Thursday, May 31, 2012

5.69K Run

Tonight I ran 5.69K in 47mins.  On my way out I had to stop off at a friend's to let their dog out.  It was a nice night for a run as it was a bit cooler then it has been recently.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

5.3K Run

Tonight I ran 5.3K in 45mins. This is slower then my run on Saturday.  My shins where bothering me a bit so I am sitting here with some frozen french fries on my shins.  Last night I bought a pair of Diadora Capris and I wore them on my run tonight.  Not bad for $39.99.  I would definitely consider buying another pair.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dairy Capital 10K Run

Today I ran the Dairy Capital 10K Run in Woodstock. 
I am not very happy with my time of 1:19:09.  This is my worst 10K time yet.  The hills and humidity really got to me. Next year a may opt to only do the 5K.
My race packet.  I bought the shift for $5.
Me before the race
1/2 way point
Finishing.  I finished strong but the hills took their toll early on.
This is my schedule for next week:
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 5K Run
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: 6K Run
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 4K Pack Run
Sunday: 8K Run

Saturday, May 26, 2012

5.29K Run

Today I ran 5.29K in 43mins.  It was a very hot run.  I am a little worried about tomorrow Dairy Capital 10K race as it is suppose to be even hotter!  Any tricks for running in the heat?  I ran last summer, but I don't remember it being this hot! 
Today I also signed up for the Go the Distance 8K run in June.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

8K Run

Tonight I ran 8K in 1hour and 8mins.  It was pretty warm out today, so I waiting until about 7:30pm to go out.  I am hoping for rain on Sunday for the Dairy Capital 10K race as the race doesn't start until 10am.  I think it will be pretty warm with out rain. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

6.41K Run

Tonight I ran 6.41K in 54mins.  I cut the run a tad short as I rushed home to watch Glee.  When I got home we discovered Glee wasn't starting until 9pm tonight.  Argh!  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Victoria Day!

Today I made it to the gym again!  I completed 1/2 an hour on the elliptical.  The gym was really hot for some reason.  Today is Victoria Day here in Canada, so I am off work.  It has been a very warm long week hitting 30 degree Celsius the last two days.  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

13.47K Run

This morning I headed to work with my husband, who works across town, and then I ran back.  I decided to do this as it has been pretty hot here the last couple days and didn't want to get heat stroke by running later in the day.  On my run I saw a couple deer

and some baby Canada Geese.

I was disappointed that there was only one sprinkler on my run and I had to cross the street to run through it.

This is my schedule for next week:
Monday: Cross Train
Tuesday: 7K Run
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: 8K Run
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 5K Pack Run
Sunday: Dairy Capital 10K Run

Saturday, May 19, 2012

6.04K Pack Run

Today I ran 6.04K in 48mins with the Saturday morning Pack Run.  Today's Pack Run was raising money for Run4Change.  It was a pretty warm morning out.  I am glad I got the run out of the way early on.  It got me thinking that I should get my 14K run out of the way early tomorrow as well.  I have decided to head to work with my husband in the morning and run home as he works in the other end of the city.  I have mapped it out and I think it is going to be pretty close to a 14K route. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

10.23K Run

Tonight I ran 10.23K in 1hour and 27mins.  The run didn't start off very well as my iPod decided to die completely and lost all my music. I had to swap it with another iPod we have filled with WDW Today podcasts.  While I quite enjoy the podcast I found listing to them instead of music while running really slowed me down. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

6.64K Run

Tonight I ran 6.64K in 55mins.  I am pretty happy with this as it was my first run in over a week!  Better get back to Glee!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Cross Train

Today I went to the gym for the first time since March.  I did 1/2 an hour on the elliptical.  Today was the first time I felt I could breathe long enough without having a coughing fit in a week.  Oh and did I mention that I had jury duty today and was not picked!  I have been worried for a month that I was going to get picked to serve on a jury for a trial.  This is my schedule for this week:

Monday: Cross Train
Tuesday: 7K Run
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: 10K Run with the Running Group
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 6K Pack Run
Sunday: 14K Run with the Running Group or on my own

Sunday, May 6, 2012

11.89K Run and Garlic Mac and Cheese Recipe

Today I ran 11.89K in 1hour and 42mins.  I didn't head out until 11am so I was running in the heat.  After my run we headed to Runners' Choice to take part in the Dirty Sneaker event where you trade in old shoes for money off new ones. 

