Broke curfew for Gold and Frost Quakes!

Yesterday was my first day back at work in a week and a half. When the alarm when off at 5am, I just about died. But then I got concerned, normally the minute my alarm goes off, a little furry creature is pressing her face into mine but yesterday, nope, nothing. So I sat up and, just like my camera, looked around blurrily.

Where is Abby?? I pull back the duvet…

You know what that look says, right? It contains curse words and is commanding me to return the duvet to where it had been.

We both tumbled out of bed, ate some breakfast and then bundled up…I could tell by the howling wind that it was cold outside…but wow, it was NORTH POLE COLD.

And by the time I left for work, it was even colder than this.

I, of course, donned my “don’t mess with me” outfit with a matching scowl on my face.

Abby wore a fur coat. LOL. Now don’t you worry about Miss Abby and the cold. TRUST me, if she was in ANY danger of the effects of the cold, I would grab that excuse to stay inside. On the contrary, she quickly found a piece of cardboard and was happy as a polar bear.

Short video because my hand nearly froze and fell off! LOL. But you can hear that wind, right?! I’ll admit however, that it was pretty!

My treadmill is my bestie on days like this! Monday’s workout was 4 miles easy (Zone 1 heart rate) which felt great (+ am on final season on Breaking Bad and am losing my mind!!) followed by this strength training:

Yup!! I got to use the new squat rack!!

And it was AWESOME.

One of my goals for this training season was to get at least 7.5 hours of sleep per night. Of course there will have to be exceptions along the way and last night was certainly one of them. World Junior Hockey. Gold Medal Round. Canada vs. Russia. The ultimate hockey rivalry.


An American friend sent this to me last night – so true!! Haha!

When the World Juniors were played here in Ottawa 6 years ago, I was fortunate enough to be at the game when Canada took the gold over Russia. Curfew needed to be broken last night in hopes that gold would come home again! It was one of the most hard fought and intense games ever – with 3.9 seconds left in the game, there was still uncertainty who would come out on top. But in the end, Canada won gold!!

Obviously we have Mounties come out with the trophy. LOL

Meanwhile, what was Abby doing while I was losing my mind watching the game? She alternated from baking in front of the fireplace to this

Minus a million degress outside and she’s lying out there EATING ICE.

The last two nights I have been woken in the middle of the night by the most tremendous “bang”. It has been terrifying. The first night, I was convinced my house was collapsing (of course, I was so groggy that I went back to sleep before I got up to do anything about it) and then last night, again, groggily, I decided to blame my neighbours, decided that they were throwing around couches. LOL – trust me, this adorable family who lives next to me would NEVER be found throwing couches. The loudest thing they do is have their son practice his violin! LOL! This morning I found out what the noise was – Frost Quakes!! Or, the more technical term: cryoseisms. From The National Post said:

Yup, sounds about right. I feel like I need to apologize to my neighbours now! Haha!

Happy Tuesday!

13 thoughts on “Broke curfew for Gold and Frost Quakes!

      1. Just a Running Chick

        No – I know when it snows here it gets messy out, and people don’t always shovel their sidewalks (it’s the law here that you have to shovel your sidewalk). It’s hard to find a place to run! So no, I’m not making fun of the treadmill. Personally, I try to avoid using it if I can, but it’s better than nothing! Also, if we’ve had a lot of snow, using the sidewalk can be dangerous – everyone here has a dog, and the snowbanks tend to get yellow! Ick!


      2. 50statecanuck Post author

        Haha – the footing and dog colourings aren’t what chase me onto the treadmill…it’s just the cold. I hate the cold so much. I just want there to be warmth all the time!! And yet, I live in eastern Canada. Ha! Joke’s on me!

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  1. Chris

    Interesting about the Frost Quakes!

    I grew up in that type of cold. We called in “nostril sucking cold” because when you breathe in through your nose it feels like it is going to close up.


  2. Rebecca@RunningFoodBaby

    FROST QUAKES! I totally forgot about those – The other night we heard a huge bang in my house too, so loud that it woke us up! We couldn’t figure out what it was. This makes sense now. I think I felt one the other day too. Thought it was an earthquake but it was just a short, loud tremor. Coolbeans!



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