Monday, February 15, 2010

Long Weekend Recap

On Friday night we stayed in and watched the Opening Ceremonies, along with most Canadians. It was a spectacular show, with the exception of a slightly embarrassing technical difficulty during the final cauldron lighting (oops).

Saturday morning I headed out early for a cold but sunny 10K run. I caught a glimpse of my colourful self in the mirror and had to snap a pic.


(Don't mind the mess of my bathroom counter or unmade bed in the background...)




We did some family visiting on Saturday afternoon followed by spaghetti dinner with hubby's dad. Perfect carbo loading for my unofficial "Million Inch Run" on Sunday morning.

I met up with my training group for our scheduled long run of about 22KM/13.6mi. I decided to add on a few extra on my own before we headed out, finishing the run with a total of 25.7KM/16mi, or 1,013,760 inches.

It was a pretty nice morning and a great run despite some sloppy footing resulting from overnight snowfall. We ran one of our typical "scenic" (read: hilly) routes where we faced several long, gradual (and some not-so-gradual) climbs. It makes us stronger, right?? Post-run Valentine's Day cupcakes (courtesy of yours truly) made it all worthwhile.

Hubs and I spent the rest of Sunday eating too much chocolate and a few indulgent meals while watching the Olympics.

We even toasted Canada's first ever gold medal on Canadian soil with some Jackson Triggs Vancouver 2010 Ice Wine in my grandfather's official 1988 Calgary Olympics glasses.



Today we're having a pretty quiet day, going to see a movie this afternoon and later on watching - you guessed it - more Olympics!

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and Valentine's Day. I'll be catching up with you soon!

33 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Great 1,013,760 inches run! I like your outfit! You look colorful and happy. I didn't even notice the mess in your bathroom/bedroom until you pointed it out...so um...CLEAN! :)
i love wine...that looks good! I watched parts of the opening ceremony. I really wish I could have seen all of it. I'm really enjoying the Winter Olympics for the first time! Yeah Canada!

Hannah said...

I have some ice wine in my fridge that I need to try. Yum!

We watched a ton of Olympics, too. (My husband is Canadian.)

Way to go on the million inches! Have a great week.

Lisa said...

cute colorful photo!

and your run in inches....AWESOME! LOL

Runner Leana said...

Sounds like a great long weekend. Last night was exciting, eh? I can't imagine a more worthy guy to win the first gold for Canada than Alex Bilodeau.

Lily on the Road said...

You are so cute and sooooo Canadian!

I watched the speed skating...I get too emotional and want to cry...

Jill said...

Hahah, I like the inches conversion - never thought of doing that :). I do like the speed skating but am having a hard time this year getting into cold weather sports. Hum. I totally loved your outfit (and unmade bed :) ). Have a great week!!

Denise said...

That's a lot of inches!! Great job and I think you look cute all colorful!!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

Morgan said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend girly! :)

Anne said...

Great job on the run! We also have great ice wine in Québec :)

BTW I tagged you to receive a new award on my blog, go check it out :)

X-Country2 said...

I totally thought of you during the Olympics. Every Canadian just seems so NICE!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Love the inches run! And the great outfit! I love color!

I thought of you during the Olympics too. Seems everyone did!

D10 said...

Super cute hat! Congrats to all you Canadians on winning the first gold on Canadian soil. You gotta love the Olympics.

Stacey said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Way to go on all those inches!

aron said...

love the colors :) sounds like a great weekend!!

Chic Runner said...

I LOVE the olympics too and it always makes me think of you guys now that you are 'hosting'! Congrats on the first gold!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Love it!! You were with us in spirit :)

I ate WAY TOO MUCH this weekend.. Sugar cookies to the max. Need to get back on track ASAP..

Hugs to Canada! Did I ever send you the Canada Bondiband link??

Badgergirl said...

Love the million inch run! Congrats on getting all the inches in!

For the next two weeks I think my TV will be permanently tuned into the Olympics. Love them!

Paula said...

Cute mug shot! Well done on over 1 million inches...interesting target to set!!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I love that you calculated the inches! I'm going to do that to make me feel like I ran farther!

Check out my latest post! I left you something.

Zoë said...

Awesome run! love your colorful outfit too. :)

Laurel said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! Love the hat :)

J said...

Hope you enjoyed your extra day off!! I have like 5 different TV stations recording the olympics! Seriously wish i was there! Glad you had a good weekend! I ate way too much chocolate too!

Heather said...

Great job on the runs this weekend - I love three day weekends. I think I need to find a job where I only work 4 days a week.

Loved the opening ceremonies - makes me want to come visit Canada. :)

MCM Mama said...

A good run, cupcakes, and toasting the Olympics? Sounds like an absolutely fabulous weekend!

Char said...

I would like to thank you as a Canadian, and therefore representative of all Canadians, for giving us (Australia) one of your athletes (Dale Begg-Smith) so we too could taste the thrill of a medal at the winter Olympics.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Hope you didn't have to count every inch of the run!!

lindsay said...

umm do you know anyone in the slamatooth tribe? their chief was lookin' pretty good shirtless!

ok so that's probably not their real tribal name but that's what it sounded like and i can't find it when i google "canadian aboriginal tribes"

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

That ice wine looks delicious! Such a fun way to celebrate the Olympics in Canada!!

Toni said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

I Run for Fun said...

You are so colorful, even in winter!

Sounds like a fun weekend. The ice wine looks delicious.

trialsoftraining said...

if anyone knows how to bundle in With Styyyyle it's definitely you ;) haha, cute pic!

Ice wine? mmmm, sounds wonderful. perfect post-run indulgence!

joyRuN said...

I can't complain about running in the cold when you make it look so fun with colorful gear!