Friday, April 26, 2013

Annoying Tourists

This past Sunday-Wednesday morning Alex and I took a nice mid-week getaway to Niagara Falls (on the Canadian side.) I've never been an actual tourist there and have only stayed for a day for my brothers baseball games. 

We were those tourists that took pictures of everything! Especially of the falls. Such a view and if anyone has the chance, go see them! Breath taking. 

Sunday we relaxed, used our jacuzzi, went to dinner and went for a walk. I ran a 10k that morning so i beat by 10pm! 

Monday we walked like a 20000 steps, went on the maid on the mist which was freezing but so cool to be that close to the falls. We went to Dave and Busters for the arcade games and mini putting in which I almost beat the golf pro! 

Tuesday we wanted to go to the Fallsview water park but after walking for 2 hours, it was closed. Bummer. We went swimming and used our gift card to the Keg which over looked the falls. Again that was beautiful. Later that night we crossed the border and gambled at Seneca Niagara Casino. We had a $50 gift card from groupon and we won $48 together! I guess we're good at gambling!

It was such a nice few days away. Just the two of us to reconnect as sometimes our schedules don't match up. So good to go on a little stay-vaction.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Forever

I woke up this morning with such a heavy heart but since I just woke, I didn't remember why I was sad.  It wasn't until I brushed the sleep out of my eyes that I remember what happened yesterday in Boston. 

You see, last year I was there. My amazing dad ran the Boston Marathon. I cheered him on at mile 16 and took the subway to the finish line to meet my dad, along with the thousands of others who were supporting their loved ones who lived out their own dreams. 

I was in the crowds of the thousands of runners and their families, the hundreds of volunteers and the media at the finish line. It was a zoo! I can only imagine how more crazy it was yesterday. 

My dad wanted to train again really hard the past year to qualify for Boston again for 2013 but in late summer 2012, he injured his foot real bad and to this day can't run 6k without it hurting. That is the scary part, thinking my family could have been down there this year again. If I think about, it would just be my parents as I have exams and papers to write this week. But we weren't down there. Thank you Lord for not letting my dads foot heal in time. (Feels silly to thank him for that, but really it saved our lives.) 

Boston and the Marathon is always talked about is my house, we have shirts and hats from last year always being worn. My family has goals of going again, maybe next year. Boston will always have a special place in our hearts. 

As much as I didn't want this post to be about my family or myself. It is coming out that way and I need to express my feelings. 

What happened yesterday sucked. It's sad and I want to cry. As a future elementary teacher I still feel uneasy about what happened in Newtown and now this? We can't even run one of the worlds most prestigious marathon in the world without fearing for our life. This world needs help. We need new laws...stat. 

Hearing the stories about the man who ran 26 miles for the 26 victims in Newtown and now his legs are gone?! I'm speechless at that. 

I encourage everyone today to wear blue or yellow in honour of all the victims and those for witnessed everything. If you can, go out and run. Even if it is 26 steps. 

I pray that all runners and their families get home safe and sound today. I pray for peace in this world that is changing and becoming dark....very fast. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

This and That

Hello Lovies, on this beautiful warm, sunny spring day but as I turn left to look outside it looks like it is the middle of Febraury. I just want the sun on my pale face and to bike ride. Come on Mother Nature. 

I register for this race with the bestie and a few of her friends. I have always wanted to do the colour run but it's not coming to Toronto this year. So this is the next best one. Have any of you done it?

I am obsessed with this song. 

That story about the man who tied his 10 month old puppy to train tracks because his family did not want it anymore, and didn't know what to do with it makes me sick. 

Only 16 more days till I go to this resort. CAN.NOT WAIT!

Thank you to Rachel for this blog post idea :) 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Linking up with Jenn today for Insta-lately.

It's been such a busy and emotional week for me so it feels good to sit down before spin class to blog. 

1) The Easter bunny came on saturday this year.
2) Ma dukes makes such a good turkey, avocado, bacon sandwich
3) Anyone who takes Alynesa, it's being re-called. Batch #LFO1899A

 4) Bella-baby, my neighbours cat always comes over for treats multiple times a day!
5) Love warm weather for running
6) A Menchies opened up near my house. Mango is so good!