Olympic Fever!

Yeah, I’m kind of excited for the Winter Olympics! Could you image being an Olympic athlete right now, in Sochi…walking the walk in the opening ceremonies, preparing mentally for their competitions and don’t forget they can be social while going to the bathroom! Have you seen the pictures? Does that strike you as odd?

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Mitts

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Mitts

We’re pretty pumped here for the Olympics to begin; we have had a countdown going on, watched two events yesterday in the boardroom and we are all wore RED in the office today! GO CANADA GO! 


Family Spirit:

In my house we’ll be cheering for Canada and Great Britain. Though my husband because a Canadian citizen just 2 months ago, I’m pretty sure he’ll still be cheering on GB. The true test will come when it’s CAN vs GB – who will he cheer for?

Office Spirit: We had a meeting this afternoon about the Canadian Sport for Life Conference that most of our office went to but not me 😦 Lots of red to eat, red to drink, wearing red and talking….sport! Works for me!

office spirit canada

Kids and Olympics:

This morning, I tried telling Lilly that the Olympics were starting today but she’s too little to remember watching the 2012 Summer Olympics. She LOVED watching the cycling and swimmers and often ask to watch both. When she was born and while we were in the hospital with her for a full week, we all got to watch the World Cup Soccer together (2010). She’s had a lot of sport watching behind her and hopefully a lot of sport playing ahead of her 😉

If you could participate in one Winter Olympic Sport, what would it be?

Are you watching the Opening Ceremonies today?

Do your children like to watch the Olympics?

Hello February…Bye bye January

Just like that we are done January 2014! Did it fly by for you or was it slow as a slug? I felt I had moments of both. With two little ones I always just want time to freeze because they are growing so fast. Before we know it they won’t want to snuggle anymore, hang out with us….who am I kidding…they’ll ALWAYS want to hang out with us and snuggle 😉

Last month I managed to get a good number of runs, soccer games and workouts in. I kept a little snap shot in my handy dandy “running” (turned workout) book. It looks a little something like this:

Running Log Book

Yes, I know there’s an app for that but I like writing it down and having that tangible book that I can look at. Plus, I don’t have a personal cell phone but a Blackberry for work…and well, I don’t want to be glued to my work phone when I’m not at work.

Total kilometers I ran in January: 48 (29.82 miles) – This might not seem like a lot to you…but it is to me! All while working full-time and with my husband away fairly often. Soccer Games played: 2  Games missed: 2 😦 T25 Workouts at work:  3. I love getting my workout done at lunch AND have a workout buddy, thanks Melissa!

February Goals:

  • Run 15 -20 km a week
  • Run once during my lunch break when schedule permits (not on the road)
  • T25 at work during my lunch break when schedule permits
  • Take Lilly downhill skiing and skating
  • Play outside with girls
  • Date night when hubby is home
  • Enjoy the Olympics
  • Aim to be in bed by 10 pm
  • Stay on track with our budget
  • Clean something in my house (I have a list of 40 things) … maybe the fridge I started last month
  • Plan my blogging posts better (don’t spend every night trying to compose 1 post)

And, I may or may not have had my lunch in our boardroom at work….just so I could watch some of the Olympics!


When your department is called “Health & Wellness, Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation” you can kind of get away with watching the Olympics randomly throughout the day! Tomorrow, we are all wearing RED to support our Canadians in Sochi!

Do you have any plans for February?

Have you given up on your New Year’s Resolutions already? 

Are you pumped for the Olympics? What’s your favourite sport to watch?