I’m Back and Where I’ve Been Pt 4: Miscellaneous Edition

Hey folks! Here’s the last edition of “I’m Back and Where I’ve Been.” Wow, I knew I was busy this summer but when you break it down like this, I did a lot of stuff. Anyways, onto the pictures.

My friend Amy and I have become race buddies. We started this last year when we did Foam Fest as a group and then her friend flaked on her four days before Dirty Donkey and she begged me to do the race with no training other than regular bootcamps (I hurt so bad the next day). This year, we did Foam Fest, which is a 5K fun run. If you want to start getting into doing fun runs and obstacle courses, this is the one to start with. There are families and kids doing this run. It’s not competitive. It’s got bouncy-castle-type-things to jump on and slide on and lots and lots of foam. I highly recommend it and I’m planning on taking Daughter when she’s old enough.

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And then we did Spartan. It’s a 5K, 22 obstacle course. When I told people we were doing this race, the number one response was, “Why?” Honestly, I had no answer. Because we’re crazy? Because Amy made me?

It was hard. It was competitive. It was kick-ass!!

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We are so doing it again next year. (This reminds me that I should start training for the rope…. ugh).

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One of the many, many bruises I had after the race. I wore them like badges of honour.

After I was done with races that kicked my ass, we took an extra long weekend and did some touring around Manitoba. We’ve done this the last couple of years: rent a room for two nights at the South Beach Casino and Resort in Scanterbury on the east side of Lake Winnipeg and do a tour of the beaches in the area. It started when Daughter was little and we had one disastrous camping trip so we rented a hotel room. And now we really like doing it. If it rains, we spend time at the pool. If not, we head to the beach.

At the pool
At the pool
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Patricia Beach
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Windy day at Patricia Beach

We build sandcastle and picnic and chase after seagulls. I definitely look forward to it every year.

And the rest are just some miscellaneous pictures that I took over the summer. I hope you enjoyed reading about my summer as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. Happy Shopping!

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Tinkertown
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Out for drinks
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Margaritaville Magic!
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Riding bike while mommy runs
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Ice cream with cousins on unbearably hot day
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Toddler tea snobs
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Ice cream on Corydon

Totally Random Friday – Sept 4: Things we did in Winnipeg/Manitoba Round-up

Hard to believe it’s September already! Where did the time go? Instead of doing a regular TRF today, I thought I’d do a round up of all the activities we did around Winnipeg/Manitoba this summer. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice some of these are repeats.

Dirty Donkey:


  

Cally and I commuted on the Water Bus one day:
  


We spend a few days at South Beach hotel and Grand Beach:  

And a few days in Lac du Bonnet area: 
  

And spent time at Grandma Dee’s camper, both with and without cousins: 

Even though summer went by too fast, we have lots of great memories. How was your summer? Happy Shopping!

Totally Random Friday – July 24th

Hey folks! It’s been longer than I care to admit since I’ve posted a TRF, so let’s get right into it.

This summer has been lovely weather and we’ve been out enjoying it:

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At the playground at the Fort Rouge Spray Pad

 

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The Fort Rouge spray pad

 

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At the Earl Grey Community Centre wading pool

 

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At Auntie’s house

 

At the Corydon Community Centre splash pad

 

Did I mention they are free? For a full list of splash pads and wading pools, see the City of Winnipeg site here.

We also went out to Edmonton last weekend and visited Rebekah and her family.

I’ve been styling some new outfits:

 

 

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Pants: H&M; white tank: Gap; and denim jacket with Birkenstocks (both so old I don’t remember where I bought them)

 

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My new hat from Urban Waves in Osborne Village

 

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Yellow dress: Out of the Blue; jacket: Hush in Osborne Village

 

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And my wonderfully ugly Adidas jacket from Platos Closet

And ran in the 5K Foam Fest with my hubby and some friends:

I start summer vacation tomorrow and it can not come fast enough. Looking forward to two weeks of visiting family, playing in the pool in the front yard, going to the beach and generally just not going to work.

How’s your summer going? Happy Shopping!