Extra Bold Coffee With A Side of Inspiration, Please!

Yesterday I had quite the eventful day. I got to work to find a sheet of ice outside of my office door. I was honestly afraid I was going to drop my extra bold coffee to the ground which would lead to a sad decaffeinated morning.

So, I took every step carefully with my durable UGG rain boots that people like to make fun of and say I look 12 in but- I love them. And they keep me warm with their fur lining. Perfect!
As I sat at my office desk I looked up to see a man in his 50’s falling in mid air and come down on that hard walkway. I immediately left the office to see if he was OK and all he said was, “I just need an ambulance.” Easy enough. I got on the phone and the man managed to make it into my office and onto my couch. While we waited for the paramedics, I learnt that he was just leaving from the massage therapists office. How brutal is that?! To get all your kinks out and then hit the hard ice with full force. He ended up breaking a rib and had to be taken away to the hospital. I took his car keys upstairs to the masseuse’s office so that his son could come and get his car. I felt so bad and I got scared everytime someone passed my office window and I would say, “please don’t fall, please don’t fall!”
Throughout the day I couldn’t help but think, “Is Steve OK?” And then I thought, I could NEVER run on ice sheets even with shoe grips. With my luck, what happened to Steve walking would happen to me running. I don’t know how those runners do it! I can’t even eat soup without spilling it on myself! This was my lunch yesterday:
mmmm, spinach soup!
As I prepped my for my speedy 7K run, I decided it would be fun to throw some way back playback songs onto my playlist. Who doesn’t love running to Dance Mix ’95, Hanson, and S Club 7? I ask you that! And they were perfect powersongs. I put my playlist on a jukebox shuffle so that I wouldn’t know the order of my new top 40 meets old top 40 playlist. I loved it. I’m sure the girl walking on on the t-mill while talking on the phone next to me loved hearing my oldies blaring out of my ear buds. And I think drinking a bottle of Vitamin Water before my runs is helping. I went with the XXX before this run. You gotta love everything Costco sized! I love not having to hydrate all the time on my run and my mission to drink water all day long just doesn’t seem to be working lately. But I’m still persistent at making it work!
And have you seen Jennifer Aniston’s gone viral?! I love her. She’s hilarious. She may have inspired me to make a vlog. And drink Vitamin Water again. And get internet boys. And do my make-up like hers. So much inspiration in one video!
 

The Kickin’ It Playlist

*On jukebox shuffle
Bass Down Low- Dev and The Cataracs
1,2,3 Train With Me- Play Ahitty

Hummingbird Heartbeat- Katy Perry

Born This Way- Lady GaGa
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes- Ke$ha

Where’s The Love?- Hanson
S Club Party- S Club 7
Who’s That Chick?- David Guetta feat. Rihanna

Cool Down/Stretching
Wish You Were Here- Avril Lavigne
Freckles- Natasha Bedingfield

Stats of the Run
Distance: 7.03 km
Pace: 4:22 min/km
Incline: 1%

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White Tees and Coffee Don’t Mix!

Friends, I’m a slob. I’m sorry but it’s true. I sat down to read all of my favourite blogs and post comments (which I also love to read on my blog- so thank you friends for all your lovely messages– I love them!) and I managed to hit my coffee and spill a nice portion all down my white t-shirt. Why do I wear white?!



Why am I a slob?!



 

Up close and personal




So, I laughed it off and got a suggestion for a song from my friend Caitlin. And- I’m in love with it. Warning: you’re gonna want to do a happy dance when you hear this one!

Also- I LOVE Eliza’s romper in this video. I want one. Real bad.
Here are my delicious carbs, fibre, and iron that I filled up before on before my easy, peasy, balance board workout:
Hungarian Mince with Mango Chutney

Yoga Woke Me Up Better Than Coffee?!

Two years ago I was going through one of the most stressful times in my life. I started to feel that going to the gym and cheerleading practices were not enough of a stress reliever anymore. I needed to clear my mind, body, and soul. So, I wanted to take up Yoga.

My schedule was already jam packed with so many commitments that I just didn’t have the time take a class. So, I had to result to a DVD. This way I could workout early in the morning or at odd hours of the night. (Yep, my schedule was that crazy!) While shopping at Lululemon I came across an Eion Finn Power Yoga For Happiness DVD. I instantly picked it up, walked directly to the cash register and bought it. This became one of the best things I have ever found!

This may sound just like the conversation on Grey’s Anatomy last week when Bailey and Ben were talking about how first timers at yoga always come out saying that “they can breathe better and feel free…etc” but- it’s true! You finish the practice with a lighter, looser mind and body. It feels as if a large weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Going through all of the different poses allows you to take the time to just connect with yourself. Everyone has so many problems in their daily life and yoga really is a great to wipe away those thoughts and concentrate on what really matters- your inner happiness.

This is the first time I have ever expereinced this and get ready for it because it is a big one– yoga woke me up better than coffee. Coming from me- this is crazy talk! I am 500% a coffee girl. I love trying different types of coffee beans, experiencing new flavours, and waking up to the smell of coffee. But lately my body doesn’t want to drink this delicious beverage in the morning. This morning especially was a big struggle to drink coffee. So, I did yoga to wake up my senses. The sun was shining, I was yawning as I went through my poses and still feeling the burn out that I have given myself over the last couple of days. By the end of my magically hips routine I was energized, happy, stretched out and I just wanted a cup of tea! Tea and still not a glorious cup of coffee?! Have I kicked my caffeine addiction? Probably not. I will most likely have a cup of java later but for now, I am definitely feeling much better post-yoga.

I’m ready to use my day to it’s full potential!
Namaste!