Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Recent pics of the girls . . .

Just wanted to inject my girls into the blog, I think they have been absent too long and they are such a big part of my life . . .




Reflection . . .

I think I'll go further on reflection on January 1st, but I was just thinking about where I was when I first started this blog. I was a scared, sick girl, worried about her own mortality, whether I would actually live until 2010. Now I am a confident person, 75 pounds (and counting) lighter, a runner, training for a half marathon sometime in 2009. I am still waiting for the surgery to fix the adhesions in my chest from the stimulator, but I know I can accomplish my goals and have gained much in the past year.

I went to a Running Mania ( M&G on Monday night, and although, being still overweight and running less than a year, I still feel a little out-of-place and out-of-my-league, I always feel welcome and as I lose weight and improve my running, I start feeling a little more like I 'belong,' maybe more here than anywhere else.

The OC Transpo strike have limited my shopping excursions around town for groceries and x-mas shopping. I have had to buy all my gifts online. My dad's gift is a great hunting vest that has tons of gear pockets from L.L. Bean ( and my mum's gift is a great triathalon vest and 'yarms' from Robena ( Alot of her horse riding outfits look similar to these cycling vests but are not made of tech fabric, so I wanted her to try out tops like this in the heat of summer. I think she'll like it.

Groceries are more problematic. Although I take the bus to groceries and a cab back, the traffic is just too much to do these trips around now. Hopefully, during the holidays between x-mas and New Year's, the traffic will have slowed down some to make this possible. I do have enough dog food for another week or two and am still getting my weekly deliveries from Life Organic ( so there is always plenty of healthy food in the house. I am walking down to the Shoppers Drug Mart weekly to pick up organic soy milk also (yay!). I do hope this strike is over soon. It is just so disruptive to life in this city right now.