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Watermelon head is back!

My fame has risen once again. Seriously people, my head is soon gonna be the size of a watermelon again (not that I’m complaining 😉 )

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Brother-sister rivalry.

Remember my Almost Famous post last month? The one where my star shone through the pages of Canadian Running Magazine? (For those of you not in Canada, here’s a link to the article: http://runningmagazine.ca/measuring-progress/)

Well folks, that fame has given me even more fame! Earlier this week, Best of the Betes Blogs released the month of winners, and guess who’s name was on that list? Me! Me! Me! My Almost Famous post was awarded Best Reference to a D-Celebrity (That’s me!) for my super awesome diabetes advocacy. Wahoo!



  • 3 p.m. BG before: 8.1
  • Carbs: none
  • Temp. basal: -50 per cent (1 hour)
  • Time: 34.06 minutes
  • Distance: 6.13 km
  • Average pace: 5:34 min/km
  • Average cadence: 88 spm
  • 4 p.m. BG after: 4.7

So today, while it was cold enough out for ice on the river, it most definitely was NOT cold enough for layers and layers of running clothes. The fleece and the gloves were major overkill.

But hey, I’m not complaining. The sun was shining. Garmin told me I’m an “experienced,” “faster” runner based on my cadence – blue baby!!! And my running shadow looked liked I was a super hot, caped superhero! Hehe 😀

Shadows are the best!

Watermelon head

I know I’ve been taking long breaks between blog posts for the last little while, and today’s post isn’t really much different, given that I didn’t really write it. (More on that in a moment.) But I promise I have a couple of really good ones in the works, which I hope to publish this week sometime. But brilliance, my friends, takes time, and so, I must ask you be a little more patient.

In the meantime, though, I do have a little treat for you all… or maybe, it’s a treat for me 😉 My super stylish NYC girlfriend found me worthy to grace the front page of her blog – Life With No Fixed Address – and grace it did I ever. Oh my. Let’s just say, my head is the size of 10 watermelons combined. And I am so okay with that 😀

A little background: my super stylish NYC girlfriend used to be the consumer reporter for the daily newspaper in Vancouver before packing up her bags with her photographer husband and moving everything to the Big Apple. Five years ago, the photographer/writer duo became long-haul truck drivers. Their unorthodox travels, complete with healthy eats, beautiful photos, and fascinating insights into the trucking industry, have become regular, entertaining, eye-opening reading for Big Ring, myself, and my parents.

If you haven’t already checked it out, I highly recommend it. And hey, if you go there right now, you’ll see me! What’s not to love about that 😀

Regular Princess posts will return shortly…