Heat wave in LA for the World Series and winter has said hello here on the Canadian prairies. Don't you love the unpredictability of the weather!
Today's agenda was making homemade Borscht Soup. 2 big pot fulls using fresh beets, carrots, celery, cabbage, onions and dill. Lots of cutting and chopping but it sure tasted good. Lots to put in the freezer for the winter.
I am doing some last minute packing for an event we are heading to tomorrow. We are driving to Grand Forks ND to attend the END TOMBED and END TRAILS events on Sat and Sun. 12 hours of biking on Sat and 12 hours of running on Sunday. We attended the END TOMBED event last year and you can read about it here. Finished 8 laps and the goal was 10. Hoping this year I can pull off the 10 laps. Going to be riding a more suitable bike and have a better game plan as well as a light for in the dark. Weather is supposed to be around 0 - 9 C so should be nice. Had my fat tire bike at the city last weekend to get my tubed tires converted to tubeless. Fastest 5 lbs I have ever lost!
Changing gears a bit- with having 4 children in 6 years, I have seen my share of animated shows. Disney everything around here for awhile. I thought maybe as the kids got older their love for those types of movies would give way to real life type shows. BIG misconception. Lots of animated movies still showing over here. Truthfully, great messages in these shows. Oh of course there is always a villain but isn't it refreshing in today's world to somewhere know that good always comes out on top?
On the way back from our camping trip this past summer I was driving and my daughter was riding shotgun, playing her 50 million favourite songs from her phone. " Try Everything" by Shakira was one that instantly became my favourite too. This was less than a week after completing Ironman Canada and I was still high on mountain air and ironman love. But I was also reminded how important it is for me to have goals, dreams and plans and to keep challenging myself, putting my feet at the starting line and striving to achieve these goals even if it means getting shut down, run out of town, falling on my face results. Keep trying.
Watched the movie Zootopia a week ago and loved the song even more. If you have not seen it, kids or not, watch it. At least watch the video clip below for the song. I bet you will enjoy it.
Had to also include the lyrics- motivating and positive.
Well on that note, get off the couch and go try something. Have a great adventure!