Friday, March 25, 2011

Father's Day Weekend Family Camp
What are you doing Father's Day weekend? I'm going camping. With my 3 year old!!

AFABC is hosting a Family Camp on Father's Day weekend... and you're invited to join us!

Stay at Porpoise Bay Provincial Park in Sechelt at our group campground. Spaces remain for both RV and tent campers... visit to book your site and register your family for this fun filled weekend.

A few highlights...
*optional hike tour with Talaysay Tours(small fee)
*rock painting and scavenger hunt for the kids
*nightly music and marshmallows at the group campfire site... bring your instruments!

Spaces are limited in the group site, so book early to enjoy this kick-start to summer on Father's Day weekend.

Hope to see many of our families from the Sunshine Coast... and beyond! All are welcome this weekend. 

See you in Sechelt on June 17th!

For park info and regulations, please visit: Porpoise Bay Provincial Park

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 1 of 1/2 Marathon Training

My first task was to locate my Iong-since abandoned i-pod. I found it at the bottom of my purse, covered in Cheerio dust, with a breath mint stuck to the screen. (At least it escaped the half-capped lip gloss that's been lurking around the depths.)

Charging it up, adding a few inspirational songs (Eye of the Tiger, anyone?), I set out into the dwindling sunshine on the empty roads. 

My plan was to run until my legs or lungs gave out - but I didn't have the foresight to predict neither one would be interested in giving out - just giving UP - on that particular evening.

As dusk enveloped our quiet neighbourhood, I could feel the cold clammy hands of nightfall and hear the sound of defeat (or was it an impending heart attack?) in my ears.

Mid-way through the run my i-pod went flying out of my pocket and landed in the bushes. No problem - I hooked myself back up, brushed the dirt off the headphones, and went back on my way. 

Then the battery died. Which was fortuitous, as I may not have otherwise heard the clicking sound on the pavement behind me. As it turned out, a new four-legged friend had come join me.

A long haired collie had joined me on my twilight run. Its owner was nowhere to be found - which was unusual, but not unheard of in our quiet neighbourhood.

At first I expected it to run off, but the dog stayed with me. I kept running, it would pick up pace next to me. When I stopped, gasping for air, it would slow down, or stop and look patiently up at me.

The dog ended up following me most of the way home. I just kept thinking "Here I am, out of shape, trying to run, and Lassie is standing by in case I need an ambulance."

Overall, day one of the training was a good experience!

I'm heading outdoors again tonight. If Lassie shows up, and she has a St. Bernard in tow, I'm taking that as a sign I should NOT be doing the half marathon!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Support Adoption & Sponsor me for the Scotia Bank 1/2 Marathon

Help me help them... lend your support to AFABC and help support adoption. Join me in person and come run the Scotia Bank 1/2 Marathon this June 26th.... or put your money where your feet would be and sponsor me and Team Adopt to help support adoption!