Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Audrey: 14 Months



13 months
12 months

Sleep: Still a battle of wills around here. It doesn't help that Audrey has been sick (bug, now cold). It seems to be getting a bit better and it definitely helps that Jarrett is doing one or two of the wake ups each night so it's not all me. It does make for some zombie parents though. We are hoping that as she adjusts to the new day home, her naps will get better and so will her night time sleep. Sleep begets sleep!

Eating: She is still being a bit picky these days. She knows what she likes and what she doesn't like! The newest challenge is that the new day home does not provide food so we have to bring snacks and lunch for her. We can't bring anything with nuts which immediately rules out her favourite food- peanut butter. She lives variety so she often turns up her nose at leftovers but will like them a day or two later.

She is still nursing 1-2 times a day/night.

Teething: No new teeth this month. Still at 12; just waiting for the 4 eye teeth.

Crawling/Standing/Walking: Audrey is walking more and more each day. She still drops to a crawl if she wants to get somewhere fast but she is gaining more confidence with each step. It's so much fun to see her teeter around. She's probably walking about 80% of the time.

Eyes: Grey/hazel.

Playing: She loves balls! We switched around a few of her toys to keep things interesting. She is loving her Little People truck and the Einstein activity table. She also enjoys reading books to herself.

Talking: Another sign that Audrey is happier at the new day home- she is much chattier. One evening we met with the first day home provider to discuss Audrey's lack of transition and she mentioned that she had never heard Audrey be so talkative when she is in her care. This was a huge warning sign to us since she is so chatty with us throughout the day. It's obvious that she was not comfortable there. Her newest words are "ball" and "no". She tries to say other things but it's mostly gibberish!

Sign Language: Newest signs are "bed", "bath" (more consistent anyway). The day home ladies love that she can communicate with them.

Weight/Clothing: She was measured about 3 weeks ago- 20lbs, 2 oz and 30.70 inches. She had a grown spurt. Not surprising since her pants were getting shorter. She is mostly wearing 12-18m clothing, although I have put her in a few pairs of 18-24m pants depending on the brand. Old Navy seems to fit shorter. Her feet have grown a bit but she is still wearing size 3-4.

Personality: Determined, loving and fun.

Current Favourite Things: Her blankets, books, magazines, her toothbrush and helping with the laundry.

Dislikes: Being cleaned up after meal time, and having something taken away from her.

Miscellaneous: We changed day homes in the middle of April which was such a good decision. Audrey is much happier there and where there are a few disadvantages, the benefits far outweigh them.

Monday, April 29, 2013

~What I did this weekend~

So sad the weekend is over :( I had such great plans to visit with friends, enjoy the sunny weather and do some spring cleaning around the house but most of it didn't happen.

Friday was such a beautiful day, although terribly windy. I wanted to take Audrey for a walk after work but I was afraid we would get blown away so we went for ice cream instead. Yum. Poor girl has come down with another cold, deep in her chest this time so she was hacking up a lung all night. Can't she catch a break?

Even though I usually take Fridays as rest days, I squeezed in a 30 Day Shred Level 3 workout in after A went to bed. Is it ever tough! Love it though!

Saturday hubby and I both had hair appointments booked which in hindsight isn't really a good idea. I enjoy going to the salon to get pampered and have some me time. That doesn't happen when you have a toddler running around! Our appointment was also right when she was supposed to have a nap and of course she refused to sleep in the car. We did have fun even if it wasn't the usual relaxing, pampering experience.

Hubby decided to cut his hair much shorter than usual. He has pretty curly hair but over the last year the top section isn't as curly anymore so he was getting annoyed by the long pieces falling into his face all the time. I'm a bit sad that the curls are gone but the new cut is very handsome!

Hubby 'before'

Hubby 'after'
I didn't really change my hair much- a bit more blonde for the spring/summer.

'During'
Audrey is NOT impressed
that I am taking her picture

'After'
The rest of the afternoon was a bust as Audrey refused to nap and I started to not feel well. I pretty much laid on the couch while she played. So much for my productivity.

My view from the couch

Later in the evening, some friends dropped by to pick up our old BBQ so we visited with them for a bit. They brought us some wine in exchange for the BBQ which is an excellent trade in my opinion! The wine probably wasn't the best thing for my upset tummy though.

