what a week

Friday cannot come soon enough.

On Sunday night, my body decided to wake me up at 2am – and not let me get back to sleep until about 6am and by then I had to get up for work in ~20min. Fantastic. I forgot mascara that day, and continued to make bizarre typos (such as “2rd”). Somehow we made it to our Monday workout (and kicked ass) and then I enjoyed a deep comatose-like sleep. What a way to start the week, eh?

on the bright side, i had a pretty good weekend.

Surprisingly, I can cook (ok, I lied, I forgot the S&P in the stuffing! Eek!)

on saturday, i went for a light afternoon run. on saturday evening, our good friends steph & brendan came over and I made them dinner. we had pork tenderloin roast with roasted vegetables. steph was in charge of dessert and brought some delicious pastries from her favorite bakery in canmore. i enjoyed a slice of napoleon (sp?), which was layers of flaky pastry and cream, topped off with a sweet icing. mmmm.

Chickadee @ Weaselhead



on sunday, jamie, paula, and i ventured to weaselhead. we checked out a few pathways we hadn’t been on before, and found a very cool and very active bird watching spot!



tuesday night after meeting with the tuesday run group, my buddy janelle, her “couch-surfing” roommate julia, and i headed out for a quick drink @ Wurst. I had never been there before, and quite enjoyed it! janelle ordered pretzels (omg i love bread),  julia ordered some kind of sliced meatloaf with bread and mustard, and i enjoyed my fav – spaetzle. mmm.

Jen & Couch-surfer Julia at Wurst

life calms down, blog post ensues


whew. i have seriously not had time to blog, until now. i have been focusing on training, fundraising, and living – not blogging. the last 8 weeks have been a BLAST, but i sure am glad they’re over! it’s been so long that i need to do a timeline recap! we all know how much i like timeline posts.

may 7-11: minako, ange, paula, ami, and i went to vegas! we exhausted ourselves by: shopping, walking the strip, and going to shows for 5 days straight. we had no down time – but it was an amazing trip. we checked out the las vegas mob experience, which was by far the coolest thing i’ve ever been to – the had real live mobsters!! we also went to chippendales (also fun; they put on an actual choreographed show AND kept everything under wraps). and lastly i forced ange & paula to go see The Phantom of the Opera; i saw the Phantom when I was 10 and I’ve had a special place in my heart for that show ever since – this one did not disappoint.

may 13-15: jamie and i took a road trip through the bc interior for our 7 year anniversary! we check out radium hot springs and ainsworth hot springs.

may 21: surprise bday for my dad’s 65th! awesome day with lots of friends and family!

may 28: perogie making extravaganza! mega thanks to steph, paula, meghan, kathy, mike, donna, hubby, mom, ange, and sonya in helping me to make 814 perogies. we raised $231 for the Arthritis Society!

may 29: calgary half marathon, my time was 2:30. i ended up running it with minako (best trainer ever), had a blast, and CANNOT wait for next year’s event!

june 6: father-in-law’s 60th!

june 11: mitsubishi city chase… OMG, THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST FUN DAYS OF MY LIFE. jamie and i competed as “Team Muppet Mafia”, and came in 230th(ish) out of over 500 finishing teams; we can in at 5:18. Another event that I cannot wait to sign up for in 2012!

june 18: comic expo. william shatner. elvira. ’nuff said.

And that summarizes the last 8 weeks. I hope to be able to post weekly, but we’ll see!