I’m sick of tumblr crashing and eating my posts. I’ve Moved! I can now be found over on wordpress: http://runnadinerun.wordpress.com/
On love (and Marriage)
On February 17, 2005, I was lucky enough to marry the man that I love: As the years went by we left Toronto and moved to Montreal: 2006: 2007 (it was cold there, seems like we were always wearing puffy jackets): In 2008 we moved back to Toronto: And settled back into the city that we love. 2009: In 2010 our little people joined us on our adventure: And the little people...
Week 6 of 2012
I can already say that week 6 was much more productive than week 7 (hasn’t been a great week so far - mostly due to severe back pain). February 5 - 4.5K run (pushing stroller), and 10.3K walk (8 as part of Ladies walk night) February 6 - 35 mins elliptical, 25mins weights February 7 - 8k Run, 2k Walk February 8 - 3.4K walk, 40 mins Elliptical, 20 mins Bike, 15 mins weights February 9 -...
Friday night. Glass of red wine. Two cuties asleep in bed(maybe for a long time, we took them swimming!). Novel and blanket while husband works on new closet drawers in garage. One happy lady!
Week 5 of 2012
I finally feel like we are getting somewhere. Yes, last week my little lady had to go to the doctor, again, this time a throat infection, so I was not as productive as I would have liked. BUT, I did manage to squeeze in a few workouts. January 29 - 12K! YEA! January 30 - Nothing, little lady very sick. January 31 - 6K run, 11 min miles (goal pace for the half). February 1 - 30 mins...
I went to my cardio sculpt class, cleaned out the little runners room (including sorting the mountains of clothes), cleaned our room, and sorted all the kitchen cupboards. I even had a moment to cuddle:
Month 1 of 2012
Month 1 of 2012 Total KM Running: 63.92 Total KM walking: 26.6 Total Minutes Cardio at Gym: 135 mins Total Minutes Weights at gym: 170 mins Total Yoga Workouts: 2 Well, I didn’t run as much as I wanted to, but, as January can be forever known as the month of sickness, I did okay, hoping February will bring bigger numbers. As Of February 1, 2012 Weight: 149.9 (down 2.1) Chest: 35.5...
Things that make me joyful.
1. It snowed last night, big fluffy snow, only 5cm, not enough to call in the army, but enough to keep me from driving to the gym (I can drive fantastic in the snow, I’m a Newfie, I got lots of practice, but it’s everyone else that I don’t trust). Today the snow melted and it was plus 10 degrees! Glorious running weather (I ran 6k this evening). 2. Access to healthcare. After...
Week #4 of 2012
Ah week 4. Little Runner boy was sick and teething, so it was a week of little sleep in our house, and I was beginning to feel a little down. January 22 - Went to the gym, 45 mins of Elliptical and 30 minutes of weights, felt fantastic to be productive. January 23 - Monday is Ladies Walk Night, so Mandy (my neighbour) and I walked 4Km. January 24 - Tried to go for a run pushing the stroller,...
I ran. It was amazing. Best run in FOREVER. And I did it. It’s official. I’m registered to run the Toronto Half Marathon.
It has, so far, been a bad week for running. A very bad week. Monday, little Monkey still had a fever, running during the day was not option. The only thing I could do was have him sit on me (and I’m not complaining, he was sick and cuddly and I want all the cuddles I can get, he is growing way to fast, see evidence below). Me and Little Monkey a year ago: Me and Little Monkey a few...
In a funk
I’m so sick of winter. I despise it. grey. cold. depressing. ugh. Not much time to blog or exercise as little boy is now sick and wants to sit on me 24-7. Hoping to get to the gym tonight. This funk has to go away.
Week #3 of 2012
Ah, Week 3 of 2012, I started the week strong, ended on a low note. January 15- Went to the gym and did 20 mins elliptical (interval mode) and 40 mins of weights January 16- Went to the gym, did 30 mins Elliptical (interval mode) and 30 mins weights January 17- Walked 5km pushing stroller January 18- Ran 6.5 Km pushing stroller Januar 19- Walked 3.6Km pushing stoller, 20 mins Elliptical, 30...
3.5 Virtual Race
Yesterday I participated in Running Loving Living’s 34th Birthday and 1st Blogiversy 3.5 mile Virtual Run. It was Cold, -6 with a windchill of -11, but the little runners were feeling better, so we suited up and headed out: That’s little runner girl in the brown and black and little runner boy in the red and pink (we don’t conform around here). Because I’m not so...
A Feminist who stays at home?
I have always considered myself a feminist. I say “I’m a feminist” and my husband laughs, and says “your no feminist”. This is because he was raised by a feminist, and in his mind feminists are radicals that go around with signs all day long screaming “down with patriarchy”(not women who are empowered and believe in the equality of men and women). Any I...
Week 2 of 2012
Ah, week 2. I didn’t run as much as I wanted to (or should have). I hate having excuses, but I have a minimum sleep threshold, I go below it (and it’s 4 consecutive hours of sleep) and my running suffers. We had a few days this week of 2 toddlers not sleeping (both sick) both in our bed, both wanting mommy cuddles, but in our queen bed, it’s hard. We really need a king sized...
Mothers Who Need Wine
* I can’t believe that tumblr completely ate my WIAW post, it took forever to upload all those photos and I just don’t have time to do it all over again. * I went back to see the trainer yesterday who will now be known as the wanker-who-tried to-make-me-jump-rope-in-front-of-20-people. After 30 seconds (and a few embarrassing leaks, I refused and asked for an alternative exercise,...
