Thursday, May 29, 2014

Randomness on a Thursday

I've got a bunch of random things for you today. Let's see:

one// I'm heading to Ontario this afternoon for the weekend to see my family and help celebrate my brother's wedding. I only wish that Mr.D was coming with me.

two// good luck to everyone running the Calgary Marathon this weekend! I hope for a speedy race and nice weather for everyone. I just wish I was still running it :(

three// has anyone watched American Horror Story? Mr.D started watching it last night and I caught some of is a strange and creepy show.

four// thanks to everyone who commented on Instagram about which dress I should wear. The blue one won, so it's currently packed in my suit case :)

Tell me: something random about your week

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Training Tuesday

My workouts last week were pretty tame, but it's nice just doing whatever I feel like each night.

May 19, 2014
  • 5.0km walk with Harley and Mr.D
May 20, 2014
  • 5.0km walk with Harley
  • at home tabata workout
May 21, 2014
  • CrossFit workout of:
5 rounds of:
400m run
15 overhead squat
An older picture, but that's me doing OHS :)
May 22, 2014
  • 4.2km walk with Harley
May 23, 2014
  • 4.2km run with Harley. It was mostly running with a few walk breaks mixed in. Felt pretty good!
May 24, 2014
  • 4.0km walk with Harley
May 25, 2014
  • does pulling up sod, carrying it and digging holes count as a workout?!
Tell me: how was your week of workouts/training?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Highlights of the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! Another weekend went by too quickly again :( Let's see what we were up to:
  • Mr.D had a school related thing on Friday night, so I took Harley for a run and then went to Target
  • Saturday morning started out with pancakes. Can't go wrong with that!
  • we were watching our friend's dog for the day, so the dogs played for a while and then we took them for a long walk. 
  • that night, I went to my co-workers house for a retirement dinner for another co-worker. Lots of good food!
  • Sunday morning we ran to Home Depot to get top soil and mulch. After getting it all home, we started digging up the sod, taking it to the dump and planting the trees. It was a bit of work, but glad they are finally planted

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Five on Friday

one// happy Friday everyone! Even with the short week, I am so ready for the weekend. Next week is a three day week, which is awesome too!

two// we went to Costco last night and finally bought some trees. We have only been wanting to do it for four years ....or since we moved in. Now to dig some holes and plant them this weekend. 

three// have you eaten at Smash burger before? If not, you need to go and get some of the smash fries. SOO good!

four// I'm searching for some cute pumps or wedges to wear with my navy dress. Has anyone seen any lately?

five// have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Three Things Thursday

Happy Thursday everyone! I promise not to make you think about dying or being riding buses this week ;) This weeks Three Things Thursday is getting to know you.

one// do you eat the muffin top or muffin bottom first?

two// does your toilet paper have to be over or under?

three// when eating nachos, do you dip your chip into the salsa or sour cream first?

Let's hear your answers!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Training Tuesday

It still feels weird not to be following a training plan or having anything on the race schedule, but it's also nice to do whatever I feel like each night. I'm toying with the idea of running the 5 or 10k race at the Stampede Road Race. Anyone else running it that I could join in with?

May 12, 2014
  • 4.2km walk with Harley
  • T25 alpha total body circuit
May 13, 2014
  • rest
May 14, 2014
  • CrossFit workout of:
800m run
30 ring dips (used a red band)
800m run
30 push ups (from my knees)
May 15, 2014
  • 5.0km run/walk with Harley. It definitely wasn't fast, but felt great to get out there
May 16, 2014
  • 4.2km walk with Harley
May 17, 2014
  • 7.2km run/walk with Harley. Lots of walking this time as my knee twinged and felt weird, so I didn't want to push it
May 18, 2014
  • CrossFit workout of:
50 chest to bar pull ups (used a blue band)
1000m row
  • I haven't done pull-ups in a while, so my arms/back are still killing me!
Tell me: how was your week of workouts? For those of you running the Calgary Marathon, how was your final week of training?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Highlights of the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! I am still off work today (thank goodness for long weekends!), so my weekend isn't technically over. 

Let's see what we were up to this weekend (be warned, I took zero pictures this weekend!):
  • took Harley for a walk on Friday after work and then headed to the mall. I was looking for a couple of things, but had no luck
  • Saturday morning started bright and early at 6am. I got up to feed Harley and then Mr.D and I couldn't fall back asleep. Mr.D took off for a motorcycle ride {oh, did I mention he bought a motorcycle from this dad}. I vacuumed, did some laundry and then took Harley for a run/walk since the weather was so nice out
  • after our run, Mr.D and I ran to Costco and a few other places
  • in the afternoon, I had a much needed hair appointment
  • Sunday included: a sleep in, a crossfit class, returned a few things at Wal-Mart and a fantastic greek dinner made by Mr.D
  • oh and we finally watched Frozen
Tell me: how was your weekend?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A little of this and a little of that

Happy Wednesday everyone! Sorry for being so quiet lately....just haven't had much to blog about when I'm no longer training for the marathon. So, let's do a little of this and a little of that today.

