When I went into the weekend, I really didn’t have any plans outside of my long run and attending to some MUCH needed chores around the house. Ha. Yeah, that changed.
Saturday morning, with no hockey (turf was reserved for a soccer tournament), I was able to sleep in a little bit and have a nice long leisurely walk with Abby through the enchanted forest.
I got back home and was just about to change into clothes to get 6 miles done on the treadmill when my doorbell rang. It was my neighbour…with the ODDEST request. Could I fill in for a sick teammate on their…CURLING TEAM. This was probably my reaction:But she was serious. It was a funspiel (just for fun tournament) and she SWORE that it didn’t matter that I hadn’t curled in years AND that it had only been with family members (meaning, we made up our own rules and skills!).
And so, that is how I spent my Saturday.
Here is a video of the team we were playing against…
…that sweeping business? Yeah, I can barely move my left shoulder now I am in so much pain from it. Clearly I need to ditch doing weights in my basement and just sweep my floor more often!
These curling people…they’re obsessed. While eating lunch and watching the other teams play out on the sheets, we were also watching the Tournament of Hearts (which was happening this weekend and was very exciting for curling fans) on TV. Curling overload. I felt VERY Canadian.
We got a dump of snow on Saturday and on my way home from curling I saw some poor dude who had the worst job ever…Target (Canada) has gone out of business (because Target Canada SUCKED) and so the stores have “sales” (which, just like the store, suck too) going on right now…
Abby and I walked again through the enchanted forest…a little more snow this time for Abby to wade through
Sunday morning I woke up to summer. Well, not really, but remember last week’s -39 temps? Yesterday’s 12 miler was done is 14F/-10C weather and it was ah-maaaaaazing!!
After my run I went out for brunch with my friend Greg…I was SO starving by the time I got my meal (that FOR SURE included bacon) that I was done almost before he had taken his first bite. And you know what he did? He gave me some of his bacon. THAT is just awesomeness.