Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ironman/Penticton Update...

Didn't blog right after the race, but here is the update (finally!).

Picture of our car using Crayola Window Markers. It worked out great, except when it started to rain up at Yellow Lakes. Then the colours ran and the rear windshield wiper wiped parts of it off.

Me and the boys waiting for daddy up at Yellow Lakes. A really good spot to see the athletes as it is the last big climb on the bike route.

Hubby on the last stretch of the run. Yippee! You're an Ironman!!!

Our friend, Curt, going out for his run. Way to go! You're an Ironman, too!!!

Hubby did 11:14:07 and Curt did 15:48:37. Considering the conditions, it was a good race. Now hubby's looking at 2012. We'll see....

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Go Ironman Triathletes!!

This is it! Today is Ironman Canada. My husband trained during the last year for this. What is Ironman, you ask? It's a triathlon consisting of 3.8 km (2.4 mi) swim, 180 km (112 mi) bike, and a 42.2 km (26.2 mi) run, one right after the other. You have 17 hours to complete the race, starting at 7am until 12am. Ironman Canada is in Penticton, BC. It's beautiful out here. Kids and I are ready to go see Daddy out at Yellow Lakes. The last tough climb on the bike route before they head back into town for the run. Results and pictures will be posted next.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I just have to say I'm very proud to be Canadian and for our Canadian athletes. For them to make it to the Olympics is an accomplishment in itself. But to win a medal, now that's going to go down in history.

For being a woman snowboarder myself, I was very stoked to see Maelle Ricker win a GOLD MEDAL in something that she worked hard for. And also very proud to hear my good friend, TT, commentate all the snowboard events on TSN. T, you're awesome! Also, you're husband did an amazing job on the boardercross course!


Friday, January 29, 2010


I apologize. It's been a while. I've been quite busy over the last few months and haven't been able to keep up with blogging. I'm still knitting whenever I get a chance, but I've also taken up another obssession. I got a spinning wheel at the end of last summer and have recently started to get into it. Still need practicing. Not very consistent with the twists and my plying needs work. Here I have Fiber Optic Yarns Foot Notes Unspun in Honeysuckle Rose. I just started spinning this so do not have progress pictures yet.

I signed up for Crown Mountain Farms Fiber Club. This roving here is the first of many. It's a Falkland Top in the colourway Awakenings. This colour is the colour of the month. Love the colours. Can't wait to spin this!

This roving is for February's fiber. It's a Finn Top in the colourway Shiva/Shakti. Not sure if I like the colours, but we'll see how it spins up.

This one was also from January's fiber, but choose the colour Bacchus. The colours don't really do well in the picture, but it's kinda like purple and pink with coral. I finished navajo-plying it and is currently resting, so hopefully I'll be able to have better pictures of the finished product.

This finished product is from Fiber Optic Yarns and is also Foot Notes Unspun in the colourway Lazy River. It's navajo-plied as well. This came out to be a DK weight and approximately 170 yards.

This one is also from Fiber Optic Yarns. Foot Notes Unspun in the colourway Black Coffee. I made The Yarn Harlot's One Row Scarf and gave it to my kid's caregiver for Christmas.
I'll try to have more pictures of my spinning next time.