My Weekly Adventures: Grand Prix, Flowers and Running Update!

Welcome to another My Weekly Adventures! I promised you fun among other things that I haven’t gotten done yet but lots of great stuff on the way, all in time (when I find time…)

Lets start with the little things which make up a good part of my spring life! Spring is ending and summer is around the corner, lets hope Montreal weather got the memo. Its a little bit more random this week but still, ENJOY!!

1) Flowers & Gardening

A few new blossoms in the garden.  Rain has been increasingly abundant and the weather’s warming up gradually so it really helps.

Flowers

Flowers

Columbine/Crimson Star

It actually helps a lot.  Its raining right now as I type this up but my lettuce from last week is about double the size or triple just because of 3 days of rain so we’ll be harvesting it this weekend to eat 🙂

Next mission, after getting eaten alive and the last project for container gardening this year: Mosquite repellant container.  That helped a lot last year so I’m hopefully going to get that done soon if I find the plants I need.  Aside from that, I’m still debating if its too late to start my zucchini plants.  I probably should but I don’t know.  I’ll give myself till the weekend to figure that out.

Are you gardening? Any blossoms or harvests yet?

2) Week 2 of Training for 10K Marathon

Nike Running  Coach

Running distance is getting longer.  I have a perfect route that I found after getting lost and making a wrong turn that actually gave me a perfect 5 mile run. Believe me, walking is the hard part but then I walk a lot already so I just walk more briskly than usual. And cross training last week was this workout.

Its not exactly the 45-60 minutes they ask for in the program but I try to push myself a little harder. Fitsugar/Popsugar Fitness workouts are never easy, not even the beginner ones.  Those are just a little less intense but they are still quite demanding but thats also why its really effective and I love them so much! 🙂

Have you ran a marathon? Are you training?

3) Grand Prix Formula 1 Weekend

Last year, I left for Hong Kong the week before Formula 1 weekend which also marked the first year in whatever years that I hadn’t gone to at least walk through the events in downtown.  This year I went back with some friends.  There were some nice cars and tons of people. Its was a little drizzly and humid but overall, it was fun because of good company.  I’m only showing a few of the more “rare” cars or the ones I like at least.

There were a few things I wanted to point out.  For one, that Maserati is super sexy and that green one up there.  I don’t remember the make of that one. Second, they had a racing game with Oculus Rift and since I’ve been all about gaming videos, it made me super excited to see it.  I can see this as something I’d want to have.  But then, its crazy expensive so it won’t be something in the near future. Third, we had a chat with one of the car owners of the Tesla and he was super nice.  One of those cars actually has another set of seats in the “trunk” facing behind and he did that for his kids, turning his 5 seat sedan to a 7 seat.  Goes to show that if you have the money for it, you can have a family car and not have to drive a minivan 😉

4) Baby visit!

On the first day that I left for Alaska, that night at 2 am, one of my childhood friends water broke and had her baby like 17 hours later.  Her little daughter dodged being a Jedi but props to the doctor for having one day off on the delivery date.  Anyways, after getting everything done, we found time to hang out the past weekend.

My cat's thoughts, "What is this?"

My cat’s thoughts, “What is this?”

But this little one just stole my heart and that little bundle was smaller than my cat but managed to scare my cat away.  Haha!  That was as close as she got before running away.

Did I ever tell you that I’m super nervous around babies? So after a good bit of the night, I finally picked up my courage and held this little girl and she is a sweetheart.

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Just look at her posing for the camera? Isn’t that just the cutest?

5) Discover: An awesome trailer for an indie film I want to see

Anyone here follows Wong Fu Productions on YouTube? I sporadically share their videos but the crew there along with some bigger name stars just put together a film called Everything Before Us and had their premiere last week some time I think.  Either way, that trailer looks fantastic.  Not to mention that I’m a fan of Aaron Yoo and one of the younger main characters played by Brandon Soo Hoo who is also in From Dusk Till Dawn series which I just saw.  And the guy from The Maze Runner, Ki Hong Lee is in it also.

Anyways, it looks awesome and I’m going to buy it soon and give it a watch 🙂

6) Things on my mind

  • Next post for Music Obsessions & Baking Through Disney (and actually baking).
  • What movie to see next in theatres (probably Jurassic World) since I missed a ton of good ones that you all will hate me for…
  • How to continue my fifty over at my other blog Days Nights and Daydreams.  Plus, I need to actually start writing that story I’ve been thinking. I came back from vacation with 3 stories running around my mind.
  • Should I do a blogathon? I’ve been blogging for over 4 years and I’ve wanted to do this but just no truly original ideas yet. I’ll figure it out this summer…hopefully.
  • Still..how to structure the vacation posts.  I might just work on it and hope for the best. Its been hanging around for too long.

That’s it for this week! Its a little late but hope you enjoyed! 🙂

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11 thoughts on “My Weekly Adventures: Grand Prix, Flowers and Running Update!

  1. Yup, I used to run full marathons. So fun. It takes a lot of training but well worth it. Keep going! I love the picture of you with the baby! I am also terrified of holding babies. You look like a natural, Kim!

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    • Used to? No more marathons? Which ones did you run? My friend is training for a full. He’s only been doing half so far. I don’t think I could ever go for a full, it would be really intense. I’ve just always had this goal to complete any sort of running marathon so I figured 10K seems like a good place to start and I’ve been enjoying it a lot! 🙂
      Thanks David! 🙂

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      • I ran my last marathon 14 years ago. But then I had a biking accident and damaged my back and had to give up the hard stuff. Since then I was able to train for a 10k, which I did a year and a half ago, but then blew out my knee and I just had surgery on that so I am now officially done. I’m 49 years old, so I had a lot of good years playing dare devil. I am back on my bike mostly and do a lot of walking. Ha. I am happy to hear you are training. I really really miss it a lot. It’s a mental thing and it’s addictive. Good luck and keep going! I’m proud of you!

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      • Wow! A rough bit there but still, marathons look really intense and its amazing that you did it before! 🙂
        Training is totally addictive and its all in how much you can keep your mind on it. I needed another goal after I stopped dragonboat. This seems like a good goal especially since people always say to work on those weaknesses. Running is definitely one of mine..haha! 🙂 Thanks David!

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      • You can do it, Kim! I miss it so much. I was a runner for 20 years and I wish I could do it again. Poor poor me. Ha. I love the mental challenge and “zone” I used to get into.

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  2. Unless you have seeds, I would probably buy plants from farmer’s market, greenhouses or it will take forever. I’m itching to go out to get a tomato plant and some herbs myself… 🙂 Depending when and where you go, should hitch a ride. Really miss gardening.

    Also, you and baby look great together. 😀 ❤

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