January & February Goals

First off, today is #BellLetsTalk Day in Canada. This means that every time you text, share on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat), long distance phone calls on mobile and home phones, Bell will donate 5¢ towards Mental Health initiatives in Canada. ANYONE can use the #bellletstalk hashtag – PLEASE do today. Join the conversation!


I’ll likely be tweeting, texting, sharing more on social media today because mental health is important to me. With friends and family members who live with depression, anxiety etc., it’s one thing I can do to help. Have the conversation, not just today but every day.

Back to my original post for today.

January Goals

Though I set my January Goals rather late, they were simple goals for me to focus on. Simple and easy goals is were it’s at for me this year. Maybe later on I’ll set some other goals but I’m taking it month at a time.

  1. Stay Active. I feel like I accomplished this. I ran, downhill skied, cross country skied, skated, cycled and went to yoga. Most of it was done with my daughters. Oh and we walked our dog A LOT!
  2. Go to Physio (sort out hip/obliques) – Yup, weekly PT appointments are my thing now. Seeing some progress but still in some pain with my obliques.
  3. Enjoy time with family. – Yes! We had a busy month from skiing, learning how to skates again, read a lot of books, watched some movies and Netflix (got the girls hooked on the old Full House), we even got sick together.

February Goals

February Goals

February will be about challenging myself a little bit. I want to plank every day with no time commitment. I’ll continue with my physio and strengthening my hip/obliques. I want to cycle 100km since I’m not running high mileage and loving being on my bike for 45-60 minutes.

I also want to ski as much as we can and would love to take my girls night skiing but all the stars have to align for that one! And the Olympics!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to watch Canada (and other countries) at the Winter Olympics. I think one of the things I like the most about the Olympics is being able to expose my children to multiple sports. They can watch the athletes compete individually and as part of a team.

Did you reach any goals in January?

Are you going to watch the Olympics?

Do you have any goals planned for February? 

Don’t forget to text, tweet, share with the hashtag #bellletstalk today!



Jan 22nd – 28th Weekly Wrap Up

Last week was what I would say a low and lazy week. I was feeling under the weather for most of it and by the end of the week came down with a nasty head cold. You know, weekends are make for fun…not head colds and sick!

Jan 22nd – 28th

I did a few work outs last week but nothing big. It went a little like this:

Monday Jan 22nd: Nothing. But I sure got a lot of sleep that night.

Tuesday: Nothing again. However, my husband and I went to the Banff Film Festival in Wolfville which was awesome! It was a series of films from 4 – 30 minutes in length, everything from climbing to badass women slack liners and mountain bikers, to a 90 female skater and major expeditions on glaciers.


Wednesday: Nothing, other then PT exercises and walking our dog.

Thursday: 5km Treadmill Run + PT exercises. Treadmill run was nice and easy though it felt like I haven’t run in ages …. which I haven’t. It was a wear your Tiux compression socks kind of night! {Check out my discount page here}


Friday: Physiotherapy appointment  which went well and more sleep that night. Felt horribly sick that night.

Saturday: Walked the dog. Took the girls to their basketball jamboree and yes, more sleep.

Sunday: Skating and walked the dog. Light skating with Hilary while Lilly was at a birthday party. Again, more sleep.


Though this week was pretty low and lazy, I needed it. I’m not training for anything and my body just needed to rest a lot this week. I’ve been just trying to feel better so rest, sleep, hydration and good food…okay, maybe some bad food in there too (let’s be honest)

It’s another week and we’re expecting a snow storm tonight and tomorrow! Woohoo! Yup, I love snow and hoping to get out our snow shoes!!!

How was your week?

Ever lay low for a whole week THEN get super sick?

What’s one thing you are looking forward to this week?

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 I’m linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap today.



January 2018 Runfessions

Every time I come to write these Runfession posts, I’m blown away that the month is wrapping up and a new one is starting. I still feel like it’s early January and I’ve lost a week’s worth of time!

Runfessions are shared on the last Friday of the month and is hosted by Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice! You can check out her blog and read about lots of other blogger’s Runfessions in her link up!

January Runfessions

Runfession #1 – I haven’t run in along time and haven’t felt the desire to run! Eeek! That felt good to get off my chest. I mean, I’ve wanted to get a run in all week but the desire to actually go for a run is non existent…until last night. Well if I am really runfessing….I only ran last night because I have physio today and I wanted to see how my hip/glutes would react. I’m happy riding my bike on the trainer, skiing with my kids and taking a few extra rest days in a row to just relax! Running motivation is low.


Runfession #2 – I want to get a road bike! Good lord, what have I done by writing that down on my blog! Though I love my trail bike that I have and it’s probably all I need, I’m tempted to start riding on the road more come spring/summer. Honestly, I have no sweet clue if I’ll actually get a road bike but I want one, ha!

