Protein Shakes

I have been creating some new protein shakes as I need to add more protein in my diet. I've created some recipes and thought I'd share some.

Blueberry & Banana
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1/2 banana
1 tbsp flax seed oil
1/2 cup coconut water
1 serving of your favourite protein powder

Strawberry & Banana
1/2 Banana
1/2 cup of Strawberries
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Flax Seed Oil
1/2 cup coconut water
1 serving of your favourite protein powder

The sugar has to go!

Training for the marathon has been going pretty good. Lately I've noticed that I just haven't been getting enough protein in my diet, but always way too much carbs. Last week I tried to put an end to that. Cutting out some sugar (& caffeine) in my diet. Every morning I would drink a large regular with a shot of french vanilla from Tim Horton's. This is usually all I would drink for coffee during the week, but Saturdays & Sundays I tended to drink a little more. Plus I would have diet coke at lunch (not all the time mind you, but too much to be honest).

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2011

I have officially signed up for my 2nd marathon. I will be raising money for the Assaulted Women's Helpline. You can sponsor me online here.

This is the 4th time I have run for this charity. It's a great cause.

Mississauga 1/2 Marathon Complete

I completed the Mississauga 1/2 marathon today. I was a little slower then I had originally started out training for. I was hoping to have a sub 2 hour finish, but alas it wasn't meant to be this year. Official time by - Here is my runkeeper map. Can't really complain about my performance though. It was raining (although not as hard as I was expecting) and windy. I didn't really get enough sleep from the night before.

Drupal 7

I'm going to be changing my blog in the next month or so. I've recently been learning Drupal and I am going to get my 1st real life crack at it by re-doing my blog. I recently completed some Lynda training videos and here are the links to my certificates: Drupal 7 - Essential Training Drupal 7 - New Features

Around the Bay

I ran my 1st Around the Bay today. Now I only ran the last 15km as I did the relay with a friend. It was the last 1/2 that I did and it was crazy hilly. Although the 1st few hills weren't too bad, it was the last 2 hills that killed my achilles heals. Specifically the last hill, known as "Reaper's Hill". I ran up the hill. Ok, more like a jog but I didn't walk it. When I got up to the top and started running a little faster I could feel some kind of pull in my achilles heal on both legs. Not good. I had to slow down even though the last 3 km is a slight decline.

New Workout!

I've been kind of bored of my previous workout. I hadn't even gotten to 3 sets & max reps (12 for upper & 15 for lower body), but I don't want to get bored, so I'm going to change it up.

My Back Situation (Good news)

On Monday, January 17th, I went and saw a physiotherapist in Toronto. Wow, I'm glad I did! She did some stretching and gave me some exercises to do. She also said I could start running again, but to wait another week. She also said I could do other exercises in the meantime, so I was able to get on the elliptical that week. Not a moment too soon. I was going a little crazy since I hadn't done any exercises in over a week. That day I went on the crosstrainer and got back into my weight lifting plan, only doing 2 sets though.

Back pain sucks

This year is not starting out well for me. I have been experiencing back pain for the last 3 weeks. I was still running up until this past Monday. The pain was only occuring when I was sitting @ my desk or when I was in a car. The best way to describe it was nerve pain. Since it had gone on for over 2 weeks I decided to call my doctor about the lower back pain & booked an appointment for Friday (Jan 14th). Since the back pain didn't occur when I was running, I kept at it. On Monday evening however that changed and my back was hurting while I was running. Plus my right big toe was sore.

Check out mostlylisa's new project Find the instructions here. Here's my first pic for January 1st, 2011.


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