Workout for the off-season

I have come up with a new workout routine. Still doing some running, but adding elliptical as it will be easier when the weather is bad (I have 1 in my living room). I also will be riding my bike, weather permitting of course.

STWM 2011 - Race Report

Had an ok sleep. Woke up around 3:15 to go to the bathroom. Woke up again around 5:45am and just layed there like a zombie until the alarm went off at 6am. Got up and forced myself to eat a banana & a bagel with a glass of water. Went back to bed until about 6:50. Got up and got dressed. I always leave out all my clothes because I have a tendency to be forgetful and clumsy early in the morning. My mom was 15 minutes early so she helped me get some stuff together. I had everything ready to go and we were off.

Welcome to Drupal!

Here is my drupal site. Fantastic!

Running for the Assaulted Women's Helpline

Less then 5 weeks to the marathon. (32 days as of this writing.)

This week & next week will be my peak weeks of training. 3 hour long runs on Sundays. Craziness!

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 I also tried the Strawberry & banana without the honey and it is fine.

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.


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