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Garden helper

Brodie wants to remind every to stop, relax and smell the flowers …. and then eat them!!!  I just hope he doesn’t un-plant all my baskets that I just spent hours planting.

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Puppy class

We had fun at puppy socialization class today. Brodie got a bandage on his paw and he wore the cone of shame with a stethoscope. Nothing seemed to concern him. Good puppy!!!!

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Canada 150 Mosaic

On Friday morning I went to the Enjoy Centre to paint my tile for the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural for St. Albert, Alberta.  Our group was tasked with painting a tile for the blue background.  I decided to use this picture, from our recent trip to Jasper, as my inspiration.

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It has been many years since I played around with watercolours but I’ve never used acrylics.   There were some very talented artists there so it was a little intimidating to say the least.  Here is my finished tile.

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I went back this afternoon to see the finished mural.  I was amazed to see how it all came together to make this beautiful 8′ x 12′ mural.

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I searched and searched but I couldn’t find my tile.  I thought to myself oh no….it was so bad that they couldn’t use it.  But alas, I finally found my tile.  It is 14 rows up and 7 rows in from the bottom right hand corner.

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Resolution Time Again

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We just finished the annual Running Room Resolution 5km race.   We’ve been doing it for about 5 years now. It is a family friendly, non-competitive event that helps us start our new year off with health and fitness in mind.   Of course the pancakes and sausages at the end are always a big hit with the skinny guy. 

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Foam Fest Mudder

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Today I was able to cross another item off my bucket list.  We ran our first mudder in Red Deer this morning.  It was a lot of fun and I would definitely do another one.  It was a cool rainy day which helped to make the mud even thicker and more slippery.  I didn’t lose a shoe and I came out injury free….now that’s a good day!  We had mud and grit in cracks and crevices that we never knew we had.  It was great to get home and have a long hot shower.

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Hypothermic Half Marathon

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This morning the skinny guy and I completed our 4th (me) and 2nd (Don) Hypothermic Half Marathon.  This is the first year that the race hasn’t lived up to it’s name.  It was a balmy zero at race start and 4 degrees celsius and sunny when we finished.  I forgot my ice cleats at home so I struggled a bit with traction but otherwise it was great.  It is hard to believe that the weather is this mild and beautiful for Edmonton in February.

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Beautiful Morning Workout

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Finished 18km (-2 degrees)

What a difference a week makes.  Last Sunday’s workout was unbearably cold.   Contrast that with this morning’s balmy -2.  Even though we went 2km further (18km vs 16km) we sure look a lot fresher and less frosty at the end.

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Finished 16KM (-31 degrees celsius)

This is what I looked like after spending a couple of hours outside with the temperature at -26  (-31 with the windchill).

 

 

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