Miles to Kilometers…OR Kilometers to Miles?

Hello Monday….we meet again ūüė¶

We just had a fantastic weekend as a family of four. Yes, we were all together, played outside in the snow, hit up a great birthday party for a cute little 1-year-old boy (Hilary’s boyfriend), I got some cleaning done and my husband and I had a date night in.

Hilary and Lillian

Hilary and Lillian

Oh Рand I had an interesting run Saturday night. The plan was to run 5k. Simple or so I thought!

After using our treadmill a.k.a. THE BEAST a few times I decided I wanted to change the distance from Miles to Kilometers. Why would you do that? Well, I am Canadian and we do everything in kilometers. If someone says to me, “the store was two miles away”…I would have to calculate that in my head (not happening) and really think about the miles. If you said “the store is two km way”…I’d probably say, okay, cool.

Even though I thought about writing/printing out a miles/km chart that I can place by “the beast” I didn’t want to mess with my head when running. Also, I kinda hide 1/2 the distance so I only see the end numbers 1 :55,¬†not the first number. Anyway, last week I was running and thought I was almost done my 3.1 miles (not really a FULL 5k) and actually looked at the distance and I was a WHOLE mile off! Dang…I had to keep running.

So, I changed it to KM Saturday night and feel so much better. The run however had it’s up’s and downs.

I had another stitch on the inside of my left rib cage so I pushed through to 2.5k and thought I just need to make it to 3k. At 3k, I slowed down, put my arms in the air and took it easy for a minute. Then increased the speed and was thinking that 5k was out of the question. I just needed to make it to 4 and then I would stop.

When 4k hit I was actually feeling pretty good so I decided to plow through it and get 5k. Just before 5k I turned up the speed even more. My legs were going full tilt and it felt great to be RUNNING, so I ran just over 6k (6.2k to be exact).

I wanted to run more but I was planning on going outside for a run on Sunday. Whomp, whomp, that didn’t happen but other important life moments with my family did.

Post run snack: blueberries with coconut greek yogurt and energy balls

Post run snack: blueberries with coconut greek yogurt and energy balls

It was hard to come back to work today and knowing my husband has to leave again tomorrow for a few days kinda sucks. The girls get so excited when he comes home. I had a few moments this weekend that all I could do watch Sai and the girls and was just completely in love. #HappyRunningMama¬†that, I am ūüôā

PS – Bell Let’s Talk Day – Jan 28th 2014

Tomorrow, in Canada it’s #BellLetsTalk day. What does that mean? Well, it’s a day where Bell customers can help end the stigma around mental health. I wrote about it last year and you’ll be seeing me tweet A LOT tomorrow and text those that I can.

Why? Because Bell will donate 5 cents ¬†towards mental health initiatives for every text message sent, mobile and long distance calls made, tweets using #BellLetsTalk (USE IT) and sharing their Bell Let’s Talk image on Facebook!

Did you know: 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life. 

Will YOU join me tomorrow and include #BellLetsTalk as a hashtags with twitter (or text, call etc. if you are a Bell subscriber)???? Twitter: @Bell_LetsTalk

How was your weekend?

Did you get outside?

Anyone involved with an organization that raises money for mental illness?

Add #BellLetsTalk to your twitter tomorrow – Please and Thank you ūüôā

 

Canada, #BellLetsTalk about Mental Illness

No, I am not a spokes person for Bell. But I do believe in supporting good causes and this is important¬†one to me. Tuesday February 12th, in Canada for those with cell phones with Bell, if you text they will donate 5 cents towards mental Illness. Find out more info at¬†Bell Let’s Talk.

And if you TWEET the hashtag #BellLetsTalk they will also donate.

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives? Source: Canadian Institute of Health Research

So Canadians with Bell phones and those who tweet …. Let’s talk about mental illness. It happens to more people than we know it. ¬†Depression, anxiety, panic attacks ….. I feel like I ¬†don’t know anyone who hasn’t experienced one of the above.

I have¬†had a few panic attacks/anxiety before and yeah it sucked. It just takes over your body. But because I am a fairly active person, I have used running or working out in the past as a means of letting go of any anxiety or stress I may have at the time. And I believe you need to talk to someone about your stress, depression, anxiety, ADD, eating disorders etc., as it’s one of the best things your can do for yourself. Friends, family, working professionals are there to listen and help. They sure aren’t there to judge you or make you there worse, they are there to listen and help you.

So I write this because I want spread the word and get people talking more. AND I want help Bell donated money towards mental illness….so text and tweet #BellLetsTalk today.

Even if you don’t have a Bell account…if you have a Twitter account – get Tweeting #BellLetsTalk