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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On The Move Again

So I can get moving again, as in running! Well, light jogging but I’ll take that over doing nothing.

This past Monday, I got into see my go-to physiotherapist.  After a very thorough assessment of my back, he eliminated my SI joint which I was really surprised. Apparently, I’ve got some issues going on with a disc in my back and potentially my hip bone.

At the beginning of my appointment I could barely bend to the left side and by the end of the appointment, I could bend down/over and touch the outside of my left knee with ZERO pain. It was amazing!

My main focus right now is to do extensions three times a head and try to sit less. Sitting less can be hard when you have a desk job or are in meetings all day. I often drive 1-2 hours for meetings, only to sit again and then drive back home. It’s sure taking a toll on my body. That’s one of the reasons I love running as I can get in a quick run (or walk) when I’m having to sit for most of the day.

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I’ve also been approved to go for a light run outside….WOOHOOOOOOOOO! I was wanting to go the last few tights but we had to attend Brownie enrollment, celebrated husband’s birthday and then a Christmas party last night. I settled with a lunch time walk on Monday and just waiting for a time to lace up those sneakers again!

I’m happy to finally have some answers to the pain I’ve been having for months (and re-injured two weeks ago). Time to do my exercises, get stronger and back to running and eventually soccer and yoga too.

How’s your week going?

Have you had any Christmas or holiday parties yet?

 

April Runfessions

Another month, another round of Runfessions! It’s been a month of trying to get back into running more regularly but also doing other sports to cross train.

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I runfess that I’m struggling to increase my running days while trying to train for a half marathon. I’ve been loving having an indoor trainer and working through some challenging rides. I’ve also been loving getting back to weekly yoga classes which seem to help my back a lot.

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I runfess I’m done with Physio. I feel like I’ve spent the last 2 years going to physio for either my hamstring, my SI joint, my ankle injury and now my back from the car accident. I’m just done with going but I’m still going as I kinda have to if I want to get my back better. I’m tired of leaving work for PT but I’m also tired of having a sore back. Catch 22!

I runfess that I’ve been loving all the Boston Marathon coverage but secretly would love to run the London Marathon! My husband is from England, so it would be nice family trip for us but I just feel like running in London would be awesome! PS – I’ve never run a marathon before.

I runfess that I FINALLY registered for Johnny Miles Half Marathon (June 18th) – whoop whoop! I guess I took the month of April to convince myself that I can get back into training for a half marathon. Though my training and lose training plan have been wish-washy, I’ve managed to get through some long runs with limited back pain – so that’s a win in my eyes!

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I runfess that I’m loving the kinda spring like weather we are having but haven’t had many runs outside. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so thankful to have a treadmill to do most of my runs on but I’m sure looking forward to more outdoor runs this spring!

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I runfess (yes, an extra one) – that I’m really missing playing soccer and can’t wait to get back on the field. Having had this car accident and dealing with whiplash has sidelined me from contact sport – which makes sense. However, I’m missing it.

Do you have an Runfessions for the month of April?

Are you loving the spring like weather, or has it even arrived ?

I’m linking up with Marcia for today’s Runfessions post. It’s hosted on the last Friday of each month! Check out my March, February and January Runfessions.

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I’m also linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup!

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