Wow, has it really been more than a month since I blogged? Yikes! Personally I blame my iPad. Having an iPad means that my laptop barely gets turned on these days. I’ve also been keeping pretty busy with things that have kept me away from writing.
Our home has been undergoing a lot of changes recently! We changed up our yucky builder’s standard carpet for something a little nicer. Behold, the before and in progress shot:
I also dusted off my sewing machine to complete my second sewing project ever. I made a dog bed for Peat! It has been a huge hit.
I also wanted to address some of the builder standard details in our ensuite bathroom. I decided to paint the birch vanity a soft white and change out the paper holder and faucet. I have some more plans for this room, but here are the before and in progress shots:
My folks were in town last weekend. To celebrate my upcoming birthday I decided to crack a bottle of something I’ve been holding on to for a long time – a bottle of 1978 Fonseca port (I was born in 1978). It was delicious and well worth sharing with some of my favourite people!
Training is coming along! The weather in Calgary manages to cooperate every once in awhile and I’ve had some really great rides outside. I decided to get my bike fit again recently which has made a huge difference. That experience is definitely worth its own blog post! My knee seems to be back to normal. I haven’t had any issues with pain or swelling in quite some time. I’m still taking it easy on building up my running. Being perfectly honest, running plain sucks right now. I feel great on the bike but completely out of shape on the run. 35 minutes of running feels like a marathon. Not helping things is a bit of an achy/tight left hip. I had issues with my left hip way back in July 2010. It hasn’t been an issue again until now. I’m not sure if I’m compensating on my stride due to concern over my knee or if I’m just really tight. I’m hoping my massage therapist can work it out this weekend and if that doesn’t work it is off to ART for me!
There we go, that’s my update! What have you been up to?