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According to my schedule, I was supposed to run 5 hills yesterday after work.
I had a really good run on Tuesday and was really looking forward to my run on Wednesday but at noon I could feel my right shin throbbing a bit and my right IT-band was tight at heck!
I went back and forth on whether or not to stick it out and run (pain is weakness leaving the body, afterall) or give my body a night off. (I do have a race in 31 days and another in 61 days. eeks!).
In the end, I decided to head home, make friends with my foam roller, and give my body a rest. I’ve been battling IT-band issues for ages and my shin has been bugging me since April (and taping my leg in all kinds of crazy coloured wrap probably isn’t the best everyday solution!) I’m going to make today a good day (I hope!) with a 6km run followed by some hot yoga to work my upper body and stretch everything out.
While resting I enjoy a delish dinner!
Some wine from our trip to the Okanagan
And a bison sausage with zucchini and mushrooms.
Some watermelon slices for dessert – I ate it all before I had a chance to take pictures
As a bonus?
Some crazy pictures of the storm that rolled in when The Cowboy and I were watching the finale of So You Think You Can Dance. Crazy!
(We’re rooting for Melanie to win, I LURVE her!)Read More
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The new header is finally (FINALLY!) up! It took some tweaking this morning and I think we might need to make the header file a teeny bit bigger, but it’s done and it’s there. If you don’t see it clear your cache and come back. I think y’all will like it. (RSS feed readers, it’s totally worth the click. PROMISE!
Can someone tell me why I always want to spell “traveling” as “travelling”?!
Nearly two weekends ago I spent 40 hours in Winnipeg for a family celebration, my Oma and Opa are celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss.
60! Can you believe it?!
Since I was flying in and out and was really only going to be there for 40 hours, I didn’t want to worrying about checking a bag, or taking too much luggage.
I’m notorious for overpacking so I started mentally planning early in the week in the hopes that I’d be able to get everything into my two allowable carry-ons.
And my awesomely stylish fanny pack (shut up! You know it’s awesome!)
I knew clothes wouldn’t be the issue, all I needed was an outfit for the plane
An outfit for the party on Saturday evening
And an outfit for brunch on Sunday
But – it’s the toiletries that always kill me!
On Thursday I had to go to the mall to pick up some jeans I had hemmed and I popped by The Body Shop and Bath and Body Works to see what they had in travel size (since this is trip 1 out of 4 I’m making in the next 8 weeks, I decided this wasn’t going against my “no spending” rule).
I didn’t need to bring anything to wash my face with as I had found these awesome wipes that I was using when I was biking to and from work.
I also didn’t bring any shampoo or conditioner as I washed my hair on Saturday after my run and was going to be home by 9am on Monday and could shower then.
Here’s what I needed to bring toiletry-wise:
- Deodorant (did you know it’s not considered a solid?!)
- Lip balm
- Lip gloss
- Hair spray
Not a whole heck of a lot, but it can be challenging to fit all the above into the designated 1L baggies required by airport security.
Amazingly, I was successful! I even blow dried my hair before heading out on the Saturday so I’d have “did” hair for the party Saturday evening.
The next few weeks consist of some absolutely crazy traveling, so this was a great dry run! On Monday I’m off to Toronto for the first time ever! I don’t think I’ll be able to do it with a carry-on as I need work clothes and my computer (I’m debating bringing my work computer AND my personal computer, but that’s just crazy!) but I’m going to aim to pack as light as possible!
Remainder of the Winnipeg weekend to come!Read More