Wednesday, February 27, 2013 of the animals

1) Taking a break from the fake nails and painted my own nails last week. Not bad. 
2) Little Iggy waking up from a nap  I mean, after Sarah woke him up. He just looked so cute.
3) Victoria Secret makes pretty decent nail polish. 

4) Princess likes sleeping on the couch. A little ew! 
5) Daily walks.
6) I came home one afternoon ad found her sleeping with a pillow. In the wash it went!

7) After Sunday's Half-Marathon.
8) Carb-o loading pasta Saturday night. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Peterborough Half-Marathon

Sunday, I (along with my brother, Ryan) ran my second half-marathon. Yes, I ran 13.1 miles or 21km for fun. 

My goal was to finish in under 2:23:00 and beat my time that I ran the ScotiaBank Half-Marathon in October, which I did because I finished in 2:05! I knew around the 14km marker that I would so I got out my phone at sent a video to Alex saying I would. 

It felt so good to finish under my goal and shave off 18 minutes from last race. Hello new PB!

Now I'm deciding which half-marathon to sign up for and start training again for. 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Letters on Friday


Dear Vancouver, can you please send me back my boyfriend? I really miss him. Sincerely, day 10 of 16. 

Dear Alex, thank you having daily phone dates and facetime-ing with me while you've been away. It really helps to "see" you. Sincerely, "see" you in real life soon. 

Dear Half-Marathon, this is happening. Yup, I'm running another 21k on Sunday. I'm a little nervous because I now know the pain I'll feel but I' also now the feeling of crossing that finish line. Sincerely, see you on Sunday Peterborough.

Dear Winter, Let's get a little warmer please. Sincerely, not a winter gal.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


1) My valentines gift from Alex
2) Jenn made me have cereal for dinner on Monday. 
3) Monsters we made in creative arts class. 

4) We had Shrove Pancakes a day late last week. Still tasted so good.
5) Love this bright pink.
6) My little Iggy looking cute.

7) Dog-sitting this week. Boy, dogs are a lot of work!
8) I love seeing kitty paw prints in the snow.
9) Alex is in Vancouver till Feb 26th and Sunday we both went to our local starbucks for a date...4,000km away! It was so good to "see" him. 7 days till we see each other :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I feel that since this is my 3rd, or 4th time in a row sharing my IG pictures with y'all that this might be a nice routine for me.

1) Bought some new running GU, love the chocolate raspberry. It's like dessert while running.
2) Grandpa is in isolation due to the Clostridium Difficile virus. Also known at C-diff.
3) Apparently people still don't know how to park/drive in the snow

4) Melt snow, Melt! 4 weeks till spring aka my birthday! 
5) Made nutella coffee saturday for breaky and yes, it exploded in the mircowave
6) Alex and I celebrated 7 amazing months with dinner at Jack Astors and went back to menchies were we had out second date. T-minus 12.5 days till he's back from Vancouver! 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Prayers for Grandpa, Grammy's, Dates.

  • If you follow me on twitter I've posted a few pictures from the hospital. My Grandpa Hannon is pretty sick right now and has been in the hospital for 9 days now. He has an upper respiratory bacterial infection, along with bladed infection, blood pressure is either really high or low. My Aunt from Alberta came in last week because we weren't sure if he was going to make it.  
I went to see him yesterday and he is doing so much better. Still in pain and sleeps a lot but I actually talked with him, he asked me questions about my class this afternoon and I left with a big smile on my face.

Last week, he didn't know how I was (i.e Mike's daughter, my granddaughter) which made me sad. Please keep him in your prayers! 

  • Alex is going away tomorrow for 14 days to Vancouver to visit his Dad and I'm not looking forward to it at all! We're going out for dinner and menchies to say "bye" and to celebrate 7 months together. 
  • I loved the Grammy's last night. And I'm obsessed with The Band. Franny take a loooaaaddd offf. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


This week has been crazy! I honestly feel like I haven't stopped since last week. 

1) Went to my first Raptors game Friday for a girlfriends birthday. And they won! 98-77 against the L.A Clippers. 
2) I love this picture of Alex's cat, Chuck.
3) My mom got her first hair cut since last August! She's doing awesome. Looks so healthy too. 

4) Loving my new Kiki La Rue shirt. 
5) Started making smoothies for breakfast again.  Spinach, banana's and a kind of berry. Very healthy.
6) My 91 year old Grandpa Hannon is very sick in the hospital right now. Bladder infection along with an upper respiratory bacterial infection. And high blood pressure and high white blood count. He's been in there since Saturday morning. I went to see him yesterday and he looks good. More colour and talk-a-tive. Please pray for him to get better and go back to his nursing home and see my Gramma.