Sunday, March 5, 2017

Winter 2017-Active kids, aging dad and record breaking mom

Dining out at...........Ikea :)

Over the last few years, a variety of sport companies have opened up shop in wharehouse space beside the airport... a 5-10 minute drive from home.  Bit pricey at $20 per kid, but great fun when it's -20 or so outside.


Flying Squirrel....with the Goose ready for take-off.

Sure glad they love the snow....with 6 months of it.

Ramon testing out his new boards.

Chinook Arch over Nakiska

Lost his ski in the Pow.

Roller hockey in my school gym.  

Mr. Hockey

Dad's new bike with 700cc narrow tires for the first time.  $1,000 at MEC....(thanks for the great service Aaron!)   Winter can't end soon enuf!

Ramon's new bike from Kijiji for $250...with 700 cc tires

Playing soccer at the Canadian sports hall of fame.

Pics from various cross country races.....the kids now do the 4km....couple more years yet for ramon to try the 8km I think.

Carla's and her piggy hat collection.

Dad struggling to keep up in the background.

Carla and her piggy hats....

You know your gettin' old when.......The same ski boots you used up until a few weeks ago (finally got new ones) are on display at the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.  These were Karen Percy's boots that she used to win a bronze medal in the women's downhill.  A relic of the 1988 winter olympics.

You know you're gettin' old decide to sell your climbing equipment that's been collecting dust in the basement for the last 15 years.  So you place an add in Kijiji and ask for an offer for the whole kit.  The offer I got you ask?.....$20 bucks as the guy wanted to use the historical relics to adorn his man cave with.  (Ha.....fortunately someone beat him to it with $80.)
......and so it Maria continues to break records running.....I do the opposite by breaking into a walk when I go for a run.

A note posted by Maria's team mate on FB today.
Two races, two records for our talented teammate Maria Zambrano. Broke her own W45 Canadian indoor masters records for 1500 & 3000 in 4:43 & 10:02. Sets a good example for having a calm, focused & positive attitude to achieve goals.
This was after the Athletics Canada and Alberta awards in the previous post!