Finding the Fun

I love the days where you just go for a run.You don’t have to worry about tackling hills, lifting weights, or getting your butt kicked at bootcamp. Just running to run.

Some of my friends have been telling me that they want to love running but it’s hard. I feel this way with sushi. I swear I’ve tried it three times at restaurants and everytime I just can’t finish it. I don’t understand it. I eat mussels, crab, lobster, salmon, tuna, cod, calamari, etc but when it comes to sushi– that seaweed taste just disgusts me. I know, I know! You just can’t love everything. I found that when I really started to love running was when I didn’t have to worry about my breath sounding like the last kid to get picked on the baseball team. I finally found my comfortable pace that didn’t leave me panting and all red in the face. Well, honestly I still get pretty red- it’s just my fair complexion!

And now I feel like all my training sessions are fun and look like this:

The best advice I can give is to run to have fun! You can’t always worry about PR’s, taking walking breaks, or how fast your pace is. Sometimes you just have to remind yourself that singing outloud on your treadmill (guilty!) and  laughing outloud at yourself during your run (guilty again!) is how you have fun when you run.  And of course reward yourself with a post-run PB and Banana Soy Smoothie!

During my last run I put on some oldies and rocked out. Kind of embarrassing but so fun! As soon as I hit 7.5 K my knee started to give me problems and I knew I should bring down my run pace and just stop. So, I listened to my body, finished my run, and found my friends the balance board and hand weights and had some fun with them for a while.
The Rescue Me Playlist
Rescue Me- Fontella Bass
That Thing You Do-  The Wonders
Love Shack- B-52’s
Build Me Up Buttercup- The Foundations
Voulez-Vous- ABBA
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
In His Kiss (The Shoop, Shoop Song)- Cher
Jump (For My Love)- The Pointer Sisters
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)- Natalie Cole
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough- Diana Ross
Cool down/Stretching
Wishin’ and Hopin’- Ani DiFranco
Stats of the Run
Distance: 8.18 km
Pace: 4:16 min/km

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And The Nominees Are…

It’s one of my favourite times again.It’s award season! Today the Academy Award nominees were released for 2011 which means- I’m going to have to catch up on my movie watching!

I could only imagine the feelings that all of these artists are going through as they wait to hear their name on  TV or a live streaming. (Thank you, I wish their was video documentation of the different artists jumping up and down as they hear their name being announced. Ahhh, AA my countdown to Sunday February 27th is ON! In 33 days I will be watching all the elegant gowns and tux’s and saying to myself, “I wish I was there!”

Here’s to hoping that I watch all of the nominated movies by then. So far I think I have only seen three… eeks!  I clearly have a lot of work to do.


And yes, my killer boot camp lady kicked my butt again last night. As I was watching The Bachelor last night I said, “Wow, that wasn’t so bad. I don’t feel in pain at all!” And then as I walked around this morning I could feel my muscles have been worked. Espcially in my glutes. Thanks for another glorious butt kicking with boxing, boot camp lady!