Monday, February 18, 2013

Don't count down the days, make every day count

For the first time in nearly 6 months, I'm taking a vacation day.  Actually I'm taking a vacation week, which means I have the entire rest of this week off.  Ding dong!  Geoff is off this whole week for Reading week and I have a crap-load of vacation time just sitting around collecting dust, so what better way than to make a stay-cation out of it.  

I have massive goals for the week: sleep in every day, bake, read, train lots (train-cation?), try some new recipes, get a pedicure.  And of course enjoy as much quality time as possible with my man and my two little munchkins.  So far, so good.  I could get used to this!  

In between all the sleeping in, baking, reading and cooking today, I only made it to a 75 min Moksha class.  I'm not really sure where the rest of the day went, and how it is now 10PM (?).  Earlier on I had a tentative plan in the back of my mind of doing a trainer ride this evening, but that never materialized.  Maybe I should actually nail some goals down for the week, and the upcoming race season.  I should probably sign up for some races as well...

find your strong!

In the past couple weeks of training I have hit right around 10 hours, so perhaps this week I'll aim for 13-15.  It is only February still and 15 hours is generally my max even in the summer, and then I don't even do that much all the time.  My running so far seems to be going OK, I've been consistently doing a long-ish run of 90 min every weekend as well as intervals every week, and consistency is key.  But I want to really focus on increasing the cycling volume and making that a priority.  

 flowers from my Valentine

 my contribution to Valentine's day - starlite yellow cupcakes with pink vanilla frosting and gummy hearts on top

Hugo so happy Geoff is home!

I made Peanut Butter balls today, for the first time ever. They're still setting in the fridge, but they are going to be good.  Instant-Diabetes good (according to Geoff).  In case you want Diabetes as well, the recipe is right here ... I didn't have any butter so I made them with margarine and I'm sure they'll be just as good, maybe even better cause they'll be a lot healthier (hmm- there's not much healthy about these bad boys).  

Just dipped in melted chocolate, now we hurry up and wait while they set in the fridge...

We want spring!

Also, I want to give a shout out to my big sis Alice, who has a med-school interview in Calgary this Saturday.  She is the smartest person I know and she is going to kill it! 

That's all for now.  One of my goals is to write at least 2 blogs per month so you'll be hearing more from me in February...