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!


December Challenge – Merry Plankmas (and #sweatpink winners)

Drum roll, please…………..The winners for the Sweat Pink shoelaces are:  Elle, Brittany, Lila and Meghan.  I thought since I had four responses I would give them all a pair of sweat pink shoelaces.  Thanks for sharing how you get your sweat pink on.

Please email me at pipersrunblog@gmail.com with your mailing address so I can get these out to you 🙂


Recently, I started following a great blog called Fat Chick 2 Fit Chick and I read about her December challenge that I believe some of you may really enjoy.

Merry Plankmas: 

Do one plank-a-day move each day.


Details from Fat Chick 2 Fit Chick:

Let’s start planking it up daily for the jolliest month of the year.  Tweet me,Instagram me, and/or email me pics of your plank timers, of you planking, and of you passed on the floor from planking yourself silly!  I will post your pictures periodically through the month and give you a shout out for being awesome. Let’s motivate each other to make New Years resolutions a thing of the past.  

Why wait?  December 1st seems like the perfect day to be fit!  

Be sure to use the #merryplanksmas hashtag and tag me @fatchicktofitchick in your daily posts on instagram!  


A few tips on planking:

How to do a plank.

Backyard Boot Camp (plank move)

10 Ways to Plank


Sure hope you join the Fat Chick 2 Fit Chick challenge. I am hoping to join but will be waiting until baby arrives as I don’t think planking would be a smart thing to do at this point. Or, maybe it would. Maybe it would encourage this baby to come on out. Hummmm………

Do you plank?

Have you ever tried doing a plank a day?

What’s your favourite way to plank?