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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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WIP

I have managed to keep up with the 365 quilt challenge.  I’ve got my first 21 blocks of the year done:

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My Quilts of Valour WIP is on the longarm getting ditched while I decide how I want to quilt it.

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And finally, I have all the blocks pieced on my baby quilt so I am in the process of sewing the blocks together.  I haven’t decided if I am going to add any borders.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

 

 

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2015 in review

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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FAL 1 for 3rd Quarter

I’ve got my first finish for the 3rd quarter of the finish-a-long hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side (here is my original list).  It is a lap quilt made with  “Scrumptious” charm packs.

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Linking up to:

3rd Quarter Finish-a-Long @On the Windy Side

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Made by You Monday @Skip to my Lou

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybug Blessings

Link Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

LAFF @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Finish it up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

TGIFF @Crazy Dutch Bird Quilts

TGIFF @Quokka Quilts

Can I get a Woop Woop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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