Monday, July 22, 2013

Running those Klicks

I ran today with my brother-in-law. I went so much faster than I have been... and it felt great!

6km later, I still felt great!

So. Very. Proud!

Big A competed in a duathlon today! A Splash-n-Dash.

She did so very well! She swam the best she could and ran the whole run!

She was so very proud of her medal and proud to contribute 1.5Klicks for Aunt Chrissy!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Biking Smile

I was able to ride the bike today! I used my Mom's "beater" bike and just rode for fun (until my grandmother called to ask when I was coming home....)

25km later...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Swimming Klicks

Big A and Mom swam some meters today in the river! All together, 1 Klick!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Through the Dunes!

This week the girls and I visited Port Aransas, Texas. We stayed in a lovely little condo right behind the dunes. We walked every day to the beach and back to our condo.

.5 km to the beach
.5 km back to the condo

All four of us made the trip once = 4km
Three of us made the trip a second time = 3km

All four of us made the trip once = 4km

For a total of 11km

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bike those Klicks

I rode with my step-dad today in the rain. We went 6 loops around his neighborhood (3.22 klicks)... some good hills... x 6! 19 more done.

Friday, July 12, 2013

First Klicks

Our first Klicks are very special. B and I went for a kid-less Kayak trip down the Thames. No, not THAT Thames, the other Thames. Same name, different continent.

We Kayaked 13 Kilometers. 13 down, 4987 to go!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Back Yard Pictures

The sidewalk will extend from this point:

And connect to this point

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Klicks for Chrissy

We need to build an Angel’s path. A special way for a special person…

My sister-in-law, Chrissy, has Rett Syndrome ( is non-verbal and is confined to a wheel chair. She lives in a home, provided by Participation House Support Services, London Area (, with three other women who are also confined to wheelchairs and are non-verbal.

But they are more than people with special challenges. Chrissy is more than a person with special challenges.

Chrissy is an Angel who blesses all who know her. She shows with sparkling eyes and a contagious smile what she can’t say.

Chrissy loves being outside. The back yard of her house has become “Chrissy’s Garden” because she and my Mother-in-law work long and joy-filled hours there. She would love to access the whole yard but the sidewalk is not complete.

We have consulted a gardening expert and a contractor. We have a plan and a quote: the house needs $10,000 to complete the sidewalk extension. We would like to have the funds by May 2014.

Our family is raising funds to complete the side walk so Chrissy and her house-mates can enjoy the beautiful flowers, sounds of nature, changes of seasons… things that bring a sparkle to Chrissy’s eyes and a smile that lights our hearts.

Our little family of 5 is committed to traveling 5000 Self-Propelled Kilometers.

Klicks for Chrissy.