Hockey Tournament Weekend

Hockey Tournament Weekend

We had a hockey tournament last weekend. This one was different than the others, though, because JJ had two games at home this weekend, my husband had to stay back with him, and so it was just me and Jamie. Off we go into the wild blue yonder of…Sault Ste. Marie! Dude, that is so far away. It’s a 5+ hour drive, without traffic. We left Friday morning, and we made good time. I had volunteered to do the signs for the hotel room doors, though, and since I forgot about it until I woke up Friday morning, we got a bit of a late start. But they turned out well, and all the kids and parents were pretty excited to have not only signs with their names on them, but pictures of themselves from a previous game as well.  Because, of course if I personalize something for...

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A Not-So-Easy Easy Run

A Not-So-Easy Easy Run

    I think I’ll do something different this week and instead of ending with my weigh-in, I’ll start with it.  Last Monday, I weighed in at 123.4.  I had a typical week of hockey, football and more hockey, so there was a lot of crock pot cooking in our house. (It’s a necessity when the boys are in school and sports.)  Over the weekend, we ate out twice, which is a rarity for me, but I did choose salads both times.  Sunday night, I made a new dish called Lasagna soup (which I’ll have to make again so I can take pictures and share the recipe). And when all was said and done…     How’s that for anti-climactic? I wish so desperately to get down below 120 again, but I just try to convince myself that staying the same is better than gaining. ...

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A Quick Update

I’m trying to keep up with my blog a LITTLE better, so here’s a quick post to do just that! After last week’s race, I feel a bit bereft as far as running goes. I don’t have any races planned currently. Jamie and I have talked about doing the Chocolate Run, but since he has a hockey game (in Bowling Green?!) around noon that day, I’m concerned that timing might be tight. He’s pretty insistent that he wants to do it, though…he had such a good experience at his last race, he’s enthused to do it again. We’ll see. I actually WOULD like to do it, just so I can get some chocolate this year, unlike last year. :p He just wants the hat. I ran seven miles on Saturday, pretty much just because. When I woke up, it was...

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Scrumpy Skedaddle Race Report

  Sorry it took so long to get this up, but it was a BUSY weekend and I had a lot to write about.  Sit back and get comfy…it’s another long one. (I know, what’s new… ) My birthday was this past Saturday, and I started off my “birthday weekend” by taking Thursday and Friday off work. Thursday was for a medical reason (all is good), but Friday was purely because I didn’t want to have to go back into work the day before my birthday. Taking two days off from work was a great idea, and I was much less stressed by the time Saturday morning rolled around.  I even made cupcakes!  JJ had a game at 11:40, and I figured if I was going to have to go to the hockey rink on my birthday, there should be cupcakes! JJ’s team...

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The Ironies of Life

  Hope everyone is doing well. I’m trying to catch up on blog reading, as well as replying to comments on my own blog, but it’s been challenging of late. So please know that if I normally read your blog, and I haven’t commented lately, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can, I promise! I’m not doing a whole lot other than working and hockey-momming these days, although I am continuing to run four times a week. A lot of times, when I’m going to bed Monday night, I think to myself that maybe I’ll skip my Tuesday morning easy run, but somehow I always manage to drag myself out of bed and go out there.  This past Monday, I had a great three mile run, although I think my Garmin was a bit generous with my first mile.  ...

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Reports of My Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of My Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

  I’m not dead, I swear.  Although some days I feel like it lately.  My job…oh, let’s not go there.  But when the situation that is causing me so much stress is finally resolved…there will be a party. With wine.  Lots and lots and lots of wine. With school and hockey starting in addition to the issues at work, I’ve been very busy, and it necessitated a two-week hiatus.   I wouldn’t say I’m fully “back,” but I did want to let everyone know I haven’t fallen off the wagon and been trampled by the horses.  So…here are some photos to catch you up on my life! I spent my Labor Day weekend canning, and you knew I had to share my annual “Labor Day Weekend” canning shot.  :) What you see is...

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Hills, Humidity, or a Good Race: Pick Any Two

Hills, Humidity, or a Good Race: Pick Any Two

  Half marathon number four is in the books for me, and I can say that it was my hardest race ever.  That title really sums it up, and since I was forced to pick the first two, you can imagine that the last one was not anywhere close to being a reality. :/ The weekend started off pretty well. My husband and I drove out early Saturday afternoon, and it was nice to have some quality time, just the two of us. As we drove down I-94, I noticed a bunch of billboards for a place that sold supposedly “famous” chocolate truffles. I looked it up online and tried making subtle hints to stop, but my husband didn’t seem to be too enthusiastic. Once we arrived at the Super Eight motel, it was…interesting. Okay, I’m not going to lie.  I’m a...

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