Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Calm before the storm - Afton

Well you have to love when mother nature smiles down on us for one more night of beautiful wether, however I do believe this is the "calm before the storm" due to the winter storm warning that has been reported by any and all news teams today. I'm sure it was pretty close to a comfortable five degrees with a touch of a wind factor. Although I must say the wind we had tonight was absolutely nothing like the crazy wind we had just this past sunday. The group and I managed to wrangle 7.32 kilometers in forty nine minutes with high fives all around! It was nice to have Jen come out and run with us, I havent seen her since our silent auction event on the tenth of November, Jen is leaving for her joints in motion marathon next friday! If I were her I would be extremely excited! In anticipation of the oncoming snow, Janelle winterized the blog! Enjoy the frosty tableau. I suppose that's it for tonight, I will see you all back here soon, and I will leave you with a couple of pictures to give you an idea of the kind of wind we were dealing with a few days ago.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ice Ice Baby - Janelle

We're all geared up for Winter! Well, at least Afton is. She cracked open the wallet and invested in the coolest winter running wear! Little miss pinky has matching gloves and safety lights, so I better stick close to her while we run.

Anytime Fitness in hotel Arts downtown is having their two year anniversary THIS saturday. Sign up at Calgary Beltline - Anytime Fitness this Saturday and $20 of every membership will be donated in support of Joint's In Motion (Arthritis Society)! Get fit while giving back - just in time to get into the Christmas spirit! Anytime Fitness Calgary Beltline is located within the Hotel Arts Complex...see you 
there between 11 am and 6 pm for some yummy snacks and fantastic live musical performances!

Second matter of business, My singles auction raised $4000 for Joints in Motion -WOO! But we've still got a lot of work to do! Here's a photo of myself with a few friends when I had one free moment saturday night. It was a lovely night, and all our wonderful singles went for a pretty penny. We wish them luck on their dates! My fundraising partner Nicole and I are pleased with the event and hope to work together in the future.

Tonight, Afton and I ran our first 10 and 1s! John didn't even give us any warning, and we kept up pace with the rest of the group. One girl did take a fall, and my fear of slipping grew. I am getting very worried about falling on my money maker (my face ;) 
In honour of the frozen water all over the paths tonight, here is an icey ode!
Have a GREAT night Everyone! Don't forget to donate before christmas - get a tax receipt and reap the benefits in the New Year.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Back at 'er - Afton

Hey all, nice to be back again, after a week of re-coop from my wisdom teeth surgery I am still feeling a little bit under the weather, along with four holes in my mouth I also have some sort of a chest cold. But I still made it out running tonight which was awesome, it made me feel good, even though I struggled for my breath most of the run. We made 6.26 kilometres in 50 minutes, which I feel great about! We got lucky enough to have a chinook blow through Calgary, so it was very mild out, just a bit windy. It was sad not to have Janelle or John to run with tonight but Sara was there and she kept me company the whole run, sure did miss that girl. I would love to update everyone on Janelles success at her last event this past saturday but I don't have all the details, besides I'm sure she would love to be the one to tell all of our faithful blog followers!! Well I suppose that about wraps it up for me tonight, I'm off to see how I fair mushing up a piece of chicken on the roof of my mouth in hopes for some protien, and to do my exercises I recieved from my chiropractor, see you all back here soon!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Singles Auction - Janelle

Hello Loyal Followers!

Sorry for the long wait between posts. Our dearest Afton had all 4 of her wisdom teeth removed, so she has been incognito all week. As for myself, I have been in overdrive putting the final touches on Saturday's singles auction for Joints in Motion. Check out our event blog: www.innercityglam.blogspot.com
Doors open at 6:30pm Saturday November 19th and the live auction begins at 7:30. The event is 35$ and you get appies, a drink, custom cream puffs provided by House of Cruffs, a $150 travel coupon and entry to door prizes. 

Some of our Silent Auction items:
We have a Henry Burris signed jersey in an official display box! Value of the Jersey and case alone is over $500.
Group outing: 7 seat Box tickets to January 8th Calgary Hitmen vs. Lethbridge Hurricanes. Thank you Equinox Engineering for donating your box to this game!
A photography session worth $650 from Artistry In Motion
A football signed by Stampeder Quarterback Henry Burris!!
Aussie Rules Party Package for 20 people. Valued at $395
A hot air balloon ride on the RE/MAX balloon
Jewellery donated by Holly Allen Jewellery
A Signature Experience Session valued at $255 with Inner Spirit Photography.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Drum roll please....
Joints in Motion Presents: Janelle and Afton's Great Adventure raised 
for Joints in Motion in support of The Arthritis Society!

Great work everyone who participated and contributed. We couldn't have put this on without Leela Eco Spa and Beso Event Design. Thank you for donating your space Leela, and Thank you ladies at Beso! Also thank you to Amber Lee Photography for capturing this wonderful event.

Special Thanks to Steam Whistle Brewing, Rocky's Sausage Haus, and Amandine Bakery for donating food and drink for the event. 

Also, a great big thank you to the wonderful local artists who filled the evening with great music! Carolyn Harley & Craig West, Chris Naish, and Kadra

Enjoy these snapshots taken by Amber Lee Photography
Afton getting ready to start the night
Performer Craig West
Performer Carolyn Harley 

Nemtoi Glass imported from Romania

Cake donated by Amandine Bakery  

Meat donated by Rocky's Sausage Haus
West & Harley
Steam Whistle Brewing 
Guest Speaker Hazel Alim

Performer Kadra  

Thank you Beso!

Janelle and Afton

Janelle...the talker, and Afton...the entertainer

Performer Chris Naish   

Enjoying some snacks

Auctioneers Extrodinaire!

If you couldn't make it, you can donate online to Janelle Lane or Afton Hayduk or BOTH ;)