January Mileage

With February ticking away quickly, I finally got together my January mileage. Though it has few kilometres of running, it sure has a lot of other winter activities that I love!

January Mileage

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January was a month of simple goals. My main focus is to get my hip/obliques stronger so I can get running A LOT more! You know, train for an upcoming half that I have yet to register for. Also, I want to get back to soccer (I’m crazy, yeah I know) but that will happen when it happens.

January saw a lot of cycling, a little running and lots of winter fun. I haven’t cross-country skied in a few years so it was great to get out and do that; fingers crossed I can get out again this month! The girls are loving skating and wanting to go more and more.

Though there was little running, I got in a lot of cross training and no one every said cross training is a bad thing!

How was your January mileage?

Are you all about running or changing it up in the “off season”?

The Olympics start Friday!!! What are you looking forward to the most?

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!!

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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?

I don’t always post on here but you can find me posting daily over at Instagram

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

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Favourite Winter Activities {Friday Five Linkup}

Winter is one of my favourite times of the year! I do feel like I say that as each season approaches but winter has a special place in my heart.

{Update on my niece Ava: surgery was a success!!!!!}

I used to work outdoors {5 winters}; teaching cross-county skiing, snow shoeing, winter camping, ropes course – yes in the winter and more. You can probably guess my favourite winter activities by now. I’m joining Mar on the Run, Cynthia and Courtney on the {Friday Five Link Up}

Favourite Winter Activities

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Friday Five Link Up

1. Downhill Skiing

I grew up downhill skiing and am pretty sure I was around the age of three when I started {same age as Hilary}. I spent a lot of time on the bunny hill before moving on to the big one. I even remember the first time I took the chair lift and cried the whole way to the top!

I would ski double back diamonds, moguls and sometimes through the trees. I’d go on every school trip and sometimes would skip my school to go skiing with my Dad’s school – best times ever! When I was a teenager I took my CANSI Level 1 to become a ski instructor but never ended up instructing.

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Skiing with Lilly last year

Downhill skiing is as challenging as you want it to be. I love the fast pace, the freedom and zipping down the hill in control of course. I also love the fact that our daughters are getting into skiing now too!

2. Cross Country Skiing

I didn’t start cross-county skiing until I was in my 20’s, mainly because we were always downhill skiing or I was playing indoor soccer. When I first started working in the outdoor recreation field, I had to teach cross-country skiing even though I had never skied before!

Don’t worry, I was given proper training and managed to pick it up rather quickly. And……I loved it! This became my absolute favourite winter activity to do. I love that I can go on my lunch break on local trails or hit up the hill before/after downhill skiing too! I can’t wait to teach the girls in a few years.

3. Snowshoeing

Another love of mine! My snowshoes usually stay in my car so that I can take them out at lunch time as well. I’ve yet to try “snowshoe running” but have a feeling it’s super hard and intense!

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Snowshoeing is a fun activity that I can do on my own, with my husband or friends/co-workers and even our girls have little snowshoes. There snowshoes are MUCH cooler then mine as they leave footprints behind.

Also, my husband proposed to me while snowshoeing on a lake one winter.

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4. Winter Running

I do love running in the winter. Even with the extra layers I love the feeling in my lungs and the crunchy sound under my feet.

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The best sound in winter is the snow crunching under your feet but you can only hear that if it’s super cold or running. I also feel a little more bad ass running in the winter. I’m sure people don’t look at me and think, she’s a bad ass for running in the snow…they look at me and thinking WTF, she’s crazy!

5. Tobogganing

Tobogganing is something I did as a child every single day! My parent’s house is on a hill and we could shovel snow on the road so that we could slide down our hill, cross the street and see how far onto the neighbours front lawn we could make it. And of course, we’d always have someone watching for cars.

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Pulling a toboggan of kids is another story but I do give it my best shot. The above picture was taken two years ago. Hilary thought this was hilarious and Lilly loved it!  I can’t wait to take them to a big hill!

What’s your favourite winter activity?

Ever go snow shoeing?

If you had to pick: downhill skiing or cross country?