“Long time, no talk. Where ya been?”

Around. You know – doin’ stuff. I have not posted since Costa Rica, so I figured it’s about time!

Shortly after we got home from Costa Rica, I ran the Banff Ekiden Relay with Miyuki, Kathy, Mamiko, and Marinela. It was a blast – just like last year!

Kathy, Miyuki, Mamiko, and me!
Kathy, Miyuki, Mamiko, and me!

In November, Jamie and I ran the Last Chance Half Marathon. That was not a blast. I did not fuel properly, and suffered calf-cramps for at least the last 5km. Afterwards, all the runners were treated to a free breakfast at The Garage in Eau Claire – it was horrendously revolting.

Me, hubby, and Kathy
Me, hubby, and Kathy

In the second half of November we installed laminate flooring! My little sister (the magician) helped us out. It took us 3 weekends in total to finish up every last bit… First, we didn’t buy enough flooring. Second, we didn’t buy enough flooring. And thirdly, Jamie and I were left with the task of the trim around the fireplace. Did I tell you that Jamie and I are both horrific procrastinators? Anyway, a lengthy time later, and our floor looks absolutely fantastic! Goodbye scrubbing carpet for 2hours only to have little-to-no visible difference!! TAKE THAT PIXIE!

Robin installing floor  Jamie at the Mitre Saw

Work has been very busy. Both hubby and I seem to work late at least a few days a week, every week. Thankfully, I can work from home 2-3 days a week… I don’t know how we could possibly keep up if we both had to commute downtown everyday!

I’ve also been training with my new trainer at Stenia Health & High Performance. We’re working on my running and my upper body strength! I’m very happy to report that I can run a 7km tempo run without any breaks, and apparently (per my trainer), my quads are getting nicely defined. Woop woop. I don’t remember if I’ve “announced” this, but I’m dragging hubby to Tough Mudder in Whistler this June… WOOHOO, bring on the pain!

We also got ourselves some snowshoes, and have been thoroughly enjoying them!

Jamie & I - Kananaskis in the background
Jamie & I – Kananaskis in the background
Heading out for a snowshoe with the gang... Jamie is himself
Heading out for a snowshoe with the gang… Jamie is himself

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