Sole Sisters 5k Recap & Canada Day Weekend!

{I just realised I never posted my Sole Sisters Recap post – whoops!)

On June 9th I ran in the Sole Sisters 5k Race in Dartmouth, NS with my good friend Kelly.

It was a lot of fun, no timer/clock to race against; though we roughly kept track of our time via my watch. We came in between 33 and 34 minutes – so better than my Bluenose 5k a few weeks ago. I was about 13-14 weeks pregnant when I ran in this event.

We had to walk from the Hampton Suites hotel to the race site – a 20 minute walk! Now, just as we are arriving – all 1,500 women – it starts to rain. Let’s be honest, it POORED rain…we were all soaked. There was a little thunder (uh-oh) but as the gun went off, the rain stopped and looked like it was going to clear up – it even felt warm outside again.

The Route:

The route was a run out and back run with water stations at the end of each street (turn around point). They also had a High Five station….a HUG station – yes you could get a hug from someone AND, a chocolate station!!!!! I’ve never run with chocolate in my mouth so it was rather different trying to chew this piece of chocolate, breathing and running all at the same time. But, of course, I managed just fine.

The last water station caught me off guard…in a good way. As we came down the slight incline, there where men dressed up as Hawaiian Dancers….let’s just say I was quite shocked and burst out laughing when I saw them up close and personal. It made for a fun experience.

We had a great run…walk…run system going and I realised once we crossed the finish line that it was the first time I had ever done so with a friend. I’ve always run alone or other’s have run ahead of me. First time for everything.

There were local fire fighters handing out our shiny, spinning medals:

Me after running (33/34 minutes), then a 20 minute walk back to the hotel)

{little baby bump}


I wish I had a water proof camera so I could have taken pictures during the run…but that didn’t happen.



So, Sunday July 1st is Canada Day 🙂

The occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867.

Canada’s 145th Birthday Party!

One of my favourite days/events of the year. Yes, I get a day off work, yes I get to spend the day with my family and friends. But we also get to celebrate being Canadian, eh! Eating good food (bbq), drinks (non-alcoholic for me this year), swimming in the ocean or lakes, wearing red/white, and don’t forget about the fireworks! basically it’s time to spend together with your friends and family in your community – eating good food, going to parades, festivals, bbq’s, and concerts.

Canada Day 2010 (Lilly 3 weeks old) at Sai’s (former) job.

Canada Day 2011 Lilly and Grandad hanging out – Lilly 1 year.

2012 Canada Day picture and post to come  next week 🙂

So Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians and Happy 4th of July to my US friends/family.

What are your Canada Day or 4th of July plans ?



6 thoughts on “Sole Sisters 5k Recap & Canada Day Weekend!

    • Jenn, the registration is already open for next year. They have 1,500 spots. I am hoping to sign up but am going to wait until after the baby is born (December), as I have no idea what next June will look like for our house :)!!! Happy Canada Day to you!

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