Happy Long Weekend

Hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend, it has been a great weekend for me!

Friday night my wife and I had dinner with my parents. Normally we watch Modern Family on Dvd after dinner but we have just finished season 4 and season 5 isn’t in stores yet. I put a request in HMV and it comes in some time in September. Instead we watched Good Will Hunting, a favorite movie of mine!

Saturday night I drove to Kitchener to see a buddy of mine. It was really good to see him! Its been a few months since I’ve seen him and maybe a year and a half since he and I hung out just the two of us. We had dinner at Turtle Jacks then went to his dads place and watched a bit of Brick Mansions which is a very entertaining movie!

Yesterday my wife and I had church in the morning then a pretty relaxing afternoon which included a nap! I love long weekends! We had a nice dinner with my wife’s aunt. We went to Swiss Challet in Pickering near her place. The food was good but the service was kind of slow. A nice evening with her though!

Today so far has been pretty relaxing. I’ve just been roaming around on the computer, checking out facebook, twitter and such. My wife and I should be watching Saturday night’s episode of Doctor Who which we pvr’d, I can’t wait to watch that!

This is the start of a new week & new month & I hope to get back into blogging more regularly. I have not been very consistent with my blogging but have thought about it often! I hope you all are well and have had a great weekend! Also I hope all my friends who are students or teachers have a great first day back to school or work tomorrow!

Cheers!

Back To Work

I had a nice almost 3 week vacation, off from July 31st to August 18. Pretty much stayed around home though my wife & I drove to Gravenhurst at the beginning of vacation to hang out with friends at a cottage & at the end of the vaca spent a couple of days in Niagara Falls. Had a really good time!

My first day back to work was Tuesday. I’ve had a pretty poor sleep both Monday night &  last night so I’m going to make this post short and try to get to bed. Had a nice family get together this evening, great food & conversation!

Hope everyone is doing well. I’ve been inconsistent in my blogging and hope to get back to it more regularly!

Cheers!

Back At It

I haven’t blogged in awhile and thought it was time to start again. I often find that I have periods where I write quite often, then I wind up taking a break for sometime.

I am back to marathon training again. My 2nd full marathon is on Oct 19, 2014. I’m running in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! I won’t be able to get all my training in but I will train as much as I am able and do my best in the race. The main thing is that I finish it, I don’t really care too much about my time or how I place.

On top of running, I have been doing yoga since about May and have been loving it! I find yoga so relaxing and I especially love doing yoga before bed. It really helps me to sleep! I find some poses quite challenging as I am not very flexible or have a lot of balance yet but I am working at it! My yoga teacher who is a friend of mine I met at church has been working toward getting her yoga teaching certificate. She has been giving free yoga classes over the past few months to get practice in teaching as well as to start building a client base! I am generally able to make it to class at least once or twice a week, then I may do a practice or two at home off a dvd.

Nice to be back blogging again, hopefully this will become more regular. I haven’t been good at blogging or reading people’s blogs so hopefully I can get back to both. Hope everyone is having a great day!

Cheers!

Changed Plans

Friday nights my wife and I generally spend the evening having dinner at my parents house and then watching Modern Family with them. We’re onto season 4 and the show is so funny!

This Friday we wound up cancelling dinner plans as my mom got us all tickets to a church dinner at one of her co-workers church which was last night. I mean what is not to like about a church dinner right!

So instead of going to my parents house Friday night my wife and I went to see the new X-Men:Days Of Future Past movie which was awesome! I recommend that you go see it! The funny thing was that my parents decided to go to the movies also so we wound up running into them there. They didn’t see X-Men though lol!

The church dinner last night was really good! Everyone got half a chicken, a potato, salad and a piece of bread. There was also tea & coffee, juice & water. Met a few new friends last night, some people who were first sitting at our table then chatted with some of my mom’s co-workers & their spouses. Afterwards we back to my parents house and watched Modern Family!

This morning my wife went to church. I wound up missing church and worked out instead. Had a really good workout, ran outside for 20 minutes then did weights at the gym for 20 minutes. We are going to our nieces dance recital this afternoon which is why I decided to miss church. I didn’t know how I would feel by the time we got home so I decided to do my workout first.

All in all it was a great weekend! What were your weekend plans? Hope it was a good one and you have great weather where you live! It is beautiful outside here in Brampton! By for now!

Cheers!

Video

Super Duper Alice Cooper

A few years ago I saw a cover band of Alice Cooper called Second Coming and I was hooked! I bought quite a few of Alice’s albums off of Itunes and I would love to see him in concert sometime!

I bought this movie off of Amazon, got it earlier this week and just watched it tonight. Its a great movie and documentary and an honest look into Alice’s life! Here is the trailer but check out the movie!

Cheers!

Aside

Conflicted

I’m feeling much more recovered after my hangover on Monday but I am pretty tired. My week has been going fairly well this week.

I had a great workout at the gym yesterday. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill which took 40 minutes then did a weight workout for 35 minutes mostly focusing on chest.

In the evening at home I finished my day off with 15 minutes of yoga. I’ve been doing yoga for a few weeks now and love it! I have always thought that I should stretch more after workouts and yoga helps with that and I find it so relaxing! I’m not very flexible yet or have a lot of balance but I’m improving! I would have liked to do more but I started kind of late and had to get to bed.

Today I am feeling kind of tired and rather conflicted. I want to go to run club at the Running Room which starts at 6:30pm but am undecided. I may just stay in and relax and do some yoga later in the evening but we shall see.

I’m so excited though, I had ordered the documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper from Amazon a few days ago and got it today earlier then expected! I just got into Alice Cooper a few years ago after see a cover band called Second Coming open for my buddy’s band which was a Rob Zombie cover band called The Devil’s Rejects! After the show I bought like six Alice Cooper albums off of Itunes and have really got into his music! I’m very much looking forward to watching the dvd, I probably will stay home and watch that lol!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Cheers!

Survived!

Mondays are generally hard! Sundays I find are hard to fall asleep after being out of the routine of the work week for two days and going to bed when I want. So Mondays are usually a hard day for me.

Today was especially hard as I decided to drink with some neighbours of mine last night. I don’t normally drink too often, if I do it is a couple of beers with dinner and very rarely get drunk. But I was putting the garbage out last night and my neighbours were having some drinks and invited me to join them. They asked me over for a beer but when I got there I found out they were offering me Hennessy which I haven’t drank in years. They poured me three drinks and I got pretty drunk lol! I had a beer before the drinks which added to my drunkenness.

I did fall asleep pretty quickly though after I got home lol though have felt like shit all day today! I survived the work day but I couldn’t wait to get home and relax!

How was everyone’s Monday? Do you find Monday’s hard or are you one who does pretty well with getting sufficient sleep each night?

I start work each day at 6:45am and with my early start, struggle quite often to get to sleep before 11pm sometimes even 12am! Tonight I will hopefully have a better sleep and I’m not having any liquor lol! Hope everyone had a great day, untill next time!

Cheers!