Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ottawa Race Weekend 5K

This past weekend I ran the Ottawa Race Weekend 5K.  This was my second year running it and though I thought I had trained hard my time wasn’t as good as last year (40:19 vs 38:41).  In my defense, it was really hot out and very crowded.  I’m a bit disappointed but in the end what really matters is that I trained hard for it and I had a great time.


This year my mom also ran the 5K (her first time). We had lots of support and encouragement on the big day from my aunt and uncle, my brother and his kids and my hubby and kids.  My plan is to rope in some more family members before next year’s race – (as runners, not spectators) heh. 



If anyone is interested in getting started with running – I used the “couch to 5K” running program (podcast downloaded onto my iPod).  Now that the race is done and I can run 5K, I have started the “from 5K to 10K” program – perhaps there is a 10K race in my future …



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hello birdies

We are sad to announce that our budgie, Kovy II, flew away last week.  I had brought his cage outside for him to get a little fresh air but he managed to escape by pushing his food dish out and sneaking out the hole.  So far we are 3:1 (3 lost birds and 1 found).

After a couple of days we just couldn’t stand hearing the kids scream; KOVY! KOVY! Here birdie, birdie, birdie! so off to the pet store we went and somewhere along the way one budgie turned into two budgies …


Introducing … Blue and Prince Ardolt (yes, we let the kids named them …)


Blue is well, um, blue (just like Kovy was) and Prince Ardolt is a grayish purple colour, very pretty.  The kids are thrilled because they are “come on your finger” birds as opposed to “bite your finger off” birds.  I just wish they weren’t “poop on everything” birds.  Oy.

Monday, May 07, 2012


This weekend was beautiful and sunny so we decided to go for a walk in the forest.  We were delighted to see that there were trilliums everywhere!  I don’t remember ever seeing so many at one time but they covered the forest ground all over.  I was so glad that I brought my camera on our little adventure.





Naomi showing that she found a red one …