Dirty Laundry Merlot


Sunday we spent the day helping my Mom move. I am so lucky to have a great husband who helps out so much. He and my brother-in-law did most of the heavy lifting. Audrey had fun playing with her cousin and as always, Grandma and Auntie loved seeing her.

I still didn't feel better so I was pretty sluggish all day and didn't get much accomplished. I hate being sick on the weekend!

Did you have any good drinks this weekend?

What's your favourite kind of ice cream?

Friday, April 26, 2013

~Haute Fashion~

Another week over!

I'm so ready for this weekend! Looking forward to sleeping in a bit (please Audrey don't wake up before 7am!), getting my hair done (desperately needed) and seeing my family. Miss them!

On to my recent outfits.

Bruiser!
Black sheath dress- United Colors of Benetton
Purple cardigan- Old Navy
Necklace- RW& Co
Grey tights- Joe
Black pumps- Nine West
I just realized that if I described this outfit- purple, grey and black, it sounds like a bruise! Anyway, I like how businessy this outfit is but still comfortable. This is one of my favourite work dresses since I can wear it so many ways.

A Fine Wine
Raspberry Dress & belt- Jacob
Black cardigan- Old Navy
Pearls- gift from Bestie
Black pumps- Nine West
Another old dress that I love and happy to wear again now that I am working. So comfortable (although a bit short when I sit) and I get so many compliments on the colour.

The Empire Stripes Back

Sweater, shirt & skirt- Old Navy
Necklace- Banana Republic
Black pumps- Nine West
I like this skirt even more than the first time I wore it! So comfortable! I just realized when writing this post that almost this whole outfit is from Old Navy. They should really sponsor me!

Mint-y-licious!
Polka dot cardigan- Old Navy
Mint blouse- Winners
Black cropped pants- Gap
Black pumps- Nine West
I am loving mint these days! I love the lace detail on this shirt.
These cropped dress pants are new to me also. Normally tapered pants do not look good on me so I have avoided the whole cropped pant trend for awhile. I really wanted different dress pants though- I was tired of the wide leg look so I went for these. I'm still not 100% sold on how they look.

They are the 2nd pair of cropped pants that I bought. The first pair just didn't feel right and I'm glad I returned them because these ones feel much better!

Now to wear sweatpants all weekend!



Thursday, April 25, 2013

~Three Things Thursday~

1. So far things are going well with Audrey's new day home. Yes, 2nd day home in 6 weeks. Things did not work out with the first place so after a quick and stressful search we found a new day home that seems to be MUCH better.

2. Somebody got a new pair of shoes on the weekend! Baby TOMS are the cutest!



Note the photo bombing cat in the background- sitting on the counter! Some battles just aren't worth fighting after a long day. 

3. I decided to order a running skirt from Lululemon (even though I said I wasn't going to buy any more Lulu until SeaWheeze). I had ordered a skirt around the time I got pregnant but returned it because I figured I wouldn't get use out of it or something? I should have just kept it since I really wanted one last summer but I couldn't find one I liked. 



Run: Pace Setter Skirt
Mine is black 
Now I just need the weather to get nice so I can wear it outside! 

I also ordered a Power Y tank- mint with white polka dots! I have a couple that are a few years old and I love them. This one is different though- longer and thinner material. It does state that in the description and after reading the reviews people are not impressed with this shirt since it is quite see-through, especially with some of the lighter colours. I'm undecided on if I will keep it or not. It's not horrible but it is sort of disappointing for the price. I might exchange it for the regular one which will hopefully not be see-through!

Power Y Tank *Luon light
You can't see the polka dots



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

~Tuesday Thrills~

After a rough few days, there are a few things I am thrilled about:

- that Audrey is finally starting to feel better. Yay for a day without having to do 5 loads of laundry!

- that Spring may finally have sprung around these parts. Audrey and I went for a 3K run after work yesterday afternoon- I wore capris and a long sleeve shirt. No jacket! It was gorgeous out!
Reading while running
Just checkin' our pace!
- that there has been so much baby news lately!!

- that we are busy planning our Girls Road Trip to Vancouver for SeaWheeze Half in August. Get ready for CHRR to take over the city!!

- that I have an awesome husband!

What are you thrilled about this Tuesday?

Monday, April 22, 2013

~What I did this weekend~

Aka the weekend of never ending puking and poop.

Friday I worked for an hour. Poor Audrey was off and on sick most of last week. I went to work in the hopes that she would be better when she woke up but hubby called me not long after I arrived to say that she was indeed still sick (aka diarrhea) and it was my turn to stay home with her.