Runfession #3 – I love running outdoors in the winter – specifically on the trails with Carmacks – but I’m 110% unmotivated to run outside in the winter at night time this last month. It’s not the cold or even the ice under foot, I just have zero motivation to do it. Maybe it’s because I’m not training for anything or really running all that much….or that I have a treadmill in my warm basement. I dunno!


Runfession #4 – Being a runner, you usually have a few races in mind or have at least registered for a race in the coming year. Though I have once race on my plan, I haven’t registered or even looked at other races. I just really want to sort out my hip/glutes and oblique problems before I fork over money that might go to waste.

Runfession #5 – I would like more snow! I know, some of you aren’t a fan of me now but we like to play in it, ski in it, snowshoe in it and well……….there is only a slight dusting down. If it could just snow 5cm each night for a week, we’d get enough accumulation to play in the snow yet still have school on and safe roads. Just sayin’!


I also runfess that I’m not making any 2018 goals for the year…just not feeling it. However, I’m going to continue to make monthly goals. I’ll blog about it at some point. Happy Friday folks!

Can you believe it’s the end of January already?

Have any runfessions you want to share?

Love or hate snow?

Jan 15 – 21st Weekly Wrap Up

I’m behind the times with my blog post! We had such a busy weekend of attending a University basketball game, the girls basketball practice, birthday party for the girls, hitting the hill and more……that I ran out of time to blog on the weekend. So here is my weekly wrap up from last week!

January 15-21st

Monday: Indoor ride 20.43 km. Nice and easy ride.


Tuesday: Indoor ride: 24.47km – 60 minutes of riding.

I missed yoga as I had a sick kid with me at work. Strep throat hit both girls this week and it was horrible to see them in so much pain. Thankful for meds, that’s for sure!

Wednesday: Physio appointment/Rest Day.

Thursday: Indoor ride: 20.37km. My butt hates me but my legs are feeling stronger!


Friday: Rest day.

Saturday: Cross Country Skiing! I wanted to run but had 2 hours of kid free time and thought I’d hit up our local trail (Harvest Moon Trailway) for a little ski. I did 6k and it felt pretty good on my hip which got sore later on. I iced it and that helped. It’s been a few years since I’ve pulled out my cross country skis…hope to get on the again this winter!


Sunday: More winter fun….we went downhill skiing Sunday morning. It was super busy at Martock but that’s to be expected. The girls had a blast and asked when we could go again!!


I’ve yet to get in a run but have a few more days until my next physio appointment to get a run in. I’m loving cycling lately and seem to be racking up the mileage there! It helps that I can watch a show while I ride….or at least listen to a show while I peddle my legs.

Also, I still haven’t written a 2018 goals post. I have it drafted but changed it 10 times already. I’m wondering if I should even post about it at this point.

How was your week?

Anyone else get outside on the weekend?

Have you set your goals for this year…this late before?

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 I’m linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap.




Jan 8- 14th Weekly Wrap & Goals

We are half way through January already folks, can you believe it! I’ve still yet to set any 2018 goals (well, they are in my head but not shared yet). Nor have I shared any monthly goals.

One thing I’m trying to do is write a weekly wrap up…so far I’m two for two! I’m linking up with Hollyand Wendy for the Weekly Wrap. I have been busy trying to stay active in between work, winter storms, kids basketball practices and life in general. I’m sure you can all relate to how life is busy!

Weekly Wrap for Jan 8th – 14th

Monday: 4k Treadmill Run/Walk.

Tuesday: Yoga Flow at lunch time – my body needed this!

Wednesday: 5k Treadmill run. Yeah, still have my #merrymill lights up. I had a few a-ha moments during this run which lead me to not post my goals for the year last week. Nothing major but it helped me scale things back a bit.


Thursday: Physio appointment + exercises.

Friday: Rest Day. a.k.a….was lazy and really didn’t want to work out. TRUTH!

Saturday: 12.5km ride. I think I went that far….my odometer needs a new battery so it was a little off. If anything, I went further then 12.5k but that was the last number I saw.


Sunday: 21.42km ride. I rode for a full 60 minutes and the last 20 was intense!

Total km running: 9

Total km cycling: 33.92

I haven’t set any goals for the month of January but have been focusing on trying to stay active while dealing with a hip/oblique injury. This isn’t a new one injury as I’ve been dealing with it since the summer but finally getting the right treatment for it now. So I guess my January goals are….

January Goals

  1. Stay Active
  2. Go to Physio (sort out hip/obliques)
  3. Enjoy time with family.

I’m keeping it simple this month – maybe even this year. Sure I want to run all the races, run a sub 2 hour half marathon, get all the PB’s, save money, declutter my house, take my kids camping. Those things will happen when they are supposed to happen. For now (January) – stay active, go to physio, enjoy time with family.

How was your week?

Did you set any goals for January?

Do you have a big goal for 2018?

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Weekly Wrap Up

Jan 1 – 7th Weekly Wrap

With the first week of the year finished and on snow day number three for my kids, I have to confess I didn’t workout much last week! I’m linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap – lots of great bloggers to read about here!

