Saturday, August 30, 2014

Why I love mornings

I am into my training plan for the Olympic Tri I will do in a few weeks. This morning was my long bike. The Dad thinks I'm nuts to get up so early in the morning but I love it.

I woke up this morning and the sky was crystal clear. I could see Orion sharp and clear above me and off to the South was a beautiful lightening storm.

I headed inside to check out 4 different weather sites to make sure that storm wasn't headed toward my ride route then I set off.

I had to stop and take this picture... Good Morning from the Lord!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dancing Klicks

Little Bit is a tap dancing ballerina!

The bigs decided to stick with Gymnastics this year, but Little Bit opted for ballet and tap class. She is so excited!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Klicking our way to school

Down in sunny Texas, school is back in session!

The Big and Middle Bits are excited to go back and are ready to earn our steady 6 Klicks per day going to and from school.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


The Big Bit swam/ran a kids Splash-n-Dash today. It is amazing to see her strength, courage and self assurance. She is not on swim team, she's not a runner. But she loves doing these races and trying her best.

Her swim was in a pool. Most of the kids are on competition teams but Big Bit held her own. She got stuck in a traffic jam but she didn't panic.

So very proud!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mad Dash Miles

Have you ever decided on a plan of action despite it being a bad idea... Then something unexpected happens that turns it into a really bad idea?

There was a heat advisory today but the girls were tucked away so I decided to bike to the gym, swim, then bike home. It's only 6km to the gym so I made sure I had plenty of water and set out. I had checked the weather, which is why I knew about the heat advisory.

As I'm swimming, I hear whistles but figured it was adult swim or something. No. It's thunder and we have to clear the pool and deck. I still have to bike home.

I made it, but I rode REALLY fast. This was the sky when I got home... with lots of rumbling behind me!


Monday, August 11, 2014

4500 Klicks and $9000 in funds!

Our not-so-little fund, is up to $9000!! There have been generous donations from wonderful friends and family. Hard working efforts by Oma and Nonno including a recent garage sale at Wistow to bring in more funds...

This sidewalk is going in!

And we are up to 4500km. These last 500 Klicks have been amazing and fun. We earned these last 500km on our vacation to England. From London, ON to London, England. Walked the whole way! Ok, no, but we walked a lot around England.

This is the Big Bit after a 9 hour plane, 1 hour bus and 2 hour train ride:

And the Middle Bit as soon as she could sit down and hold the nephew-bit aka the Little Colonel.

I was able to go on a few runs while we visited my brother and his family. I can run so much farther and faster in England. Is it the cooler climate or the promise of scones and clotted cream at the end of the run??

Now THAT's the way to earn some Klicks! Middle-Bit is in the background tending to the Little Colonel.

The girls made some interesting phone calls on our ramblings about.

And the Big Bit learned a big bit about some big rocks.

The Little Bit acted every bit the royal.

While I snuggled The Little Colonel every chance I could!

The Big Bit made some friends with floating men.

And a two headed monster was spotted.

The Big Bit got in a bit o' trouble...

But found her way to the Eye in spite of the spear!

We straddled East and West in Greenwich...

And made it back to Home Sweet Home. 500km to go...