Friday, May 27, 2016

Fitness Friday

Linking up with Kris for Fitness Friday. Last week of training before race day on Sunday! 

Saturday May 21
  • 10km long run {4:58/km pace}. Solana wanted me to do this run faster than race pace. The first 5kms were good, but as soon as I turned around the wind hit me and made me struggle mentally. Way too many stops later, I finished. 

Sunday May 22
  • 3.2km walk with Harley
  • at home workout
wearing my new tank top from sweats in the city
Monday May 23

Tuesday May 24
  • 4km walk
  • at home workout

Wednesday May 25
  • 1km warm up {5:26}
  • 5km tempo run {4:52, 4:48, 5:00, 4:53, 4:56}
  • 1km cool down {5:31}

Thursday May 26 
  • 4km walk with Harley
  • at home workout 

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thinking Out Loud Thursday #7

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

1. Race day

Holy moly, race day is coming quickly! I did my last run yesterday and I felt good. It was 5K tempo with 1km warm up and cool down. My tempo kilometers were: 4:52, 4:48, 5:00, 4:53, 4:56. Just need to tell my brain that I can do this and that I can push through the hard parts on Sunday.

Can everyone cross their fingers for no rain? I don't mind if it's chilly, but could do without pouring rain.

2. Recent buys

I just don't have the time to go to the mall to go shopping, so I ordered some stuff online from Old Navy. I'm hit or miss without trying stuff on, but did find two cute dresses. I got this one and this one in grey. 

I really want a pair of the perfectly ripped jeans- anyone have a pair that they love?

3. Things that make me unusually happy

Our toilets have had stains on them for a while and no matter how much I cleaned them, I couldn't get them fully clean. I was at Home Depot to pick up a couple other things and saw a product called Lime Out. I figured it was worth a shot and guess what? Barely any scrubbing and the toilets look so clean and sparkling! You don't understand how happy this makes me.

Tell me: something random or something that makes you happy

Monday, May 23, 2016

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday! I'm not complaining too much about it being Monday as it's a long weekend and I'm not at work today :) Besides the weather being absolutely terrible (it snowed yesterday!), it was a great weekend. Let's see what we were up to:

[friday]  Mr.D had a work event in the evening, so it was just Amelia and I. We had a fun time playing (she loves crawling all over the bed and loves it if you drop her on it or pretend to wrestle with her) before it was bed time for her. Once she was in bed, I watched some tv and then laid in bed finishing watching season one of Departures. I've seen them all before, but I started watching them again on Netflix when I was sick earlier this week. 

[saturday] Mr.D did get home until late, so I was up with Amelia at 6:15am. She was luckily pretty happy and content hanging out on the couch watching tv with me. Once Mr.D got up, I went back to bed for an hour before he had to head out to get a hair cut. Amelia threw an epic tantrum over nothing (well, I noticed on Friday night that she has another molar coming through so that may be part of it) and once I finally got her calmed down, she fell asleep on me around 10am. I transferred her to her crib, and she ended up sleeping until 12:40pm. While she was sleeping, I headed out for my last long run before the Calgary half marathon next weekend. It luckily wasn't raining, but it was SUPER windy on the way back. 

We didn't do much else for the rest of the day since it was so crappy out. Amelia and Mr.D hung out reading bike mags, and lots of playing. 

I left before Amelia went to bed to meet up with a bunch of the ladies for dinner at Cibo. We somehow forgot to get a group picture! It was crazy loud in there, but the food was so good! After dinner, a couple of us headed to a bar/pub nearby for a drink. We all felt super old in there as the music was super loud, so we left by 11pm.

[sunday]  Mr.D let me have a sleep in, so I was up around 8:15am which was wonderful. It was snowing when I got up, so we had a pretty lazy morning while Mr.D worked on his bike. We made some banana muffins and then I let Amelia paint for the first time. It wasn't as messy as I was envisioning as she wanted to use the brush more than her hands. 

Amelia went down for a nap around 11:15am, so I hopped into bed and ended up falling asleep for a while. In the afternoon, we wanted to get out of the house, so we headed to the mall to wander around and let Amelia play in the play area. We made a couple stops on our way home and spent the rest of the afternoon/evening hanging out.

We don't have any plans for today, so looking forward to spending time with Amelia and Mr.D, and getting some stuff done around the house before another work week starts.

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Fitness Friday

This week's training definitely didn't go accordingly to plan thanks to me getting the flu on Tuesday morning. It hit me out of nowhere and knocked me down hard! Thanks goodness it was this week and not next week!

Linking up with Kris for Fitness Friday.

Saturday May 14

Sunday May 15
  • 14km {5:43/km pace} long run. It was a windy day, but felt pretty good on the run 
Monday May 16
  • 4km walk
  • 25 minute at home workout

Tuesday May 17
  • rest day thanks to the flu

Wednesday May 18
  • 3.2km slow walk with Harley

Thursday May 19
  • 7kms easy pace {5:51/km}
Tell me: how was your week of training?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

{amelia}: sixteen months

Another two months has gone by, so I thought I would do an update on Amelia. Crazy that she's almost a year and half old!

Amelia is still doing really well at the day home. We haven't had any issues with her there and she is happy when we pick her up. Our day home lady always tells us how she "talks" so much, how she loves to eat, and how she is the princess of the house. Oh boy!

She picks up on so much stuff now- she can point to her head, belly, nose, toes and sometimes mouth. She's so proud of herself when she does it too :) If we are in the basement before bed and I ask her if she wants to have a bath, she takes off crawling up the stairs to the bathroom. Once in the bathroom, she's starting laying down on the bath mat as I always take her clothes and diaper off there before the bath. She has also started pointing her finger and babbling away if she hears Harley or the neighbours dog barking- I apparently tell Harley to stop barking a lot ;)

She hasn't been weighed lately, but I would guess she is getting close to 23lbs. My arms sure feel like it! Her hair is still growing like crazy and we almost need to get it cut as it's always in her face. She is starting to resist me putting in barrettes or ponytails, which is fun ;)

Things she loves:
  • eating
  • putting things into containers and taking them back out
  • flipping through books
  • bum dropping on the couch when we tell her not to stand on the couch
  • playing on the deck
  • playing with water
  • crawling up the stairs

She is wearing size 4 swaddlers during the day and size 4 baby dry at night. Her clothes range from 12 months at Carters (but getting a bit short), to 12-18 and some 18 month stuff.

She still goes to bed between 7-7:30pm and is up between 6-6:45am. She naps once a day at the day home for an hour to an hour and a half, but will nap longer on the weekend at home. This girl also still LOVES her bottle, so she gets one in the morning, one during the day and one at night. She's also gotten way better with drinking out of a sippy cup- she chugs the water out of them now!

She still isn't fully walking on her own. She has gotten way more steady on her feet and will walk between two people (if they sit on the ground). She also has no problem walking if you hold onto one of her hands. She just seems content to crawl to get to where she wants to go. One day she'll walk ;)

She also got two more teeth in the last two months- one on the bottom and then one molar on the bottom left hand side of her mouth. Her molar didn't seem to bother her too much, so hopefully that's the trend with the rest of them.  

She also laughs SO much now and I love it! It's always at the silliest of things too. Last night I was bouncing a ball off the living room wall and she was just giggling. Love it so much. 

We love you Amelia!


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