More Skiing & “little” Skating

I feel like I’ve been really MIA in the blog (insert all social media sites) lately…and it feels kinda nice. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing this blog but I love more to spend time with my family and that’s what I’ve been up to lately.

I’ve had an extra long weekend (Friday – Tuesday off) and returning back to normal life tomorrow….a.k.a work world. We’ve had some adventures in …

Skating on Valentines. It was around -18C or so….we still had fun. Lilly was learning how to balance since it’s been two years and Hilary was out for a bit. However, she decided snuggling with Daddy was warmer.

There are a handful of outdoor rinks in the communities around us. This one is about a 3-4 minute drive from our house (1.5km in running…ha ha).

skating feb 14th


Skiing with the whole family Monday (Family/Heritage Day in Nova Scotia). Skiing, eating and hanging out in the ski lodge with Grammy and Grandad. Then naps in the car on the way home for the littlest one.

Feb 15th family day ski

And a solo shot at the top. Got in a few runs with Sai.

ski feb 15th

I’ve done little laundry, haven’t cleaned the house and pretty sure I ate everything in sight 😉 All kidding aside, we’ve had a great weekend playing outside as a family. No running shoes but lots of fun adventures on skates and skis.

skates and skis feb 2016

Hopefully, I’ll be back to normal 3-4 blogs posts a week soon.

Anyone else play outside this past weekend?

Are you over winter?

For those who had Family Day/Heritage Day in Canada – what did you do?

Have you missed my blog post ? 😉 

Injured Mother Runner: Kid Less for a Day {Snow Storm Version}

Make that 2 and a half days! This wasn’t my original plan for this long weekend as its National Heritage Day (aka Family Day) in Nova Scotia for the first time!

We planned to be in PEI with Sai but illness and the massive snow storm turned our family weekend into all of us being apart 😦 The girls and I traveled into Halifax Thursday to my parents place and they stayed put while I came home to deal with the 50cm + snow that was to come!


First off, when you leave your kids with whomever (Grandparents in my case) it’s harder for you to leave then for them. I think I said Goodbye at least 5-6 times and they didn’t notice by the third time 😉

Second – you take advantage of your time and….

RUN OUTSIDE…..before the storm hits


Get groceries and your favourite take out for yourself (Pad Thai). Then you watch two movies, cry a few times because you miss your kids AND husband; then go to bed. You sleep in and stay in bed until 10 am! WHAT????? Oh yeah! Then you eat breakfast at 11 am.


You call your parents to see how the storm is in Halifax….really, I just wanted to know how the girls were doing!

At NOON, you decide you should change out of your PJ’s and ProCompression socks, after all you do have a snow storm to remove from your driveway. Oh wait, I’ll just fold this load of laundry on my bed….what’s that….my foam roller. 25 minutes later my legs feel great but the laundry did not get folded!

Foam rolling legs!

Foam rolling legs!

Then you shovel, snow blow two driveways and run out of gas! Two hours later, you eat lunch and skype with your husband SANS kiddies! Woah, an actual conversation!

After that it’s a little foggy, wine was involved but of course not before round two of snow removal. Then a yummy meal, more wine, a little twitter #RunATCan chat by the fire – oh yes, I pulled out all the big stuff!

Bundled up - round 2

Bundled up – round 2. Yes, that’s my Maritime Race Weekend Buff 🙂

That’s how this injured mother runner spent two days kid less.

Day Three {Today} I slept in until 9am when my phone rang (thanks to my brother), shoveled driveway, ate, cleaned the house, blogged, got ready for a treadmill run and will drink the remainder of the wine tonight 🙂

Fingers crossed we get our street plowed out tonight/tomorrow as I want to go pick up my girls. Poor Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Princes Edward Island…not sure if we can all handle any more snow!

How was your weekend?

Anyone have a big storm?

If you had a weekend without your kids, what would you do?