Thursday, January 31, 2013


The other day Sarah asked how long I could hold a plank for.  I had no idea.  I have never tried to hold a plank for more than a minute.  That used to be on one of my workout in the midst of ab work, hold a plank for a minute, then move on.  Last night at the gym I decided the first thing I would do is a plank just to see how long I could hold one.  3:27.94  Not bad I guess.  I have nothing to compare to however, so I just have to assume it’s not bad.

The other thing I decided to do was the bike and run portion of the try–a-tri that Amber and I will enter this summer.  So I had done a bit of a workout already and then biked 10k and ran 3k.  The biking part took me 21:30 and the running 13:23, respectable numbers I think, and a good starting point.  I know it is possible for me to run faster than that, I’m not sure I can bike faster than that on my mountain bike though.  My dad did say he would lend me one of his older road bikes for the race though, so that could help.

I have learned something else my last two days at the gym.  It’s time for a new routine!  I have purposely drifted from doing the leg program Jodi had me on.  I think trying to leg press ever increasing amounts of weight (my current high is 430lbs plus whatever that leg press thingy weighs with the plate for your feet and the bars for the weights) is making my back go a bit wonky.  Plus meeting up with Jodi would mean measurements and there should be some gains in muscle there I would think after 3 months of new maximum weights lifted!

Oh, Amber spotted a really nifty ab infographic on imgur last night.  I’ll share that very soon! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Drawing pictures is actually a big part of my job, especially of late.  There is one kid at daycare that is forever asking for pictures of Spiderman.  I draw at least one a day.  Usually I draw between three and five pictures at day care each day I would say.  I like it.  It gives me a bit of a break from asking kids to stop jumping off the couch because they come watch me draw.  I used to be just as fascinated when I would watch my dad draw something I had asked him to.

Since I have been doing so much drawing recently I thought it might be a good idea to get another book and add some tools to my drawing skills.  I read a lot of comic books, or ‘graphic novels’ if you will, and I would LOVE to be able to try like some of those artists.  It really is an an amazing skill.

Feast your eyes!


Cliff Chaing


Francis Manapul


Jim Lee


Greg Capullo


Very different styles, all awesome and of course the inking and colouring helps too.  Usually the inking and colouring are done by separate people from the artist, I believe.  Colouring for sure.

So with my new book here are some of the attempts I have made.  Some of my older drawings can be found here, some really old ones here, and sort of how I draw here.  The basic how I draw has not changed, but some of the thinking and final steps has.

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That’s all just since Sunday night.  A little more dramatic than my usual I would say, and a couple of side self portraits there too.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Friend Making Monday–Getting To Know Each Other

Now it’s that time…If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here  and over at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!


Getting To Know Each Other

1. What is your favourite color?

I would say that orange is my favourite colour.

2. Share one or more of your talents. 

I’m not very naturally talented at many things really, I picked up on Karate pretty easily though.  I was doing tornado kicks (a very flashy and not very useful jumping spinning kick) after my first few classes and only seeing other people do them.

3. If you were spending the day getting to know someone new, where would you want to go? 

Probably just for a walk somewhere if it was spring, summer or fall.  Maybe like on the Jackson Park trail.  In the winter I’d want to be indoors, just having a coffee or hot chocolate or something.

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4. What is your favourite meal? 

I love going for sushi, particularly at Matsu Sushi. At home I think it would be homemade pizza and good news my wife ordered another pizza stone!

5.  Do you prefer to text or talk? 

I am more apt to text someone than to call, unless its urgent, then I would call.

6. Share something about yourself that might surprise someone that you’re getting to know. 

I have a tattoo.  I’m not really the type of guy you’d expect to have one.  But I do.

7. Do you color your hair?

Nope, and sadly it is turning grey, or as my barber used to say ‘executive blonde’.

8. Do you wear glasses or contacts? 

I wear glasses to drive, I did have to wear them to watch a movie at home the other day and it made me feel old.  I wore them all the time for school a couple years ago without much issue, but I just don’t like having to wear them.

9. What is your favourite breakfast food? 

Every Sunday is pancake day at our house, I love me some pancakes especially with chocolate chips in them.  It’s a nice thing to look forward to each week.  It’s the only breakfast Amber and I have together.

