Posts Tagged: fitness

  • Hello!!

    Woke up this morning with a list of to-do’s (yes, even on a Saturday) BUT, after a walk to Tim Hortons this morning Mike and I were bickering a bit about what to do.. Work, or enjoy the day…. Well, the play side of my brain fought the work side of my brain and the PLAY side won!! Woo hoo, congrats play side!!

    explorer 2000 walmart Buntzen Lake Vancouver

    So we went to Walmart, bought 2x Explorer 2000′s (fancy name for- CHEAP DINGY’S), took a quiet path to a quiet area of the lake, inflated the little buggers and jumped in!!!!

    explorer 2000 walmart Buntzen Lake Vancouver

    We tied them together.

    So we went to Walmart, bought 2x Explorer 2000's (fancy name for- CHEAP DINGY'S), took a quiet path to a quiet area of the lake, inflated the little buggers and jumped in!!!!

    Then tied ourselves to an old tree..So we went to Walmart, bought 2x Explorer 2000's (fancy name for- CHEAP DINGY'S), took a quiet path to a quiet area of the lake, inflated the little buggers and jumped in!!!!

    And drifted the afternoon away… Nap, eat, drink, sleep, talk…whatever you wanna do…

    explorer 200 walmart, buntzen lake vancouver

    The only thing about the “eat” part of the day is that I am on Day 6 my Raw Food challenge Celebration and while Mike is taunting my by saying, “Don’t you just wish Swedish Berries were raw?”

    explorer 200 walmart, buntzen lake vancouver

    I enjoyed my Raw Trail Mix…trail mix, raw food, explorer 200 walmart, buntzen lake vancouver

    I lined it up on my dingy to see how long it would sit there until- it either fell, or some crazy bird came and attacked us for it.

    explorer 200 walmart, buntzen lake vancouver, trail mix

    Ahhh, either way, it was a beautiful day… and I mean beautiful.explorer 200 walmart, buntzen lake vancouver

    When we came home, I stopped by the store and grabbed some zucchini’s, to make zucchini pasta in my spiroli!

    zucchini pasta

    It was sooo long, up to the sky!

    I picked up a whole fresh basil plant for only $2.99 to make the sauce with.

    All fresh, raw ingredients….. Tomato, garlic, basil.

    And here you have a raw meal….

    I enjoyed it with a glass of wine and now I am watching Puppy Sos online. (I’m such a geek!)

    I’m going to a Raw “cooking” class tomorrow at Indigo Cafe In Vancouver, followed by a friends BBQ…

    Hope your having an amazing weekend.. Thanks for coming here!!
    xoxoxooxoxo

  • Hello!

    How was your Sunday???!!! When I awoke this morning, I was surprisingly NOT sore at all from yesterday’s race. I obviously wasn’t pushing hard enough. I know I could have ran most of it, but since I haven’t really trained for trail running up a mountain, I took the whole thing very easy. I would LOVE to train for it and actually really give it next year!

    Here was me eager and DRY yesterday morning before the race.ready for seek the peak 2011

    I got to Ambleside pretty early so I could pick up my race pack and stretch and sit in the car trying to stay dry until the race started.

    Seek The Peak 2011, ReThink Breast Cancer

    Runners getting ready for the challenge!

    Seek The Peak 2011, rethink breast cancer
    I did however jump outta my truck to grab one of these ReThink sweatbands.

    Seek The Peak 2011, rethink breast cancer

    Group Stretch!

    Seek The Peak 2011, rethink breast cancer

    Need some early morning climb up a mountain fuel?

    Seek The Peak 2011, ReThink Breast Cancer

    As soon as the race started, Kelli and I were basically soaked!

    Did I finish the race? I had my head cam with me and I made a little video.. Watch to find out if I actually crossed the finish line;)

    YAY! That was fun. The viking in me came out and got me through it…haha

    I must say I have had a really fantastic weekend (despite the rather drab weather). How about that thunder last night??? My puppy Painter was NOT liking it!

    How was your weekend???? Do fill me in!! Highlights??

    Let’s get ready for a kick butt week ahead. If you need a pick me up to your week. Try listening to my “Start Your Day- Daily Meditation”

    BYE!!

    xoxo

  • Yep, that’s right- I just created my own triathlon. Run, Swim and Spa:)

    I woke up at 6:30am, and made it to The Right Shoe by 8am for a 60 minute run with the half marathon group. Nice thing about The Right Shoe is that they have drop in sessions for all of their training sessions, so my friend Jaclyn came and ran with us!

    drop in session at the right shoe

    Jaclyn and I went to high school together. The great thing is- when I see her- I never have to explain myself. Like who I am, what I’m about….The fact that, yes I am crazy, but I have a heart of gold. She just gets me. I see her, give a high five and away we go…

    Jaclyn is thinking about joining my triathlon club… I’m not trying to be pushy or persuasive. But…DO IT!! lol!! YOU WILL LOVE IT!  The first week is the most intimidating, you don’t know anyone, (except me) or how hard it is going to be, etc. After the first week, you get in a groove. You get in a flow and it’s almost like an addiction- a positive one mind you. I crave the training now. My life has never felt more on track than it has in the last 3 weeks. No joke. I feel unstoppable. In my training, my career and my life.

    Jaclyn is an all-star cyclist, so she could teach me a thing or 2…or 3… or 4….