  • we went to see Mr.D's family on the weekend. Fun to spend time with our nieces who are growing like crazy!
  • we all went out for brunch for Mother's Day to the Creperie. They served this deep fried cheese bread, croissants and fruit even before our meal came! So good and still so full.
  • Mr.D got out of a speeding ticket also- lucky guy!
  • I'm still working out- mainly doing T25 and lots of walks with Harley. The knee is feeling better, but scared to do too much too soon. I've done a couple run/walks to ease back into running and it's felt good so far.
  • so excited for the long weekend! If only the weather wasn't looking so crappy
  • the dress that I arrived came already and I love it! I was surprised how quickly it came from the states especially since I didn't pay for the faster shipping.
  • I'm getting my hair highlighted and cut this so needs it! 
Tell me: what's been going on in your life?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Three Things Thursday

For this Three Things Thursday, the questions are going to be focused to get to know my readers. So, tell me:

{one} are you a morning, afternoon, night pooper? Or every other day? 

I'm always curious because I'm a when the need strikes type of pooper.

{two} if you had to give up one of your favourite food items, which would be hardest?

If you know me at all, you'd know my answer would be Diet Coke. After that would be chips and then chocolate covered almonds.

{three} do you need an alarm to wake up every morning?

I sure do! I can't wake up on my own that early (not that 6:55-7am is that early).

Let's hear your answers! Or leave a question for me :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

{what i'm loving}

Happy hump day everyone! Fingers crossed the sun and warm weather comes back today as walking Harley in the snow and in my winter jacket yesterday was not cool. 

This week, I am loving:
  • a pain free run last night! It wasn't far or fast, but thank goodness for no knee pain.
  • that we are are two days away from the weekend
  • magazines arriving in the mail
  • an unexpected card from a friend {thanks again Lisa!} coming in the mail and making a crappy day better
  • posting clothes on Kijiji and having them sell within two days
  • a good book 
Tell me: what you are loving this week

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Training Tuesday

The other day I was looking at my dailymile account, and it's officially been over a month since I have ran :( Major sad face over here. BUT, I did try running for a short time (less than a 500ms) last night, and there was zero knee pain. So excited about that! Hoping to get back out there slowly, but surely. Fingers crossed it won't feel like starting from the very beginning again. 

Let's see what I was up to workout wise last week:

April 28, 2014
  • rest day as I was traveling back from Ontario
April 29, 2014
  • 5.0km walk with Harley. It was so gorgeous out this night!
  • a garage workout that I adapted from Glisten Fit of:
5 rounds of:
25 KB swings
20 lunges with KB pass through
30 single arm KB swings
80 single skips

April 30, 2014
  •  T25 Gamma extreme circuit
  • Tabata workout in the garage of: Push ups, single leg deadlifts, Russian twists, shoulder touches and clean & jerks
 May 1, 2014
  • 4.2km walk with Harley
  • CrossFit workout of:
AMRAP in 20 minutes of:
10 deadlifts (85lbs)
10 pushups
10 toes to rings

I managed 9 rounds plus 3 deadlifts
May 2, 2014
  • T25 Alpha total body circuit
  • 4.0km walk with Harley
May 3, 2014
  • 4.2km walk with Harley
  • T25 Alpha cardio
May 4, 2014
  • 4.0km walk with Harley and Mr.D
  • CrossFit workout of:
9, 6, 3 reps of:
Strict handstand push ups (did kipping and negatives)
Hang power cleans (65lbs)
Burpee over bar

  • T25 Alpha speed 1.0
Tell me: how was your week of workouts?

Friday, May 2, 2014

Five on Friday

{one} happy Friday everyone! So excited the weekend is finally here. Not excited that our beautiful sunshine and warm weather is being replaced with cold weather, rain and snow. BOO!

{two} continuing on the morbid thoughts from yesterday, I was listening to a story on CBC last night about a man who was being executed in the states on death row and his execution went wrong. If you had the chance, would you go to the execution if it was someone that hurt you in some way? I'm not sure if I would and how I feel about executing people on death row. Deep, heavy thoughts for your Friday.

{three} we have zero plans this weekend. What should we do?

{four} I ordered this dress for my brother's wedding at the end of May. Fingers crossed it arrives in time and fits!

{five} have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Three Things Thursday

Yowdy. Do you know what today is besides being Thursday? One day closer to the weekend. Hallelujah for that. Today for TTT, it's going to be a would you rather theme. I haven't done one in a while, so I figured why not.

{one} would you rather hang out for a day with Backstreet Boys or NSYNC? 

NSYNC for sure, so I could meet Justin Timberlake. Meow!

{two} would you be buried alive or eaten by a bear? (a real happy one I know!)

I think both would suck royally, so I'd say eaten by a bear. 

{three} would you rather have an all expenses trip where you could only travel by hitch hiking or by bus?

Traveling by bus would take FOREVER, but what if you got picked up by a killer or creepy dude?

Let's hear your answers!


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