10. Would your friends say that you’re sarcastic? 

Yes, undoubtedly!  Could there be a more obvious answer to this question?

11. Do you prefer salty or sweet? 

I usually go for salty snacks when the mood hits me.

12. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? 

To answer appropriately, eyes.  To answer honestly, boobs.

13. What is the last movie you watched? 

Superman Returns.  I put it on while I was drawing last night.  Man it sucks. Two good scenes in the whole thing, Suppy landing the plane, and when he’s getting shot on the roof.  The other 115 minutes are terrible. I hate how they make Lex just some guy with stupid plans to get rich, and Superman needs to punch more stuff.

14.  Are you religious? 

Define the word religious… I believe in God, I believe that you should do good things.  I have not been to church in ages, but recognize it’s value in my upbringing.

15. Are you a neat freak, a slob, or somewhere in between?

I’m in between I think.  I like having clean spaces, but generally wait for things to get really messy to do anything about it.

16. Share something from your bucket list that you hope to do someday. 

Help my brother in law chase down some shoplifter, running down the street and then having to do some mild ass kicking at the end.  That would be sweet.

17. Are you a risk taker, or do you prefer to play it safe? 

Depends on the situation.  Like with my real money I’m fairly safe, but playing poker on Facebook I’ll take risks.  I do adventure races with obstacles and stuff, some would thing that to be risk taking.


18. Have you ever worn braces? 

Nope, no retainer either.

19. Would you rather spend an evening at a theater or at a club? 

Theater, no question.  I am soooooooo not a club person! I have only been in 2 in my life.  Once to meet up with a girl, and once to watch my friend play some music.

20. If you could have three wishes, what would one of them be? 

To have exact change in my pocket for anything I wanted to purchase, or pay for.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pushing It

This week has been a hard one workout wise.  Because last week was so lacklustre I thought that it would be good to catch up this week and get my goals on track again.  It takes a lot of work to do at least 50,000 push ups in a year and to travel 2000km by bike and running while at the same time doing strength training and trying to get in workouts where I run long distances in preparation for doing a 1/2 marathon.

So early in the week I took it upon myself to run 14k on the treadmill as mentioned here.  Yesterday I did 1000 push ups in one day!  I mentioned on another blog in a comment that it might have been smarter for me to set a daily goal rather than a year long one for push ups as then there would be less tendency for me to go way over that amount.

Today I ran 16k on the treadmill.  Again I found it not too bad up until the last few laps.  My same ankle was hurting a bit, but after playing hockey the night before I was pretty impressed.  I even upped the speed on the last lap out of 40, from 7.5mph to 8.5.  I was pleased to see I had the energy for that last push.  My legs are already mad at me over that however.

I think I need like a personal live in masseuse, so that when I get home from doing these fitness things I could just get a massage right away.

Oh and I bench 235 yesterday, just 5 more pounds than last week, but I figure that is how I’m going to progress at this just a few pounds at a time.  I want to say my new goal would be 3 plates, so 135lbs on each side of the bar, plus the bar 315 in all, but even for me to set a goal like that seems insane.

Also I was accused (gasp!) of showing off my chest because I posted that picture of the pick mark both on here and on Facebook. I typically am a bit wary of posting my own fitnessy type pictures, like muscles and all that, so I tend to avoid it unless I have something cool like a bruise to show off. 

Like This:


That was before Christmas, nice huh?

Anyways, yeah, good talk.  Any Questions?

Banged Up

Yesterday was interesting.  I don’t think I have had so many bruises given to me in a single day before.  Well, besides paintball and actual sparring at karate.

In the morning at karate I hit knee on knee and got a bit of a Charlie horse on my right leg, on that muscle right above your knee on the inside of your leg.  Then later I went to hockey and during warm up got hit in the back of my arm just above my elbow with a puck.  I had a puck shot right at me on a “clearing attempt” that left a nice big mark for the rest of the evening.


And then on the last shift of the game I took a high stick to the face.  Luckily not that hard but still, not my idea of a good time.

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Day Of Rest

Friday, for the moment has become my resting day.  I still have to go to work and all that, but I don’t do anything gymmy.  I could run or bike I suppose, but for the moment since it’s so close in Ontario at the moment I will not be doing that. 

