautiful and intimate wedding. I didn’t actually know anyone else attending. The ceremony was beautiful. Kyle (the groom) was crying pretty much as soon as he got to the front, before Alix had even made her debut. Don’t even get me started on the vows. Kyle’s vows brought tears to my eyes. The amount of love these two have for each other is so beautiful and inspiring. I think everyone should take a lesson from them on how to love because they’ve definitely got it right.

Unfortunately, my phone died so I only managed to get one, not so great picture.

Ladies man!

It was a late night by the time we got back to Red Deer, but I’m so happy I got to share Alix and Kyle’s special day with them. I wish them nothing but the best as the embark on this new chapter together. Now that the wedding is done they can focus on being excited for Liam’s future girlfriend their bundle of joy to arrive in May!

Sunday was the usual brunch and grocery shopping. It was so beautiful out that I was really wanting to skip groceries to go for a run. I managed to make it a quick trip and headed out for a run as soon as I got home. Just my luck, the wind had picked up by the time I made it out so it was pretty chilly in some spots, but I didn’t let it stop me. Nor did I let wet feet from running through some slushy spots stop me either. I was impressed that I managed to run 4km straight in about 30 minutes! I could have even done 5km but didn’t want to push too much on the first run and end up with shin splints or anything. But man, 4km for my first run since about August when I was 8 months pregnant is a good feeling!

After my run it was time to put Mr. Teething Pants to bed, make dinner and prep some food for the week. By the time it was all said and done it was shower and bed time. I was exhausted. Unfortunately, the Teething Monster was awake three more times last night so I am still exhausted today. I considered skipping the gym in lieu of a nap but figured if I skipped the gym every time I was tired, I’d never work out.

Today we worked on our power clean 1RM and I managed to make it to 80#. I think that’s the first time testing just power cleans, but I was previously sitting at around 65# for all of my cleans and snatches so I think that’s a good accomplishment! It was a bit hectic at the box today with all the kids so it was hard to stay focused. Especially with Layne back to working in the morning, Liam has to come with me and he was being a fussy pants all morning. Luckily he settled down when I started the WOD so I didn’t have to worry about him.

The WOD was 4 rounds of 1000m row with 1 min rest in between. I finished in 22:44 which felt incredibly slow to me, but I will just blame it on being so dang tired.

The rest of the day is going to be spent smelling the whole chicken I have in the slow cooker (and trying to catch a cat nap or two). I’m using yet another recipe from Practical Paleo for the chicken and then hope to make a bone broth with the leftover bones afterwards. Look at me be all domestic 😉

How was your weekend?

Are you an all season runner or a fair weather runner like me? 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Leigh
    March 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve passed the wedding pavilion before, but have never been inside of it. Congrats on your first run! It will only get better now 🙂

    • Reply
      Bex
      March 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      It’s a super nice venue! They did a fantastic job there.

  • Reply
    Allison
    March 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Holy you machine you!
    proud of you and your run! way to go. I’m definitely a fair weather runner, haven’t made it outside yet this year.. probably will be out in full force come April though! *fingers crossed*

    Thanks for all the love and support! I love you to pieces xoxo

    • Reply
      Bex
      March 11, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      This is early for my first outdoor run, but I was craving it so I had to!

      And of course my friend! <3

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    Diana
    March 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

    As a newbie runner, I find that I just can’t cut it when it’s really cold or really icy. The cold hurts too much, and the ice shakes my confidence and really makes it an unpleasant run. Luckily, the weather here has been warming up and cooling down in an alternating pattern, so there are weeks where I can’t really run outside and weeks where I could go every day if I wanted. It looks like after this week we’ll be above freezing even at night (which is when I prefer to run), which is great news!

    Also, and I don’t know if I told you this, but I’m running my first 5k races this summer. I was really inspired by you! The first is just a local run with 5k/10k/half-marathon options, and the second is the Spartan Sprint just north of Toronto. I’m running with a team that includes my partner and someone awesome from my MA cohort.

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      Bex
      March 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      OMG! That’s so awesome! I’m super excited for you! You are going to have so much fun doing the Spartan Sprint. You must tell me all about it when you’re done! Same with your other race. I think I might sign up for the Mother’s Day run here and see how I do. I’ve never ran a ‘normal’ race before.

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