It has been a weekend of spoiling thanks to my friends at work.
My friend said that for my birthday I could choose a run anywhere and she would come with me. I chose Kanaka Creek. I was there a while ago with another friend, but we didn’t have time to walk the entire dyke and I was hopeful that it would be a nice, long run. It was a gorgeous sunny day and we set out, only to find out the dyke only goes 880 meters🙄. We ended up doing the dyke as part of a loop around the park and did this loop three times for a total of forty minutes for forty years. It was a fast run for me, but so fun to have a friend with me. We chatted the whole way which made the time go really fast.
We then adjourned to a local cafe called The Big Feast and had brunch. This was part of the birthday present as it is my favorite meal to go out for. I had my first mimosa and a pulled pork hash. It was all extremely yummy!
I came home for a quick nap and then we met up again to have a pedicure. My friends got to see exactly how bad i am at having pedicures! My feet are extremely sensitive, but I do have very pretty red toes for Christmas now. We also walked over to a new distillery that has opened locally. I had been wanting to check it out. I am not a big drinker, but like to visit everywhere once so I can talk about it if it comes up in conversation. The kindergarten teacher from my school was there too so it was nice to see her. We also stopped on the way home and shared nachos, chicken wings and dry ribs.
My friend Lyndsay definitely made my big day as wonderful as she could in light of the restrictions we are under. It was an awesome day!
I ended it with a chat with my brother on the island and his family.
It was a good thing I woke up naturally as my new phone doesn’t seem to have my run alarm on it yet.
It was just Dennis and I running this morning. I had unfortunately dressed for cold, instead of the drizzle we got. I really hate running with rain on my nose! We got ten kilometers in and at a decent pace so I’d call it a success.
I checked out the dollar store on the way home and found notebooks and pencils for my students’ Christmas gifts. We wanted to do gingerbread men decorating with them, but we aren’t allowed to, so had to come up with a different gift.
I once again had another nap and then spent the rest of the day knitting on my test knit sweater and reading a book.
It really was a lovely day! I even got some yoga done and an Epsom salts bath.
Well, I’m going back to my book and it seems as though life hasn’t magically changed now that I’m forty 🤪🤣