The reasoning is actually very simple.  Tomorrow I will be doing bench press, and I want my muscles to be as untired as possible.  So far this week I have done 2000 push ups, I think they need a break.

It’s a great thing to be fit and then require yourself to take a break from doing fitness stuff!  I was reminded of this as I walked out of a grocery store mid week with a cake and a G2 gatoraide.  Someone that knew of my whole fitness journey said ‘hey, your not supposed to eat that anymore’  or something like that.  While of course it’s true that one should not eat an entire cake as their lunch (though I did used to eat McCain chocolate pies for dinner once in a while) I totally can eat what I want when I want.

So today I will actively do nothing exercise related, my body will get a break, and tomorrow, I’ll be at the gym, working out, then doing karate, then doing push ups while I’m at home then playing hockey.  I look forward to that.  There was a point where I would see that schedule and thing ‘Ugh, so much to do!’  now I’m more apt to look back at days where I have had to miss those things (like last Saturday) and think ‘Ugh, I wish I could have fit in the gym somewhere’.

By the time I had earned my days off from fitness, I didn’t really want or need them anymore.  If I wasn’t going for new highs in bench press at the gym, I wouldn’t be taking one today.  But, I’ve earned it, so I’ll take it anyways…  I guess.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Master Of The Treadmill

The treadmill and I are not friends.  I don’t really like running on the treadmill for more than about 25 minutes, but when it’s –20C outside I have little choice.  It has been bitterly cold here and since we live near the lake it has been pretty windy too.  So yesterday I went to the gym to run.

My plan was to do at least 10K.  At least that is what I kept telling myself.  But how can I run just 10K when I am trying to build up to running a 1/2 marathon and the last time I was on the treadmill I ran 12K?

I set a pace of 7.7mph as ran.  I really quite enjoyed my run for the first 6K or so.  I was breathing well, my body felt good, it was everything running is supposed to be.  When I got to about 8K it started to become much less enjoyable.  I was getting really hot, and my right ankle started to twinge a bit as I ran.  I made it to 10K and told myself ‘Just 5 more laps’, that would get me to 12K.  I should have stopped.  My ankle was hurting with each step and I was fading pretty quick, running after work is not really my idea of a good time, but things must be done!

I got closer to 12K and just decided that I was going to run 14K, and screw what my body was trying to tell me.  I’m in charge and I can do whatever I set out to do.  The last five laps were painful, not only for my ankle, but mentally.  I was counting half laps, I was trying not to look at the information and just watch the gym.  I was alternately looking with despair at what I had left to go and gritting my teeth and pushing forward.

The final lap (400m/ .25 miles) I upped the pace to 8.0 mph and lengthened my stride running just that bit faster at the end of a 1:07:48 run!

The treadmill is a slave, and I am it’s Master! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Friend Making Monday - Just some things

There is no 'official'  Friend Making Monday post from All The Weigh, so I thought I would do my own.  I'm not trying to take the lead on this or anything, but just seems like a good thing to have here on a Monday.  So leave a comment and a link below and while Kenlie is dealing with some things, we'll keep the ball rolling.

Just Some Things

Middle Name?

What's one phrase you remember your mom or dad saying to you clearly and often?
"Hands in your pockets" whenever we were in Zellers (like K-Mart) my mom would say this.  I think this was to keep me from bringing her every toy there was asking if I could have it.

Two cats.  Dr. Talia Applesauce and (Richard) Grayson.  Both are just about a year old they love to chase each other around.

If you could do only one workout, what would it be?
I think biking.  Running is a bit more 'all-season' but for longer amounts of time I find biking more enjoyable.

Do you have a mentor, or at least someone you look up to?
I have several actually.  My Dad for sure, Alf and Pete a karate are also two fellows that I know I can follow their example.

If you could have one Superpower what would it be?
The obvious choice here is a Green Lantern ring, with it you can do nearly anything!  But, I think super speed would be my choice.  Flying would be handy, but when you can run as fast as the Flash you can run on water anyways, and then you can do all sorts of things really fast, like the dishes.

Do you have a talent?
I actually would not consider myself all that talented naturally.  I can draw, but it takes practice for me, and I have friends that draw way better.  I can play a bit of guitar, but again, I find it very difficult to learn new songs and stuff.  I have skills more than I have talents.

