Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Weekend Scoop

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  As I mentioned in my last post, my weekend was jam packed full of hockey provincials and figure skating so we basically spent from Friday to Sunday at the rink.  We were hoping to exit the weekend with the gold medal but we had to be content with bronze.  3 good games, 1 toughie.  Oh well.  The family figure skater was part of a precision team that was invited to guest skate at another carnival.

The most exciting part however was that my oldest turned 18 on Sunday.


Yes, that was a big pause. I have trouble thinking that can be true.  Where did the time go?Like every other sentimental mother I tried to retell the story of his birth, from the very beginning.  Did I mention if I ever make it to the finals of a beauty pagent, I won't need to work hard finding my talent.  I can clear a room in 30.  Seconds that is.  Well, I enjoyed remembering every detail.  My crew came back quickly when they saw there was ice cream cake.

In terms of training, I did sneak in a 5.5 mile run on Sat.  It was very sunny and mild (about -2 Celcius) so I was pumped to get my legs moving.  I didn't really go into it with a plan but a progression run it turned out to be.  My pace started at 9:15 and ended at 8:20.  I was happy. I have been working so hard on strengthening exercises for my glutes, hips, quads and hams 4-5 times per week and I feel with every run more power and strength in my push.  It feels different and good.  I need to just stay with it and not slack.  I found different exercises and broke them into 2 groups and alternate each group on different nights.  I don't do the exercises the night before running the next morning though.

Planning for runs Tues and Thurs this week and some miles on my bike.  I really need to keep gradually increasing my miles to get my body conditioned.  Some parts need a bit of time to get used to more time in the saddle.

Hoping for a great week!

What are your favourite strengthening exercises?


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