Posts from the ‘Not a whole lot to do with running’ Category


Whew! I’m tired! It’s been a looong day! On my own with all 3 kids all day and the boys are potty training (ugh!) they are not getting it! and they didn’t nap. so of course, no running for me today. wont get to all week. keli will be gone everyday getting donations for this benefit. I guess I could get up at 6 and run but I am NOT a morning person and then to be on my own with all 3 kids all day would be too much. Got to see what it means to “do calves” yesterday. Tried to learn how to “flip” them but i’m not strong enough so I just tackle them. I spent a lot of time on the ground and took a few dives through the mud. Also got my head ran into a pole. ouch.

Keli & Brayden


Me trying to “flip” a calf


A random picture of Tanika..isn’t she georgeous??

Me winning the 5k!

Biggest Loser Club Oyen 2010 (Those that showed up for the finale anyway)



Got lots done today:

  • swept the kitchen floor twice
  • mopped the kitchen floor
  • scrubbed the front of the cupboards (never will I have white cupboards!)
  • bleached the kitchen sink
  • scrubbed under the sink
  • changed all 3 kids bedding
  • washed and folded 4 loads of laundry..realized how much I hate folding bedding
  • scrubbed the bathroom-including sweeping and mopping the floor
  • vaccumed out the boys playhouse, living room, office, , upstairs hallway, and the boys room
  • swept the stairs
  • vaccumed the stairs
  • organized diapers and refilled wipe containers


Ugh. I have put this off for far too long. My Resume. I have to get this done.


My amazing chocolate cream pie.

My amazing mini chocolate cream pies

My little helpers.



Brayden was there too but I didn’t get a picture of him.

Damian said the pie is good..I can’t eat it because i’m doing the World Vision 30-hour famine..

oh. and I don’t get to run today..Keli left to go to the hat at 8 this morning. I was tempted to run though while the kids were all sleeping-but I didn’t. (Just a short run!) Not sure that Keli would approve of me leaving the kids home alone. If they were my kids I would do it in a hearbeat. (Would that make me a bad mom?)

Didn’t run today. I wanted to but it snowed all day and we are in a blizzard warning..also I didn’t feel right leaving Keli with all 3 kids so I could go run..she’s done something to her back and can barely move. She says it a muscle spasm and there’s nothing you can do? I don’t understand it but I do know she is in an immense amount of pain. She did take some muscle relaxers and went to bed early. I am keeping Tanika and I told her I would get up with Brayden. I haven’t let her do much of anything today other than watch Tanika when we went to playgroup but if I had known she was in that much pain I would have taken Tanika or stayed home. I did have to leave her with all of 3 of them for about 20 minutes while I went out and brought wood in and I could hear Brayden crying/screaming and her saying she couldn’t pick him up..made me feel bad for leaving her alone with them but I wasn’t about to let her go out and bring wood in. So that is why I didn’t run today-Keli’s back and this weather.

Can’t Sleep

This post doesn’t have a whole lot to do with running. Sorry. I haven’t run since my last post. First-it’s been too windy. Yes i’ll run when it’s minus 30 but not when it’s windy. Crazy-I know. I hate the wind. Second-I fell on the ice curling 2 weeks ago and hurt my back so even if this stupid wind would die down I wouldn’t be able to run anyway. Yes-my back STILL hurts. I wish it would let up. I’m signed up for a 5k on April 17th. Thank goodness its only a 5k. Hopefully I don’t make a fool of myself. I think i’m gonna try to just run through the pain (and this wind) tomorrow and see how it goes. I’m going crazy not being able run. I can’t sleep. Last night it was after 3 when I finally fell asleep. Tonight will be a late night too as its 12:02am and im wide awake. I have so much going through my head right now. I broke down crying Saturday night because I miss home. Keli held me for what seemed like forever and told me everything I needed to hear. One thing she said was “I think it’s time to go home.” As much as I hate hearing those words I think I needed to hear someone to say it. So now it’s all I can think about. Whether or not I should go home, and how long I should stay, and when I should go. I don’t want to go home. This probably isn’t making any sense to anyone reading this. Sorry. It’s just me rambling. I miss my family but don’t want to go home. I’m scared to leave this place. I’m happy. (most of the time anyway) I’m also scared because I got a message from the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) I’m supposed to call them back. They have questions to ask me. I’m scared they’ll tell me I have to leave. I’m just scared. This is why I can’t sleep. Way too many thoughts going through my head. I try to just put it all out but I can’t concentrate on anything. I watched a movie with Keli and Grant tonight and couldn’t tell you anything about it other than it was about hockey. Couldn’t pay attention whatsoever. Usually when I can’t sleep I read but I just keep finding my mind wandering. Ugh. And I can’t even talk to my family about this because if I even mention coming home they will get their hopes up and they don’t understand that I don’t want to come home.