Sunday, February 20, 2011

breakfast bang....

Whew what a weekend! Ok so it was sprinkled with alot of sleep and alot of nothing but I feel really accomplished, go figure.  Yesterday morning I went to see my financial girl at the bank.  I wanted to open a savings account and she is great and we always have a good laugh and get loads done.  At the end of the appt I ended up not only with a savings account but adding a large chunk to my annual RRSP contribution, bought a cheque set for my business and sore cheeks from laughing. Jenny is good people, if you are in Burlington go see her, she's with CIBC.  She makes me want to be fiscally responsible and makes things seem much less scary.

I have been fighting something for a few days, out of the blue I'd get a headache and my nose would plug up or be runny but after a good night's sleep it would go away.  Saturday night had alot of headache and feeling crappy but that did not stop me from putting together the 'breakfast bang'.  I have a friend at work, I'll blog about her in detail on another day.  She has lost 40? 50? 60? lbs, looks amazing and she did it the right way.  She works out, she's a runner (yes I'm trying to get her to come to the half with me in October cause she'd definitely kick my ass)... anyway she sets a fantastic example at the office, salad everyday for lunch, she's famous for her salads and they LOOK more delicious than a plateful of fries so I'm going to take a page out of Allison's book.  Last night cause I'm such a cool chick I spent an hour putting together the "breakfast bang" kicker for morning oatmeal.  She adds 1tbsp each of bran, wheatgerm and flaxmeal so I put that into tiny snack bags, 30 of em.  I tried to make it fun by doing it while drinking a glass of red.  The red I have is redneck (read cheap) but I have the Vinturi now so it tasted good. 

Today I met my friend Amanda and we went for a walk. Amanda has agreed to do the October half with me, she's not a runner but was looking for a goal, GO AMANDA. Last week I was thinking about the half marathon and thought aside from my regular running/cycling training (still can't swim) that I would add in a SUPER long walk on Sundays.  Nothing overly strenuous but something to get me out walking for however long I think the half marathon will take, at this point I'm thinking 3 hours.  I thought it might mentally prepare me a bit  better.  Shock of all shocks when I was on Beth's blog and she wrote about this same thing, I feel kinda validated.  Anyway Amanda and I met today around noon for our first walk and decided to test out 2 hours.  I was feeling better from the stuffy nose/headache point of view and my ankle was feeling good.  I got my shoes all set up with the insoles (level 1) and off we went.  We did 10km in 2 hours (that included a 10 minute bio/water break in the middle).  By the end my ankle was toast and the insoles were clearly bothering me.  Not 'bothering me in an 'oh my god these thing suck kinda way' but just a 'these are new and I have to get used to them' way.  

Came home, had an epic 2 hour nap, seriously I'm turning 81 next year.  I made an awesome dinner of buffalo chicken and blue cheese sausage saut√©ed with peppers, onions and finished in the oven with diced tomatoes and served with quinoa and of course a glass (of 2) of red.  

Spin class for me tomorrow, I hope the centre is open because I am not in the mood to do an hour on the trainer on my own.   





That's all I got...

8 comments:

Julie said...

Good job on the walk! It will help I'm sure!

Yea maybe easing into the insoles would be better. Keep us posted on how it goes. I thought my issues were better but on my long run today my one toe was really numb and bothering me.

Matty O said...

I am not in the mood to do an hour on the trainer on my own LOL!

COME ON GIRL!

Caratunk Girl said...

Seriously, I am with Matty O, you can do it!! I just did 3hrs alone on the trainer. Well, I had Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and Steven Tyler with me.

VanAwesome! said...

What is this half that you are doing in Oct?? I think I want to do it too. I have been looking for you to do and was thinking that fall would be best to keep me moving through the summer :)...Where is it?

She said I need a goal said...

Matty, Mandy, I only meant that I felt more like a spin class than a trainer session. Are spin classes bad? I did end up on the trainer though because I wanted to get it over with, spin class isn't til 7:20pm on Mondays.

Gail, I'll post a comment on your blog as I'm not sure if you are checking back here.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

You are not 81, your an endurance athelte, naps are on the training program and essential for all the crap we do

She said I need a goal said...

Whatsyername, I would agree with you if I was hitting the training hard but I've noticed since I turned 43 or so that I started napping where I never did before. Age is not my friend.

Colleen said...

Naps are totally cool! :)

I love the little bags of oatmeal. Definitely needed the wine for that project!