It was a busy, tiring weekend but a good one all the same! It was so full because Mikey and I worked at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for their 30th Anniversary on Friday and Saturday. He spoke 6 times over the two days to groups of doctors and nurses as well as to the public while I helped man the Psychosocial Oncology Department table and promoted the new website that Mikey’s been working on, Cancer Bridges. If you’re in Alberta, specifically in a rural area, and you want access to different resources available to you and supporters during cancer and post-treatments, please check the site out! It’s been completely revamped and Mikey’s been excited for the launch with our go-to graphics guru, Travis!
It was a full two days and we were wiped out afterward, going home and resting up after lots of personal interaction and conversations. Here’s a glance at Friday through Sunday by photos!
Happy Thanksgiving! On our way to a Surf n’ Turf themed Thanksgiving with friends! Read more about that Thursday adventure here!
Post-cancer centre downtime included a movie date out to see “Hugo.” I highly recommend the film – it was a real, true story and full of deep themes that made you think, including life purpose, the importance of family, and living your life fully. We LOVED it – a great, great story.
Post-movie we more or less collapsed at home after talking about how crazy it was that so many people were going to see a movie at 9:30 pm (wait…how
young old are we?!). Friday nights are always hard for us at the end of the week, but we typically have more energy on Saturday nights (are you the same, or do you often go out Friday nights?).
After Saturday’s time at the hospital, we found ourselves starved and realized it was 3:30 pm and we hadn’t eaten since pumpkin pancakes at breakfast at 8:30 am! We decided to grab sushi out and make it a celebratory lunch/dinner after a month of hard work traveling, speaking at several conferences, and with the launch of the new website. Kinjo Sushi it was!
Miso soup to start followed by seaweed salad, dynamite + BC salmon + volcano + yam rolls. Hit.the.spot!
PB and chocolate chips on a spoon as a snack at home (times 2!).
This morning I went for a run before church and wanted it to be enjoyable, fun, and not based on time. I decided to haul my phone with me to snap some pics because it always slows me down and allows me to look around and enjoy the moment more so than when I’m focused on time. In continuing with my photo-theme for the post, here’s today’s run, through my phone, starting on the couch in the quiet of the morning.
And just like that, I was out the door and headed into the wind storm and warm air.
Another runner who inspired me to keep moving on a blustery day; distorted self-photos; beautiful morning scenery.
6.83 miles in just under an hour (negative out-and-back splits!) and 200 KB swings later (my November KB challenge is almost done!) and I was ready for fuel and a shower. Afterward, we headed out to church for a great service and then, as is our Sunday tradition, out to Mucho Burrito for lunch with friends. I got the soup again – like a burrito but in without the burrito in a delicious veggie broth! YUM.
And now this is what I’m doing with Mikey by my side:
Today has been relaxing and enjoyable mixed with a sermon that made me think and that’s already sparked good conversation between Mikey and I. Praying this will continue to impact us throughout the week and that this day of rest will prepare us for the week ahead!
Is the weather holding you back from workouts, or are you powering through? Anyone else experiencing unseasonly warm temps?
How was your weekend? Do you pack it all in or take time to rest? Always interesting to hear the habits of others.
Hope you all have a great start to the week! If you’re poking around on Facebook please check out my new page! I’d appreciate a little thumbs up!
Live well & be well friends…catch ya on the flip side!