Monday Jan 1st. Happy New Year!!! 

Traditionally, I’ve run my first kilometre of the year with my kids. It started about 4 years ago with my oldest wanting to join me and I figured why not. We bundle up with the plan of running 1k together on a loop around where we live.

The second year my youngest joined us and last year since my husband was home, he joined us as well. This year it was me, my girls and our retired sled dog Carmacks while Saï was working. It was late in the day and we had to walk our dog so figured we’d get in a run instead.


Both girls were loving it! Bundled up as it was STUPID cold, we ran one lap around (1k) and then decided to do another lap. I’m not sure what Carmacks was thinking of both girls running with he and I but there was lots of laughter and excited by all!


Tuesday – Ski Day. I took the girls skiing while Saï worked again (shift work). We had a great day on the bunny hill despite the fridge temperatures. Both girls were loving it and would have stayed all day! My Dad met us as well, which is always fun. That allowed for me to get in three runs by myself, thanks Dad!


Wednesday: Ski Day! With the girls back to school, I was on my last vacation day. I had a PT appointment for my hip first thing and then drove to Ski Martock to ski with my Dad again. We got in some good runs…man he is way faster then me! To give credit, he does ski almost every weekday from January – March.


Thursday/Friday – Bomb cyclone hit us (snow, freezing rain and then hurricane winds). I worked from home those days while the girls played in the house (I may have gone a little crazy). I did get in some foam rolling on these items I won from Travel Roller (hands down the best form roller I have):


Saturday: It was spent cleaning the whole house – yuck! Mopping floors, 5 loads of laundry, cleaning three bathrooms (never own a house with three bathrooms). I was done by the end of the day. No running or anything else.

Sunday: We played outside for a bit, folded laundry that I didn’t get to and made some awesome soups – Chunky Tomate Beefy Soup and Leek & Potato – both so good!

That was my first week of 2018. I only ran 2km, went skiing twice and missed one soccer game and failed to start the Strava 40/80 challenge! It started off great and then went downhill fast. I have no excuses as I have a treadmill and my bike on it’s trainer. It’s okay, today’s the start of another week!

How was your first week of 2018?

Anyone run a New Year’s Day race?

Did you get hit by the bomb cyclone?


Recap of 2017 Goals

Last January, I set a few yearly goals that I wanted to work on. Some I did, some I didn’t and some that I just forgot about. Maybe I set too many but I set them anyway.

Before I share with you my 2018 goals, I need to recap last year’s goals! These are the goals I set and how I did!


2017 Goals


Be outside as a family. We were outside a lot, everything from snowshoeing, skiing, to swimming in the summer and biking. I coached my youngest in soccer so I was on the field with her for 10 weeks. In the fall, we kept riding our bikes into November as it was still that nice out!

Go camping and canoeing. Sadly, this one did not happen at all which was disappointing.

Use our Canada 150 National Park Pass. We did use our Canada 150 pass while in PEI but didn’t get down to Keji (hence not going camping).


Run more with my family. We didn’t really run much as a family 😦

Run more then last year (846 km). Nope! A car accident and heart problem stopped me from running a lot.

Volunteer at a few races in any capacity.  I only got to volunteer at the Valley Harvest Marathon 10k as a pace bunny and I had a blast! Sure hope to do this more in 2018!

Run at least two half marathons. SO CLOSED ON THIS ONE! I ran a half in June and then two days before my 2nd half, I had some heart problems and was advised to stop running until further testing. Heartbroken for sure!

Go after PB’s. This. Did. Not. Happen.


Strength train/Cross train/Get Stronger. I did a good amount of cross training (yoga, cycling, swimming) but really need to do better at strength training.

Keep Blogging. I did keep blogging but sure lagged a lot.

Practice More Yoga.  I didn’t practice more yoga and hoping to do more in 2018.

Be a wannabe cyclist. Check! Since getting a trainer for my bike I was able to do more biking. However the best biking was with my daughter’s in October and November.

Declutter the house. Yes, I started the process but man I just wish I could take a full week off to do a super clean and declutter of my house with no kids around. It’s amazing what you can get done on your own!

Set mini monthly goals. Yes, I did this every month. Most months I didn’t complete all goals but that’s okay. Setting goals gave me something to work towards rather then just doing nothing.

Challenge myself. I think so but kinda feeling like this goal should have been more specific.

Journal. I did some bullet journalling for running which I liked and started off the year with a gratitude book but gave up on that. I write in a book/journal for each of my daughters about life stuff and kept that up for the whole year. It’s something I plan to give them when they are older and hopefully they will enjoy reading about their childhood shenanigans :).

So those were my goals for 2017. Some specific, some open and vague. I do appreciate setting goals and working towards them and even not achieving some of them. I’m human and life happens so you can’t do everything the way you want to sometimes. You readjust your goals and go again!

Do you set goals for the year?

Ever give up on them, abandon them or adjust them? 

What’s your number 1 goal for 2018?