I didn't though. The people I went with definitely wouldn't of let me. They were great cheerleaders, but I definitely felt like the runner who finishes last at the end of the race... but most importantly, I finished. This hiking path, I believe, will be my main training. I have a feeling I will be knowing this hiking path like the back of my hand come next Fall. It's ascent is close to the 2nd hiking option with Team Diabetes in Ireland at Wicklow. This path in Calabogie starts with a pretty easy ascent (as it was the first one) to Eagles Nest. What an amazing view. You feel like you are on top of the world. We then continued onto Manitou Trail all the way up to Sky Walk. Which brought us to even more amazing views. Now I felt extremely sore, sweaty and tired.
I'm looking forward to tackling this one again, and maybe bring my good camera (left it at home this first time around as I didn't know what to expect with this being the greatest distance I have ever done in one go.) Have you ever hiked this area? Tell me of your stories! The next day, I drove back up this way to show my mom and sister where I hiked and we saw 2 male Bald Eagles and 1 big female. It was amazing!
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Have a great day, and I'm looking forward to my next blog entry which will be when I receive my copy of the Calendar Journal for Fundraising! I cannot wait to flip through the pages and hold a book that I created.
I love these sessions with Jennifer. Besides being my favourite Hair Dresser, Jenn's Hair Studio (Here is a link to her Facebook Page.) but she's a great sport and willing to risk her neck climbing trees and falling down icy paths just to get the shot. I always have a great time at her place for Photography sessions and what better time than with this season's first snowfall! Waking up and looking outside - it was so pretty. The wind was a bit chilly but it was worth it. I had a lot of laughs watching her Great Dane run around and around and around. And her mini's are just way too cute. Here are a few of my Favourite from today, and feel free to check my Photography Page on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/ColleenDontignyPhotography/ ) for more images I have taken from previous sessions. Thanks Jenn! Hope you enjoy these!
After the Zombie Make-Up Event, I decided to take some time off of Fundraising. My anxiety had reached a peak and I had gotten sick with a cold. I decided to pick up my journal sketchbook to do a new entry. Since I was in grade school I had always loved to sketch. I would keep sketch-books, but get discouraged and then stop, or want to start a new book. I've never filled a sketchbook yet, but intend to with this one. I am only 10 pages away from completion. But, old habits die hard and a thought came to me... maybe I can do something like this to sell for Fundraising? So I am currently entrenched in yet another sketchbook, but this one I have to finish. I have a deadline and now that the Photography season seems to have slowed down a bit, and the rain just won't stop on the weekends, it seems I would have time. I plan to have this 'book' be 48 pages long... maybe round up to 50. I also am planning on sticking to line drawings with simple shading so it can be a colour book as well. In the meantime, I'd like to share some of the pages of my own personal sketch-book. (Please note, that I have blurred out any text that I would like to keep personal, as this is my diary as well.)
(I've been mulling over the idea of a Paint Night too - but it requires a minimum amount of ticket sales - so I would have to insure that I would have enough ticket purchasers before I commit - I'd also only have 2 weeks to sell the tickets.... we shall see)
Do you keep a journal? Or a sketchbook? Do you follow any artists on YouTube? I've been following an amazing artist named Minnie Small for the last couple weeks. Tell me what you like to write about or sketch in your journals.
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Colleen lives in Arnprior and is working to control her Type 2 Diabetes by training and Fundraising for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Wicklow Mountain Hike in Ireland with Team Diabetes.