If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.
Happy Monday Friends!
I hope you all had a fabulous week last week. Mine was very productive and WARM!!! The Spring-like weather is on it’s way up here in Toronto and I couldn’t be happier! This coming week is March Break for my daughters which for me always signals the beginning of spring. I’d share a post of fun ways to stay active for Spring Break but I unfortunately have to work and don’t have the luxury of being home with my girls. This is one of the downfalls of being a working mom. Instead of being home with me my daughters will be bonding with my parents for 4 days, and spending another day with my their besties (my besties’ daughters).
Last week was great. We had less sports on our agenda and I was able to feel the stress of a busy hockey season start to lift.
Monday I had planned on going spinning at lunch, but the schedule at GoodLife Fitness near my work has changed, so instead I took a rest day and did a few body weight exercises at home (planks, hamstring bridges and push ups).
Tuesday morning I got up and ran 7.3k with the o’dark thirty ladies (my two neighbours that I run with at 6 am). Because of the time change it was completely pitch dark out when we ran.
Wednesday was my flex day off from work (I get every third Wednesday off) and I spent it teaching my oldest daughter how to ski. The conditions were great at first, but by mid afternoon it had warmed up so much that it was like skiing in mashed potatoes. Here’s a picture of her from her first ride up the carpett on the bunny hill. By the end of the day she was leading me down the black diamond runs.
Then after the skiing I headed out for a 5k run just to take advantage of the amazing weather and sunshine.
Thursday morning I got up and ran 7.85k with the ladies before work, then went to 30 min of spinning on my lunch break. I hope to make this a more regular occurrence.
Friday my legs were dead so I took a rest day so that I would be fresh for my long run the next day.
Saturday I took my daughter to her hockey tournament and cheered her on. Then in the afternoon I funally tackled my long run – the first one in weeks!!! I keep planning it, then I keep skipping it. This week I actually got out there and did it!
Sunday I rode my bike on the trainer very slowly for 30 min and rested. We found ourselves unexpectedly without any hockey games or practices (my daughter’s team lost their games on Saturday) so we spent time together as a family. We went shopping and bought all of the girls new indoor shoes for school that will soon become outdoor shoes for spring once the weather turns warmer. I don’t recall ever having two pairs of shoes for school when I was younger so I wonder then schools started making that happen? (Am I just old?!?).
After a great week last week, I’ll be ramping down the training slowly because the Around the Bay 30k race that I’ve been loosely following a training plan for is only two weeks away! Here’s this week’s plan:
Monday: 30 min kettlebells in the evening
Tuesday: 6-8k morning run with my best running friends, Spinning at lunch
Wednesday: Swimming before work
Thursday: 6-8k morning run with my best running friends, Spinning at lunch
Saturday: 15k run
Sunday: 10k run min on the trainer
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Have an active and healthy week!