I bought another pair of Sauconys and Steven bought a pair of Nikes.
Last night I made Garlic Mac and Cheese.  Here is the recipe:
1/2 teaspoon of garlic paste
1 and 1/2 cups of elbow noodles
3 tablespoons of butter
3 cups of milk
1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley
1 cup of white cheddar shredded cheese
4 oz of of garlic and herb boursin divided
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Bring large pot of water to a boil
Cook pasta
Drain in colander
Return to pot and set aside
In a medium saucepan, melt the better over high heat
Whisk in the flour and the garlic paste and cook, stirring constantly until golden
Whisk in the milk and dried parsley
Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce comes to a low boil and thickens noticeably
Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese and about 3 oz of boursin.  Whisk until the cheese is completely melted
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Pour sauce over drained based and toss to coat well
Transfer to a lightly greased baking dish and top with the remaining boursin
Bake for 15-20mins or until the top is browned and the cheese is bubbling
Let cool for 5-10mins before serving  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

4.23K Pack Run

Today I ran 4.23K in 31mins.  I am pretty happy with this.  I ran with a new girl who gave me a run for my money. 
At work we are participating in the Heart and Stroke Big Bike. 

If you want to donate follow this link to support me!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

8K Run

Tonight I ran 8K in approximately 1hour and 10mins with the running group.  My Garmin didn't pick up a signal today so I am just estimating my time.  I am happy with this time as I have not run in over a week and I was home sick with a cold yesterday.  This is the route we took:
west King
north Bike Path
west Evergreen
west Riverview
Thru Tunnel
west Terry Fox PW
Turn around at Saturn Playground and return
This is my schedule for the remainder of the week:
Monday: Cross Train
Tuesday: 7K Run
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: 8K Run with The Running Group
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 5K Pack Run
Sunday: 12K Run

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Westin St John USVI - Trip Report (Day 4) April 29th 2012

Today we head home which means a whole day of traveling.  We slept in a little and headed to breakfast after packing up our things.  Our water taxis picked us up at 11:30am for St Thomas. 
One last Iguana picture before we left the island
 This ride was a lot smoother then the ride to the St John.  By the time we cleared customs and security we did not have much time to wait at all.  Off to Philadelphia we went and then on to Toronto.  We arrived home in London around 1am.

Westin St John USVI - Trip Report (Day 3) April 28th 2012

Today was the last full day on the island.  It is also Steven's birthday!  We started the day with breakfast and then we headed into town, Cruz Bay, to do some shopping.  While we were there we found a hiking trail which took us to a nice look out over Cruz Bay.

We checked out the shops at Mongoose Junction and then headed back to the resort. 
This cat was just hanging out at Mongoose Junction

This momma hen with her chicks were running around Mongoose Junction

We then hit up the beach and I went for another float in the ocean while Steven read.  We had lunch and again jumped in the pool. 
Me floating in the ocean

We relaxed in out room for a bit before we got ready for the Gala dinner that was planned for the evening. 

Westin St John USVI -Trip Report (Day 2) April 27th 2012

Today we started off with breakfast with the group as well as a short meeting.  Then the rest of the day was to ourselves.  We started the day at the beach where I signed out a floated and floated on the waves while Steven read on the beach.

We then had a bite to eat and headed to the pool.  Yes we jumped in the pool right after eating.  In the afternoon we had a scheduled poolside massage and then headed back to the room to get ready for our group dinner. 

We went to Asolare on the island which was very nice.  We finished dinner pretty late and was ready for bed when we returned to the resort.

Westin ST John USVI - Trip Report (Day 1) April 26th 2012

Today we set off for our trip to St John USVI which I was nominated from work to attend.  We drove to Toronto from London.  From there we flew from Toronto to Philadelphia and Philadelphia to St Thomas USVI.
St Thomas USVI
 From St Thomas we took a water taxis over to St John.  It was a pretty fast and bumpy ride going over.  Some of our group got quite wet on the ride.
The Westin Resort.  View from the water taxis.
We arrived in St John shortly after 3pm, where we were greeted with a drink waiting for us at check in! 

Our Room


Our building

An Iguana (you will see lots of pics of these guys from my trip!)

View from the beach!

View from the main lobby to the water and the pool

Max the African Grey
 From there we checked out our room, freshened up, explored the rest of the Westin Resort and attended the reception dinner for our group event.
The Welcome Reception Dinner