Ok, that's it.  I'm out of lunch break time.  So that's all you get. Leave a comment and don't forget to share with others!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stronger Than A Locomotive

It might only be the third week of January, but today I achieved one of my goals for 2013. 

It has been a bit of a rough week around here in many different ways.  This week at work was crazy, I had a cold from Monday until Saturday, staff meetings and switched shifts made my schedule a bit full and water in my basement from the extra mild previous weekend meant I had things to deal with during the week and a bathroom floor to rip out and replace.  All this meant the gym and fitness sort of had to take a back seat this week as I dealt with all of those distractions.

Thankfully my dad has built three houses (two log, one timber frame) and pretty much gutted and redone another, so he knew what to do when it came to fixing the basement bathroom.

Today I made my return to the gym and I really only had two objectives.  Bench press and the spin bike.  I ended up doing pretty much my whole arms routine as I would on a Saturday, but the key thing here is the bench press.  At the start of January I said I wanted to be able to bench my old weight and today I did that.  For seven reps I pushed 230 pounds away from my chest, up toward the ceiling.

I’m impressed with that even if no one else is.

Due to the way the week went I was only out running once, between work and the staff meeting and so I had a lot of kilometres to catch up on, and so I rode the spin bike for 15Km, did some back and ab work and then rode for 10Km more.

I discovered that ride the bike Sunday morning is much more difficult compared to Saturday morning.  Since I play hockey Saturday night.  This explains what makes running so hard on Sunday mornings.  I think though that this is probably good training because if I can get my legs up to 20Km of running on a Sunday morning while I am training then when Hockey is done it should be a cinch to do those runs on a Saturday morning.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Putting The Team Together

I have signed up for the Tough Mudder on September 29th in Barrie Ontario.  This is a race where I have to set aside my desire to dash ahead and instead work with a team in order to complete the course.

It will be a nice change I think, not to be driven by speed, to not have to get the best time ever for the course.  I’ll be able to run with some friends, take some pictures, do amazing things and feel a whole different feeling of satisfaction at the end.

So far the team consists of two ladies I met running at Run For Your Lives last year, a friend of theirs, my super fit massage therapist Sarah, hopefully my trainer and one of the girls from work and maybe a few others.  I’m hoping to get a little more muscle in on the action for some of the more physical challenges where people will need a hand getting up and over something.

Just watching the video I’m made aware of some of the limitations I have, my shoulder has not responded well to things like monkey bars ever since I separated it back in 2006.

If you live in the Toronto area, or at least within driving distance of Barrie Ontario and are a regular reader and want to do something awesome this fall, like this:

Shoot me an email!

I’m not necessarily trying to put together a group of Earths mightiest heroes, or even a Justice League, just some ambitious folks that want to do something that will put them to the test, people that are will to go all out and lay the cards on the table to see what they can do with the support of a great team.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Friend Making Monday–Interesting Things

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here and over at : so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Interesting Things

1. What is the last movie you saw in a theater? 

I saw The Hobbit last, with a friend I have not seen in about 20 years!  In grade three we read the book in class and figured this would be a great way to reconnect.

2. How old were you when you had your first kiss?

I was 10, and it was Sarah.

3. Share the coolest thing that you’ve done so far in 2013.

It would have to be seeing my friend Rob.  How can you top that really?  It was like we had hung out just weeks before, when you make the right friends time does not matter.

4. What kind of cell phone do you use? Do you love it?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, and it is awesome.  I love my phone.

5. How many times do you plan to workout this week?

Two strength workouts and at least three other days where I run or bike.

6. What is your favourite movie from the 80′s?

During the 80’s my favourite movie from the 80’s was Ghostbusters, and then later Batman.  Ghostbusters defined so much of the play we did as kids at school, running around the yard catching ghosts and such.

7. If you could choose one character from a TV show or a movie to fall head over heels for you, who would it be?

Not really something I have thought about here… Um, Kari Bryon from Mythbusters, she’s pretty badass. 

Not really a ‘Character’ though.  Selina Kyle from Batman – The Dark Knight Rises.

8. If you could eat one food everyday for the rest of your life without gaining any weight as a result, what would you choose?

Pizza, I love a good pizza.  Even a bad pizza is pretty tasty.

