Matcha Green Tea Latte and I need some Motivation…….

This week has been a bit of a write off. Starting the week off exhausted just had me completely out of routine and lacking motivation.

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I did do 4 runs outside this week but they were all pretty short…..No long run for me this week! 2 of the runs were at work with one of my partners…The other two were this weekend on my days off……

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Runners Logic: I’m Tired……I Think I’ll Go For A Run

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After work today I was exhausted! Even though I only worked 6-2 I was just beyond tired, but I had already planned on doing a 10k when I got home.

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I changed out of my uniform at work and into my running clothes so that I didn’t even have to go into the house except to drop off my bag. Because if I sat down even for a minute that run wasn’t happening!

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Monday can bite me…..and race results

The results from yesterdays race were posted last night. According to the official stats I finished at 53:14 with a pace of 5:20 per km or 8:34 per mile. I finished 9 out of 28 in my age group and 58 out of 183 overall. Not many people ran the 10k compared to the 5k, which had 1500 runners.

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We have our next 10k on May 10th. It is a easier course so I am hoping to hit 50-51 minutes……

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No….seriously…..

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I run because it’s good for me…….also because I like to eat…..and drink…..a lot

Holy F Bomb windy again……I don’t know what is going on around here but I don’t like it! It finally stopped raining so I got out ASAP for my run as it looked like it might start pouring again any minute.

I popped a power ball

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I bundled up and got outside. I could barley pull my front door shut the wind was so strong. 51 km/per hour (32 miles) winds……When is this madness going to stop!!

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Pre-Run…..I could barley open my eyes !

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Some bunny has been digging in my yard…..and Grocery fun!

Finally have a day off!!! It is disgusting weather here! Pouring rain all day, cold and the fog is as thick as pea soup!

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mmmm….Pea Soup!

Now I wanna make pea soup…….

Anywhooooo

Had a zillion errands to do today as I work AGAIN this weekend…..two in a row….

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This is the same face I actually make when I am angry……see

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Yikes……

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12 KM run, Easter Cupcakes and Cream Eggs oh my…….

Up at 7 this morning with a million things to do on my day off…..Ugg….TGIF tomorrow……NOT

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After Breakfast and Coffee, I started making Cupcakes for tomorrow (More on that later)…..

I was holding out for it to warm out as promised by the Weather Channel…….

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18C / 65F my ass…….I finally just said screw it and left for my 12K run

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Here we go! It was just one of those terrible run days. I wasn’t feeling it at all! My legs felt heavy and nothing was going smoothly.

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I picked a new route that I haven’t went before just to mix it up a bit……Big mistake…..The hills I knew about, fine, but it was all the other obstacles that were the problem. From no sidewalks for the majority of the run (which I don’t mind if there is at least a gravel shoulder to run on), to major spring construction, not to mention the insane wind that was trying to carry me away! But then tragedy struck……..my music died at KM 8!

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Now most runners will know that this is not ok. I almost had a break down. But I was able to push through and finish the run!

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12 KM in 1 HR and 12 MIN…Not my best day…..but it is what it is!

I had a ton of meal prep to get done for the weekend as well as 3 Dozen Cupcakes that a couple of girls from work had ordered from me for Easter. I grabbed all the supplies at the Bulk Barn except for the little licorice sticks I use for the handles, and the only place that has these is Wal-Mart. While at Wal-Mart I got lost and happened to wander through the Easter Candy Isles…… oops…..I just happened to stumble across these…..

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ummm…..You have to be kidding me!

excitedI love Cadbury Cream Eggs!!!! So I did what any rational person would do…..I bought 4 packs……

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When all is said and done it was a productive and healthy day overall.

Dinner was a Turkey Burger with no bun and some Green Beans and some Plantain I cooked up (in coconut oil) before they went bad……Delish

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Cupcakes are finished ……

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Easter Basket Cupcakes

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All done!

I am just now sitting down with a glass of Wine to enjoy the last bit of the evening!

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Have a great weekend!

Food prep, a shoulder workout, a little mussel and it’s still friggin freezing here…….

Since I work 12 hour days I eat all my meals at work on work days. I start at 6 am, so that means up at 4:10am. This makes for A LOT of meal prep. When it comes to my work meals I stay super basic and boring. Mostly eating the same thing every day. I would rather have my tasty healthy foods for my days off. It works for me. For Shane I get more creative with his work meals, because he wouldn’t eat so healthy if he was eating grilled chicken and broccoli every day like I do.

He is more likely to get a coconut chicken curry or a quinoa salad. Not the tasteless stuff I eat.

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Plain Grilled Chicken
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Roasted Broccoli

After my 6-6 yesterday I went to my work gym for a quick 40 minute weight workout. I mostly worked my shoulders.

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I love a good shoulder work out. I am really trying to keep up my weight training up when all I really want to do is run right now.

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It’s almost a mussel……

Just thought I’d share this obnoxious selfie….why not right?!

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Sorry……..

Just a side note……

Summer is never coming to Toronto. It sure feels that way …….sigh

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Is it warm where you are? If so I’m so jealous……..

Krazy Glue saves lives

Yesterday was a nice day off! After running on the hamster wheel treadmill for 4 miles, we headed to Costco. My blender decided to go kaput on me the other day and I can’t live without one. Of course I would LOVE to get a vitamix but I don’t really want to spend $500-$700 on a blender. I have a few friends who have the Ninja and say it works great. I looked all over trying to find the 1500 watt/2.5 horsepower one but apparently Canadian’s don’t need blenders that strong and the American web sites all refused to ship it to me!! rudeI ended up getting the blender / food processor. I took it home, washed it all up……..Excited to get it all put together and use it…..Then the damn thing cut me!! SOBAt least I know its sharp! After I cut myself it was bleeding like crazy…….so I did what any normal person would do…..After it FINALLY stopped bleeding, I krazy glued that sucker shut….Good idea!……Right????…..I work the next three days in a row….7-7.