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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My 1/2 Marathon

2:23:25

My time for my first 1/2 marathon

My friend Mirka, who believed and pushed me to the end (not literally)



Personally I think you can do it, Rob! You are a fighter.
 
This was what Mirka messaged me and something just clicked.  I tried a route near my place and did it in less than 3hrs and I was set!
 
 
I was never nervous about it, more excited on the day it came.  I did drink a 5 hr Energy Drink that kept me buzzed.  they also gave us gel packs that also had me going (caffeine and who knows what else)  but most of all it was the crowds.  They cheered you on and because you have your name on your bib they would cheer you on by name.  High fiving all the kids as I ran by helped too.  B & D were there at 5k cheering me on also.
 
 
For me it was so much more than just a race! 
 
 
This was on my hand as I ran.  Whenever I run this thought keeps me motivated.  There are others who just can not run.  I am healthy, fortunate and able.  I also like to see how much I can push my body.  I am definitely sore and my feet are battered but it is such a rush.  I am probably still on a high from this race:)
 
MESSAGES:
 
 







 
 
 
What time do you start and approximate finish.
 
Good luck Brave Girl
 
Dad
 
Mireille Perras: Good luck today.
  • Sheila-ann Bailey You rock - rockin robyn!
  • Janine Marcotte Whooooo!!!! You did it girl,,,your wild,,,,xx
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    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Robyn=Rihanna=Riri=Robyn


     All along it was a fever
    A cold sweat hot-headed believer
    I threw my hands in the air I said show me something
    He said, if you dare come a little closer

    Round and around and around and around we go
    Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

    Not really sure how to feel about it
    Something in the way you move
    Makes me feel like I can't live without you
    It takes me all the way
    I want you to stay

     It's not much of a life you're living
    It's not just something you take, it's given
    Round and around and around and around we go
    Ohhh now tell me now tell me now tell me now you know

    Not really sure how to feel about it
    Something in the way you move
    Makes me feel like I can't live without you
    It takes me all the way
    I want you to stay

    Ohhh the reason I hold on
    Ohhh cause I need this hole gone
    Funny you're the broken one but i'm the only one who needed saving
    Cause when you never see the lights it's hard to know which one of us is caving

    Not really sure how to feel about it
    Something in the way you move
    Makes me feel like I can't live without you
    It takes me all the way
    I want you to stay, stay
    I want you to stay, ohhh


    40th B-day at work:)

    Manon

    Anne

    Janine & Haley
    Helen


    Jan

    Veronika

    Jeanette

    Mirka


    Natasha

     

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    Best Birthday EVER!!




    So my birthday was celebrated on April 13th.  I did not know it...

    I spent the day with my two best buds going for lunch and getting a pedicure: Robyn's Egg Blue of course:)

     Then I went to B's semi final game.  Afterwards I was going to go to Noelle's house for a surprise party for her...

    video

    The planning that went into my surprise was tricky.  I had already made plans with Audrey and Michelle to go out that night...Michelle came up with a reason we couldn't go.  B got into the semi finals so the timing of the party had to be delayed.  While at tea with JenR, Aimee was breaking into my place to get pictures for a scrapbook they put together for me... I was kinda miffed at bro in law that he was still going to have Noelle's surprise party even though I wouldn't be there (yes that was very diva like of me:)  I thought all along I was texting with Jay about the party but I was really texting with Noelle on Jay's phone. My nephew the sleuth even helped figured out my favourite restaurant the Red Stick aka the Baton Rouge.  This is where we went for dinner that night.   I saw photo's at work of me set aside on Janine's desk at the school taken way back and still did not think much about it... even as I walked in I thought I recognized a co-workers car (Mirka:) and still did not have time to put it together...  Noelle had purchased several dresses that I had to model with assistance from Miss Molly and then they all helped me choose one: to wear to the Rihanna concert that was on my birthday!  Everyone pitched in and got me the tickets, the dress, a gift certificate to Boston Pizza to go to before the concert with Breton and Daphne and funds to put towards new runners (for when I run the 1/2).

    
    I am so truly lucky to have all these wonderful people in my life...I really do not know where I would be without them.  Some important people were supposed to be there but couldn't make it so I love you too!!!

    Sistas

    Noelle

    Aimee

    Audrey

    Michelle

    Manon

    Mirka

    JenR

    Anne

    Jay


     
    My Ladies
     
     
     

    Saturday, May 11, 2013

    Happy Mother's Day

    To all the Moms (and non-Mommies) in my life I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!  Knowing you makes me a better Mom:)
     
     
    My Mom & I

    Bev Thank you for your support over these past few months.  It means a lot.  and for being such a great Grandma to Breton & Daphne

    My Everthings: B & D
     

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    Molly turns 2!

    Happy 2nd Birthday to a wonderful little girl!
    We love you Molly!
    Love Daphne, Breton, Auntie Robyn and especially Ruby & Vanilla:)