Good morning, all! Well, today is another cold, cold day…-19 C but -26 with wind chill right now. More and more, I’m getting ready for summer (hey – I’ll settle for spring!). It sounds so good to me to walk out the door and be comfortable rather than stiffening up and shuffling along. Oh well – such is the price I pay not only for living here but for good skiing. 😉 And that is why, instead of running right now during a break between clients, I’m instead sitting here in a coffee shop, staying warm and sipping my double Americano with no room. My hope is to run when the sun is shining at it’s peak (if it chooses to come out today) and when the air is at its warmest (which is supposed to only be around -15 C). I know many runners keep going when it’s even colder out, but I feel like I’m going back into hibernation here! So I’m calling all runners out there – where do you find motivation when you’re sick of the cold to get out and run? It’s days like these, when I’m craving movement, when I wish I had a treadmill – I’d gladly pump some miles out on that thing today. 😉
In other news, we’ve been busying ourselves packing our house away! Friday is our last day in our place before moving in with Mikey’s parents for a few weeks and then transitioning to our film tour across Canada. When we return from that (sometime after May 20th), we’ll be moving into Peacefield. Lots and lots of changes coming up, and it feels like all of a sudden they’re upon us. Maybe that’s why I don’t feel like running today – I feel more run down in spirit. I’m a bit tired, I know I need some vitamin D, and I haven’t been eating enough veggies or drinking enough water (goal for the week right there! I’ll start just after this coffee). I’m excited about what’s to come but also know that the changes will not be easy. I’m continually grateful, however, that God doesn’t seem to allow Mikey and I to get too comfortable – time to change things up again and that is so good because it keeps us dependant upon him.
Not much other news to report, except that everything on the film tour and packing front are going well! On a more entertaining note, I found this fun personal trivia thing on Caitlin‘s site in her comments section today and thought I would include it in my post. And so, without further ado, I give you…
ABC’s of Me!
A: Age: 25
B: Bed size: Queen
C. Chore you hate: Deep cleaning! I love a clean space, but not the scrubbing, dusting and vacuuming…
D. Dogs: None now…hopefully some later!
E. Essential start to your day: Prayer, a banana + a small cup of coffee & CBC on the radio as I drive to work.
F. Favorite color: Orange.
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H: Height: 5’2″
I: Instruments that you can play: Some piano & alto sax plus the bagpipes (my Scottish blood runs deep!)
J: Job title: Mobile Personal Trainer, Wife 😀
K: Kids: None yet
L: Live: Calgary, AB, Canada
M: Mom’s name: Marilyn
N: Nicknames: Bon, Bon-Bon, Bon-Jon, The Chalmers Donkey, “B”
O: Overnight hospital stays: Just 1 with Mikey during his first round of treatments
P: Pet peeve: Loud chewers/swallowers – I married one and still struggle with it!
Q: Quote from a movie: “Use da bumper! Dat’s what it’s there for!” – an Indiana Jones film (although I rarely quote movies; this one just makes me smile) 🙂
R: Righty or lefty: Right handed
S: Sibling: 1 fun, charming, talented, cute younger brother (wut up, Tay!)
T: Time you wake up: 5:26 am M, W, F; 7:30 am T/Th
U: Underwear: No thanks
V: Vegetables you dislike: Beets & cauliflowers…oh! And baby corn – I like the “adult” version better!
W: What makes you run late: Mikey, me changing my outfits (which is ironic b/c I always wear the same thing, really!) and me losing my water bottle and/or travel mug
X: X-rays: Just 1 when I had knee surgery as a student in Canada – I took advantage of the health care system since I had no health insurance in the US – and now I live here and haven’t used it since!
Y: Yummy food you make: Delicious “stoups” (kind of a soup, kind of a stew a la Rachel Ray)
Z: Zoo favorite animal: Lions
So that’s me, in an A-B-C style nutshell. Pick 2 or 3 of the letters and leave a comment telling me your answer! I’d love to know a little bit more about my readers. Have a great rest of the day; how will you live well and be well today?