Monday, August 26, 2013

The Rest Of My Amazing Weekend!

Hey Loveys,

WHEEW Happy Monday!! Like always, Monday's are my favourite day of the week. Why? Because it usually flies by and I'm super productive and well rested from the weekend! Also - Happy MiMM! Thanks to Katie over at Healthy Diva Eats for hosting, as per usual!

I think in my last post I left off on Saturday afternoon, or I had told you everything I had done up until then. Buckle your seat belts because there was A LOT more that happened after my last post!! I have tons of photos, so be prepared to look at them!

So on Saturday night C and I were going to go out for a dinner to Fred's Not Here on King St. here in Toronto. But a last minute change of heart from yours truly then changed our plans and we made our way to the CNE with our friends Adam and Katie. We didn't go on any rides (Adam and I aren't really "ride" people.. and I was in a dress lol) but we managed to find the food building and got some good eats (no we did NOT eat Cronut Burger... the booth was abandoned lol). It was actually super hard trying to figure out what to eat because there was SO MUCH food. I ended up getting curry chicken and rice from a Jamaican food place because I flipping love Jamaican food and you can't really go wrong with it.

Other than that we walked the grounds and I took photos the whole time! Here are some for you :).

Ferris Wheel
Some prizes!
A cool ride!
Butter Sculpture of Stitch!
It was so fun. It was actually my first time going to the CNE so I'm glad we went because it closes after next weekend! I'm not sure I'd go back again unless I was taking someone, just because it's all junk food and rides and I'm not the biggest fan of either, but it was definitely great to experience!

On Sunday I woke up and knew I wanted to go for a run because it was SO nice out! So I made myself a smoothie, found some clothes to wear plugged in my iPod and Nike+ GPS watch to charge for a while and laced up. I had planned on running 5.. maybe 6 kilometers, a shorter run but I hadn't run in a while so it was ok.

I got outside and it was GORGEOUS! I ran along the trail that runs along the lake. I didn't run super fast, I actually ran a lot slower than normal, but I wasn't dying, I could breath normally and I managed to stick to my plan of run 10 minutes, walk 1 minute. Well before I knew it I was 5km away from my house. Who knows what that means? I had to run 5km back - for a total run of 10k!! That's the longest I've ran in SO LONG! My GPS actually died at 6.2k, so on the upload it looks like I ended my run super short... and that also meals I don't know exactly how long it took me, but it was definitely longer than an hour because I was at about 40 minutes when I hit the 6.2k mark. I didn't mind though, because I felt good, I was challenged and I had a great time!!! I'm not sore at all today! Success!!!

After my run I came home and got myself ready for an afternoon with some of my family! I have a cousin/his wife/his two little kiddies who live in Toronto and they were travelling our way for Toronto's annual Buskerfest that was held on Yonge St and at Yonge/Dundas Square (RIGHT downtown). It was so fun. Coming from a dance/gymnastic/circus tricks background, I can always appreciate the acrobats and what they do! Although it also kind of sucks because I used to do some of those tricks and 1. I know that they aren't as crazy hard as it seems to the average person and 2. it makes me sad because I don't do that anymore. Anyways, I snapped even more photos :).

This woman did a routine on the ariel hoop while blind folded and being splashed by water!
The same girl and water routine
These two ladies shared the trapeze and did a routine on it together!
Same duet 
Same duet
Acrobat doing a routine on a rope
Yonge St!
My fam jam! 
Cousin/God Father Jusin & I!
Super cool right????? It was a ton of fun!! So all in all it was an INSANELY good weekend! I didn't go out partying and that was key to my productivity! Next weekend we're heading to my home town of Wingham so I'm sure there will be tons of pictures from there as well! Oh... and I picked up a couple of books yesterday before Buskerfest...

Have you read any of these yet? I got the September issue of Vogue Magazine (AH SO EXCITED!), Over-Dressed, The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion and Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls! I'm excited. I have a slight obsession with books. I don't like e-books either. I like the physical book. I envision a room in my house having tons of book cases and it being full of books I love. :)

Q: How was your weekend? Did you attend any festivals? Have any killer workouts?
Q: If you could recommend me a book, what would it be?


  1. that festival looks like it was a great time! I haven't been to anything like that before! I always wanted to go to a circus but never have (unless you count the silly fairs I went to as a kid! lol) what type of Jamaican food do you like the most? ive never really eaten it before or know much of it!

    1. I loooove jerk chicken and curry chicken with rice and peas!! And plantains! Nom nom nom....

    2. oh man! I have ALWAYS wanted to try plantains! danng. I gotta get on that!

  2. Omigosh acrobatics never fail to amaze me. That festival looks like fun. What does CNE stand for?

    1. CNE is the Canadian National Exhibition!! It's so big!!!

  3. I've always wanted to do something like that!

    1. I used to do it back in highschool - it's so fun! I'd highly recommend!

  4. Awe it looks like the perfect weekend!

  5. I love that. Sometimes the best thing in the world are things you just stumble upon while out doing your thing. I LOVE it.....I'll never be an airialist though....heh.


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