I called Health Link to see if I should take her to the Doctor but they assured me that there was nothing to be concerned about unless she had 4 days of fever and diarrhea/vomiting.

There were lots of cuddles and attempts to get her to eat. She ended up having a really long 3.5 hour nap and so did I! Usually I rush around during nap time but after an exhausting week I decided to take a nap as well. It was glorious! I wish I could do that every day!

Thankfully in the late afternoon she was feeling a bit better so we ran a couple errands.

Things were looking up.

Saturday started off early with Audrey waking up Daddy at 6:30am. Lucky me, I got to sleep in until 8am! Audrey seemed to be feeling better- playing and eating as usual. We struggled a bit getting her down for a nap but once she was down I did Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred and did some chores.

In the afternoon, we went to Mary's 1st birthday party. It was great to catch up wit friends we haven't seen in awhile and of course, celebrate Mary's big birthday.

Princess Theme

Unfortunately, Audrey's rumbling tummy returned and she was back to feeling sick. She didn't want to eat much dinner and you could just tell she was uncomfortable. When I was putting her to bed, she ended up puking all over herself and me. Gross!

I think I did 100 loads of laundry this weekend. Never ending!

Sunday we had to miss our group run... guess why??? More puking! This time on the couch. FFS! It was a tough day as Audrey didn't feel well and I had a hard time accomplishing anything. Finally she started eating so I was able to do some baking.

I made 2 muffin recipes that I have made before but I modified them. For the zucchini & carrot muffins, I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and gluten-free flour instead of whole wheat flour. I also didn't put nuts in them since the day home is nut-free. They are pretty dense muffins as it is so I didn't notice much difference with the ingredient changes. Audrey loves these muffins and I knew she was feeling better when she gobbled 2 of them up. To be honest, I don't like these muffins but that's probably a good thing since I don't have to worry about eating them all!

I also made these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. I substituted the butter for coconut oil (I bought a big container at Costco), chocolate chips for carob chip (OMG I love them!) and gluten-free flour for all-purpose flour. I was a little worried these wouldn't turn out since they are way denser than normal. They also started to brown on the top way before the middle was cooked which is probably because of the coconut oil. Surprisingly, they taste pretty good! Hubby was shocked that they are gluten-free since they are still pretty cake-y, moist and don't fall apart like other gluten-free muffins we have tried. They definitely aren't as good as the original recipe but for a gluten-free version they are delicious!

Zucchini & carrot (left); Banana Chocolate Chip (right)

We decided to run some errands in the afternoon since Audrey seemed to have perked up but the diarrhea struck again. Poor kid can't catch a break!

After dinner, once Audrey was in bed and all my chores were done (or the ones that absolutely needed to be done), I finally sat down and relaxed.

Well-deserved!
Let's hope this week is better all-around.


**Sorry for all the poop talk- it was a shitty weekend!

Do you bake with gluten-free flour?

Friday, April 19, 2013

~Haute Fashion~

Hallelujah the weekend is upon us!

To celebrate, I will share more bathroom photos with you all!

Stripes & Jeans
Striped sweater- Old Navy
Jeans- Silver
Cream scarf- ?
Nude flats- Old Navy
Another casual Friday office outfit. I'm still loving the stripes with the pop of colour on the shoulders. 

Polka dot rubber boots- Costco
 Necessary footwear on slushy days. What I wear TO & FROM work.

 Lace and Basics
Blue cardigan- H&M
Grey dress pants- Jacob
Black lace shirt- Winners
Necklace- Banana Republic Outlet
Black pumps- Nine West
Basic office attire. The lace shirt adds some fun but overall it's pretty safe and bo-ring!

Winter Green
Navy Cardigan- Old Navy
White rosette shirt- Joe
Green skirt- Joe
Nude pumps- Nine West
The green skirt makes a final appearance before it's packed away for spring. It might not be done snowing around here but I'm ready for some spring colours and fabrics! 

Bright & Businessy
Hounds tooth dress- Jacob
Fuchsia cardigan- Joe
Bubble Necklace- Etsy
Black pumps- Nine West
 Love the brightness this sweater and necklace brings to this outfit. I can't believe the compliments I get on this necklace.

