Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lots of time in the Pool!

So, I just finished another decent week of training; the leg is feeling better and better w/ each run. I'm stretching, seeing Donnie/France, and wearing the Strassburg sock, which is helpful. I'd love to ramp up the mileage right away but am choosing to be safe and not sorry.
I've been getting in a tonne of swimming (treading, running, laps) this summer at the cabin, in our backyard, at our cousins', and the's so great! The bike continues to get great use too. Runs have been split between the road/trails and the treadmill. I'm so glad Maureen and Jeanetta can watch the kids Mon, Tues and Thurs mornings at the Gretzky Centre so I can train. I'm slowly getting back to workouts.

I was at the Saucony (can't wait to get the new recovery shoes, shown in the picture) booth at the Run for the Toad practice run on Saturday. It was great to see so many people and familiar faces. Leah was giving her cute smiles to those passing by and the boys joined us after soccer. I must say I am becoming more interested in trail running. Maybe you'll see me at the real toad race, Oct 1st. It might be a great practice run for the STWM 1/2 I hope to do Oct 16th.

The last picture here is a great snapshot of my life. After a morning bike ride and quick backyard dip in the pool, making pancakes and lunches, and spending a full day at African Lion Safari (we have a seasons pass) I'm nursing the baby, keeping the sleeping 3 yr old from falling off the couch, entertaining the 5 yr old who is ready and waiting in his uniform for soccer, checking email while drinking another coffee (this time iced), and waiting for dinner to cook so that we can eat it right away when my husband gets home before heading out the door again. Did you follow all of that? FUN!
So, another week begins. Can't wait!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Getting there!

We just got back from a week at the cabin . Wow, what a GREAT Family Camp! My sister was the director and did a great job!
I was able to do some fairly decent training while away. Jonathan set up my bike (on rollers) and Maple Grove has a pool so I was able to do about 30 min (each) of biking, swimming and running most days. I managed to run 31 km, which was great. The leg is not too bad. My friend Diana (a Massage Therapist) was very helpful.
While there, I just slipped quietly out of the cabin after feeding Leah in the morning. I then had a quick shower and ate breakfast with the family before morning programs started. I did the bike and pool in the later afternoon when Leah was napping.
So, back to the gym for this week...hoping to keep increasing the miles and intensity while listening to the body.