9. What is your favorite flower?

Daisies, just the plain white and yellow ones.

10. Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? 

Nope, I was watching Community on Netfilx and drawing.  I never watch award shows.  Too boring!

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Also…say hi to someone new this week! Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Who’s Idea Was This?

I sort of wish that all these folks never told me that I could do a 1/2 marathon.  I was quite content to run 5 Km or 10 Km, in fact all last summer I was running 10.76 because that was the most convenient turn around marker on the road.

I was planning to run outside today but it was pouring down rain and only 5C. Not exactly the type of thing I want to be out in for an hour or so.  My goal today was 12 Km.  It would be only the second time I have run that far and the last time was back in the summer of 2011!  I wasn’t about to let the weather get the best of me so I decided that I’d go to the gym and run on the treadmill.   

I played hockey last night, at the Evanrude Centre, an arena here that has nearly or maybe actual NHL size ice.  We has to move and really work out there.  It might be a bit of a mistake to try to run long distances the morning after playing a game like that.  But when else can I run? I’m not going to run this far after work, and running the morning before hockey would ruin my speed for the game.

This is the time I have, and goals must be reached.  I was chugging along at a good clip for a long time and finished 5 Km (12.5 laps) in under 23 minutes, which is on par with a ‘good time’ for me.  When I reached 7 Km (17.5 laps)I was starting to get hot.  That kind of hot you feel under your skin where if you were at home you’d peel of your shirt and stick your head in the shower. When I got to the 20th lap I had to slow the pace for a bit and took the speed down to 6.5 mph.  I was annoyed, but I was burning up.  Each half lap I increased the speed again until I got up to 7.5 mph again at lap 25, and then up by .1 each lap for the final rounds. For the final lap I put the pedal down a bit and ran at 8.2mph (not my fastest speed, but good enough for today).

I completed the run in under an hour, 58:58.  I’m happy with the time for sure, but I think that if I’m going to be running these distances I’ll have to suck it up and go outside no matter the weather.  I think I would have rather been cold and wet than roasting in the still air of the gym.

Which of those would you prefer?

Updates to the distance and push up count posted and on track!  How are your goals coming?

Saturday, January 12, 2013


I think I have mentioned that I have not been all that impressed with my weight going up for the last while.  This week I endeavoured to do a little more digging on the topic with the data I had on hand (that of my Wii Fit graph) some numbers at the gym and looking at what more I can do between point A and point B.

What has changed in the last 2.5 months.  Well strength training, back in Early November Jodi gave me a program to follow and even though I have been sick and there has been holidays I have now completed the sheet.


I’ll have to get on Excel and make a new one now. Take note of this though:

Exercise Start 6 rep max Today’s 6 rep max
Bench Press (weight includes the bar): 165 225
Dumb Bell Single Arm Row 70 105
Incline DB curl 27.5 50
Seated Tricep Extension 60 85
Seated Shoulder Press 45


Everything has gone up, some by huge amounts!  That is weight gained in muscle mass for sure.

On Wednesday I got on the scale at the gym with the help of JT letting me into the office.  My weight on that scale was consistent with what Wii Fit is telling me so that is good, but as an athletic body type it gave my percentage at 9.1%.  That up from the 7.7% I had the last few times but considering Christmas and being sick and not running as much due to that and the weather it’s not too bad at all.  It’s still on the charts for actual athletes.

Body fat percentage chart

Description Women Men
Essential fat 10–13% 2–5%
Athletes 14–20% 6–13%
Fitness 21–24% 14–17%
Average 25–31% 18–24%
Obese 32%+ 25%+

I came home and stated that I wasn’t going to worry about it, but that I was going to run more.  Amber connected those dots as being that I was worrying about it.  I’m not, honest, I’m running more because I want to do this half marathon idea of mine.

It still irks me a bit about my weight though.  Mainly because a few more pounds and Wii Fit will tell me I’m overweight again, even though I’m totally not, See:


So I looked and really I’ve weighed about 74 - 75.5Kg (163 - 166 lbs) for months, over a year really. and it has actually taken over 2 months to be more or less consistently around 76-77Kg (167-170 lbs).  Clearly the same two months as I have been running less and lifting more.

