Planned vs Reailty Workouts Wrap Up

Sometimes you have a planned workout and it happens with no problems. Sometimes you plan a workout and nothing goes right and your workout changes or doesn’t happen at all.  It’s life!

When I train for races, I try to share my “what was planned” vs “what really happened” because as a working mom of two young children, with a house to run, husband that works shift work and random life moments that POP out of now where – workouts can change.

Though I still need to actually register for Johnny Miles Half, this was technically but 2nd week of “training”. I say that loosely as I haven’t done much training but more getting back to running and other workouts.

What was Planned VS What Really Happened

Monday:  Rest Day | Physiotherapy. I had electrical stimulation with heat and laser on my back.

Tuesday: Yoga | Yoga.  I went to my first yoga class in a month and was just what I needed. My back stretch, cracked and popped in places that just needed that. I did take it really easy and didn’t get to do all the fun poses that I like to do. Slow and steady wins the race!


Wednesday: Easy run | 3k Treadmill Run. That’s it? Well yes, that’s all I was allowed. When you are permitted to run, but only a certain distance – you listen and follow instructions. I walked for 1k and then ran 3k. I’ll be completely honest, though the run was awesome my legs were dying…DYING during that first kilometre.


Thursday: Rest Day | Rest Day. I figured I’d take it easy just to allow my body to sink into the affects of Wednesday’s run.

Friday:  Physiotherapy | Physiotherapy. It was the same as Monday – at this point my back was really starting to feel better.

Saturday: RunRest Day. I had planned to run on Saturday in the afternoon but life just happens. My husband had a 2 hour ride in his training (cycling) and did that first thing in the morning. I was going to run after that but it was just one thing after the other. I was all ready to go for a run just before dinner but yet again, life took over and had to be dealt with. I took that evening just to rest and try to get over a head cold I picked up a few days prior. Sadly, no run.

Sunday: 5k | 5k. First off, I woke up to my kids and husband doing morning yoga in the basement together! No photo’s were taken, though I was dying to snap one. Second, the girls had swimming lessons at 9:45. Once we got home from that I went out for for a run.


My plan was to stay as close to home in case my back started bothering me but I was fine. It was a slow and steady run with an average of: 6:26/km but managed 6:06 on my last kilometre. I felt great during my run and after which was a relief as I wasn’t sure how it was going to go.

Total KM this week: 8km  Not much, but any running is good running right now.

How often to you plan a run/workout only to change it up?

How was your weekend?

Did anyone else enjoy some spring like weather?

Since it’s Monday, I’m joining the Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

March Mileage & April Goals

I kinda wanted to call this post “Lack of March Mileage & April Goals” but I changed it last minute to stay in tune with other months. In February, I set a few goals for March that I seriously thought I could handle but you can’t always control what’s going to happen in your life, no matter how hard you try.

March Goals:

  • Increase days per week of running – Nope.
  • Continue with soccer, yoga and barre – Yes, yes and no.
  • Ski as many times as we can (hello melting snow) – Yes.
  • Register for Spring/Summer Race – Picked a race (Johnny Miles Half – June 18th).

For some reason I didn’t write that last goal on my blog but I did in my running/workout log book so it still counts…you just didn’t know about it 🙂  I don’t feel like I failed at my goals last month but just as my running mojo was starting to come back I got into that dang car accident.

We did enjoy St. Paddy’s Day 🙂


The first half of March was great; lots of soccer, skiing, cycling and yoga. I even had a random night (work related) where I played basketball (not my strength), hula hooping, lacrosse and floor hockey. We had a blast that night.

My horrible penmanship: 


Insert the car accident late into the month which put a stop to everything. I took a solid week off everything to recover from the accident. I was able to do a little more cycling towards the end of the month. I’m in physio yet again but for the minor whiplash, along with the occasional massage which has helped a lot! Okay… I’m sharing this one picture of the accident …


Okay, now that’s all done with, I’m moving on. Though I didn’t get back into running as much as I had planned, I feel that I didn’t fail on my goals. You win some, you lose some but as long as you enjoy the ride, you are winning, right!

April Goals:

  • Normal life (no accidents, no injuries).
  • Start training for Johnny Miles Half – (slow and steady folks).
  • Daily yoga and foam rolling.
  • Run with my daughters (and husband once his knee is better).
  • Dust off my journal….

One thing I’m really looking forward to is Spring weather. I love winter and snow but I’m done with it, time for spring! I’m also loving that it’s still light out at 7:30 pm and really only getting dark around 8 pm. It makes such a difference.

If you missed the other months, check them out here: January, February.

Are you loving the later evenings? 

Did you achieve your March goals?

Any April goals you want to share?



Peddling Away Weekly Wrap Up

Happy April!!!!!!!

I can’t believe that it’s April all ready. I’m ready for spring – warmer weather, sunshine, snow melting hopefully 🙂 Though I was sideline from the car accident (3/23) I was still able to walk and do a little cycling last week.

Monday: Rest, was still in pain with my neck/back.

Tuesday: Rest. We had a snow day so I worked from home, wasn’t wanting to be on the roads after sliding off the roads the week before.

Wednesday: Physiotherapy appointment. This went well, I have minor whiplash and was told it will take 4-6 weeks to feel better. I could walk, cycle and do yoga – though all scaled down from my normal intensity. That evening I jumped on my bike trainer for 10 minutes and managed 3k.


Thursday: Massage & 7k / 20 minutes on the bike trainer. The massage was amazing and helped my back out a lot.


Friday: 5k / 15 minutes on the bike trainer. I was off work for the day and took a quick 15 minutes to get in a little ride.


Saturday: Rest Day (busy traveling for work and with our girls). I did get to see my niece, Ava. And no, my legs are that pale, I had pantyhose on as I was at an awards brunch prior.


Sunday: Rest Day. Though I really wanted to jump on my treadmill and run for 5 minutes, I didn’t. I was given permission to run 5 minutes but just couldn’t find time. It was a busy day of 5 loads of laundry, swim lessons for the girls and trying to do some cleaning around the house.

Not a horrible week but happy to have it behind me. I’m eager to start running and hopeful that I’ll get back to that this week. Fingers crossed!

How was your week/weekend?

Are you ready for spring?

Anyone else glued to #BM100 online? Nail biter! 

Today, I’m joining the Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.