I gave up… for a little while

I feel like I need to pop in here towards the end of the week and sit down and chat with you guys. It has been ages since I’ve done a post like this and told you what’s going on in my life at the moment. Today feels like Wednesday. I think it’s because we had a professional development day at work on Monday and we didn’t have to officially work.

Girls weekend in BuffaloI still haven’t managed to publish my girls weekend post yet. It was a memorable weekend and even weeks after we went, I still find myself laughing in my office all by myself about what went down those few nights in Buffalo.

Each Monday I used to post my workout routine from the previous week. To be completely honest I’ve fallen off the fitness wagon and haven’t been to CrossFit on a regular basis. But what I have been doing is going out for very light runs around my neighbourhood with my new wave riders sent to me from Mizuno.mizuno running shoes

I gave up running for a little while but I think it was because I dislike timing myself on runs. I tend to want to be self-competitive and beat my time each time I go out for a run. I need to learn to chill the heck out and just enjoy being out there in the freezing cold. Actually, it’s not that bad since I don’t run far (no more than 6km). I always thought I’d be a fair weather runner, and last year around this time I started running again with a coach up until January … with snow on the ground and running through snow storms each Sunday! It was amazing.

snow jogSee the snow?!

Do you know what someone needs to invent? A wireless wifi ipod. Or something like that. Wifi needs to be everywhere so I can listen to audiobox live (house music internet radio station based out of Montreal) on my ipod. That would be great. Thanks. Any inventors reading my blog? I’d totally buy that.

The Boyfriend and I went to see the 3D movie Gravity on Tuesday night. CHEAP NIGHT. Only time to go. I’ve heard a lot of iffy things about that movie. It made some people nauseous and others have a anxiety. I try to not to have any preconceived notions about movies before I go in. I’m not going to ruin anything for you, but I did really enjoy it and my finger nails are all bit off. That’s the sign of a good movie.

Let’s be real. I just go to the movies to have a popcorn. I really could care less of what movie I see as long as I can eat the delicious popcorn. Ha ha! When I was home in Newfoundland I saw the movie “Meet The Millers” which I thought was pretty funny. Has anyone seen that?

I have to update my wordpress. It’s making me. But I first need to back up my website in case anything goes wrong. Does anyone know how to do that? Please help me in the comments if you know how! I haven’t done it in a number of years.

Okay back to fitness. I’ve also been volunteering at the climbing gym a lot more often so I can get another free month membership. They’ve expanded the place and now it’s massive and so fun. That and they have a weight room in there with a TREADMILL. The only reason I don’t have a gym membership is because I love CrossFit too much. But CrossFit needs to have a treadmill. I need to get The Guy climbing again. I think he went with me once. When we weren’t even dating. 8 years ago. Maybe I made that up and he’s never been climbing with me. Either way, he needs to get on them walls. You don’t even need a belayer (someone to hold your rope) anymore guys. There’s a few auto-belay things set up on some of the walls there. It’s unreal. I’m half afraid of them.

I went on a shopping trip to Sephora when they had the VIB sale (which ends/ended today). I made two purchases, in store and online so once my online order comes in I’ll show you what I bought. Alfie seems to like Sephora too ;)good boy

Until next time folks. But I will leave you with this: How To Be A Nice Blogger by my buddy Julie! julie-nowell-and-i

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My CrossFit Journal (1 Year, Week 36)

Still going strong on the 50 day pushup challenge. I’m currently on day 19 and it’s getting so hard each day. But I can feel myself getting so much stronger! It seems like I’ve been doing these pushups forever, and the next morning adding another pushup onto the list is just dreadful. But, I do it. I don’t hate it because I don’t mind pushups at all. It’s just hard work, and definitely warms up the body! Just in time for me to get into my chilly car to head into work. No bum-warmers needed!

I skipped my push up challenge on Friday because I was up extremely early in order to get in a full days work and take off a few hours early to head into Toronto for the Tennis match, thanks to Sport Chek. So I ended up doing double the pushups on Saturday. 16 for missing Friday and then immediately after I did 17 for Saturday. Whoo boy. Tough one.


year 1, week 36, day 1.

Of course the one day I go back to CrossFit, they have an abundance of pushups! Ha ha, I enjoyed it anyway.

5 Rounds
20 Pull Ups
30 Push Ups
40 Sit Ups
50 Squats
1:30 rest

We had 32 minutes to complete the 5 rounds. I was on my fifth when the timer went off. It was tough, and the squats and pushups really slowed me down.

Then my friend Jenn and I had a bit of a photoshoot in the change room when we were done.

We stripped in a hurry to take the pics ;) .


year 1, week 36, day 2

I volunteered at the climbing gym on this day, for two hours. Only a few more hours left and I have a free climbing membership for a month! I also like that they’ve decided to give monthly memberships a bit of a perk. Card holders can bring in one new member per month, for free! I have so many friends who want to try out climbing and I’ll get to take them! How fun is that going to be?  I’m sure my camera will be right by my side, taking photos so you won’t miss a thing. 


year 1, week 34, day 3

I’m counting yesterday (Sunday) as a workout into last week’s workout schedule rather than wait an entire week to let it be published.

I went on my first run in a few months, with Jenn and one of her friends who coached her into running a half marathon! We ended up running 6 kilometers and I didn’t wear my watch. I didn’t want to know how far we were going, or for how long. Steve will be coaching me along the way to become a more confident runner. The only thing that makes me anxious is running, and I don’t know why. So hopefully with some coaching on tabata workouts, “long” Sunday runs with the group, I’ll become a better runner.

After the 6k run we sat inside Starbucks for a nice hot drink! :) Perfect way to start any Sunday!

Fun fact: Steve says I run properly! I do have a short stride, but I’m not a heel-striker… I land on the pavement properly (mid-sole?). Yeahoo! Soon we’ll need one of those Ski Bibs around my neck, since it’s only doomed to get colder as the months go on. lol


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