meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a great weekend! According to the Calendar of Meghan, today is the last day of Summer. Next week I’ll share all the hits and misses from my #100daysofsummer list. Happy #bajilliondaysuntilsummer my friends.

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golden girls

Saturday was the Rum Runners Relay – which is my favourite sporting event of the year.

Robyn put together a great team of 10 strong and speedy girls and in the end… after 10 legs… from Halifax to Lunenburg… the Fundy Dippers won top ALL FEMALE TEAM!img_6464

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But lets rewinds…

> The Fundy Dippers (not Diapers) came about almost a year ago after the 2015 Rum Runners Relay – we had a great mixed team but it was decided to try for an all-female team and see where we’d place.IMG_3577> Team-wear: After a strong showing on the roadways of the Cabot Trail, we decided to go with a long sleeve tee.RumRunners Tee_5 reference.eps> If you can’t run with music, make a team playlist. We blast each runner’s song from the support cars during their leg.screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-9-11-26-am> And what’s a race without signage! Any excuse for cutting, pasting and glitter glue.photo-2016-09-12-9-24-29-pm* * *

We had great day with great performances, tenfold. Here are a few random pics from the day!

> Robyn tackled leg 1, which started at 6:30 am. img_6447 img_6446 img_6449> Cheering / dancing for Erica on leg 2 – who’s a super mama – nursing a 3 month old 5 minutes before her start! 14485025_10101852197204477_8590867637579038469_n 14449761_10101852197174537_4164652168537448840_n img_6452 img_645014469492_10101852164365287_5933439043454846240_n> I missed most of Steph’s leg 3 because I was prepping for leg 4 (i.e. standing in line at a porta potty) but she did awesome! (sorry)

> Not going to lie, I was a little intimidated by the runners at my start14424924_10154513079138582_7918706439114028639_o> My leg ended at Queensland Beach… yes, I went in knee deepimg_6455> Andrea (“I’m not a runner” but finished with a 4:45 average pace) killed leg 514449064_10101852162793437_3170715317584808517_n> Oh holy hill at the start of leg 6. Elissa had no problemimg_6456 img_6457> Kristin finished the very hilly leg 7img_6461> Amy breezed though leg 814481914_10154513104838582_4205791758828086084_o> Amélie crushed leg 9 (injured) 14380071_10154513110358582_1666279205527321213_o> And Sabrina brought us home, smiling!14445021_10154513115803582_3704117670599872582_o

After leg 10, we drove back to Halifax for a celebratory dinner – proud of our accompaniments regardless of our standing because we didn’t know who the other all-female teams were and how they did.

Then the next day, there was this:img_6482And now we’re all like this:giphy

Cheers! img_6483

So that’s that. My goal was five race this summer and they are all done (Bluenose Half Marathon, Cabot Trail Relay, Natal Day 6 Miler, Not Since Moses 10km and the Rum Runners Relay) – now it’s fall – and the only good thing about fall is fall running when the temperatures are perfect. Lets hope for 6 more weeks of wonderful marathon training weather!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a great weekend! It’s a big one for me – Saturday will be an all-day Rum Runners Relay (leg 4 – 17km) extravaganza. Anyone else running it? We’re an all-girls team and have a playlist + team-wear so it’s pretty serious. Sunday I have to squeeze in my first of three 32km runs (yikes) and rest / hydrate before I go to Bare All For The Barre – it’s been one heck of a journey getting to this day but we’re pretty excited. We have a few spots left and would love for you to sign up (GUYS & GALS WELCOME). There is some amazing swag and it’s for a really great cause (Prostate Cancer Canada – Atlantic Region) … oh, and did I mention there will be beer and tacos?

Until I see you Sunday evening, have a good one!

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s (or Saturday’s) online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a great weekend! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see we’ve been exploring the west coast – it’s been lovely and oh so scenic and I’ll share more pics next week. Until then… this may be my official NYC Marathon song… I love this girl!

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life lately

Back at ya. Here’s (the sugar-coated) bits of life, last week…

Early morning Labour Day run along the harbourimg_6229 What I’ve been reading listening to lately img_6230 Another blueberry pie. My crust is not pretty but that’s okay, right?img_6231 Pre dinner drinks and my in-law’s place.img_6235 My mother-in-law made me this after I posted about it here. It was great and I even got the leftovers!img_6237Afternoon snack straight from my mom’s garden.img_6236 My sister sent me a pic of Edie! img_6239 Finally sent a parcel to Sam for his birthday!img_6240Back to school. Grade 2!

dsc_0293 img_6241Friday night = Salvatore sandwiches and Friday Night Lights – Citadel High football funimg_6250 img_6251 img_6256Early morning 30k around the bay. Sarah rode on the bike by my side the whole way – we went along Cow Bay, Rainbow Haven Beach and took the trail back – it was beautiful!img_6259 img_6263 img_6264We then had breakfast at Portland Street Creperie. So good!img_6265Sunday morning walk with Henry – he’s okay with me stopping for a coffee and I am okay with a trip to the park.img_6268img_6273 Ahhhh it’s starting to look like Fall img_6274 David had another run – this time on the track! It was fun to watch and he did great. They’re all wearing pink to stand-up against bullyingimg_6277 img_6279 img_6280 img_6281 img_6282 img_6285Sunday afternoon meeting and workout at Cyclone. Have you all signed up for Bare All For The Barre?img_6288 When you are about to leave town, you make pasta sauce with everything in your fridge.img_6289 photo-2016-09-12-5-26-06-pm Rum Runners Relay is right around the corner and we’re ready! photo-2016-09-12-9-24-29-pm And we are off! Heading west for a wedding – excited for an adventure.screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-10-32-45-am

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