I’m ready for the weekend.
Between traveling with work, a soccer game (ouch), traveling again for work to a Recreation Conference, the sad news from Montreal and Ottawa, a gun incident in Halifax yesterday morning … I am ready for the weekend. I’m ready for some up’s and to leave the down’s behind. I will of course keep the families affected in my thoughts along with our Canadian Military members; my brother and friends included.
I took today off work (planned) and am looking forward to seeing our girls after a few days without them. I spent one night laying on my parents couch for 3 hours watching TV while my mother was at my house with the girls; Sai is away working. It was nice to relax but I felt uncomfortable with what felt hours of wasted time in front of the TV.
Last night I ran on my sisters treadmill that’s in miles not kilometers. It was a crappy run because I couldn’t figure out my pace and couldn’t hide the numbers (distance, time, incline). Miles just seem to take forever compared to kilometers. I got in 3.1 miles (or 5k) and felt really good afterwards.
Sorry, I just had to repost this ecard again…I just love it.
Tomorrow I am running the “BLT 5k”. It’s the first run put on by the Timberlea Tundra Pounders running group that I semi-run with (when visiting my parents). I’m looking forward to this run for a few reasons.
1 – I get to run it with my friend Tracey; we go WAY back to High School/Soccer/University etc.
2 – It’s with a fun group of people who I got to know through their runs, their Facebook page and events around the Province (Maritime Race Weekend, Valley Harvest Marathon).
3 – The run is about 3 minutes from my parent’s house!
Some fun news (UPs): I participated in a RecreAuction (Recreation Auction) and won a Registration to the Bluenose Marathon in May for $30!!! Last years registration fee (for the half) was $65 – $85 depending on when you register…so I got a sweet deal on that! Guess I’ll be training for my 3rd half in the new year 🙂
Workouts this week (UPs):
- Sunday – 5k Run on THE BEAST
- Monday – Soccer Game
- Tuesday: Lubed up the treadmill again. Trust me this was at least a 25 minute upper body workout – trying to squeeze out the silicone from the smallest tube in the world wasn’t fun and then I couldn’t get the belt to line up properly.
- Wednesday: Nothing. Oh wait, I lifted my arm a few times to change the channel on the TV 😉
- Thursday: 5k Treadmill Run
- Friday – Walking, walking and more walking. Ran some errands…why do people say “I’m going to run some errands” when you are really walking?
- Saturday – Running The BLT 5k
OH! I have to wish my running buddy, Krystol GOOD LUCK – she’s running her 2nd half marathon this weekend (Legs for Literacy). And Molly from A Fresh Start For Molly, she’s running the 10k at Legs for Literacy too!
LAST but not least – don’t forget about the Runalicious Contest & Giveaway! (Canadians only).
What are your weekend plans?
Up or Down from your week?
Do you feel like you waste time watching TV?
6 thoughts on “Ups, Downs of the Week and BLT 5k Run”
Some might say I am wasting my time watching TV, I like to say I am expanding my horizons. I never even thought about the pacing issues for a km/mi treadmill. UGH that would be so incredibly frustrating. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Have fun with your 5k tomorrow!
This weekend I’m hitting up a Yoga Show in London which I’m pretty excited about! Never been before so I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s all about!
Have a great weekend!
Have fun at the 5k!
Hopefully I get to meet you tomorrow! 🙂
That would be great! See you tomorrow 🙂
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