What's in a Sock?

It was a glorious morning the sun was shining and my sneakers were calling my name. I stumbled out of bed and then rolled back into bed. I was tired! An early morning run was not what I needed and with that I pulled the covers back over my head. An hour later I awoke to get the kids ready for school and still was not ready to run....more

The First Signs of Spring

On Sunday Morning my heart went pitter patter! The sun was out to greet us with her warmth and felt like spring had finally arrived to grace us with its mellow presence. It was the perfect day to explore a little of Jasper.It was the sound of running water which made me jump with glee! The ice was melting and the river was flowing!...more

One Last Hurrah!

It was a weekend of tumbles and fun! We hit Marmot Basin for one last hurrah of winter! And called to mother nature for the warm vibes of spring. We tackled the fresh powder, enjoyed the views of Jasper and loved every minute of  our weekend. ...more

Superstitions and HeartBreak

As I finished "The Road to Damascus" the 18th episode of Carnivale on digital cable. It was with suspicion I sensed season 2 was coming to an end. Carnivale had become my first love this past month. I couldn't bare to part with the sinister plot line.  I couldn't contain myself! I wanted to google and see how many episodes I had until the season finale....more

movie. But I suspect with the time and expense they took to make Carnivale. They wouldn't rush ...more

A Little Perspective

After the Curse of the Beauty Salon, Mrs. Brown puts it all in Perspective... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0LvKg5aCG0 What was your worst home beauty experience? www.belleofthecarnival.wordpress.com...more

Snow Drifts and Squeaky Joints

I looked outside the window it was grey, bleak, and lightly snowing. It wasn't the dream elements I had in mind for Free the Dream Fun Run. I thought it might be more freeing to run in the warm sun on a paved sidewalk. It was at that moment the phone rang and at first instinct I knew who was calling me. I picked up the phone, "Hey Grace!" "Hey! Did you still want to do the 5km run tonight?" "Of Course!" "Damn it! I knew you would say that!" "Well! We did pay to run in it! And just think of the reward knowing you ran two races this week."...more

The Beauty Salon Curse! Beware!

Beware of the Curse of the Beauty Salon! At anytime this week it could happen to you! Was it the fault of the Super Moon? Maybe March Madness?...more

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Getting a Little Spring Back in My Step

I woke up this morning dreading the St. Patrick's day run! The sky was dark and there was a slight chill in the air. I wondered if this was an ominous sign? I haven't run in over two and a half weeks and was clueless to how much conditioning I had lost in that time and was fearful of wheezing  to the finish line. So, I dropped out of 10km and moved to the 5km run. I met up with my friend Grace and laughed that we were running in a winter wonderland on the first day of spring....more

Back to Basic

The day we arrived home I was eager to get back into my daily workout routine!...more

An Unexpected Trip to Texas: Granny Panties, Beaches, and Barbecue

 We sadly waved au revoir to Florida, boarded our plane, and prepared for a long day in the sky. As our connector flight arrived late in Houston, we rushed to the next gate, only to get there in the nick of time. I walked up to the stewardess, handed her the boarding pass, she looked, and replied "You don't have seats. Just wait over here." I panicked, "What do you mean we don't have seats? I checked in this morning!" "Just wait over here, please." I looked at Mr. MBA and the kids wondering what would happen next....more