    I heart you Jaclyn and am soo proud of all you’ve accomplished. Career wise, MBA wise, life wise and athletic wise;)

    After our run, I drove home, (I drove to save time because I have a super busy day) put my bathing suit on and went down to my pool for 30 laps. In my schedule game plan, we were to work on drills during the swim, so I incorporated some finger drags and superman flutters.

    Then I jumped in the shower and made my way to The Absolute Spa at Century City. It is my good friend Andrea’s birthday tomorrow, so we started today with a SPA day. Here is a photo of my facebook status

    Yeeeeep! It has been that fun. The strawberries were chocolate covered btw. I think girl spa days are a must. It was such a blast. I had cucumbers on my eyes tooo

    I will get into more details tomorrow. We are on our way to dinner at Coast, I have curlers in my hair and need to get some makeup on.

    Hope your weekend has been great. Talk to you sooon! I heart you!!

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

  • Ahhhh Saturday!

    And it’s pretty nice out here in Vancouver too. Not that I’ve been outside much…YET.

    TRI training update;)

    I woke up this morning, walked to Tim’s to get a coffee, then pretty much went straight to the stationary bike. On my schedule today was a 90 min bike, at an easy pace- keeping my rpm’s around 90-100…

    triathlon training, easy ride, low intensity

    I had planned to get outside for my bike today, but I have to do some maintenance on my bike before I take her on the road and I haven’t had time yet. So another long ride on the stand still bike. Since I’ve been training, I notice that time is going by quicker during workouts. I biked for an hour and 30 min and it definitely didn’t seem like that long.

    I am a water fiend though. I drank this much water at only 32 minutes into my ride!

    When I was done, I got back upstairs and made a shake asap.

    What kind of shake you ask?

    Ingredients

    mixed berries
    frozen banana
    cilantro
    parsley
    cucumber
    ginger
    lemon juice
    orange juice
    ginger
    celery

    Sound gross? Well it tastes soooo refreshing! YUMMY. It is just like my wake and shake, except with some berries and oj for added sweetness.

    After that I had a couple bowls of goldfish. Not vegan and full of preservatives, but they taste so good. Here fishy, fishy, fishy…

    Mike and I are letting our Costco membership go after the end of the month, so we stocked up on some frozen berries, goldfish, (chicken, eggs, milk- for Mike), paper towel, walnuts, pickles, my favorite lotion Nutraderm, stuff like that….

    Sorry, got off topic…back to training:)

    I missed my club bike ride on Thursday to go to the Canucks game. I felt bad for missing it and also was eager to make up for it….until my club mate Klaus (who is training for an IRONMAN!) informed me of some tips written by IRONMAN Champion Chris McCormack. Chris says:

    - Recovery is king! Always err on the side of recovery in your training program.  Recovery takes many forms, and body maintenance (massage, Yoga etc) sleep and rest are imperative to the game and the mix.

    -Guilt attached to any missed session is more harmful than missing the session itself.  Guilt is what limits most people in our sport. If you miss a session for any reason, put it behind you and move forward. Don’t play catch up and don’t worry about it. Its done, move on!

    Sound advice! I will put that behind me and move on….. Tomorrow I have a 60 minute run with the club and then a swim workout. THEN…the SPA with my girlfriends! Perfect way to end the week!

    Hope you are having a great day and enjoying the weekend.

    Talk sooooooooooooooooooooooooooon WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO

  • Hello!!! Welcome to January 18th!

    Do you ever jump the gun on certain things? I’ve done it twice today. Both things regarding my work. I didn’t get answers right away so I proceeded to email back, asking questions that if I would have waited 2 minutes, I would have the answer to.

    So potentially I have annoyed 2 important people by my impatience. False Start!

    Oh well! Hopefully my charm will smooth over my impatient requests……;)  As Axel would say, ” All we need is just a little patience.”

    Onto my staring problem……..

    His name…Jasper Dale Sellers. His game…capturing my heart. (ohhh sooo sappy I know!)

    I cannot stop thinking about him though.  It’s my brothers son, born yesterday. My little brother is now a dad. I am so proud of him. Jasper has amazing parents.

    Beautiful little family.

    Bundle of JOY…

    Ok- I know babies aren’t some new invention, so I won’t go on and on and on and on and on and on…..(just know how much I love him:)

    I’ve been busy working on updating my voice demo’s. It’s been going good. Had a few jobs today as well. One phone system, and 2 videos. While we were working, Mike says, “I’m so hungry, I can’t even see…” Yikes! Ok! I ran to the kitchen to make us some food. I made him a big omelette and I heated up some leftover brown rice and veggies.

    (I don’t normally have a plant right by my stove, but the pot busted yesterday so we put the plant in a bag and now we need to buy another pot)

    I added a couple falafel’s that we bought at Costco. I know they have preservatives and I should make my own, but it’s a nice quick protein boost.

    veggie patch falafel balls

    I dumped on some salsa and good to go.

    I also made a quick batch of my homemade Lara Bars. I didn’t even cut them up, Just one big pie we can cut off when we want some.

    home made lara bars

    I still have some work to do so I better get going! Hope you are having a wonderful day! I have a tri update coming soon, so come on back! I run with the club tonight and we have a speaker coming to talk to us about mental toughness! ohhh I like it:)

    Here is me swimming my laps this am. (I have to tell you later about my math mess up! I failed Grade 12 math and it is coming to haunt me!! haha)

    beginner triathlon training, in small pool, 20 meters,

    Keep on ROCKIN IN THE FREE WORLD!!!!!!

    XOXOXOXO

    Daily affirmation- “I am not limited by any past thinking. I joyfully look forward to the future.” – Louise L. Hay

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