Summa wea-tha

It’s been an interesting week around here with Hurricane Arthur hitting us last weekend. Power outages, day care closure and I missed work due to power outage, then on top of that BOTH girls are sick AGAIN! Little sleep had by all 😦 but life goes on.

Last Friday just after a short but heavy rain fall I went out for a quick run around 8pm. A run I really didn’t even want to get dressed for, I was THAT motivated. I decided that running 3 km would be a good start but quickly changed it to 4 k. I also added in a hill that I normally hate but am coming to love the challenge and added another kilometer for a total of 5k!

It was so hot out that I ran in short-shorts, not something I typically do because these thunder soccer-thighs don’t like short-shorts. However, I recently bought some body glide – hello new friend!

Pre Hurricane Arthur

Pre Hurricane Arthur

I recently got a new pair of PRO Compression sleeves so I can sleep in these with nothing on my feet. I want the benefits of the compression socks in the summer time but sure hate wearing anything on my feet on hot days/nights. Win-win!

I took a few days off from running with the storm, then I had a terrible 4k on the treadmill Tuesday afternoon while Hilary slept and Lilly rested. Oh well, at least I got it in!

Yesterday was super hot in the Valley so I dressed accordingly in a summer dress and sandals but by the time I arrived in Halifax for a workshop it was foggy and freezing! Crazy how the weather can change in an hour’s drive. Good old Nova Scotia… wait 5 minutes if you don’t like the weather and it will change.

summa dress

While in Halifax for work {without kids} I managed to watch some football {as my husband calls it} and relax a bit – something that I really suck at. “Relaxing” doesn’t come easy for me.


Today’s a special day … it would have been Lilly’s due date (4 years ago). However, she decided she wanted her own month and own birth – day…as it’s also my birthday today; we would have shared the same birthday. We both now have the number 4 in our age 😉

Other fun news – This weekend, I have been invited to play with a city team in a big soccer tournament – The Gunn Baldursson . It’s an all women’s tournament that I’ve played in A LOT growing up. I have a few Gold, Bronze and even Silver medals in my collection. Maybe I’ll add to my soccer medal collection instead of my running medal collection this weekend. I’m pretty pumped as I thought my cleats were hung up until the winter indoor season starts in October. #luckyme

No long run for me this weekend as I’ll be doing lots of speed work a.k.a. sprinting 😉 I wonder how many kilometers I’ll run during one game…I kinda want to wear my Garmin to find out but that’s not allowed.

Ever clock how many km/miles your run during another sport?

How’s the summa wea-tha where you live? Hot/cold/Hurricanes? 

Ever dress wrong for the weather and then regret ?



Some fu