Nuunin’ It Up Again

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you’ll already know what I’m talking about. For another year, I going to be apart of Team Nuun again!

 

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Wannabe Cyclist

In other news, I bought a insider trainer tire for my bike!!!!!! Yup, that means I’ll be spinning on my husband’s bike trainer when he’s not this winter 🙂 I’ve been wanting to get one since last winter but finally did this week.

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Now, I just have to learn (ask my husband to do it) how to put this tire on my wheel and bike and I’m good to go. I’m your typical newby cyclist…wannabe cyclist. You know that person that wants to ride more but just doesn’t push the envelope!

I need to get more confident on the road with cars and eventually buy a proper road bike as mine is more for trails. I’m okay starting off where I am but some day I’d love to to a ride/event with my husband. I even have one in mind!

Eventually, you’ll start seeing some more pictures of my pushing the peddles which will be nice since I’m limited to 2 days of running per week at the moment.

What’s your favourite Nuun flavour? 

Are you a brand ambassador for a product? If so, which one?

Best tips for an indoor trainer newby???

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Weekly Wrap Up

Happy Monday!!!!!!!

I wish I could greet Monday like I do Friday, Saturday or Sunday 🙂 Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always dread Monday’s but I knew last night after my soccer game that I wouldn’t enjoy getting up this morning. It could be the fact that I’m sore or that I put back out again (minor but uncomfortable) or I’m tired and just want to sleep.

I’ve taken a step back in running because of my ankle…yes, I’m still having issues with it. After seeing my physiotherapist last week, we discovered my posterior tibial tendon isn’t happy (to summarize). It’s been giving me pain after I run longer distances, walking up and down stairs and pivoting. It’s amazing how many times in a day you actually pivot on your feet.

Having said that, I can still play soccer with my brace as it supports my ankle and the quick cutting motion doesn’t bother me = no pain post soccer. It’s been suggested I get some inserts for my running sneaks and lay a little low on the running; 1-2 days a week instead of 3-4. I also have new exercises to strengthen that part of my ankle. But really folks, really….I just want to be healthy and strong again with no pain. I’m confident I’ll get there eventually.

Last night’s soccer game was an interesting (seven aside women’s league). We thought we had 7 players but ended up playing with only 6 against a team that had 9 players. We figured it would be a game of survival but we managed to get a few great opportunities to score. We ended up winning the game 3-1 🙂

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Last week’s workouts:

  • Sunday: Snowshoe after our dump of snow & 5k on the Treadmill.
  • Monday: Shoveling driveway after another 8cm fell – yes I’m counting this.
  • Tuesday: Nothing
  • Wednesday: Ran 6k on the Treadmill
  • Thursday: Physio appointment. Took it easy that night.
  • Friday: Nothing.
  • Saturday: Nothing.

On a positive note…..my order of Nuun arrived 🙂

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Decluttering

One of my goals for this year is to declutter and really clean up our house. Last week I managed to get four bags of “stuff” out of our house and donated and 2 bags of random paper into recycling. BIG WIN!

Best moment of the weekend: watching my girls at Gymnastics. Our youngest is extremely close to doing handstands by herself and our oldest does the best bridges ever! Taking them to gymnastics makes getting up early SO worth it.

Though it wasn’t an amazing week of workouts, I don’t regret taking four days to not workout. Life is busy sometimes and I’m not going to feel guilty for taking time to rest.

How was your weekend?

What’s the longest period of time you’ve been in physio? 

What do you love to see your kids do?

I’m joining for the first time the Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

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2017 Goals

 

With 2016 well behind us, I’m finally good with my goals for 2017. They are not too different yet something for me to work on over the next twelve months. I though about keeping it super simple compared to last year but I like making specific goals as well. You’ll see a little combo this year.

2017 Goals!

2017-goals

 

Family:

Be outside as a family.

Go camping and canoeing.

Use our Canada 150 National Park Pass.

Running:

Run more with my family.

Run more then last year (846 km).

Volunteer at a few races in any capacity.

Run at least two half marathons.

Go after PB’s.

Other:

Strength train/Cross train/Get Stronger….YES, avoid injuries!

Keep Blogging.

Practice More Yoga.

Be a wannabe cyclist.

Declutter the house.

Set mini monthly goals.

Challenge myself.

Journal.

That’s it! Some specific and some very open for 2017. A short and sweet post for Friday 🙂

Have you set any 2017 goals, intentions or resolutions?

What’s one thing you want to do this year?

What’s one thing your not going to worry about doing this year?

2016 goals

2015 goals

2014 goals

Final Goals of 2016 Wrap-Up

Yup, I’m far behind in wrapping up stuff for 2016 and no, I don’t have my goals fully set for 2017 but I’m working on it.

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Last year I had a number of goals I wanted to achieve over twelve months. Some I did and some I fell short on and some didn’t even make the cut. C’est la vie!  I’m not going to get too caught up in what I did or didn’t do, or dwell on it. It’s time to move on, set new goals and accomplish new things.

My 2016 goals were:

Active Lifestyle:

  • Skate on the Oval: Nope – move to 2017.
  • Cross train more:
    • Do more yoga – Yes and continue.
    • Cycle (outdoors and indoors) – Outdoors yes, indoors not yet.
    • Strength training and PT exercises – Okay for the first six months then it kinda went south.
  • Running:
    • Run three new races: I ran two new-to-me races: Johnny Miles Half Marathon and Heart of the Valley 5k.
    • Improve my times in 5k, 10k and Half Marathon distances – Nope. 😦
    • Be a pace bunny again.  Sadly I was too injured. This was disappointing.
    • Represent Team Nuun  – Yup, I think so.
    • Avoid injuries!  Ba ha ha ha! Wishful thinking! A nice ankle injury mid August.

Family:

  • Ski and skating this winter – We did good at skiing but not skating.
  • More time together, less time apart. Yup!
  • Take a vacation with just my husband. Nope…no vacation. 😦
  • Go camping and paddle this summer together. Nope. We did camp in our backyard which was fun but not a a campsite.

Blog:

  • Blog three times / week. – I started off pretty good then kinda slowed down.
  • Take a blogging course. Did this last January.
  • Limit evening social media.  Started off the year good but then it went out the door.

Other:

  • Volunteer more.  A little bit – coached soccer for both of my daughters.
  • Be a better Mom. I tried but can’t say I nailed this one.
  • Take a pottery class. Nope….still on my list to do some day.
  • Go to bed earlier. I started off doing really good with getting to sleep earlier but that too went out the door fast.

There you have it! A pretty simple post for my 2016 goals. I don’t feel I need to reflect on these in depth but didn’t want to leave ya hangin’ 😉  As I mentioned, I’m still working on my 2017 goals but hope to have that done soon to share with you!

Did you set and achieve your 2016 goals? 

What’s one thing you didn’t do in 2016 that you want to do in 2017?

Have you set any goals for 2017? (Or still working on them like me?)