Friday, April 24, 2015

I'm Still Here!

Happy Friday PEOPLE!!!

This week just flew by.  I feel like I have sadly become a "sometimes" blogger now.  I have been so busy with work and cramming in training where I can that this wee bit of space has taken a back seat.  Le Sigh.  So, here's a little catch up post for you!

What's new in my world?  Well, today is our 11th wedding anniversary.  YAY, us!

Look at how young we are!!!
This weekend is Paris to Ancaster.  I'm kind of freaking out.  It will also be the first time I've ridden my mountain bike for any significant distance since I got it last year.  Sooo, this should be interesting.  Speaking of bikes, I have yet to take my new bike out for a spin.

Sad, right?

In other news, my knees seem to be getting better.  They barely bothered me at all this week and I did a long run on Monday and a weight workout and hard bike on Tuesday and I was totally fine after.  So, fingers crossed I'm FINALLY on the road to recovery.   I have to be diligent about my stretching and foam rolling routine. 

Speaking of foam rollers, I tried the Vyper foam roller out the other day.  If you haven't heard of this, let me fill you in.  It's a foam roller that VIBRATES.  I was kind of skeptical but holy crap.  I used it on my quads, which are always super tight and usually really hurt to foam roll.  It hardly hurt and afterwards, they felt so loose.  Apparently the vibration helps the muscles relax which in turn gives you a deeper massage.  The Runner's Academy will be selling them.  They ain't cheap though.  Be ready to cough up $300 if you want to get your hands one.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't seriously tempted.  I just don't know if I can justify the $300.  I'm sure at some point I'll probably cave.  Just not right now. 

I have another race next weekend - the Mississauga 10km.   I've done exactly ONE tempo run since the Harry's Spring Run off.  Not exactly the kind of speed work I was hoping to get in before the race but what can you do.  I don't have high expectations for this race time wise.  I'll be happy if I'm in around 42 minutes.  I'm hoping it's not windy and that there's no gnats.  Last time I raced this it was muggy and there were bugs everywhere.  I inhaled so many of them it was disgusting. 

Anyway, that's whats been happening in my world.  Tonight G and I are off to Boehmer for dinner.  We went there for my birthday and I had one of the best meals I've had in a long time so we're heading back again.  Good food, good wine and the best company a girl could ask for...I can't think of a more perfect way to celebrate 11 years. 

Happy Friday!  What are your weekend plans?


Sam said...

Happy anniversary! Good luck at your bike ride this weekend, hopefully the wind decides to finally take a hike! Hopefully see you next weekend. Burrito Boyz for the win!

Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! said...

A foam roller that vibrates!!! That sounds crazy awesome.

Victoria said...

Happy Anniversary! Today is our 5th! I also have you on my blog today as one of my five favourite blogs to read so maybe you'll get a few more visits today!

Teamarcia said...

Happy Anniversary! It flies, doesn't it? Wow now that is one serious roller. Would love to try but yikes on the $300.

Wendy at Taking the Long Way Home said...

Happy anniversary!

I'd love one of those foam rollers but yikes, the price? That and now it's the trend to hate on foam rolling. Just like everything, people have to overdo it and get hurt....

Have a great weekend!

Kristen said...

I'm not going to lie, that foam roller sounds pretty amazing. Maybe once it becomes more widely used, the price will be reduced? If you think about it, depending on how often you foam roll it could be a great investment.

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your fancy dinner. :) Oh, and glad to hear your knee is feeling better!