Coral & Floral
Tan cardigan- Old Navy
Coral floral shirt- Old Navy
Black pants- Jacob
Braided belt- H&M
Pumps- Nine West
I really like how this outfit looks from the front view. The side view makes it look like I am hiding a bump, which I am not! Last time I wore this shirt I found I had to adjust it all the time because the keyhole kept showing too much cleavage. This time I wore a different tank top underneath that fit better and I didn't have that problem.

Bold & Fruity (those are apples on the shirt)

Green cardigan- Old Navy
Blue & Green shirt- Old Navy
Black skirt- Banana Republic
Necklace- Banana Republic
Blue belt- Old Navy
Black pumps- Nine West
Again, I like how this outfit looks from the front, but the flowy shirt, even with the belt, puckers a bit and creates a small bump. I'm sure the rumours are flying around the office! Haha!


Does your office have casual Fridays?
Is your office freezing like mine which I why I have to wear a cardigan or sweater with every outfit, even in the summer?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

~Three Things Thursday~

Random iPhone pictures version

1.
To buy or not to buy?
I've been debating on whether or not to buy a Roomba. We have a Dyson which I LOVE but it would be oh-so-nice to have a device do all the work for me. The cat sheds like crazy and now that I am back at work I don't have the time or energy to sweep/vacuum up after him every night.

My main concern is that I would have to move all of our chairs (table and bar stools) each night to make room for the Roomba.

Anybody have any comments on these? Yah or nay? Are they more of a pain then they are worth?

2. 
"My Auntie Rocks"
Yes, all your Aunties do rock, you lucky girl!
Unfortunately now that I am back at work, I don't take nearly as many pictures of Audrey as I would like. Plus, most of the ones I do take are blurry since she never sits still! I managed to snap a serious picture of her before she continued with her busy antics.

3. 
Whoa sign
The Garden Show on the weekend was held at Spruce Meadows, which is a world renowned International show jumping facility. As we were leaving the parking lots, I spotted this "whoa" sign. Seeing as I was raised on a horse farm, I just had to take a picture. 

In case you didn't catch the reference, "whoa" is what you say to make a horse stop.

Have you seen any weird or funny signs lately?
Are there any household gadgets you are dreaming about? 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

~Runners United~

The news of the Boston Marathon bombing has really hit close to home. I can't even express into words how I feel about this tragedy. My thoughts are with those that are affected by the bombing.

Last night, I finally made it to a clinic night! I think it was the 2nd one in 6 weeks. Hubby was home early from work, we ate dinner early, and I felt energetic.

Our talk was on motivation and our instructor and pacers shared their "running stories." It's one of my favourite things to learn about runners- how they got started in this crazy sport. Running doesn't discriminate and all kinds of people participate in this great sport.

In light of the recent events in Boston, this topic seemed fitting. It was emotional yet filled with a lot of laughter. One of the most important things that all the stories had in common are the amazing relationships that have formed since running. We are such a close knit group yet always welcoming to newcomers. The more the merrier!

Afterwards, we ran for Boston.


The half marathon schedule called for 5K tempo.
Even though it's unofficial, I got a PR.
That is definitely a sub 30 minute 5K.

Today, I am thankful for all the friendships I have made while running, and all the personal accomplishments I have made with these runners at my side.

Monday, April 15, 2013

~What I did this weekend~

Friday was relatively uneventful. I had a chiro appointment after work so I've been realigned and feel much better. Afterwards, we had a relaxing evening at home winding down from the long week.

Update! Totally forgot that my Bestie, K came over for dinner! I hadn't seen her in a long time (she's a paramedic so works crazy hours). We stayed up really late talking, while I drank some yummy red wine. Miss that girl and I'm so glad we were able to catch up. No matter how much times goes between visits, we still pick up like no time has passed at all. 

Saturday was busy. I had a massage in the morning which was relaxing and painful at the same time. She worked all my problem areas- so my entire body! Parts still hurt from all the poking but I don't feel like I am quite falling apart anymore.

In the afternoon we went to the Garden Show. It was blistering cold out and hard to think about gardening when the snow was blowing around like crazy. There were lots of neat exhibits and hubby is quite excited to get out and start planting. He will probably have to wait at least a few more weeks.

He saw some of our perennials popping up last week but they are now covered by a foot of snow. Boo!

Herbs for sale

Container exhibit

Container exhibit


Since we were down in the south end of the city, we stopped at Ikea to pick up a few things. We had a late lunch while we were there.




