What a busy weekend this past “Father’s Day” weekend was. Ashley and I had her dad out from Manitoba for the weekend and to celebrate Father’s Day with him. It was really nice having him in town to celebrate with, also it provided a weekend full of activities for Ashley and I to do with her family including her mom, and younger brother who both live here in Calgary too.
I started this weekend with a great training run Friday afternoon in preparation for my upcoming Stampede Road Race half marathon on Sunday July 8. Friday afternoon I went out for a 7 mile run in 1:13:29 (just over half the distance that I will run in the half marathon, 13.1 miles).
Saturday brought a full day of family time with Ashley’s dad (Gerry), her mom (Cheryl), and younger brother (Ryan), and even Cheryl’s dog Diesel. Here are some pictures from our fun-filled family Saturday.
Sunday brought forth another great family filled day, starting with a lovely brunch that I took my dad (papa Eating, Living, Running) for just the two of us while Ashley took her dad out for a nice father/daughter brunch just the two of them.
Sunday night we had a great Father’s Day dinner (me, Ashley, her dad Gerry, mom Cheryl, and her younger brother Ryan), that I made while Gerry, and Ryan went to watch Ashley play volleyball late Sunday afternoon.
Unfortunately a great weekend ended on a sour note for me with me having a bout of the flu yesterday spoiling my day off from work yesterday. However aside from the Monday flu this was a truly amazing weekend filled with family, fun, and food, and yes even some running.
I hope you all had a great Father’s Day weekend with a special dad or two in your life.