Tag: Canada

i’m back at it!

Woah I’ve been gone for a while

Sorry ya’ll I just ran out of time to post there for a bit, super busy with life and work and then I went to Nova Scotia for a friend’s Wedding.  Time for a little update today and then I’ll share the fun of my half marathon from this past Saturday in my next post, cause I know everyone is just dying to hear about it, so I tell myself.

Ok so September has been a very weird month. I have not been motivated to do anything.  I’ve been feeling down in the dumps and just plain sad, often.  I know exercise helps me when I’m like this, but it’s so hard to convince myself to do it.  I did not train for the half marathon as much as I needed to, but I knew this time I also trained more so I wasn’t too worried.

I said I went to Nova Scotia for a friend’s wedding as well, which put a damper on training for a week, which was totally worth it, and I’ll show you why.


Hubby to be at Peggy’s Cove. It was so beautiful!

We went site seeing, got car sick driving the crazy windy lanes around Peggy’s Cove.


awkward stances. We really are only good at one type of photo… to come later

Ryan and I were “practicing” for our wedding… no not in this shot at Peggy’s Cove.

The “Ovens Caves” because a cave is like an oven?

We also went to the “Ovens Caves” where you walk for about 45 minutes and check out 4 different caves where the water comes crashing in, it was very cool.  One cave was even called “Thunder Cave”, can you believe it? yep, I can because I heard that cave and it sounded just like Thunder.  Those folks got it right when they named it.

I was shakin’ at the knees
Could I come again please?
Yeah the ladies were too kind
You’ve been – thunderstruck, thunderstruck
Yeah yeah yeah, thunderstruck

Se the feet in the part of the cave where you actually go in and look at the waves crashing? that was Jill, Jen and Travis.  moments after I took this photo a MASSIVE wave came up over the rock they were standing on and splashed the hell out of Travis… it was awesome to hear them scream.

Oh does that sound morbid and weird? yeah a little but for real Ryan and I had a good laugh about them screaming.  Ok this keeps sounding weirder and weirder so, new topic.

Classic gaze into the distance shot

So we were busy site seeing, helping set up for the wedding and obviously having to many cocktails for me to train for my half marathon… next time I wont book a holiday a week before a big race! unless it’s like for a wedding or to somewhere cool like mexico, hawaii, or well maybe anywhere but here 🙂

Classic Jump shot, this is when we were practicing for the wedding, while at a wedding. the grass was so wet you can see the mud on my heals. I got some decent hit still while jumping in heals and out of the mud.

I have never experienced humidity until going to Nova Scotia.  We do get humid days in Alberta, but NOTHING like the day of the wedding.  You can’t tell that my hair had been in tight ringlets just 2 hours before this picture.  I’m just glad that the rain stopped for our friend’s wedding so they could hold it outside as planned!

so then this happened

That aint no garter

then this happened

Obviously I knew Ryan would catch those.  He has caught the garter at least half the weddings we have gone to so I knew he’d be all in for the ginch.

We had a great time in Nova Scotia, if you’ve thought about going there, just do it. now I’m home, settled and ready to get back to working out and blogging, check back tomorrow for my half marathon post!






Rutting Season

Ok so I mentioned a few times in my last few blogs I was camping this past weekend. It was awesome, I just wanted to share a few reasons why. 

This Elk made the arrival into Jasper-AWESOME

This male Elk head butted a passing van that got way to close for his liking. It literally stopped right in front of him and he was 2 steps from the road. I love watching the idiots who do stupid shit like that almost as much as I like watching the animals.

 When we checked into our campsite the girl at the desk informed us it’s rutting season.  Which means, these male Elk will kick your sorry ass if you get in their way.  We told her how we saw this one ram a van and all had a laugh.

Jen and Emma=always a good time

Jen choking out Em. My 2 best buds are the best!

 Jen and Emma are 2 of my fav. people.  They are the funniest and super supportive.  Most of all they are a tad crazy which suits me just fine.

Ryan-the hubby to be

Love spending time with my hubby to be

 I took off every weekend this summer to spend as much time with Ry and my 2 gal pals.  The best bit is Ry considers Jen and Em 2 of his closest friends, and when we’re in public we pretend we’re sisterwives.

Fun shit

Sticks! great camping game. Jen has a lucky horse shoe up her ass or something. She won every game we played, what a bitch.

 We love to play games

I hate cheaters

Games- Monopoly deal, Sticks whatever it may be, I LOVE games.
This was me telling Ryan to F off after sneaking a glance an my cards 🙂


FIRE, can’t camp without it

I’m a bit of a controlled pyro. I have loved building and playing with fire since I was a kid, so this stack of wood was to be burnt in one night.


 We stayed 3 nights out in Jasper, it was chilly, it was fun and I can’t wait until next years camping season! On the ride home Ryan and I had to pull over because across a lake you could see a mountain goat standing on this very awkward cliff.  We had to see why he was there.  Turns out 2 wolves had chased him there and were waiting above in the grass for the goat.  Very cool thing to see, though I’m glad I didn’t have to see the take down of the goat!