I hope you didn't miss me yesterday, but Monday was Victoria Day up here in Canada and it was a particularly beautiful weekend so I spent a lot of time in the sun, avoiding all types of work (including blogging!).
Friday was low-key, I met a friend for drinks and a giant plate of nachos on the rooftop patio of Gretzky's downtown. It was a bit cool, but they actually had their heaters on and it was quite cozy up there and you didn't need a coat.
On Saturday my Mom and Grandma came up to visit me! My grandma hadn't been to my condo in a couple of years so she wanted to come out and see the changes I had made, along with going for a nice walk along the waterfront to watch the planes come in to land at City Centre Airport.
(Fyi- most photos I stole off my Mom's facebook)
Grandma totally got the message that pink pants and white shirts are in this summer! We laughed over our matching outfits. I made bacon and eggs for lunch (grandma can't get them how she likes at her home so it's the most requested lunch!). It was so nice catching up with her!
I tried to go for a run on Saturday afternoon, but I am still having pain in my calves so I had to cut it pretty short. I am going to make an appointment with a podiatrist because I think it may be a problem with the summer footwear (flats) and it is messing with my alignment or something.
Sunday I woke up to another sunny, breezy, beautiful day, and since I couldn't run, I decided to go for a long bike ride. I think I was out for about 2 hours and went about 25km. It was sooo nice. I went along the waterfront for ages and then I went up the Humber Valley River paths. I swear I thought I had left the city and I went so far that I definitely regretted it on the long, tired, ride back. I am so glad I bought this bike because it is such a great exercise choice on a nice day where I can't run. I find my calves quite comfortable when pedaling, and my thighs now get a chance to feel the burn.
My mom and I were discussing on Saturday how both of us have started eying half marathon training plans now that we have conquered a 10K! The training plan we found (here) calls for some cross training and I definitely think the bike is going to be my go-to exercise when not running.
On Monday I slept in a bit and then went out to Ajax and joined my mom, brother, sister in law, and adorable niece for a picnic down by the lake.
After eating we went for a walk along the water, stopping at a field so Maddy could run around. We blew some coloured bubbles (which made a coloured mess and soon got thrown out) and it was so cute to watch Maddy blow them herself. I definitely want to pick up some normal, not messy bubbles to play with this summer.
After our walk we decided ice cream was in order and we drove out to a great ice cream place in Pickering Village (Village Ice Cream Shoppe) and then sat out on their back patio to enjoy. Maddy got her first ice cream in a cone and she went to town on it!
It was basically a great weekend and I am glad the weather held out! I can't remember the last time Victoria Day weekend was so nice!
How was your long weekend? Do anything fun?