Saturday, October 29, 2011

One Week After...

And I feel good. Really good!

How was the race? Awesome, once we got to about 6K and my calves finally loosened up a bit. Not so good between 30-40K (that's to be expected though), excellent finish!

How was my time? Believe it or not, only a few minutes off my best. Not bad for half-assed training!

I am a marathoner! Times three!

Monday, October 17, 2011

One Week Out...

from 42.2km in Niagara Falls!

I went for a short run today--the first since my long run two Mondays ago (stupid Thanksgiving cold got the best of me). It was hard, I'm not going to lie. But you know what? I know that I can run 42.2km. I've done it before. I know that I can walk 42.2km. I've done it before. So what if I don't qualify for Boston? Not that that's even a remote possibility at this point. =P

I am a runner.

I'm not fast. I don't care, because I don't run for anyone but ME.

So today there were no earth shattering or Guinness world records broken. But it was certainly a beautiful day for a run!

4.11 km
8:01 min/km
323 cal

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rocky Mountain Food & Festival 2011

Best. Festival. EVER!!

They have obviously listened to some of my previous feedback! There were more tables. There was more room between aisles. It was nice not to be limited to 3 hours to taste everything.

There was good food. Good wine (some bad wine, too). Good vodka. then we went out for martinis....

Let's just say that I'm rehydrating today!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fab Friday

Cuddling with Nerm.

Retail therapy.

Phone calls.

Staying in jammies till 1700h.

Ignoring the messy house and choosing instead to watch Steven & Chris with Nerm.

Getting ready to call it a day now. Big day tomorrow: yoga and the Rocky Mountain Food & Wine Festival! I'm torn--do I wear comfortable (read: ugly) shoes and have happy feet or wear fabulous, fun, PURPLE shoes and have slightly angry feet by the end of the night?

Hmmm....well, good thing I have a huge claw foot bath-tub for soaking those poor feet in!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Things I Am Thankful For

(In no particular order)

  1. A cuddly cat named Nermal. I can't believe we've had 3 years together already! 
  2. A Sunterra market close to home. Well, 2 locations close to home. 
  3. My chosen family. They know who they are.
  4. My regular family (well, most of 'em, anyway!).  =)
  5. The mountains, where ski season will hopefully begin in 30 days! Yep, 30 days!! There's snow along the Divide chair.
  6. My health, despite the annual Thanksgiving cold. A clear scope and Lupus in remission for 10+ years are reasons enough for me to be thankful.
  7. NeoCitran (the real deal and the LifeBrand), my neti pot, my diffuser and Saje Immune essential oil, Emergen-C (tangerine flavour) and a comfy bed, clean sheets and cuddly cat (see #1). Oh, and a doctor's note so that I could rest and recover. 
  8. Starbucks Tazo Chai. I know, I know, it's pure sugar, but man, it's tasty. And there's caffeine. That's a good thing.
  9. Eggnog! See #8.
  10. Sunshine, even in October. Today the sun was shining and it was a beautiful, fall day. A walk along the river was just what the doctor ordered.
  11. Soft Kleenex. See #7.
  12. My yoga mat. My yoga practice. My yoga kula.
  13. Did I mention Nermal? Yeah, she's pretty cute. 
Gobble, gobble. Take this attitude of gratitude and remember it the other 364 days of the year!

Friday, October 7, 2011

In True Turkey Day Tradition

I have my annual Thanksgiving cold. Oh yeah, fever & chills, aches & pains and snot production that's through the roof. I've had no dairy today and am thinking that as much as it pains me to do, it may help me get better sooner. The caffeine withdrawal is a bitch, though. Just sayin'.

My arm is loving the time off, too. Tennis elbow without the benefits of playing tennis sucks, but physio and rest seem to be making a BIG difference. This makes me happy.

No big plans for the turkey weekend except rest and relaxation. And being thankful for friends and family.

Nermal and I wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings. Gobble, gobble.

Monday, October 3, 2011

4 hours 3 minutes and 45 seconds

My ass seized at 25K.

Final stats: 1801 calories, 26.6K, 9.09min/km

It was gorgeous outside! A gorgeous fall day, perfect for a run.