WIAW on Thursday
SIgh, I hate tumblr when it eats my posts.
I joined a gym. Well, it’s only 3 months pass purchased on living social, but, I LOVE lifting weights, and going to the gym. Such a huge fan. When having the “what would you do if you won millions conversation”, I always say join a great gym and go every day. Which would mean I would need “people” to do all my at home work. As we didn’t win any money, I am...
Week 1 of 2012
With today being the official end of week 1 of 2012, I can say it has been a good week for running! January 1,2012 - 3.12K run, the first run in the winter, it was gross outside, wet, cold, but I ran anyway! January 2, 2012 - 8.45K run January 4, 2012 - 5.12K run January 6, 2012 - 6.31K run (first run pushing those two “little” ones, forgot how hard it is to push 28 pounds of...
2012: the year of the vegetable?
Firstly, I need to reveal my great deals that I found boxing day shopping at lululemon, a great new running hat (to replace ugly green running hat) and a great new running sweater: (Sorry for the crappy photo booth pic) I have never done New Years resolutions, I never really understood the need to make a radical change on one specific day(that will only last a few weeks). This year, I have...
Everything I have ever wanted, I already have.
Christmas is, for a lot of people, a time for gifts. For giving and receiving stuff. And some stuff is nice, especially lululemon stuff. But in May 2010, after a long battle with infertility, I received everything I have ever wanted. As I write this email, my two little runners are downstairs chatting with each other, playing and giggling. My little family complete, and I’m so...
Rapidly approaching Christmas
We are Christmas slackers. Our tree, still outside in the backyard (we’re cutting down a tree that I despise in our garden). Our decorations, still in the box under the stairs. Our shopping, not done, well, not even started. But, we have a great excuse, 5 lovely days in warm sunny florida!
I get why sleep deprivation is a form of torture, only those who have truly experienced what it is like to not sleep for weeks, months, and beginning to turn into years know how I feel. It’s HARD. When I hear of those mothers complaining that their child woke up once last night, I want to flick pennies at their head, and those who say nonchalantly “my child has slept through the...
Please like my friend Renee’s photo! She’s an inspiring mother and yoga teacher, her picture is the one of 3 handstands, her and her 2 daughters. Her husband works away for months at a time and she’s an inspiration! Facebook Competition
The Best Dog in the World's Birthday
Today, the lovely, talented and so very cute Australian Shepard, Sky, turns 7 years old. She loves the water, Although, she wasn’t that keen on being on top of the water. She know’s how to party, but, usually falls asleep before everyone else. And she loves her new job, being the object of the little runners undying love. Happy Birthday Sky, you are loved!
Tomorrow- Santa shuffle in Oakville!
Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge
Last week was the very first week of the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge organized by Run to the Finish, and I disappointed myself. I do have excuses (mostly exhaustion, Mr. travelled so it was not a typical week, and neither of the little runners slept very much - which means I didn’t sleep at all). But, I despise excuses, everyone has excuses, pushing through them is the most important...
Old friend, New friend
After a recent plane trip I had to say goodbye to an old friend: I was sad, this bag and I have been together since 2005, we have gone to classes at UofT, gyms and yoga studios all over Toronto and Montreal. We travelled to Halifax, St.John’s, Vancouver and Cuba together. I was feeling gloomy. Until I stopped into Lululemon to check out their new bags. Say Hello to my new friend: ...
When I don't sleep
Of course, I am a mother to twins, so sleep is not something I get a lot of, but, I’m also an insomniac, so when the little runners are actually sleeping, I may not be sleeping. Last night, I got 60 minutes sleep. The 60 minutes between our little girl coming into our bed and falling asleep, and our little boy waking me up. That’s it, that’s all. Our little boy was awake crying...
Why do you keep crashing when ever I try to post, really, I’m freaking tired and don’t have time for this crap.
Husband on the rock for work +two sick toddlers= me baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. But at least I shared with my neighbours.
Cultural Exchange: CBC Radio links Canadians from... →
Good to see the US press picking up on the value of CBC radio.
When I don't run
I do love running. But my training regime has 3-4 days of running per week (usually a 5k, a 10k, a long run, and sometimes a walk/run with friends). I also try and work in 1 hot yoga session and 2 strength training sessions. I’m loving my current strength training regime, I do a set of 30, a set of 20 and a set of 10, in between each set I do a set of 30 jumping jacks, then 20 jumping...
Me no diet
I have tried. Last fall Atkins, I lasted 4 hours. All that meat and protein = yuck! This Fall, Susan Somers diet. I lasted almost 2 full days(a diet record!). But, I don’t want to loose weight enough to eat like that. Seriously, why the war on carbs? I know, I know, it’s my body “detoxing” blah blah. But, I need to feel happy, and eating like that just depresses me. ...
Next Race: Santa Shuffle!
Signed up for the Santa Shuffle in Oakville! Looking forward to a new PB, and to wearing my Elf costume.
6k family run with Mr, the little runners and sky(Aussie shepherd) = fantastic Saturday.
The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do...– Edmund Burke
One of the biggest mothering mistakes, in my opinion, is when a woman becomes obsessed with being a mother. All their Facebook updates, all their blog posts, all they can talk about is their children. And some of these children are teens, which means they have a life of their own. And it’s just not healthy, what kid needs the pressure of being their mother’s everything. Which is why,...