Monday, October 19, 2015

A Marathon Weekend

This past weekend I accompanied our youngest daughter to Toronto to watch our grandchildren while she ran in the Scotiabank marathon on Sunday. An amazing race with thousands of runners from around the world and representing various charities  despite the near freezing temperature.
On our way south we drove through flurries and could see snow clouds as we approached Toronto.
The city was bustling the night before the race with restaurants full and televisions blaring the Toronto Blue Jays game.
Our oldest daughter was also running in the cold in northern Ontario for Team OBS from the North Bay Regional Health Centre in the Canadian Cancer Society Colours of Hope run. (granddaughter is in the blue taking the photo and our daughter is next to her)
Back at home Sunday afternoon, it was time for a mug of hot tea and a piece of apple-cranberry pie as I browsed through the new Tea Time magazine.
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29 comments:

  1. Hi Judith,
    Congratulations to both your daughter and granddaughter for running for such worthy causes! They're spunky too to run in such cold weather. Your pie looks delicious and 'our' leafy napkin looks lovely on the table. Nice to have you join me for tea today. Have a wonderful week.

    Autumn blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. She even smiles when she runs! Hope that a lot of money was raised. m

    It certainly has been a chilly weekend. Those Canandian weather systems are mighty. This one dipped all the way down to southern states. I am already crying uncle. And I am depressed that we only had two days of peak before that wind took off with our leaves. I've been out raking in 15 minute sections of time. At least the driveway is cleared. (We saw snow, but nothing that stuck, thank heavens!)

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  3. My sister in law was also in Toronto running in the marathon . It was a very cold weekend we got frost but now it is warm with temps at 15C here and only dropping to 12C over night all though windy but warm . Wonderful photos , Love a cuppa tea with a sweet treat . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  4. Well done to your daughter! A great achievement. xx

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  5. Judith:
    What a wonderful event and such dedicated ladies. I really admire them and enjoyed this posting!

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  6. Judith, kudos to you daughter on running the marathon. That is awesome! Sounds like you had a fun weekend with your family. Great photos!

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  7. Awww congratulations to your daughter, Judith! I was in Ohio where it was cold, too, but did enjoy the Fall color and apple picking in an orchard. Your pie sounds fabulous and I wish I could share a slice with you, along with a cuppa tea. I've never made an apple cranberry pie, but I know I would love it.

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  8. What a fabulous day for your ladies! I am so impressed! My daughter is a triathlete and I have no idea where that came from in our family! I saw your snow photo on FB...early! Yur cup or tea, pie and Tea Time magazine looks perfect to me after your marathon weekend! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  9. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The tea looks perfect. Blessings, Martha

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  10. Glad you survived your visit to T.O., Judith! Congrats to your daughters for completing the marathons and raising money for charities!

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  11. that must have been a spectacular weekend! And even a little snow to add in the fun. congratulations to both your daughters.

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  12. I am so not a runner and admire anyone who can do these kinds of races, and with a smile! We had a taste of that cold weather here too, this weekend.

    I got my new Tea Time of Friday and haven't had a chance to look at it yet! The cover is beautiful, isn't it?

    Deanna

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  13. Congrats to your daughter and granddaughter on running the marathon! What an amazing accomplishment! I used to run (30 years ago) and am thinking I need to get into better shape again, although I will NOT be trying a marathon. lol

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  14. Great photos, Judith, and what a lovely event! I too admire - very much - people who can run a marathon.
    As to snow, you have beaten us this year. Enjoy your cosy afternoon teas! :)

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  15. Marathon runners impress me, it takes so much hard work and self-sacrifice to simply be in shape to run a marathon.

    Beautiful daughter and granddaughter, and what a wonderful time to share together.

    Your dessert with a hot cuppa is more my style for how to spend my spare time though, while enjoying WATCHING the runners. ( we have a lot of family members who participate in marathons too, I am very happy to stay on the sidelines.)

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  16. Hi Judith, so glad I stopped in to see all the bright and cheery Fall color pictures! Yours as well! I can tell you really love Fall! I didn't do a mosaic this time...but sure love to look at everybody elses! Have a great week!

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  17. Hi Judith, so glad I stopped in to see all the bright and cheery Fall color pictures! Yours as well! I can tell you really love Fall! I didn't do a mosaic this time...but sure love to look at everybody elses! Have a great week!

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  18. Those are hardy souls who run in the cold, who run any time! I don't believe that we get our weather from your neck of the woods, but it is changing this week to cold and rain. A nice change. The pie looks delicious.

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  19. At least the marathon runners kept warm by running! It sounds like a great event to be involved in. Have a wonderful week.

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  20. Brrrr. Running would be a good way to stay warm. You've had some chilly temperatures already this year. A cup of tea, a sweet treat and a new magazine are good for unwinding! Good for your daughters to run for worthwhile causes (or just to keep in shape). Admirable.

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  21. O that looks so cold Judith and you definitely deserved a nice cup of tea and a slice of pie after being out in the cold. Good for your girls to be runners and supporting great causes!

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  22. How beautiful to run for a cause. What sweet daughters you have.

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  23. What a wonderful thing to do..running for a great cause. I can only imagine how cold it must have been!

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  24. Hello, Judith,
    You and your daughter had a fabulous day! Your daughter is beautiful and a good sport lady!!
    "Well done to your daughter".
    I have started training at gym since beginning of this month, because I thought I needed physical exercise. I go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week,so I mange to make time for my training!
    Have a nice day.

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  25. Your daughter is amazing for running in this despite the weather. We missed the snow flurries and frost here as we were in sunny, warm denver for my niece's wedding...couldn't join in MM this week because we were delayed leaving denver for a day due to lots of airline delays Monday...so we didn't get back until yesterday...

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  26. How fun for your daughter to do this marathon, and for a great cause too!!! She looks so happy and invigorated! My Hubby is an avid runner, and I greatly admired all runners! I on the other hand, have never been able to run...I'm a walker and proud of it!

    I can't imagine the cold at all, and then snow on the ground...it just makes me shiver! So glad you came home to hot tea, a delicious piece of pie, and enjoyed your new magazine! Life is good!

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  27. What an exciting time watching the race! Toronto looks so nice lit up at night, especially Old City Hall. Congratulations to your daughter for running the race! I'll bet the runners were the only ones not bothered by the cold. The spectators are the ones the suffer! Coming back to hot tea and apple pie sounds like a good warm-up ;)
    Wendy

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  28. Bravo to your daughters and all those who ran to support charitable causes! (And bravo to you for winding down with Tea Time, a piece of pie, and some hot tea!)

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  29. Diana @ gardenthymewithdiana.com
    Thanks to your sweet girls for participating . Great cause .

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