Monday, December 22, 2014


Oh Happy Monday!  There is something WONDERFUL about sitting on the couch in your comfy pants with a coffee and your feet up, knowing that you don't need to go anywhere if you don't want to.  One of the many reasons I love holidays.  I'm off for the next two weeks!  I thought I'd have a bit of time to sit around but alas, we've got some things happening over the next couple of days.  And, it's G's birthday today!! We don't have anything crazy planned as we have a funeral to go to and G is coming off what the doctor at the walk in clinic thinks is a bout of pneumonia so it's going to be fairly quiet.

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who commented on my 2014 recap.  You guys are all amazing.  I feel pretty darn lucky to be a part of this awesome community of blogger / athletes.  Blogletes?  I don't see that term being coined anytime soon, ha.  Anyway, thanks again for your support! 

This past weekend was pretty low key as G was in pretty rough shape.   Had he been feeling better we would have gone out mountain biking for sure.  The weather was absolutely perfect for it.  Instead I logged two short runs on Saturday and spent the rest of the day puttering around & working on my athletes training plans while G stayed horizontal and watched a series of bad movies. 

Seen on my run:  you know it's a nice day when the lake looks like this.
 Sunday morning was spent on the computrainer with my friend David, followed by another short run (2.5km!)  I'm breaking in my new orthotics so I can't run too long in them, but the good news is that my knees didn't hurt!!  I then went for lunch with the lovely Irina at Panera (ALL THE BREAD!!).  We chatted up a storm.  I am so happy to have connected with this lovely woman!  After that I made my way over to my friend Sue's and hung out with her, the kiddos and her hubby for a couple of hours.  I capped it off watching the Sound of Music, which has to be one of my favourite holiday traditions.  I got to spend the day with a bunch of my favourite people and watch one of my favourite movies.  Yup, it was a pretty awesome day. 

I had a lighter week of workouts and I think my body needed it.   I suspect this week will be much of the same and that's ok.  I'll be ready to tackle things head on come next week.

Monday:  1900m swim. + physio work
Tuesday:  60 minutes strength & mobility + 7km run
Wednesday:  2200m swim + physio work
Thursday:  60 minutes strength & mobility + 7km run
Friday:  OFF
Saturday:  TWO runs:  6km in the am and 3.18km in the pm in my new orthotics.  + physio work
Sunday:  60+ minute ride + 2.5km run

Total time:  7h 8 minutes.  A little less than last week and everything was an easier effort, with the exception of my swims.  But we're on recovery for the next couple of weeks so that's perfect.

My Christmas shopping is all done, I just need to wrap things.  And I need to get groceries for our Boxing Day extravaganza.   Grocery shopping at Christmas.  My favourite.  Not. 

How was your week of workouts?  Are you ready for Christmas?


Courtney@The TriGirl Chronicles said...

Happy birthday to G! Hope he feels better soon.

I have one or two more things to pick up at this point and still have to wrap everything!

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

It's kind of nice to have a little down time, isn't it? I hope G feels better!!!

Krysten Siba Bishop said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU TWO!!! Sending you all kinds of cozy love!

macnic said...

Enjoy your holidays and Christmas! My week was crazy again, but c'est la vie.

Liz Blackwood said...

I love going to Panera after a workout! The butternut squash ravioli is delicious (though probably not all that healthy). Merry Christmas!