I’m coming up to my first race of the season on Sunday. I am running the Easter Seals 10k here in Newmarket. This is the 36th year the race has been running. It now goes along the Tom Taylor Trail which is my usual run trail. On Wednesday my friend Karen from my run group emailed to see if I wanted to run with her. I was really glad she contacted me. I’m not sure I would have gone our otherwise. We had a great fun run and I realize how much fun it is to have someone to run with once in a while.
The weather has been a bit weird around here. Torrential rains on Tuesday, hot and humid on Wednesday and this morning near freezing and reports of snow not that far north of us. Hoping for good weather for the race Sunday.
Well hey there everyone, it has been a long time since I have posted. A bunch of life stuff going on and just wasn’t feeling right to blog I guess. Also my laptop hard drive took a dirt nap and it took me a while to get it replaced. Well I am back and figured Mother’s Day was a good day to get back into it.
My son’s gave me some nice bubble bath from Bath and Body Works and chocolate from Laura Secord. Since my birthday was on Friday I get more of a present then.
I was on my own after the gifts this morning. My younger son had to go to North York for a baseball game so I stayed home and went for a run. Got in 10k which is the longest run I’ve had for a while. Not a bad pace I averaged 7:51 per kilometre which again is better than I’ve been running lately. With race season and half marathon training approaching I had better get my mileage up a bit.
Did some nice yoga stretches when I got home and made a nice berry smoothie. Now just relaxing and once my boys return from ball I will head to the mall to treat myself to a Maxi skirt.
Later heading to my inlaws for a birthday / mother’s day dinner. Have a great day to all the Mom’s out there and I will promise to blog again soon.
I kind of keep forgetting about you………haven’t written for a bit. Yesterday I re-blogged a post from Stacy at Will Run for Glitter. I was about the 10 Reasons to run Tuesday but certainly could be used for any day of the week. I definitely recommend Stacy’s blog, she always has great posts about nutrition and running. Yesterday was a good day for the post. I had to miss run group due to dropping my son off at basketball so I headed to the gym. I am not fond of the treadmill and have never run more than 20 minutes due to absolute boredom…..
Surprisingly I made it a whole hour!! Stopped every 15minutes for water but it wasn’t terrible. I found the time passed faster if I just looked at the TV and focused on that and my music on my ipod. Feeling pretty good , usual Achilles tender spot on my heel but no other real running pain…yippee.
Wellness…….what does that mean to you?? Last night a girlfriend and I went to the Total Wellness Event sponsored by Foster Family Chiropractic, which happens to be my chiropractic office. We watched a documentary called “Doctored” that looked at the view of the medical profession of alternative medicine. It was eye opening, informative and certainly thought provoking. There were speakers as well talking about mental and physical well being and in general how to be a better you!! I left very uplifted and feeling that I certainly can continue pursuing ways to holistically improve my life and my family’s.
Today was my first long run of my half marathon training, a 10k. I headed out after lunch. Sun was shining, temperature was about -5 degrees Celsius. My Nike+ band had me completing 10k in 1:06 with a 6:36per kilometer pace. I don’t really think that was my real pace. I did feel quite strong but not sub 7min per kilometer strong ( I don’t think anyway) I think it might be time to recalibrate my band. First week of 12 down . I did manage 4 runs. Mostly short but all felt great……
…ok , so that was my reaction to an email that said running group was still a go for tonight. The temperature is -15 degrees Celsius and -25 with the wind chill…..for those in the U.S that is freaking cold!!! I went out at lunch time and thought oh it’s not that bad….then a wind gust came up and it was then I decided that no way would I be running outside tonight. Sucks since it is the first night of the new Half Marathon training group at my Running Free store. I know that with the right amount of layers and coverage I might be able to make a go of it but I know my lungs would not be happy with the cold.
How cold is too cold to run??
So plan b, I went to the gym instead and did a half hour on the treadmill. I did between 4.5 and 5.5 miles per hour pace. Did some stretching before and after including my 1:15 plank for #plankaday
I’ve been doing ok with the fitness thing. I only missed a few days due to my cold last week which is great since this week starts my 12week half marathon training for the half I am running in April.
The weight loss thing hasn’t been going that great but I suppose at this point unless all sugary snacks and junk food is being cut out I won’t lose that much as I must be gaining some muscle with the strength work I’ve been doing. Slow and steady…….
Day off from work tomorrow, workout at the gym planned including weights and treadmill again . I may run outside in the morning if the wind chill isn’t too bad.
I am back from my cold….yippee!!! I went to Bodyflow yoga class at the my GoodLife gym this morning. I just came back from a 5k run at the indoor track. Wasn’t a great run, I did 1k intervals but at least I am back!! I have to remember to start slow and not put too many miles on too quickly like I did last year when I went whole hog running then got I.T band pain. My running group starts up in a week so I have to be ready for them too. I am really looking forward to it! Now time for a hot bath……