Day 165 & Day 166: I just did it.

Nike Just Do ItThis is going to be super brief as I’ve got a sick little munchkin and a LONG list of to do’s 🙂

Had a great run with Wedgie a.k.a. Sue on Thursday. We hit the trail in Inglewood and ran out to the middle of nowhere (or at least it seemed that way.) Both of us are fighting respective illnesses so we did fantastic considering! The temperature was deceiving though. It felt really cold when we started out (wind chill) but then it was almost humid along the river – weird, right? Anyway, we finished strong. It was a good run!

Yesterday morning I did my long distance run because we were supposed to go to our friends wedding later in the morning (and I figured today would be a write-off.) The run was terrific despite the slippery sidewalks and mist/snow. I had a healthy time and I probably could have gone longer but due to time constraints came home to get ready for the big day. Unfortunately, our son was the recipient of some new stomach virus, so we’ve been keeping him comfortable since yesterday morning. I really hope this is only a 24-hour thing – the poor kid! So that’s it from here. I may try to sneak in some weight training today if time allows, although for anyone who is a parent out there, you know it’s hard to step away from a sick kid (even for just a few minutes!)

Hope everyone is happy & healthy out there!

Day 161, Day 162 & Day 163: from Calgary to Fox Creek

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Easter Weekend = treats + drinks + good friends + keeping active!

This will be a quickie as I’ve got a lot of stuff to catch up on. True to my word, I did absolutely NO work this weekend. I was tempted by both emails and messages, however, I think it’s important to shut down every once and a while – so I followed my own advice!

Friday I hit the gym with some gals from Fox Creek. It was a good little work out and I was happy to finish off my week with it. I used the bike, which wasn’t that exciting at all but also got some yoga and weights in. Saturday I took a rest day – which was terrific and Sunday I completed a little over an hour on the treadmill and also completed a round of tabatas. I definitely felt it Monday. We also walked a bit while I was in FC. I ended up getting my first sunburn of the season! Ouch.

Today I hit the AMT at the gym and also did some TRX. It was enjoyable but I still feel kind of sore in my abs from the weekends workouts. Looking forward to a beautiful week in Calgary!

Hope everyone is happy & healthy out there!

Day 154: 5km purple and neon yellow run with wedgie!

“Have a dream, make a plan, go for it. You’ll get there, I promise.” Zoe Koplowitz

kat and sue yellow and purple runningLast night we had a wedgie run. I think I can safely say that the two of us weren’t looking forward to it. It has been a rough few weeks here weather-wise (going from -24 to +10) and in my house alone, we’re going on week four of being sick (GROSS.)

At any rate, we decided we would keep it to a 5km run (or 30’ish minutes) which interestingly enough was recommended for the latter part of training anyway. [Side note:  I have always under the impression that I had to be hitting double digits at least twice a week, in order to make my long runs safe. This is not the case.] YAHOO!

As it turns out, our run was awesome. We had a great pace and got faster and faster throughout and finished strong. I love running the eau claire area because there’s always interesting stuff going on and people to see. We took our standard picture at the end, but I accidentally took this one. When I went to load them this morning, I saw it, laughed and thought I would pass the laugh along. [you’re welcome.]

Hope everyone is happy and healthy out there!

Here are yesterdays stats:running with wedgie in Calgary

  • Distance: 5.02 km
  • Time: 31:42
  • Pace: 6:19
  • Best pace: 5:02

Day 141: Speed training and bike.

Bust A Move Calgary This morning I woke up to snow on the ground, so decided to head to the gym for speed training. It was an interesting walk over there; lots of snow fell over night and it was slick!

The track wasn’t busy at all and I ended up doing 18 minutes; which worked out to be two minutes of running and one minute of sprinting. Once I wrapped that up I hit the bike to do a quick 5 miles.

You know how much I hate the bike, right? Well it was remarkably less painful than usual because I caught the news, so I was feeling incredibly productive! Before I knew it, time was up and it was time to hit the showers.

Hope everyone is happy and healthy out there!

Only four more sleeps until BAM Calgary – can’t wait!!!!!! To donate, please check out my profile here.


The long distance run that did not happen.

stomach virusWell, today was supposed to be a 19km run and well, at 1:00 a.m. this morning I started seeing symptoms of stomach virus (chills, achey, queasy stomach.) By 1:15 I was in the middle of vomiting and everything that comes with a virus. It wasn’t pretty, but there was a show on TV about little kids with illness and in my delirious state I watched and wouldn’t let myself complain. I was busy running back and forth to the bathroom, but I managed to watch the entire SATC marathon – AWESOME!

Anyway, around 1:00 p.m. today I managed to keep PowerAde down; and to my great relief, I also managed to keep the gravol down as well – only waking at 5:00 p.m. So now everything is in the wash, I’ve bleached everything I could and I’m sitting upright for the first time since yesterday – YAHOO!

Needless to say, the 19km run did not happen today. I’m trying to decide how I’ll shape my training week. I am just grateful that it was a 24-hour deal!

The silver lining is that I lost 5lbs. Yeah. I know. It’s just water. And realistically I don’t care that much but it’s pretty interesting to lose so much fluid within such a short period of time.

Hope everyone is happy & healthy out there!