February Mileage

First off – HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!!!!!!

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February Mileage:

February was a really busy and fun month! We skied, I cycled a lot and even got in a little running, yoga and went skating once.

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This was one of my favourite days in February, skiing with my girls and my Dad. Nothing better then spending time with your family doing the thing you all love to do!

If you missed January’s mileage, you can see it here.

Weekly Workouts Feb 26th – March 3rd

  • Monday 26th: Skiing with my girls. One daughter had no school while the other one played hooky and I took the day off. Though it was raining while we skied, it was still a great day with my girls. Plank and PT.
  • Tuesday: Yoga Flow class, plank and PT.
  • Wednesday: Cycling – 25km! Plank (2:06) and PT exercises.
  • Thursday: Worked that evening. NO PLANK!
  • Friday: Mama’s night out with some girl friends.
  • Saturday: Too many chores done around the house. I was pooped!
  • Sunday: 8k trail run with Carmacks. Just what we needed!

I forgot to post my weekly workouts on Monday, so I figured I’d add it in now. We are getting a little snow storm today followed by some rain but I’m hopeful that it will stick around so we can snowshoe a little in the next few days as we head into March Break.

Are you celebrating International Women’s Day?

Any plans for March/Spring break? 

Anyone racing this weekend?

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Run, Cycle, Yoga, Ski {12th – 25th} Wrap Up

It’s been two weeks since I’ve done a weekly wrap up only because I didn’t have time to blog it out! A little running outdoors, cycling, yoga and some good ski days in there! The last two weeks went a little like this!

Feb 12th – 18th:

  • Monday: Cycling 20km, PT and plank.
  • Tuesday: Yoga Flow Class, PT and plank.
  • Wednesday: Rest Day  (PT and plank).
  • Thursday: Cycling 22km, PT and plank.
  • Friday: 5k Outdoor Run, PT and plank.
  • Saturday: Rest Day (PT and plank).
  • Sunday: Indoor Cycling (PT and plank).

February 19th – 26th:

  • Monday: Skiing all day with my girls! It was so busy with it being a holiday here but it was still great skiing! Plank and PT.

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  • Tuesday: Yoga Flow class at lunch. So good! Plank and PT.
  • Wednesday: Rest Day but yes…plank and PT.
  • Thursday: Rest Day…again, plank and PT.
  • Friday: 1 hour of skiing at lunch, PT and plank.

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  • Saturday: Rest day….a.k.k. Costco plus visiting some family and Plank.
  • Sunday: 7k trail run with Carmacks, PT and plank.

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Right now, it’s all about the variety in my workouts! There is no consistency and I’m totally fine with that! We have very little snow (on the hills) but skiing is still pretty darn sweet. Yesterday’s run on the trail with Carmacks was great!

Also, if you missed my February Runfessions….because I didn’t post it on Friday – you can check it out here!

How was your weekend/week?

Are you training for anything?

Are you all about variety in your workouts or focusing on one thing?

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

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Half Way Through February

This month is slipping by rather quickly so I thought I’d do a short check-in post about my February goals.

These are the goals I set:

February Goals

So far so good. I’m on track with all of them but slacking a little on the skiing one. We’ve had other weekend commitments and weather that hasn’t cooperated with the days we could ski…so that one is a work in progress (but I have a plan).

I’ve planked every day, usually before bed. I’ve been keeping accountable on IG stories each day sharing my plank times. I’m not going for a specific time but at least one minute each day.

Week 1

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Week 2: Forgot to take save a picture on Day 10. I messed up my dates, so Saturday 1:10 is Feb 10th. Feb 12 (1:04) is the 11th and 1:37 Day 12 is the 12th. Photo fails, good thing I write it down!

Plank Week 2

I’ve cycled 60.56 km so far and feeling like I’ll reach my 100 km for the month. Though running mileage isn’t a goal this month, I had a great treadmill run and FINALLY got out with my running buddy, Krystol Friday night. I know, wild Friday night!!!

Lots of PT exercises happening every day. Sometimes I do them all, sometimes I just do 2-3 of them. My hip and obliques are getting strong but not 100% still. It’s a work in process.

Also……loving the Olympics! Canada already has 16 medals! Our girls are super into the Olympics and learning about new to them sports like Curling, skeleton and speed skating.

How’s your February going?

Are you glued to the Olympics or watch it occasionally?

Are you doing a monthly challenge? How’s it going?

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Jan 29th – Feb 4th Wrap Up

You’d hardly know it’s winter in Nova Scotia today as it’s raining and we’ve lots all the snow that fell last week! Last week’s workouts were a but of everything but no running!

Wrap Up

Monday Jan 29th:  Rest Day.

Tuesday:  20k Cycling – indoor trainer. The girls snuck in a 15 minute snowshoe at the end of the day while I walked Carmacks.

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Wednesday: 30 minutes of Snowshoeing! Since we had a dump of snow, I walked Carmacks first thing in my snowshoes for 10 minutes. I also got out during my lunch break for 20 minutes.

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Thursday (FEB): Skiing!!! It was an in-service day for my daughters and I had booked the day off work. We spent the whole morning skiing and it was awesome!

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Friday 2nd: I took Friday as a rest day but still did my PT exercises and plank.

Saturday 3rd:  Skating. We’ve been battling head colds all week and my oldest wasn’t feeling great so we skipped morning basketball to sleep in. The girls really want to skate so I took them skating at a local arena. They had a blast!

As mentioned, I started my plank challenge – plank every day in February. I usually do this before bed, mainly because I’ve forgotten about it during the day time….but I’m getting it done!

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Sunday 4th: I desperately wanted to run outside today but the stars did not align. I thought about getting on the treadmill but just didn’t have the energy after getting the girls to bed (I usually workout at night).

After getting the girls to bed I decided I’d do an hour of yoga but got distracted by my bicycle puzzle that was under the couch. Apparently, I just needed something to be distracted by and got so into it that I finished it!

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I got in 30 minutes of yoga and some PT exercises! It’s the puzzle cool, worth it!

How was your week?

Did you take in the Superbowl? (I didn’t, shhh!)

What’s the weather like where you live?

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

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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?

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!

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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!

 

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.

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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!

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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’!

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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?