Tuesday, September 27, 2011

On to the next one....

So the Melissa's race came and went...and all in all, it wasn't as bad as I thought.

Leading up to this race, I hadn't trained near as much as i should have, but I am sure there was a lot of people there in the same boat as me.

My goal was to do the race in under 1 hour and 10 minutes.  I know it doesn't sound that lofty, but I am not in shape and I didn't know what to expect with this course.

The race started off okay, but at about the 1 km mark, the uphill decent started, and it didn't stop for about 3-4 km's.  This was rough, I actually had to walk some of the incline because they were just too much for me.  Now with going uphill so much, there was some downhill too which was a nice change.

I came across the finish line in 1 hour and 6 minutes.  Myself, Ang, Wimp, and Shanda all did the race.  Wimp and Shanda did it in 1 hour and 1 minute, and Ang and I did it in 1 hour and 6 minutes.

This was a great course and would love to do it again.

Best of all ?  The free beer at the finish line !

Here is a pic from the race.






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I found some old photos, and snapped this one.  Here is a pic of Urty and I dressed up as Santa Claus in the tub many many years ago....






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Here is a shot of the cake we got Ryder for his 1st birthday.







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I am currently entrenched in 4 weeks of a very busy work schedule, so I hope to get my next blog out sooner.



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From looking on the calendar, there at least one 10km race every weekend in October...so I wouldn't mind running in a couple if possible.  Let's see if I can break the 1 hour mark !


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Ryders Joke of the Day.



There are three blondes stranded on an island. Suddenly a fairy appears and offers to grant each one of them one wish. The first blonde asks to be intelligent. Instantly, she is turned into brown haired woman and she swims off the island. The next one asks to be even more intelligent than the previous one. So, instantly she is turned into a black haired woman. The black haired woman builds a boat and sails off the island. The third blonde asks to become even more intelligent than the previous two. The fairy turns her into a man, and he walks across the bridge.

Friday, September 16, 2011

My Boy Turns 1

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year already.  It's funny, everyone that has kids told me to cherish them when you can, because they grow up so quickly.  That is so true.

Ryder turns 1 on Sunday.  It just seemed like yesterday when I was taking Ang to the hospital.
For me, getting married doesn't really change your life, but having a child sure does.  And I am not complaining one bit.

I could probably post a few hundred pics on my blog about my boy, but I am not going to, just a couple.

Did my perspective on life change when Ryder was born.  Everything I do, my work, my play time, revolves around my family and how to take care of them.  Before I was only looking out for myself, and then myself and Ang, but now it is myself, Ang, and Ryder, our family.

Everything is now about taking care of family.  Now getting pissed off if the Oilers don't make the playoffs or if the Riders play a crappy football game, doesn't really matter as much as it did before.

Now I worry about education for my boy, taking care of my boy, trying to be a role model for my boy, health benefits for my boy, etc.

Sometimes after a hard/stressful day of work, I just sit down and play with Ryder and everything goes away.

Sure there are some sleepless nights, and some days and nights where your patience is tested, but hey, that's being a parent. 

This last year I have learned so much about life it's not even funny.

The best year of my life !!  Happy Birthday Ryder !!



Here is the boy the day we brought him home from the hospital.




I like heavy metal, so I am starting the boy early. 




Here is a shot of dad feeding the boy....




And that leaves us with today....!!!!!







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Here are some shots of my bathroom reno I did a few week back.  Thanks to ma, pa, and lindsay for their help.











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Ahh, yes, NHL hockey camps have started across the country.  I have included a video clip of why hockey is the best !!!

**********************CAUTION, THERE IS SWEARING IN THIS VIDEO CLIP, I WARN YOU.....***************************************************************





Ryder's Joke of the Day.

It was mealtime on a small airline and the flight attendant asked the passenger if he would like dinner."What are my choices? " he asked."Yes or No," she replied."





Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lazy Ass....


I am officially going though the laziest phase of the summer/fall.  In the last month I have only ran about once a week, and I officially haven't lifted any weights in a month.  I wasn't too worried about the weights part for now, but since I have the Melissa's 10k road race in a couple weeks, I really need to step up my cardio game.  The last time I ran was the 10k race I did a week and a half ago.  Not only that, but the LHL (Lutzie Hockey League) starts up in a week, and I have to be ready for that, haha.

Hopefully I can get in a good run on Wednesday, and at least a 10k run on the weekend.

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Wow, 2 wins in a row for the Riders...who would have thought.  Hopefully they got some of their confidence back and we can string together a few more wins and jump into the playoffs.


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This is about the best use I could find for the blackberry nowadays....




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So I was cleaning Ryder's high chair last night and came across all this food.  The boy had me pegged for a sucker !!  I thought he was eating all his food but when realistically he was stashing it away.  Little dude is smarter than I thought !!




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Congrats to Big D and Erin Boerma on their wedding this past weekend in Saskatoon.  It was a nice ceremony and reception, and it's always nice to get the Rat Pack together for some sociables.

Here is a pic of me and Rodida....





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Had a family photo shoot with Fuller Edge photography last night.  Do yourselves a favor and book with these guys.  They did our wedding, and Ang's pregnancy pics.  Their work is amazing.  Check out their site.
wwww.fulleredgeblog.com

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Ryder's Joke of the Day.


A man and a woman who have never met before find themselves in the same sleeping carriage of a train. After the initial embarrassment, they both manage to get to sleep; the woman on the top bunk, the man on the lower. In the middle of the night the woman leans over and says, "I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm awfully cold and I was wondering if you could possibly pass me another blanket. "The man leans out and, with a glint in his eye, says, "I've got a better idea... let's pretend we're married. "Why not," giggles the woman. "Good," he replies. "Get your own damn blanket! "

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L8er SK8er

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Crawl

So how was everyone's long weekend ? 

Mine was busy with 'getting stuff done' around the house.

Things that got accomplished on the long weekend
  1. Ripped out a bush on my front lawn
  2. New tile backsplash in bathroom
  3. New floor tile in bathroom
  4. New wallpaper in bathroom
  5. Painted bathroom
I had a lot of help this weekend with my ma and pa, and sister helping me out.  Actually feels pretty good when you can get a lot accomplished.

I will have to take some pics and post them on here.  Haven't done that yet....

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I also ran my first 10K race of the weekend.  I did it in 1 hour and 2 minutes, and 8 seconds.  I know it doesn't sound very good, but for my it is.  I just hate running in general, so finishing the race is an accomplishment for me.  Check out the video clip below...this is what I felt like after the race.

(note, the video is from the 1997 Ironman, you can start the clip at about the  55 second mark and check out the 2 gals doing the 'crab walk' to the finish line...)






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Seriously, who doesn't enjoy a nice Slush Cat on a hot summer's day ?  But isn't it supposed to be a fun drink ?  Why would someone get an 'all coke' slush cat ?  That is not fun at all.  I will leave the name of this person out of it.



How about those 1-7 Riders beating the 7-1 Bombers ?  Nice work boys, keep it up for the Banjo Bowl this weekend coming up.

It was the boy's first labour day Rider game, so he was jacked for it !!



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Took the boy to the outdoor water park at Eau Claire on Monday, he really enjoyed it.  Splashing around in the hot summer heat was a nice way to end off the weekend.




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Ryder's Joke of the Day


A businessman was confused about a bill he had received, so he asked his secretary for some mathematical help. "If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off? " he asked her.
The secretary replied, "Everything but my earrings. "


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I am out !!