I wish I had a picture of Audrey falling asleep sitting upright in her stroller with her sippy cup in her hand. She hasn't done that in a long time. Obviously the adventures of the day tired her out.

That night, when I checked the forecast for Sunday morning to prepare for our morning run, it didn't look pretty. It was supposed to snow all night and that it did.

Damn you snow!


Sunday we ended up sleeping in (ok, I did while Audrey woke up crazy early and hubby tended to her. Love him!) and foregoing the group run since neither of us felt like pushing the Chariot in a foot of snow. It was a good decision as I just put my body back together.

Instead I did my 6K run on the treadmill which wasn't too horrible. I caught up on some Runner's World issues that have been collecting dust.



The rest of the day was spent doing the usual chores and prep for the upcoming week of the same-old, same-old. It was an exciting day! At least I don't feel bad about wasting a day inside when it's so ugly outside.

I'm about ready for spring. I hope she shows up this week but I'm not counting on it.


Friday, April 12, 2013

~Fartleks & Fashion~

Last night I did my first speed training run for this 10K training session.

0.75K warm up
3.5K Fartleks between street lights or other random signs
0.75K cool down
Total 5K

It was exhausting! Felt good to push myself and I was definitely bagged when I was done. It was fun to do something different. The street lights in my neighborhood are random so some spurts was really long and others were fairly short.

Guzzling water post fartleks
Anyone else laugh at the word fartlek? I can't keep a serious face!

Here are some of my latest work outfits. I used to make fun of people who take pictures of themselves in the bathroom and look who is doing it on a regular basis now!!

 Bubble necklace- Etsy
Lace shirt- H&M
Grey cardigan- Joe
Black pants- Jacob
Blush shoes- Winners
 I've had this bubble necklace for a few weeks but am having a hard time finding the right outfit to wear it with. I've been searching Pinterest and fashion blogs for ideas. It's definitely a statement piece and I received so many compliments when I wore it to work. I immediately took it off when I got home since Audrey was very intrigued by it!

Purple sweater- Banana Republic (old)
Striped skirt- Old Navy
Black tights
Scarf- gift from Turkey
Boots- Aldo 
 I was on the hunt for a striped skirt for awhile and finally found one at Old Navy. It's super long though so I couldn't decide if I was going to keep it or not. I can't wear it higher or else the fabric gapes and bunches at the waist. It's sooo comfortable though so I'm glad I decided to keep it. I think it will be great for summer and winter, casual and dressy.

Black blazer- Jacob (couple years old)
White polka dot shirt- Gap outlet
Purple jeans- Old Navy
Floral scarf- Old Navy
Nude flats- Old Navy
LOVE this outfit! I rarely wear this blazer- I probably should have bought it a size smaller but it really worked with this outfit. Normally I wear boots with my skinny jeans so I was a bit out of my comfort zone wearing the flats but I think it works. I enjoy all the colour in this scarf.
I wore this on Friday since we generally don't wear jeans on other days of the week.

Purple sweater- Gap
Multi colour dress- Gap
Necklace- Banana Republic outlet
Navy tights- Joe
Brown boots- Rack Room (US)
I actually wore this dress for Christmas. I wore a different cardigan though which I didn't quite like so I had been searching for a navy or purple one for awhile. I like the different neckline and how comfortable this dress is.  I had a hard time finding the right footwear for this outfit. The dress is quite short so I knew I wanted boots (plus it's still chilly out). I have a thing about wearing navy and black together so I wasn't sure about black boots. These brown boots work but I think they make the outfit a little more casual than I would like for the office. Maybe I need to get a pair of darker brown boots?

What's your favourite clothing store?
Is there a colour you gravitate towards?


So glad it's Friday! I have a chiro adjustment tonight and an hour long massage tomorrow! So needed!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

~Three Things Thursday~

1. Poor little muffin was sick yesterday :( The day home called to say she had a fever and needed to go home. Hubby picked her up and after some tylenol and a nap she was much better. We think she is teething, again. Last four teeth (until the evil 2 year molars)!

Well enough to play with Daddy's iPhone
(Yes, she is missing a shoe!)
2. I was able to get my strength workout in while Audrey napped yesterday. I came home early so that hubby could do some more work and took advantage of a napping baby (oh how I miss this about mat leave!) and did Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred. It was my first time doing this level and I think it's my favourite! I was starting to get sick of all the plank/push up moves in Level 2 so it was nice to move on to something different. It's definitely a step up in intensity and my muscles are sore today.

