Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's here....It's here!

The hubby and I ordered organic produce that is delivered right to our door! It looks amazing...can't wait tto get cookin!

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Super Smoothie

Blueberries, spinach, whey protein and some fat free vanilla yogurt! Perfection!
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Sunday, February 6, 2011


Thanks to Katherine over at Forward Foot Strides for passing on the:

The award involves doing the following: Share 7 things about yourself.

So 7 Things About Me:

1. I am a Muskoka Girl...I have spent many summers up there and my mother has a property up there...I often feel my happiest when there...It just so happens that the hubby was born up there...I am pretty sure that it is fate that we met and both have a very strong connection to that part of Ontario.

2. I completed my Grade 8 Royal Conservatory Piano....I don't play as often as I would like but I do still have a huge appreciate for music...I wish I played more.

3. I am CBC Radio 1 obsessed...If I could listen to it all day I would. It rocks.

4. I love playing my Wii: My fav games include: Jeopardy, Michael Jackson Dance, Wii Resort and Wii fitness.

5. Although I have been complaining a lot about Winter this year...I actually do love it. Although not actively instructing this year...I do have my Level 1 Ski Instructor...some days I dream of moving to Muskoka and working as a Ski Instructor in the Winter and Work at Summer camp in the summer...

6. The hubby is the one that got me into Cycling....I would have NEVER EVER thought about buying a Road Bike or thinking about doing a Duathlon or a Triathlon if it weren't for him....I am hooked for life.

7. I wear to be exact...I recently got new glasses and although they are not exactly round...they are pretty darn close...I often get teased for being like Harry Potter...I secretly love it...I wish Hogwarts did exist and I could go to school there...

This award has been going around like CRAZY...So please consider yourself tagged if you have not received it yet!!!

Was in Muskoka this no long run...heading out tomorrow for 16km! I am actually looking forward to it!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Yak Trax Review

So I have had them for sometime...mostly use them to walk the dog or when at the cottage in the Winter...never for running...Tonight I was actually pleasantly surprised. I ran on hard/soft packed snow...and I did find I was able to keep my speed steady and had better running form...I don't think I would want to wear them for more than 10km and def' not a tempo run but overall I am happy and if this snow keeps up I will be wearing them a lot more!

Has anyone else run with something similar??

Happy Running!

**I was not paid by Yak Trax...I purchased mine years ago and am finally using them

Yak Trax

Thought I would test these bad boys out!

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here we go Again!

I haven't been blogging too much...mostly because I have been busy training....

Now...why did I get up this morning at 6:00am (to run, swim or do some other form of cross training?) No...I don't do morning workouts....

I came online in order to Register for....

Yes....So October 9, 2011 I am heading back to the Windy City....The Day before my 30th birthday! It doesn't get much better than this...

PS. I did book my Hotel for Chicago a few months ago....

Last Week:

Sunday: 13.5km Run
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Tempo 6km
Wednesday: 10km
Thursday: Abs and 8km
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Hot Yoga
Sunday: 13km
Monday: Rest

Things are going to plan...I only missed my monthly goal by 16km and that was due to the incident where I was in hospital...Considering that I am one happy camper...

I don't know why I have been so reluctant to let me people know....probably just fear of failure...but not that I am registered for Chicago I have also joined Tall Mom's 1000miles or 1609.344km in 2011 club! Whew....feel so much better now that it is out there...

My goal for this training cycle is actually to get a really nice base for Chicago 2011...I will be completing in Around the Bay 30km in March and if I am feeling good I have a few marathon options...most likely it will be Mississauga or Toronto Good Life...That will have a post on its own!

Any other bloggers doing Chicago!??!