5 things

I’m tired. Too tired to recap the Eco-Challenge so here’s a little update on other business to hold you over. It’s been a while since I’ve done a five things report.

  1. $30 later, I am blending! (way cheaper than a Vitamix) A few weeks ago I mentioned my blender woes and asked for some shopping advice. Thanks for all of your recommendations! In the end, Cameron, Malcolm and Erin saved the day by convincing me to search for parts for my Breville. Well it wasn’t easy – she’s been discontinued for years – but, I found a part and voila! I am making smoothies again baby!
  2. Speaking of Erin… Congratulations! She sent me a letter (snail mail style) all they way from Cole Harbour and has won some stationery treats!
  3. Jill sent my Uuni love story to Uuni and I made their Facebook page. The love is mutual! #swoon.
  4. Who’s still planking? Day 68. I am not going to lie – I forgot to plank two times. The first time I actually woke up at 3:00am in a semi-induced panic-attack because I forgot to plank. I almost jumped out of bed to plank and then realized the time. It was too late. A new day. Doomed. On a side note, I did not miss one single day of running until yesterday! I walked 20 hours straight and was too tired to run so that’s it. Steak over. I’m okay with ending it – May is quite active with the Eco-Challenge, Bluenose half marathon and a 3:45 am leg start at the Cabot Trail Relay so I think I need to take rest days more seriously.
  5. I have baby names on my mind (nope, not pregnant!)… When I saw this tweet I puked a little in my mouth. Really? This can’t be real. I will talk more about the name game later. Like wearing PJs in public, I am a total unauthorized judgy snob about names.

That’s all. It’s Monday. Damnnnn

Have a good one!

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road trip

Off to Cape Breton we go!

Somehow I managed to get myself on a team for the 2014 Cabot Trail Relay. A friend of a friend was looking for a last minute filler for leg 3 and I said “Sure, why not?”. I’ve been told my leg is flat and short (13.5 km) compared to the others … it is actually one of the easiest (see below)!

What’s the Cabot Trail Relay? …

The annual Cabot Trail Relay Race is a 185 mile/276.33 km, 17 stage relay race through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world… beginning in Baddeck, Cape Breton, over steep mountains in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, through many small communities around the famous Cabot Trail, to the gently rolling Margaree Valley.

How could I say no?

I managed to convince Mike and David to come along for the drive and while I am running / cheering, they can explore the Fortress of Louisbourg (win win). I haven’t been to Cape Breton in years and I am really excited to see the Cabot Trail again. Funny how you rarely take the time to explore your own back yard.

Even though I don’t know much about the logistics of the relay, nor do I even know my team name, I am pretty excited to meet everyone and see what it is all about. I am not running up a mountain or in the middle of the night so it can’t be that hard. Right?

In honor of getting outside and going on a pre-season summer road trip, here is a sample of some of my favourite stationery from the company Scout’s Honor Co. I have their cards displayed in my office as a reminder that it’s not all about work… especially when the weather finally warms up.

Safe travels!

EastCoastGirls_6144 GetOutside_6283 GreatSummer_6109 LetsTakeOff_6161 Pool_6225 RoadTrip_6291 SurfSunSand_6141 TheGreatOutdoorsCardSet_5699

And yes, it is true, East Coast Girls are hip.

Here is a map of the relay for those who care:

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