Saturday, 26 November 2011


Well, we've had our treadmill for a week and I've logged a bunch of miles. I would love to tell you exactly how many, but it seems our upgrade to speedier internet has wiped out my ifit history..oh joy! today was a 5K on the treadmill. It was listed under 'competition" but no one else seemed to be running it and I didn't see anyone else's progress as I went. There are runners online who have completed it, but my name is not showing up...something is funky with this new internet!

So I have committed to doing the Runners World Holiday Run Streak. Its a commitment over the holidays to run at least 1 mile each day between American Thanksgiving and New Years day. I started it on Nov 24 (American New Years) and its been great as it has changed my mindset from "will I run today?" to "WHEN will I run today". I love running, don't get me wrong, but sometimes it is easy for the excuses, or the energy drain of the day to get the better of me, so this was awesome to hear about.

I am going to have to be diligent about making the rest days only 1 mile days as the increase in mileage this past week has been making me feel drained. Its in a good way, but still I don't want to stress my body out and make this fun thing that I love feel like something I have to do.

Shaw was here today and upgraded our internet to a faster speed and also gave us cable. Its a pretty sweet deal - phone, internet, and cable for $54/month" we've had phone and internet with Shaw since we moved here and have always had Bell for TB so this is a change for sure. Theres no HD and no PVR..but we still have Bell as well so it will be interesting which one we use. I like the menu/guide on shaw, and the PVR and HD factor on Bell. With this deal with Shaw and with keeping Bell, we still save about $10 per month, so for now we are keeping both.

That is all for now, promise to come up with something more interesting in the next post!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

I ran my first 10 miles tonight & it was tuff but so worth it! It sounds pretty cool in my head to say "I ran 10 miles" :)

Tomorrow is the beginning of #RWRunStreak so that means I am dedicated to running (at least one mile) each day from Nov 24 thru to Jan 1. Gonna be fun. By the way, running is the best thing ever.

Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
Envoyé sans fil par mon terminal mobile BlackBerry sur le réseau de Bell.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


I think Nick should be worried. I am in love with my treadmill! I had to force myself to take a day off today because my legs are screaming at me LOL Its just so fun to watch the maps and play with the incline (#1 reason why my legs are mad at me) and see the info posted on my ifit account after. And I thought my Garmin was cool!

I've re-vamped my training plan a bit, to fit in the 1/2 on Jan 15th, and then I put in one of the 10K training plans from ifit to work on my speed. Then its training for my first marathon in full swing in February.

That's it for now, just wanted to include that little tid bit of info =)

Sunday, 20 November 2011


well, the weekend is over and I am one happy individual! This was a great weekend. My treadmill got all set up (bit of a gong show, but its all done now!) Friday was a bit crazy as Nick and I both booked the afternoon off work since the treadmill was supposed to be delivered between 1 and 4. When it still wasn't here at 3:30 I called to find out it had not made the truck for delivery. I went to walk the dog, and Nick had to go to work to pick up a phone. On the way home, he picked up the treadmill!

We were attempting to lug it into the house when our neighbour was coming back from walking his dog. he helped us get it in the door which was a lifesaver as I don't think we could have done it without his help! We plunked it in the kitchen, opened up the box, and took up the pieces individually. The deck was the last piece to go up and after some navigating around the corner of the stairs, it was up!

Nick and I were both on call, so between phone calls and emails, we managed to get it mostly together. We needed to pick up a surge suppressor and did that on Saturday.

it took stopping at 4 different stores to finally find one, but its all good because we picked up Subway while we were at Home Depot!

Got home and by this time its Saturday afternoon. Finally got it all together and calibrated :-)

This morning I did my first run. It was just 2.2 miles through Times Square. I took my time and fiddled around with the different views and readouts, which resulted in me accidentally stopping the workout, so I started it again and it was great!