It’s a funny thing, your brain.  You know.  I was saying yesterday at work that when I was up at 225 lbs I didn’t really feel fat, I just was what I was.  I dropped all that weight and then recognized that I was huge before.  When I started going back up from 150 lbs to the 165 mark or so it was really hard to accept.  Since then I have gained a lot of knowledge about how this whole weight/fitness/strength thing works but the change from 165 to 170 has still been hard to accept even though all the clothes I bought at 150 fit exactly the same as they did then (well the arms and legs are a bit tighter).

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How To Like The Treadmill In One Easy Step

Find something worse, and the treadmill will not seem so bad.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with running outdoors in the winter time. 

When I lived in town it was not so bad as the sidewalks were generally clear.  It was basically like running in the summer, but colder and with a couple of snowy obstacles.  Here in Bridgenorth is it a bit more tricky I find.  If I run on the main road I actually have to run on the road because the "sidewalk/shoulder” type bit is not particularly clear and running on the main road itself is a suicide mission at around 4:30.  If I run on the back road when it has just snowed it’s like running in sand.  Every push forward loses power because I’m pushing the snow under my feet back.

To ‘solve’ all that I decided I was going to run on the trail yesterday when I got home.  I drove down and took a quick look, it was packed from other people walking on it, or snowmobiling on it and such.  I would not be run over by traffic, and it was not likely that I would see many people.

Yeah, not my best idea.  I like to run fast.  Like some people go ‘for a run’ when they are actually jogging, which for them is just fine, I don’t enjoy jogging however.  That is too much energy is spent going up and down rather than forward.  I find this type of motion inefficient and I can feel it.  The problem with running on packed snow (but not as much as loose snow) is that you have to divert energy from going forward simply so that you don’t have your feet slide out from under you.  Packed snow also does not like to adjust to your foot and so your ankle gets all twisted up, or your calf and shin muscles have to work harder to help everything get stabilized down there at ground level.

What I like about running outside though is that it is not boring!  You have to watch your footing a bit, you get to see the scenery (the sunset was nice last night) you can look for critters and feel that you have actually travelled a distance of some sort.

Do the pros outweigh the cons?  Would I rather run on the treadmill? That is a hard decision to make.  If the trail was bare, no way, I’d rather run the trail. Do I want to run more than 5k on the treadmill? Ugh No, I hate it (I ran 10k on the treadmill Sunday and it was BORING, and I got way too hot).  I have to get the Kms in though if I am training, and trading the treadmill for the outside and then back again will just serve to remind me why I like each of those things, and hate them at the same time. 

From a running stand point, spring and summer are not so bad.  If spring could just come to the trail and still have winter everywhere else, that would be fine by me.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Friend Making Monday–Simple Questions

Simple Questions

1. Outside my window I see…

Darkness…  But if the sun was up I would be looking out over the lake.

2. My kitchen counters are…

Like brownish, and just that general counter top material.

3. Yesterday I drank…

A G2 gatoraide, a chocolate milk, a coke zero at the movies, and another half of a G2 at dinner.

4. My cell phone is…

Awesome, Samsung Galaxy S3, I love it.

5. My computer is…

A Toshiba Laptop, so great.

6. My favourite reality show is…

Duck Dynasty, seriously, its hilarious.

7. My workouts are…

Purposely difficult, I love challenging myself at the gym.

8. The last book I read is…

The Flash Vol 1 – Moving Forward, great story and great art.

9. My week will be….

Never dull as usual, full of friends and laughs and workouts and sports.

10.  So far 2013 has been…

Great!  I’ve worked out lots, had a good time at work and met up with a friend I have not seen in forever – amazing!


Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday, friends!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Year Worth Of Pictures

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Cringer Playing with her toy

2012-01-29 16.22.53

Talia on the couch

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My new shoes

2012-05-25 19.48.01

Sunrise in April

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Nap time

2012-06-04 09.56.16

Self Portrait

2012-06-09 07.07.50

Fastest 5k time

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My Flip

2012-06-09 12.11.01


Fireworks at Daycare

2012-06-30 18.29.09

The new backyard

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Warrior Dash

2012-08-17 20.16.05

Work Awards

2012-09-11 08.41.41


Run For Your Lives

2012-09-19 15.41.572012-10-06 08.15.14

The Bridgenorth Trail in the fall




Two year anniversary.

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Halloween costume



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