Summer Highlights

Hello friends!  Today I’m linking up with Kiki for another round of her monthly link-up: The Circle!  This month’s prompt is: Summer Highlights!  Perfect timing, if I do say so myself…as this topic coincides with my month-long Celebrate Summer Guest Blogger Series! Summer 2015 I’ve already had so much fun this summer!   Ran the Banff…

Calgary’s Opera in the Village // The Mikado

EXPERIENCE This past weekend, the hubby and I were lured to a ‘Big Top on the Bow’ and plied with crossover opera music, beer, and popcorn.  Intrigued?  We attended the third annual Opera at the Village – featuring The Mikado, a satirical comedy by Gilbert and Sullivan.  The show is entirely in English and is meant to be engaging, with…

2015 Calgary Stampede Half Marathon!

Hello friends!  On Sunday, July 5th, I completed my first Calgary Stampede Road Race – and my 13th half marathon!  The hubby completed Half #8!  For those of you not from Western Canada and have no clue what “Calgary Stampede” is – here’s a link from Wikipedia explaining the insanity that is Stampede – “The Greatest Outdoor…

2015 Calgary Half Marathon!

Hello friends!  One year ago, I ran my first Canadian Half Marathon!  (Remember my very first 13.1 HERE?!)  If you were reading me back then, you may remember that it was a TOUGH race for me.  As in…definitely not one of my finest efforts.  And it bummed me out – so I’ve trained hard over the last four months in order…

Calgary Half Expectations

Hello friends!  This Sunday, the hubby and I are ready for Round 2 of the Calgary Half Marathon.  LAST YEAR, this race symbolized our very first International Race, our first Canadian Race.  Last year’s time was 2:01:28 – and although it isn’t my personal worst time – it was not a good race for me.  I…

2015 Calgary Police Half Marathon!

Hello friends!  Sunday, April 26th marked my ninth Half Marathon (remember my very first 13.1 HERE?!) and the hubby’s fourth half! { Race Goals }  GOAL A:  1 hours, 58 minutes. This was my stretch goal, considering I felt like I hit a wall at mile 9 when we did our 11.5 mile “practice run” along the course last Sunday…