Friday, July 31, 2015

From A to Z- a little more about me

I've seen this survey posted on a bunch of blogs but decided I would sit down and do it after reading it on Jamie's blog. I recently discovered her page and it was wonderful to learn more about her.  
Okay, here we go...

A – Age: 31. My last year was tough so bring on 32!

Thankfully, I have amazing friends who still managed to make me smile on this painful day

B - Biggest Fear: Something happening to London or my mom. Also, someone breaking into my house

C – Current Time: 12:58pm

D – Drink You Had Last: Water

E – Easiest Person To Talk To: My mom, Courtney or Melis. I'm honest with them about everything and they always know exactly what to say (even if it's not always what I want to hear.)

F – Favorite Song: Empire State of Mind – Jay Z & Alicia Keys (I played this while training for the NYC Half and now it's on my training playlist for the NYCM!



G – Grossest Memory: Working coat check at a night club, during college, and seeing a guy projectile vomit right in front of me.

H – Hometown: White Rock, British Columbia (although I was actually born in Windsor, Ontario I moved to BC when I was 5 and still consider it home.)



I – In Love With: My life.

And this guy…

J – Jealous Of: Those who live close to their family
With my Mom and my sister-in-law Nicole
K – Kindest Person You Know: My mom. That's an easy one. She's a great mom but also an amazing friend to so many!

L – Longest Relationship: 8 years (married for almost 3 of those)

M – Middle Name: Ann (same as my mom, sister-in-law and niece It was my Nana's first name.)

N – Number of Siblings: 1 Older Brother, Ryan

O – One Wish: For London to be happy and feel loved

P – Person You Spoke To On The Phone Last: My coworker Jacquie

Q – Question You’re Always Asked: Are you dating anyone right now?

R – Reason To Smile: London! That's easy :)



S – Song You Last Sang: Bad Blood- Taylor Swift. We listen to her songs, on repeat, on the drive to daycare.

T – Time You Woke Up: 4:45am. I have to get my NYC Marathon training runs in before London wakes up. Thankfully, I'm a morning person. I consider 9:30pm late :P

U- Underwear Colour: White

V – Vacation Destination: NYC! Greece is also on my bucket list.

W – Worst Habit: Delaying the inevitable

X – X-Rays You’ve Had: I'm struggling to think of a single X Ray I've had but I'm sure it was something on my stomach.

Y – Your Favorite Food: Right now it's Watermelon but I LOVE bbq chicken and corn on the cob. Oh, and candy. Does candy count?

Z – Zodiac Sign: Virgo (Independant, Perfectionist,  Tend To Dwell On The Past. Truthful, Loyal and Determined.)


I want to hear YOUR answers:

1. What time did you wake up today?
2. Your dream vacation destination is ____?
3. What's your zodiac sign?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thinking Out Loud #28

I think this is one of my favourite posts (to write and read) because it allows me to get all my random thoughts out there. Once again, I'm linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud. If you don't know how it works check out her first post. Basically, it's a chance for you to get all your random thoughts out and then link up with others doing the same.


1. I'm going to VEGGGASSSS!!!!! A few months ago, I committed to Run Rock n Roll Vegas half marathon with a few of my favourite ladies and runner friends. Today, we booked our flights. The trip also turned into one big girl's trip with seven of us ladies now on board! I think the run has taken a bit of a back seat and I'm really excited for some quality time with my ladies. Good thing this half marathon is just for fun! Last time I went to Vegas, with a few of these same girls, I had a few drinks and thought it would be a great idea to spend $400 dollars on a dress. Yeah, let's not repeat that.


2. I've had to make a few changes to my training plan this week. Apparently, staying out until 5am is rough on your body. I've been choosing to sleep in, so far, this week and do my runs in the evening. It makes it tough, because I have to occupy London as well, but we make it work. I haven't had to adjust my mileage thankfully. I also had to skip spin class last night because I needed to run. Oh well, live and learn! 

Supper and a movie, on the floor, while mommy runs

3. I wish flights weren't so expensive at Christmas. I would love to take London home to the West Coast, again, this year but it's looking like a 1100 dollar round-trip again. With Vancouver next week then NYC and Vegas in November it's just not going to happen. I think we'll plan for a mini stay-cation! 

4. I have a new favourite face cleanser. I got a sample of Biore Charcoal face wash during the Colour Me Rad race, in June, and finally got around to using it a few days later. I ended up buying a bottle and have been using it every day since. Honestly, I haven't had a break-out and my skin doesn't feel dry for once! 

5. Speaking of things I love, I'm back on the Stoked Oats bandwagon right now. I go through phases where I want oatmeal every day and that's where I'm at right now. I love to top it with fresh fruit and, since it's so cheap right now, my bowls are usually quite full! Oh, and a sprinkle of cinnamon too. Yum!
I took this half way through... so yeah, there was more in there!

6. It's time to play catch-up! My boss is on vacation so I'm in charge of our station for two weeks. Needless to say, I've been pretty busy. I am excited for a quiet night catching up on blogs, cleaning my house and watching Big Brother. I don't have cable so I just stream episodes, for free, a few days after they air. 
Have a great night. I'll be back tomorrow with a survey post that's been floating around... 


What face cleaner do you use?
Ever been to Vegas? Any recommendations?
Favourite breakfast food these days?
Anyone else watching Big Brother? I love Shelly and Clay!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Training For The NYC Marathon- Week 3 of 16

I can't believe we're already in Week 3! Ahh! I'm really enjoying this training cycle. It's tough balancing everything but I find my weekly schedule really helps with planning. Plus, it's good to be flexible. I'll touch more on that next week...
I posted my compete NYC Marathon training plan (and goals) HERE.
Here are my workouts from Week 2:
Monday, July 20th:  
  • 5 MILES AYF
  • 1 HOUR SPIN CLASS 



Tuesday, July 21st:  
  • BODY PUMP

Wednesday, July 22nd: 
  • 7 MILES INTERVALS


Thursday, July 23rd:
  • 6 MILES REGULAR RUN


Friday, July 24th:
  • OFF 
Saturday, July 25th:
  • 9 MILES LONG RUN


THIS WEEK:

Monday: 6 Miles
Tuesday: OFF
Wednesday:  7 Miles Intervals (AM) and Spin (PM)
Thursday: 6 Miles (AM) and Body Pump (PM)
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 10 Miles
Sunday: OFF