Weekend Up’s & Downs in Photos

The weekend started off early for me, sadly I was super sick last week with a nasty head cold and took Thursday AND Friday off work to sleep. Who knew catching up on sleep, drinking lots of water, some drugs…okay a lot of drugs and really doing nothing can help get you better! (I have a hard time taking sick days).

Thursday, I was cheered up pretty quickly once I checked the post box:

Pair for me, pair for my husband and a pair for my running buddy.

Pair for me, pair for my husband and a pair for my running buddy.

Friday I slept….kinda hard to take a photo of yourself sleeping πŸ˜‰Β Saturday – a little snow shoveling and playing in our winter wonderland!


Saturday afternoon after running some errands, I managed a slow and steady 5k run in my old yak tracks.

winter run jan 10th 2015

Sunday: Lilly skied with Grandad and Hilary snowshoed with me walking.

Skiing & Snowshoeing again :)

Skiing & Snowshoeing again πŸ™‚

Once we got home, we painted the town….oh I mean snow!

Snow painting selfie

Snow painting selfie

Fun times!


It was a pretty good weekend but it didn’t go without struggles. My Dad came to help with Lilly skiing which is why I was able to get outside for a quick 5k run. I’m so lucky to have him help out with the girls.

Even though we did lots of fun stuff, I was still stressed out mainly because I’m so tired. Hilary is still waking up throughout the night which means I don’t get to sleep. I even bought a FitBit Flex to track my sleeping and for the last three days the sleep function won’t work – frustrating.

Anyway, I was reminded this morning at how lucky I am to have these two girls in my life/our lives. I just have to remember this when they don’t listen or I’m frustrated.

Oh, and I injured my hamstring again by doing too much on Saturday 😦 I am extremely bummed about this and have booked a physio appointment to start proper treatment. Last night, I had an hour long conversation with my husband as he drove home from work in PEI. Nothing like a supportive husband to get you through your funk. It looks like FULL Marathon training is going to have to wait…for now.

How was your weekend?

Get up to any adventures?

Anyone run in the snow? (or heat)

18 thoughts on “Weekend Up’s & Downs in Photos

  1. Hope you are feeling better soon. Glad you were able to rest for a few days. It really does make a world of difference. I have never heard of snow painting but that looks like so much fun. Definitely going to have to try that with the nieces and nephews!

  2. I haven’t run in the snow in a few weeks. I did some 4 and 5K runs in the snow and boom, hip pain. I need to get better shoes for winter or get Yaktrax or something.

    No big adventures this weekend – don’t think the grocery store and a haircut counts πŸ™‚

    • My Yaktrax are so old (5 yrs), I really need to get a new pair. They were fine on the snow/ice but are stretched a little to much now.

      Sometimes grocery store trips are big adventures for me, ha ha! And hair cuts can make you feel like a million!

  3. Awe, Cheer up, it will all get better soon! And yeah, yay for having two awesome, amazing, healthy, funny, loving, talented, sweet girls in your life… even if the sleep needs some work πŸ˜‰

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that your hammie is still bothering you. It’s no fun being injured. Hopefully the physio can get you back on track so you don’t have to delay training too long.

  5. I’m happy but also a little sad that you ran. Happy that you ran, sad that it wasn’t successful and therefore a bummer. I had to take 5 full weeks off from running when I did my hammie, and I taped, wrapped, heat and cold, and massaged during that time. Hope the physio appointment is successful! I will say that I had a day when i did too much on my hammy when i was recovering, and it was sore for a bit but I recovered ok and it didn’t set me back too too much. Give it some time, and then (just a suggestion, I am NOT a professional!) you could try to start adding back in some eccentric leg curls with a band (when you are at about a 1 on a 10 point scale of discomfort). That will help with the remodeling of the muscle. Thinking about you!

    • I’m hoping physio will help tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I’m committed to getting my leg better and not pushing it…I was doing so well and then I did too much Saturday! I stretched but clearly not long enough. Good advice…thanks πŸ™‚

  6. Glad your compression socks finally arrived! And those kid snow shoes are so cute! I hope the physiotherapist can help. When I was injured (around this time last year) I made my first visit and it totally changed my running – doing consistent strength exercises and working on form – and I got to run my first marathon in October with a totally injury free 18 week training schedule. Good luck!

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