3. I am loving this age! Audrey is so interactive now. We went for a walk before dinner and stopped at the park so she could play. She enjoyed swinging with Daddy!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Solo Run

This week seems to be dragging on.
Friday, where are you??


Last night, I ended up running by myself from home. Hubby was running a few minutes behind (like every night it seems) and there is nothing I hate more than being late so rather than show up late to my running clinic, I just decided to do a solo run, again. I'm really starting to get sick of them and miss the company of other runners but it's better than not running at all.

I headed out at 7:30pm while hubby was putting Audrey to bed. It was still pretty light out but the wind had picked up so it was chilly for the first kilometer. I'm really trying to push myself to run faster, since that's the only way to get faster. I can't remember my exact stats since I forgot to check my Garmin at the end but it went something like this:

1K- 6:17
2K- 6:34 (too slow!)
3K- 5:57 (there we go!)
4K- 5:55

To be honest, the last 2 K are quite downhill so that's part of the reason I was so much faster. There is a lot of uphill in the 1st 2K of the route I did. One of these days I am going to reverse the route and torture myself by running the steep hills first.

My instructor would have been happy with this tempo run as there is no way I could have chatted to anyone!
And no knee/IT or calf pain so another successful run.

I decided to change up this training plan and rather than run on Tuesday AND Wednesday, I am going to run on Tuesday, strength train on Wednesday and run on Thursday. This seems to work better with my schedule. I am going to attempt to do my workout tonight as soon as I get home so we shall see how well that works with Audrey crawling around or on me.

I found this finishing photo from Run for L'Arche. Such a great moment!



Happy Wednesday!

Monday, April 8, 2013

~What I did this weekend~

Hello again winter! Thanks for visiting us this past weekend. Don't overstay your welcome. Leave now!

Friday it was girls night at our house as hubby was playing basketball with some friends for the evening. We just hung out and played all evening until bedtime. A pretty chill night which is exactly what I needed.

Saturday I got to sleep in which was amazing! I am so happy that my hubby is an early riser and doesn't mind getting up early with Audrey so I can catch up on my Zzzzzzs. Since it was snowing and a dreary day, we all decided to go to the mall so I could return some things and do some shopping. The rest of the city had this idea too. I obviously didn't learn anything from last weekend.

We were on the hunt for new walking shoes for Audrey- she's taking more steps each day, but came up empty handed, errr empty footed. She has fairly small feet and I am pretty picky about what they look like. I guess I'll be looking online to get her some shoes since I don't have time to traipse all over town.

I'm thinking these are pretty cute and have great ratings for a beginning walker.

Pediped Betty Light Pink
We ended up going out for dinner since hubby realized he forgot to pick up an important ingredient for dinner. I really had a craving for sushi and we have a pretty good restaurant close by that we went to. Audrey wasn't a huge fan of the "sticky" rice- she kept trying to fling it off her fingers. We brought a few things for her to eat which is good since she wasn't all that interested in the non-raw options we had ordered. Next time we will get a meat dish for her since she is a carnivore!

Chowing down on apple like a big girl

After dinner and Audrey was in bed, I did a 30 Day Shred workout. I upped my weights so my chest is pretty sore now! Good sore!

Sunday we got ready to go to Run Club. It seems I can only make it out of bed on early on Sundays when the weather is awful. Our instructor had messaged us all to warn us of the freezing drizzle and to bring our shoe grippers. We were slipping and sliding on the driveway and the road so we knew we were in for some fun running conditions.
It wasn't that cold, but it was icy
The shoe grippers actually made a huge difference. Hubby bought a pair before we started the run. Those that didn't have any extra traction were slipping all over the place but I don't think I slipped once, at least not significantly.

I pushed Audrey in the Chariot for our 9K run since hubby was doing 16K. He is training for the Calgary Centaur Half Marathon that is the same day as my 10K in May.
My view- snow covered Chariot
and snowy, icy pathways
My knee and calf behaved on this run which makes me happy. Running with the Chariot didn't seem as hard as usually but we did walk some of the hills.

Afterwards we all met up at Tim's to warm up.

In the afternoon, Audrey and hubby napped while I did chores. Oh the excitement! The rest of the day was pretty uneventful other than it continued to snow more. Just when I was wondering if I should put my boots away, Mother Nature reminds me to never put my coat and boots away, ever!