Canadian girls are tough!


After my breakfast settled, I decided to hit the road for a run! I checked the Weather Network as I always do, and I was a wee bit scared to find out it was only 2 degrees Celsius (35.6F) outside- with 15 km winds! Yikes. I put on my gloves and my Lululemon Shape Jacket for warmth.

A few days ago, I had quite the frightening experience with my ipod shuffle. I accidentally left it in my jacket pocket and it went through a full cycle in the wash!!! lol. I thought it was a goner forsure. Eric told me not to try turning it on because the water would fry it, so I left it for 2 days to dry out. Lo and behold 2 days later it worked! Who knew the ipods could take a lickin and keep on tickin!? I promise, dear ipod, that I will never take you for granted again!

I also swiped on some Shisheido Sun Protection stick on my face (it was super sunny outside) which has SPF 36! I love this beauty product. I brought it with me to Mexico and my honeymoon and used it everyday. It is great too, because it also provides a bit of tint to cover any imperfections!

The first 2 minutes of my run were utterly frigid. I almost turned back because the wind was so bitter it took my breath away! But, being the tough Canadian girl that I am :D I decided I was going to get a good workout regardless of the cold! I did my usual hill route backwards- a crisp 5.5 miles! My time improved today as I didn’t stop and walk for more than about 30 seconds or so. My time was 47 minutes for the run, plus an additional 4-5 minutes walking up 24 flights of stairs to my condo. Man, those stairs felt long and painful today! I also took off my socks to find a huge blister on the inside of my foot- ouch! Looks like my over-pronating feet need some new shoes. :

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Angela November 2, 2008

Leah– Thank you- I wish you lived nearby so we could push each other to get out ALL winter! :) I have to admit, while I love the sunscreen stick it IS a bit greasy (more than I would prefer). So for that reason I wouldn’t recommend it 100% if you are prone to breakouts…but it is quick and easy so I use it when in a pinch. :)

Elizabeth– Welcome to the blog! Thanks for your comments. I too have heard that the Shisheido products have gotten reviewed really well on Make-up Alley (PS- love that website!).


Elizabeth November 2, 2008

I LOVE siseido sunscreen. I don’t have the one you used; but the one I have leaves the most cosmetically elegant finish I have ever seen in a Sunscreen. (I use the SPF 55 ultimate sun protection– beware if you have dry skin, as you may need a different formula. See glowing reviews on MakeupAlley here: )

Great pick!

Love the blog so far!


Leah November 2, 2008

You are a brave brave girl to go out in the cold. I hate running outside in the cold! Love the Lulu gear.. i’ve been eyeing some up on ebay lately ;) Does that sun protection skin leave an oily feel? Thats my main complaint for a lot of them, and since I have sensitive skin it breaks out if i’m not careful.


Angela November 2, 2008

hehe…my hubby (Eric) is working it today! ;p

Caitlin- Glad you found my new site! Thanks for your sweet comments! I love the slideshow that our photographer put together for us- it is such a wonderful memory and there wasn’t a dry eye in the hall when they played it at the end of the night. I can’t wait to see your pictures!


caitlin November 2, 2008

yay for ipods working again! ive had the same thing happen to my cell phone.

your youtube video of you wedding made me SQUEAL outloud. i am so freakishly excited for mine, and looking at gorgeous pics like yours makes me even MORE excited :)


Eric November 2, 2008

Cover up imperfections? You don’t have any to cover up =).


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