Monday, June 17, 2013

MiMM #3 - It's Beautiful In The Morning

Good morning Loveys,

So I have no idea why I'm awake right now. It's 5:45am and I'm normally sleeping until at least 6:45. This is a bit concerning because... well... I'm not a morning person and I really, REALLY enjoy sleeping. I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep and realized that it was pointless, and all I was doing was literally nothing so I got up, made myself a coffee and sat down to write this blog (and watch Breakfast Television). I also realized I hadn't written my MiMM post yet, so I decided to do that instead!

Big thanks for the pretty Katie over at Healthy Diva Eats for hosting the link up each week (as usual!).. She's super pregnant right now, so if you get a chance pop on over and say hello!


I realized something right now... looking out the window. It's flipping beautiful outside this early in the morning. The skies are blue, the highway isn't jam packed with cars yet... it's somewhat peaceful. Carlton is awake already too. I didn't realize he normally wakes up around this time. Turns out I'm usually sleeping when he wakes up so I would never notice. He said I'm going to have a productive day today because I got an early start to the day... which I guess is true because I wouldn't normally have time to write in the morning! :)

The hosts on Breakfast Television look really flipping fantastic for being up at 5:45. It's enough of an accomplishment to make my brain function let alone look like a bajillion dollars!

I'm going to take a new spin on MiMM today and think of things I could do throughout my week to help my life be more Marvellous. I have a pretty scheduled life. I like schedules... I like knowing what's happening or what's going to be happening. I'm not good with "spur of the moment" events for the most part (it depends on the event I suppose)...

Wake up at 6:45
Get to work around 8:30
Eat/drink breakfast at 9
Workout at 1 or 2
Eat lunch after that
Leave work at 5
Write/Study when I'm home at 6ish
Cook dinner between 7 and 8
Bed at 10
Watch TV until 10:30

Haha. Yes. I'm one of those people who normally go to bed at 10 but I always have to watch tv before I sleep. I don't know why.. it's habit now I suppose. But anyways, I've been wondering how it would change my day if I continued waking up early. Or waking up early and getting my short runs of the week in BEFORE I go to work. That would give me time to do other things on my lunch, like if I wanted to lift weights or go to the grocery store or simply work through my lunch if I need to catch up on anything.

Not only would getting my runs in early help knock it off my list for the day, but it wouldn't be as hot out early in the morning as it usually is around 2pm. I wouldn't come back to work in a sweat-fest and feel gross for the rest of the day. I wouldn't have to lug all of my running gear to work (unless I was working out... I'd have to take more clothes if I wanted to lift). Hmm... this is starting to sound like a good idea. I'll rethink about this over the weekend because half-marathon training restarts again next week so it may be a good time to start! Weather permitting of course :).

Another thing that's SUPER marvellous about this coming week is that on Sunday I'm doing my first colour run!! I'm going to try and list all of the wonderful ladies that are participating in my group... I apologize if I miss someone!

Me
Michelle from Push.Pump.Progress
Krysten from The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail
Robyn from RobynBaldwin.com
Davida from The Healthy Maven
Katy from Fit In Heels
Emily from The Change In Your Back Pocket
Elyse (a friend of mine)

We're doing the Colour Me Rad race on Sunday at 10:30am and I couldn't be MORE excited.. not only to run the race but to meet some of these gals that I haven't before (Robyn & Davida!). I hope we all end up looking like this:


Davida and I both agree that we're going to take our sweeeeet time finishing this race. Mostly because she's injured, and I want to take a bajillion photos. C will be there as well with our Cannon camera and hopefully will get some seriously awesome photos with it of everyone running and colour bombing! I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Random thought. The race is no where near my house and we have to drive. I should probably make a mental note to back some extra clothes or something. I'm sure CB would freak out if I accidentally tie-died the black leather in the car lol! Or I should bring like 3 towels. Maybe towels. That might be easier.

This race is easily the highlight of this week... Oooo I'm just so excited for it!!

Q: Have you ever done a colour run before?
Q: If so - please leave some words of advice. I already know to bring my phone in a Ziplock bag (I did that when I was racing in the rain too and it worked well) and just made a mental note to bring towels - anything else?

