Summer was amazing. Running, camping, family, bootcamps, beaches. Just amazing. It always feels too short but that is summer here in the maritimes. I had planned to blog all summer but it just kept getting bumped to the bottom of the list. My girls are growing WAY too fast, my baby is already one. It makes me a little sad. She is walking and starting to talk and is in to everything. My two year old takes up every spare minute I have. She is so intelligent. Too intelligent. And she plays me like a deck of cards. She keeps me on my toes to say the very least.
My summer bootcamps were great, although attendance was low, which I expected due to summer vacations and other commitments such as summer sports. It was still fun and we still got our fitness on 🙂 The next session begins September 13 and is filling up! I am so excited to get started. Fall is the best season for outdoor workouts.
My running is coming along awesome! I am just about to do my second half marathon this year. It is the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Check out the link http://www.capebretonfiddlersrun.com. My goal is to do it in under two hours. I missed the mark by just a few minutes last time so I know I can do it! I clocked 155kms last month and that was the most mileage I have had in a one month period this year. My long runs get easier and easier and I can’t wait to up my mileage next year. The only thing holding me back right now is the large lack of sleep from being up with the girls all hours of the night. It takes it’s toll on you after a while. If and when they start sleeping better, hopefully I will start sleeping better and will be setting my sights on some longer runs next year including off road races and marathons. For now I am enjoying running with the double stroller and my girls are too ❤
Life is busy. Isn’t everyones though? Sure seems that way. I want to be home with my girls as long as possible, hopefully until they both start school, so I have four after school kids, and spent the summer painting and redecorating the basement to accommodate two exchange students. It is going to be a busy fall but I am looking forward to having a full house. I love company and the girls will benefit greatly from having other cultures under our roof and school age kids around.
Here’s a few pictures from this summer. We had family photos done last month, there are some race photos and a few from mud hero. It was a great summer and I am looking forward to getting back to blogging, working out regularly and routine. I am a creature of habit and I love my routine!