Monday Motivation 

This weekend I had my absolute, without a doubt, best run – EVER!

Friday was my weights day and I had an awesome time, but my run on Saturday took the cake! I almost caved and didn’t do it. It was intimidating. Including warm-up and cool-down the elapsed time was 1hr and that filled me with doubt. About 21mins in I reached a point that was just ‘wow’. I guess you could say it was my ‘zone’ but it felt amazing! 

I am so happy I pushed myself to stay consistent because after that 4.83 miles….I felt invincible!


Mini Victory 

20 years ago (god that’s hard to admit😳) I competed in the Canadian High School Rowing Championships with the T.C. Williams Lightweight 8 in the 57kg division. I remember how stoked we were with the higher weight limits versus those we had had all season in the U.S. 😂

Small victory last night in the fact that: 1. I can still fit into this shirt and 2. I could still make weight 20yrs later! I may not be in as good of shape as I was 20yrs ago, but given the length of time and one kiddo later I’m taking this victory and running with it!!! I’m a work in progress and so excited about what I can achieve through this process. 

Full body weight circuit done last night followed by a delicious tuna salad! Beyond happy with last night and the fact that today is my Friday!

Sore Today, Strong Tomorrow 

After lifting weights two days in a row this weekend I am definitely feeling it! I forgot how good it feels 😀 

Saturday I completed 3.05 miles with my Zenlabs 13.1 training. I had this ‘ah hah’ moment mid-point in that run…this rush of happiness and unbelievable clarity that reminded me how much I truly loved running. I was only planning on completing my run and calling it a day but I felt so great afterwards that I decided to do some weights too! 

Sunday was weights only, full body session, alllll the squats! Then spent the evening prepping. I put together Greek turkey burgers that smelled ah-mazing and I can’t wait to did into them for lunch today!

Short week this week so all four meals prepped and ready to grab and go. 

I prepped so many veggies that I was able to make a yummy pasta primavera for dinner and have plenty left over for tonight. 

Gone In a Flash

Why do the weekends seem to disappear so quickly? I had every intention of going running Saturday morning until my daughter asked if she could have pancakes for breakfast. I decided that my run could wait because it was more important to spend the morning with her and my hubby. We spent most of our day playing at home in our pj’s and I have to say it was pretty amazing, haven’t done that in I don’t know how long!

Looking forward to weights tonight!

Weight Training Day #1

Today was the first day of weight training with my friend Wendy dark and early at 5am before work. Mondays from now are going to be upper body. Here is a list of what we did today:

  • Dumbbell Fly
  • Reverse Fly
  • Bicep Curls
  • Dumbbell Kickbacks
  • Overhead Dumbbell Press
  • Tricep Dips
  • Bench Press

We did this cycle 3 times and started off with 5lb weights since neither of us have been lifting weights recently. Felt great to workout like this again and am looking forward to “full body” on Wednesday and legs on Friday!

Hope everyone is off to a great start for the week!