27 comments:

  1. im so glad you have jumped on the MIMM train the last few weeks! Katie is a good friend of mine. we only live a few miles apart, and I adore her! I definitely think mornings are beautiful and am always up super early everyday. I was totally born that way, though! haha. have a wonderful Monday, love! xo

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    1. That's so neat that you know Katie so well! She seems like quite a great gal!

      I've never liked mornings. Sigh... I guess I have to grow up someday.. lol!

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  2. the color runs ROCK.
    as a spectator anyway :0)
    Ive gots no running tips...

    xo

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    1. Haha.. well good to know the races are fun for everyone who's attending!! xo

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  3. YAY for another MIMM! I am so happy you have been joining in! I woke up way early today, should of slept longer since soon no sleep with baby here, but oh well! I might actually pop my butt back in bed for a little ;)

    YES I have done a color run and you are going to have a BLAST! I can't wait to see pics from you doing it!

    Happy Monday love!

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    1. Haha I wish I could have popped my butt back into bed for a little while this morning. I'm actually debating between getting my nails done (they are BAD) and having a nap. Decisions... decisions.... :)

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  4. Love the MIMM! Toronto is so beautiful early in the morning. That's one thing I love about Toronto over NYC, the sense of calm I feel when I wake up! So so soooooo excited for Sunday and to FINALLY meet you. Good call on the extra clothes and towels. Always thinking ahead ;)

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    1. I think NYC would still be so pretty in the morning! C'mon! Central Park! It has to be gorg! I'm excited to meet you tooooooo!! It's about time.. ahem.. :)

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  5. Yay Tie Dye Colour Run Amazingness!!! I am running my first triathlon on Saturday so definitely plan to be very relaxed on Sunday and just prance through the colour bombs at a leisurely pace!

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    1. SOLD - photo of all of us "prancing" is now on my list.

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    2. I wish there was a like button for this!

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  6. How fun! I've never done a color one, but I'd definitely consider it.

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    1. I think everyone should do one - they look SO fun!!

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  7. I like K's use of prance. I'm all over prancing. Towels and ziplock bag so smart!

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    1. H'oh yes. I'm totally on board for prancing. We're getting photos of us prancing now too... it's official :)

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  8. My husband and I ran Color Me Rad last year and had a blast. We took our time and it showed afterwards :) We laughed and smiled so much our faces hurt!

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    1. Haha AWESOME! That makes me more excited now!!!

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  9. I've never run a color run before but they look like so much fun! Maybe after the summer ends though...right now it's way to hot where I live to be racing in the mid afternoon ):

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    1. Where do you live!? EVEN if it was full of amazingly fun colours!?!

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  10. I've done both Color Me Rad and The Color Run and had a blast both times! The first time I ran with my boyfriend and the second one I ran alone. Some tips: make sure you put your phone and/or camera into a plastic baggy so it doesn't get powder on it. Also, at Color Me Red some of the stations douse you with colored water instead of powder so that's an extra reason to protect your camera/phone. Definitely wear sunglasses (Color Me Rad gives you a pair) so you don't get the powder in your eyes! When you get your powder packet at the end don't throw it on yourself -- have someone else fling it around on you (I tried to pour it on myself and the result wasn't great, haha). Also, a towel or change of clothing is a really great idea for afterwards! :)

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this comment!! This is amazing. I didn't know they sprayed water... but that's VERY good to know (ahem black sports bra please!). I had green glasses planned out... but if they give me a pair that's even better! I'm also thinking purple knee highs, black shorts, and a white shirt of somekind that I have to find still. Pig tails in my hair perhaps? A headband? My options are endless!!

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  11. I've done the Color Run, and I was a bit disappointed with it (see my blog about it, it explains it all), but I would like to do it again under different circumstances.
    Don't expect a pb. Have fun, be silly. Pretty much all the other posts covered what I was going to say anyway.

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  12. You will love the color run, bring towels for the car and some baby wipes, you will find color in very random places when you shower!!
    Enjoy

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