Saturday, May 26, 2012

Marathon Training

I will be starting Marathon training on Monday. I am going to do a 18 week program. I finished the Toronto Marathon last October in 3:55. I want to do 3:40 this year and qualify for Boston! Is it possible to take 15 minutes off or is this too much??????

Friday, April 27, 2012


It has been a CRAZY week. I am working on a long post to explain my disappearance from the blog world late last year, and why I started a new blog. It is hard for me to write it but it is part of healing to be able to talk about stuff that you have been keeping in for a long time.
This last week was emotional and kind of draining. I got in a 18 km run on Wednesday. I did it at my training pace and managed to stay around 6 min kms. It feels sooooo slow to do this but it is how I did my marathon training last summer and it worked to I am going to stick with it.
Yesterday I did a 5km sprint run-Intervals-In 23 min and 23 sec. Ugh. It was tough but I banged it out. I can't run or anything this weekend as I have a physical recertification on Monday for my Tactical team. HATE this test. Stupid beep test-I suck at it. Ok
Well we are off to a cottage for the weekend. About 2 hours away. Going to sit in a hot tub and drink some wine. Just a mini getaway.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Night Shifts suck!

I had to work nights last night and again tonight.. I usually trade all them off but wasn't able to get rid of yesterday and today. Yuck. They mess you up so bad. I used to like them but not anymore.

Friday night we headed downtown to Shox Billiard Lounge for my brothers 30th surprise birthday. He was surprised so that was good! I made him baseball cupcakes.
They were a hit. Around midnight me and the boy headed to Brant House (night club) and ended up staying there till 330am. Got home after 4am. We ended up sleeping in till 11 am!
Had breakfast and layed on the couch and watched movies till I had to get ready to go to work.
His cousin had a part on a TV show (The Firm) last night! Fun.
Had to watch it at work but I PVRed it too. I won't see him till tomorrow night. I still can't believe how much I miss him when I don't see him.
Gotta get a long run in either Monday or Tuesday 17km.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Another protein breakfast cookie

Peanut Butter, Cherry and Chocolate Protein Breakfast Cookies
2 eggs
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup all natural crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
... 1 tsp cinnamon
1 grated peeled apple
1/3 cup shredded unseweetned coconut
1/2 cup spelt flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
2 TBSP corn starch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup raisins
Bake for 10 min at 400C
Make 12 large cookies
These are so yummy.....And so easy to grab on the go!

Skinny Girl Cosmo = Trouble

Last night I picked up a bottle of Skinny Girl Cosmo Martini pre mixed drink to give it a try.
We were gonna watch Casino (never saw it before).
So since the whole bottle only has 600 calories, I decided that I could drink the whole thing....damn it.
The devil made this drink.
It is only 9% but managed to kick my ass.


Since I was kinda tired I put my long run off till tomorrow and did a speed run to punish myself. 6.4 km or 4 miles in 31 minutes. Yeah that hurt. I am not a fast runner I am a good distance pace runner so this pace is FAST for me.
Finished off with some push-up and a quick shoulder workout. Now I am just gonna take it easy, maybe do some cleaning and wait for the boy to get home.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tactical Practice and its my Tuesday Friday

I am off till Friday technically, but I am calling in sick on Friday it is my brothers 30th birthday party downtown Toronto! wow.....30......I can not believe it!

It will be the first time that my brothers and their girlfriends meet "the boy" so I am kinda nervous too!

Siobhan and Jeremy-They live downtown TO.....
Brandon and Buffy-They live a couple hours away-So I don't get to see them very often.
I had Tactical practice today. Always fun.

I have a 16 KM run tomorrow then going for a lunch date with a girlfriend.
We are watching Casino tonight and having some bbq and maybe a glass or two of red wine! Love being a shift worker! Hence, it's a Tuesday to most people but my Friday!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I'd rather have Chocolate

Kinda sad not going home for a holiday. I have to work today 3-11. The boy was off to work early this morning and I slept till 8ish. Finished some laundry had a shake and went out for a short run.
I did 7.5 km in 41 min even. Pace of 5:28 a km....not too bad I guess. I didn't push it just kinda ignored the garmin and ran. Its pretty nice out today. Wish I was home for Easter Dinner. No matter how old you get its lonely with out family on a holiday.
Me after my run. Not sure what I am doing but I really need some sun. Guess that Mexico tan is pretty much gone already!
Short turn over. I am off at 11 tonight and have to be back in tomorrow morning at 0630....damn it. That sucks.
I am surprised the The Boy was awake when I got in last night but amazing enough he was. We had a glass of wine and didn't get to bed till 1 am. He must be so tired. Poor baby.
Well I am gonna go make some no oat oatmeal and get ready for work soon.
Have a great Easter.