Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Wasn't Going To Post... But Then I PB'd

Good evening Beautiful,

I wasn’t going to write a blog post today because I don’t think I have nearly enough to write about, but that got me thinking… Maybe my blog posts are too long and people prefer to read short and quick entries? What do you like? Give me some feedback so I know what my readers are into!
The main reason I wanted to write today was because I had the most amazing run today. As you know I’m training for an 8km race at the end of October and want to kill it because the last 10km race I did was shameful and I need to make up for it. So I had a 5km training run today and set a PB of 25:51!! I’m not sure how I managed to pull that out from my sleeve, but I’ve “mapped my run” the route I do many times, and two loops of my route always comes out to be 5km. I keep time on my iPod, I have the Nike+ App, it blows for keeping track of distance but I at least can keep track of how long I’ve been running for.
I was super excited for this and I actually had to check my iPod to see if it was working closer to the end of my run because I thought it had stopped! Turns out, today I was just a super speedy runner!
To top off that amazing run, I had an AMAZING performance review at work. I love having performance reviews because I like knowing where I stand and how well I’m doing, and if there’s anything that I could be developing on. I had no negative feedback today and I got to let my boss know what I’d like more development on, which I’m sure she appreciates! I know I’ve said this a million times before, but I really do have the best bosses out there… for real. Sorry to everyone else whose bosses aren’t up to their expectations…. Mine beat yours J haha.
I was looking through my calendar this morning and holy man, have I got a busy few weeks ahead of me. I’m going to be drinking coffee like it’s going out of style. First up, this weekend I have the CIBC Run For The Cure. It’s a laid back 5km race that I’m bringing Jenny to run with us. We have a team of 8 and we’ve raised almost $1000… how awesome is that!? I also need to find a Garmin watch… I’m pretty excited about it. I’m also going to attempt to bake a loaf of gluten-free, yeast-free bread and maybe even some gluten free cupcakes with some raw icing (I found a tweet about chocolate icing that’s raw and dairy/gluten free so I’m going to check it out and whip some up on Saturday! I’ll post about it and post the recipe if it turns out good!
Next week my department is holding a Summit at the Convention Center downtown, on Wednesday I’ll be spending the day helping to get everything ready for that, and on Thursday I have to be there dressed in my professional attire for 6am, and I’ll be there all day helping all of the speakers that we have lined up (if you’re in the TO area and want to learn a ton about workplace/corporate wellness, check out this link, the article I wrote for the GoodLife Blog about the summit! It’s going to go by quickly I think, but it’s also going to be a long few days and I’m going to be exhausted, hence “drinking coffee like it’s going out of style”.
Next weekend is Thanksgiving which I’m getting excited about! C and I are going to Kitchener on Sunday to hang out with my whoooole family. My aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, my mom and dad and my sister! We have to bring a pie. Now, I know I can make my way through the kitchen pretty decently, but I cannot under any circumstances bake a pie from scratch. I would really love to be able to, but it would be a huge waste of money for me to buy everything to make it, spend the time trying to make it only to have it turn out horribly. Maybe that can be a goal of mine in 2013, but not this year folks!
The weekend after Thanksgiving I’m running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 5km race. I’ve never done an actual 5km race before that’s documented, so I’m really hoping I can run as well on that morning as I did today because if my stats are going online, it MUST be good J. The race starts at Ontario Place I believe, and ends downtown somewhere, I can’t remember where. BUT the runners do get a finishers medal and a tshirt. I love races with a finishers medal at the end, it’s HUGE motivation for me. I know that sounds silly, but I love getting them! I have three so far, and I’m fairly certain I will only run races that have medals! J.
On the weekend after we’re supposed to be going to Ottawa to visit C’s parents. I’m not sure if that’s actually going to happen or not, but I’m hoping! I’ll keep you posted about that…
The weekend after is the Toronto Women’s 8km Race. This is the race that I’m training crazy for and I’m hoping to do really well at. So it’s about 4 weeks away…. So far it’s going well!
Then the week after my race is my birthday! Woohooo! My birthday is actually on Halloween, but I’m not going to celebrate it until the second week of November because I actually hate going out on Halloween. Everything is so much more expensive, it’s usually cold, the bars are packed full and it’s impossible to get a cab when you’re ready to go home. So I’m postponing it until November 10th so that it’s like an actual birthday party, rather than a Halloween party. J.
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Now that it’s fall, are you participating in “race season”? What have you got planned?
Stay sweet.


  1. Wow! 8K. that is awesome. I used to run a lot and then I lost my grip on working out until now. I'm starting to run again but I have only been able to get the strength to run about 10 minutes and that is not a straight run. An off and on one. Hopefully one day I will get to where you are. But that is awesome. You are doung fantastic.

    1. I think YOU are doing fantastic!! Getting back to it is a big decision, and I'm so proud of you for being able to get ten minutes in! Soon it will be 12, then 15, the 20+! Don't push yourself too hard and always listen to your body! You're doing so great! Keep it up!


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