"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Upcoming races

Trying to add 2 races I signed up for to my upcoming races box over there on the right, but seems like blogger is having issues, so I'll put them here until I can add them over there.

MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop)- similar to REI in the states- is hosting a series of  7 races throughout Calgary "Exploring Calgary's Pathways, Once race at a time".

I've signed up for a 10K on April 13 and a 15K on May 4th. 

Only $15/race!!   Come join the fun.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Honey Cowl

I completed my Madeleinetosh Honey Cowl appropriately on the first day of spring.

I used a heavier weight yarn than the pattern called for (worsted vs. dk) and I haven't blocked it (I've never blocked anything) yet, so it's difficult to discern the pattern.  Plus there are some goofs that  I didn't catch until I was too far along (too lazy to rip out) so it is uniquely mine.
I'm not a huge fan of purling, so I'm not sure if I will make another.  But this should get good use by me and my daughters who are coveting it.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Books, books & more books

I had the great pleasure of participating in the Valentine's Day 20 Author book give away.

And much to my surprise and delight, I was chosen as one of the winners!

Now one of the requirements for the contest was you needed to like the author pages on Facebook. For each author page you liked, you would win a copy of one of their books, up to 20.

I liked 8 author pages, and I received the following assortment of books over the past 3 weeks

Some are inscribed.  Others sent notes. Such an awesome contest.  I can't wait to start reading!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March and spring is in the air

The hope of Spring just around the corner adds a bounce to my step. It also makes me feel like I can accomplish anything & everything because I am a superhero. Well not exactly, but you know that feeling- at least I hope you do.

Each month ShrinkingJeans.net puts out these great monthly workout calendars.

Six-Pack March courtesy of ShrinkingJeans.Net

I've done this workout calendar before but this time I'm doing real push-ups. Last year I was doing modified push-ups against the kitchen counter. This time it's the real deal. Day 1 is complete.
Here's to an awesome March!