Tuesday, April 12

Mec 10 k

Last Saturday I completed the MEC #2 race- 10km.  I completed the race in 1:10.  This time was awesome!  Almost my best time.  This race had 124 meter gain up the hill, then 70 km winds at the top and back down.  I had a wicked negative splits for my time!  I actually really enjoyed this race.

My sister completed the race as well.  I did nit run much with L though as she is still getting back into training after a few injuries.

I have been struggling this week with weights and running.  Trying to find the energy to do weights as well as running is always hard for me.  Last year when I was training for my half marathon I fell off the weights wagon.  My legs were not as strong as they should have been.

I am trying to find a balance to do both.  I have become bored with my current weights routine.  Today I did a Zuzka ZWOW HIIT workout.  IT felt really good!

I may do Hiit once a week and 2 full body weight workouts are what I am looking at.  Or possibly 2 upper body weights and 1 lower body weights.

Do you run and lift... how do you balance it?

Saturday, March 12

Running and Building

Its been a very busy few weeks!  My knitting has not been touched at all!

T went to see the eye doc at the hospital.  He has a cataract that was found in his first ever eye exam.  They are going to do surgery at the end of April.  They just take out the old cloudy lens and put in a new one!
I am excited and a bit nervous.  It's so far away that I am not getting very nervous yet, ask me again as the day gets closer.  T is more worried about glasses that he will probably need after.  I am sure there will be more questions and worry as we get there!  But he will be able to see which is more then his eye is doing at the moment!

I have been running quite a bit.  I have not solidified my running plan yet for the half marathon but I really need to get to that today or tomorrow!  My last long run was last Sunday where I ran 4.6 miles!  It was a beautiful and warm run!


Cy has his last hockey practice this week. They asked all parents and kids to jump on the ice and join in the scrimmage!  It was great!  I t brought back all my memories of playing hockey as a kid.  Q feel a few times :).  T is ready for hockey next year!

At work we do volunteer hours. Yesterday we went into the town and built some bridges for a new trail they were making!  IT was so fun, 8 degrees.  MUCH better then doing paperwork in the office.  This year part of my job has become Volunteer Coordinator so I get to choose, and organize the volunteering opportunities that we do!
 Stay posted for my updated half marathon training plan!  Happy weekend to everybody!

Sunday, February 28

Yarn Along

With everything that I have been doing lately knitting has not been plentiful.

But I am working on a hat for T.  I am almost at the stage to start making it smaller for the top!  Also I just finished reading this book last night.  It was one of the books that you cannot put down.  A real page turner...if you like mystery\ Jason Bourne type books this is a good one!

I am linking up to the Yarn Along over at Small Things Blog

Running Training Feb 22-29

I have 2 Half Marathons coming up this year so I have jumped right back into training again.  This year is different in the way that I am determined to stay strong and injury free.  Last year I was plagued by the dreaded ITB!

These are the workouts I did this week:

22- OFF
23-RUN 1.75 MILES
27-RUN 2.34 MILES

A bit slow running this week.  I ran on the 23rd in the am.  Later in the week a cougar was spotted walking down our street in the middle of the day.  I was not comfortable running in the early am for the rest of the week after that!

I ran after work on the 25th, it was still sunny a wee bit!

Saturday I run with my little dude and the dog in the morning.  We did not have very much time because we had Cy hockey game 1.4 hrs away.

Then my mom took the boys for a sleepover so  and I could have an overdue Valentine's date!

Q and I went to the farmer's market to buy some cheese and some sausage.  Balsamic and Roast Onion Gouda is my new favourite!

After the market we went to value village to donate some stuff and found a bunch of nice things for the boys and us.  We had a coffee, nice dinner, and some wondering around the mall.  Then we decided against a movie as there were none that looked awesome.  We watched some NCIS and went to bed.  It was a really great night.


I am super tired today.... trying to get the house sorted before Monday comes.  Next week is shaping up to be just as busy!

How is your training going?  Any races coming up soon?