This afternoon we went to go see Breaking Dawn. I was super thankful that Nick ended up sitting next to another guy whose wife had talked him into going :-) They were both dedicated husbands and had seen all of the movies, it was awesome1 The movie was really good. I don't think anything could have made it better. The movie did lack the wolves talking back and fourth that made the book for me, but still it was really great. I will probably go see it again before it leaves the theatre. They had a trailer for The Hunger Games, which I am so exceed for! Yay March 23!!

All in all the weekend was great. Its now 8:45, Nick and Lilo are both already asleep and I am not far behind. Tomorrow run: 4 miles through Rome :-) Fun times!

Friday, 18 November 2011

one more day...I can do this!

Just one more day until we go pick up the treadmill - man this has been a long wait, especially for myself as I am NOT patient!  That's ok though, I can do this! Plus, I will still have the whole weekend (except for when I'm at Breaking Dawn!) to fiddle around and figure everything out plus go for a few good runs on it.

so..signed up for a 1/2 last weekend.
its gonna be awesome!
I've done a Nike+ 10K which was great, but a half marathon is just a brilliant idea! Combined with my treadmill - I can run wherever I want! I am feeling pretty spoiled about this whole thing really, its pretty awesome.

So, Breaking Dawn on Sunday. So Twilight and New Moon are on the docket for tomorrow night! whoop whoop!

AND..I watched the trailer for The Hunger Games. WOW! Excited because the casting is super dead on in my opinion and it looks soooooo great!

 Go watch the trailer :-)

Have an awesome evening I have no doubt that I will be blogging more over the weekend :-)

Friday, 11 November 2011

26.2 is really far!

Today has been a pretty neato day so far! It started off with waking up to find a nice clean house thanks to my awesome husband who cleaned while I was sleeping last night - sweet! Then I got an email from Stephanie Rothstein in regards to The Picky Club which was super cool! I also hammered out a marathon plan for the next 27 weeks of my life thanks to Hal Higdon. I did a bunch of research for what I think will work for me, and his stuff fits! I also give him credit because he is old, has done this tons, and lots of people follow his plans. I went with the Intermediate 2 plan which also seems like a good fit. I needed to adjust what I had already planned out so there were more goals. I needed some pace runs in there! Just going out there and getting in the mileage was boring, and not enough goals (I LOVE goals, thrive on them, they are awesome!) so I am happy with this.

Love it even though it scares me a little!

A few minor things that could be difficult are running 10 miles on Saturday the day after we get to the Dominican, and then 20 miles on the Sunday. And doing 6 miles with lots of jet lag the day after we get back..there wasn't really a way around it though due to the timing. And I have promised myself that if i can't fit it all in while on vacation, that i won't stress or freak out about it LOL, thats a challenge in itself!

Treadmill is estimated to arrive Tuesday and I am over the moon excited for it! In honour of my new (SO FREAKING AMAZING) treadmill, I have changed my runs from kilometres to miles since that's how the speed is broken down, and while I'm awesome at math, why over-complicate things? So miles it is, just need to remember to switch my Garmin over as well.

The distances freak me out a bit. The longest run I have been on is about 12 miles (this is so weird talking in miles!) and while 10 miles is fairly comfortable, its a heck of a long way from 10 to 26.2. So, I went on Google Maps and mapped it out on a route I am familiar with, it didn't make me feel any more confident - whoops that backfired!
umm...that is quite a long distance Google Maps!
Went and checked out registration for the marathon an there are 44 people registered. The route is changing (doesn't really mean much as i've never ran it before!) and the new route won't be posted until January, so I will have to wait a while before obsessing over that!

Overall, I am excited, nerves are allowed to creep in now and again :-)
(this is definitely a "gotta do it one day soon" thing)

Friday, 4 November 2011


I just bought a treadmill! I am so excited for it to arrive on our doorstep - although slightly concerned about how we will actually get it into the house and up the stairs since it weighs 300lbs! MINOR DETAILS!
this is coming to live with us!

This weekend is busy; Run Without Borders & The Edmonton Down Syndrome Society Buddy walk, plus I NEED to finish that book for work!

Apologies for not posting for the second half of October, it was busy time! I will post more after the weekend when I have more time.