Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Today was a rest day....... totally devoted to Paxton for her first birthday! 
Princess on her new 4 wheeler!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Top of the 9 bad foods you should eat.....

PEANUT BUTTER!!!  Yay... I feel less guilty for my habit. 
Went to Zellers on Saturday and WOW, Kraft Crunchy was on for 1.99$.  Cashier looked at me like I was slightly nuts with my 7 jars.  And apparently she felt the need to inform me 'she's' never had crunchy PB.
Someone else is developing an addiction too!
Seriously this was all her!

Saturday morning, I, all my lonesome, got up at 5:30am, and drove to Toronto *in the fog* to run in the Women's 10km/5km event.   Found it pretty easily, parked and walked 15min to pick up my kit.  Pretty nice run area, the pictures were slightly misleading as there was no half naked firemen handing out water etc. (I think I did see ONE fireman on course, but he was clothed!)
Mainly flat course with a few inclines, and wooden bridges.  Wasn't too keen on the wooden bridges, as they were narrow, and all runners needed to drop down to single file.  One bridge was suspended and gave a VERY weird sensation while running across it.
All in all, I was pretty happy with the race- finished in 55:13 which so far is my best in a 10km. 
Ummm not sure whose arms those are??

Monday, August 22, 2011

Movin' on miles

Not to the East side......
So I've been MIA for a while.  Admittedly I was in a heat funk!  Feeling down and lost a lot of confidence. 
BUT ENOUGH of that.  I had a chat with myself and I said 'self, buck up!' (HEHE)
So August 20th, I did the Mid Summer Nights Run- 15km.  Ran in 1:26.  It was super muggy or something,the air was pretty thick.  But it was a really enjoyable run, and nice to run a different area.

Took Sunday off, went for a tan and did some house stuff, shopping with my mom etc.  Ran a  hilly 9km route around here today (50min).  Cooler temps feel great!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I've really felt off running lately, July was so hot and humid, running felt uncomfortable.  And being the WHACKO that I am, I started to worry that it was ME and that I was losing my ability and fitness.  BLAH BLAH BLAH....

August has brought some cooler temps and running is starting to feel normal again, building my base back up, (July was pretty low *145km*) and it's coming back.  Crazy how just 3 or 4 weeks can do that?? 

That said, I've really been struggling with the upcoming MIDSUMMER NIGHTS RUN 30KM that I've registered for Aug 20th.   There is also a 15km, which is sounding sooooo easy and fun to me right now~tee hee!  June was going so good, and then July's craptacular mix really has played with my confidence.  I have (if I understand correctly) till kit pick up (Friday) to decide if I'll step down to the 15km. ARGH. Frustramatation!

Also wanted to add that I have changed a bit on my race schedule.  I opted out of the choclate run (very pricey, and so far away for so early.)  I decided to do the Toronto womens 10k, which I am all registered for! Also registered for the Island Girl Half Relay, EXCITING!  

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Been quiet the last week or so!

I haven't had much to say I suppose...... Today will be my first run in 2 days.  I've been doing lots of stretching and weight lifting this week.
Got a 17km in Sunday and a 7.5 in Monday (very hilly routes), so I felt stiff, and adding to it, my mom *kid watcher while I run* is away for 8 days.......
So I have gotten in a few much needed days of rest, and now we have cooler temps, I am ready to run & roll!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My personal drill sargent

My 6 year old Piper keeps me in check!  Her new night time fun is coming downstairs with Mommy to work out!  I had a case of the lazies..... and she bugged till I gave in to work out!  So a little later in the evening, but I got some hill work in on the treadmill-and she got her mommy time in!

Piper and I @ 2009 Breast Cancer run
SIDE NOTE: She's hard core!  She made her machine rows 5lbs heavier tonight.... doesn't sound like much, but she's 34lbs and pulling her own body weight!  She ends her work out with 5 minutes of treadmill!

So 3 days of treadmill for me! 
Tonight I just set it at a slow jog pace (5.2) and kept raising the incline very time the song changed. Started at 1 incline, ended at 7. 

Monday, August 1, 2011

Call me Quasimodo

But instead of a bell tower, I am stuck in the basement!  TREADMILL.   Mother nature (and kids) won't cooperate with me!
Did I mention I am trying to train for my 30km in less than 3 WEEKS!!!!  Have you ever tried to do anything more than 10 miles on one of those contraptions?? *I've managed it 2x, I am generally good for 6 miles then I give up!*
 No amount of music, TV, daydreaming, having my phone in front of me to BBM friends, games etc will make the time go faster.
Enough complaining, 6.76 km on treadmill tonight in 35min. 
I noticed the callibration is off on my NIKE sensor again, must have been when I switched shoes, (??) b/c the last 2 nights have been waaaaaay off.