Long weekend bliss: flowers, sunshine, running & wieners!

Yup, this was probably the best long weekend in terms of weather, ever!! And I had one tired wiener by the end!

Saturday morning started out with a long run with two of my teammates. I planned the route we took because I wanted it to go along the route of a triathlon that one of my best friends from work was competing in, so that I could cheer her on during the bike portion.

(I didn’t take this – her husband did…and labeled them in case people weren’t sure?? lol)

I told my teammates that the route would be 21km…

…yeah, it turned out to be almost 25km (just over 15 miles)…luckily it was gorgeous outside and they love running, so the extra distance, while a wee painful, wasn’t a big deal!

Saturday evening I went out for dinner for a girlfriend’s bday…

…only to have the power go out right before we ordered…and the power outage was blocks wide! The birthday girl and some of the others at the table, had plans of going to see a movie right after dinner (and had already bought tickets)…they were going to see Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising. I just couldn’t do it. I love this girl, but she has terrible taste in movies…last year I suffered through Pitch Perfect. I drew the line at this year’s selection. So, after waiting for a while to see if the power would come back on, those going to the move decided to eat at the theatre (they had VIP seating – where you have seat-side service) and the rest of us (I wasn’t the only one who has limits to movies), fended for ourselves…

I had me some Mucho Burrito. Sooooo good.

Sunday morning found me at Ritchie Feed & Seed (one of the best Garden Centres in the city!) before 8am to ensure I was one of the first through its doors…this is the weekend, especially with the good weather, that EVERYONE is out buying plants for their garden!

I started out with this

And finished with this!

I can’t wait for the flowers to grow in – it’s cheerful to come home to at the end of the day!

I also have these on my front steps

Because really, life is not complete unless you have a wiener dog planter??

After all that gardening I of course had earned myself some R&R…

And, while she didn’t do anything physically demanding, she got in on the R&R as well..

And then when she got too hot…

Monday morning (Victoria Day holiday Monday here in Canada), I met up with FG for a run…

It was GORGEOUS weather…

And seriously, I live in a BEAUTIFUL city.

But this weekend while amazing, was tiring and when FG and I reached 11 miles, we were TOAST. I walked the remaining 2km home and she hoped on a city bus! I seriously almost ordered an Uber.

But after a quick shower, fluid and food, I was ready to head up to Gatineau Park…which is 361km2 (131 square miles) of protected land filled with lakes and trails. And a 30 minute drive from my house.

I went with my neighbour, Caroline, and her ridiculous chihuahuas…

Her real name is Beatrix, but I call her Bat…because…LOOK AT HER!! lol

And then there is this total ham:

Her name is Olive…but I call her Blanket because whenever she’s scared (which is often) she hides under a blanket. When Caroline first got her (rescued from a puppy mill), she spent the first 3 months at Caroline’s house hiding under a blanket. She’s is soooo much better now, but she will always be Blanket to me!! lol

And, finally, I just want to show off this amazing new tulip. Canada turns 150 years old next year and to celebrate we have an official tulip (Tulips in general are kind of a big deal here).  I took this pic during my Saturday morning run…check it out – it looks like it has the maple leaf emblem! Ottawa, being the capital of the country, is going to be INUNDATED with them this time next year!!! I can’t wait!!

In my next post, I’m going to show you garmin data from a walk with Abby…hilarious.

Happy Tuesday!!

10 thoughts on “Long weekend bliss: flowers, sunshine, running & wieners!

  1. ultrarunner2014

    Your flowers and weather looks gorgeous, lovely job on the garden! Our official tulips are so beautiful, hey? Over here in Alberta, we had the coldest, rainiest, windiest May long weekend in 40 years and still, all the die-hards were out there camping in it! (my son included).

    Chris’s comment cracked me up! When I read your topic line I immediately thought of hot dogs on the BBQ. 🙂

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    1. 50statecanuck Post author

      I knoooooow, my poor cousin took her family to Calgary for the weekend and facebooked about the snow and cold weather all weekend…while I was bathing myself in sunscreen!!! That just sucks for you guys!!!!

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    1. 50statecanuck Post author

      Haha – I just buy random flowers, dig some holes and dump them in…somehow they then grow!! But, this year, I hired a company to deal with the weeds in my backyard…I had had enough!!! lol

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    1. 50statecanuck Post author

      Omg, yes!! When I was in Halifax last summer for the August long weekend we had AMAZING weather…and it is so beautiful there!!! As for the gardening…I’m so glad mine’s done!!

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