Day 3 ~ busy, busy, busy

Done yesterday but had some computer issues (that are continuing into today -_-) so posting it now and today’s post is still to before the end of the day!

Day 3 – November 7th, 2017

Well my workout was tough this morning because it was so dang cold and getting my daily workout done first thing is not easy either! My preference when exercising is being barefoot (honestly I’m like this all the time cause I hate socks!) so my toes were little, sore icicles before I even hit the halfway mark. I am very thankful for slippers today 😛
And it was lower body for Day 2 in the Mutation Split and I didn’t completely hate it. Leg day is not remotely close to being my favourite muscle group to work, but I don’t slack on it anymore either.

On a great side to this my push-up numbers are improving almost weekly now *fist pump* I’m doing a set rep amount daily and it’s increased every week by 2reps/day. So last week it was 78reps/day and this week is 80reps/day and I’m attributing my progress across several push-up variations to this regular activity. Of course it’s something put together via The Hive and the forum topic can be found here. We call ourselves The Pushers!

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Day 2 ~ warm (& regulation!) is a challenge

Day 2 – November 6th, 2017

It’s a cold morning *shivers*
So I’m glad that I started a new weight lifting split this A.M. as it helped me get warmed up. At least for a little while anyway! It’s an upper-lower body split shared via a Hive member at Darebee and looking forward to my progress in it after four weeks. I’ve done two other splits by this particular Bee and not only enjoyed them both immensely, but had great gains by the end of each too.

With the help of a friend, that also works as EA to my son, we put together two mosaics of painted boards we all worked on since October. Head on over to Instagram if interested in what they look like. My son loves displaying his crafts and artwork around the house, be it the fridge or walls. It makes it him so excited he wiggles uncontrollably!

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Day 1 ~ Once more with feeling

Day 1 ~ November 5th, 2017

Well since I completely failed at putting up a post everyday as of this summer, even just a small one, I am re-starting this list attempt. I think I will prep about a weeks worth of posts every Sunday so all I have to do everyday is a quick blurb before bedtime each night at the very least. I think this will make it doable 🙂

Now a very quick recap of the last couple months! I have a handful of posts to do for completed things on my Bucketlist that happened either over the summer or the beginning of fall. I did go through my list last month to figure out what on my ‘to do’ at the moment so I’ll need to put together an update for that as well.

In September I drove down to California with my son and his bio-dad to mainly see Disneyland, but Legoland and Sea World were in there too. I put some pics up on my Instagram (link is in the top right hand section of the sidebar) for anyone interested.
The thing I miss most about the trip is the freeways! Driving throughout the States made me appreciate how well their roads are set-up/laid out as they make so much sense and you get everywhere so quickly! I got back my city and could see how much we would benefit of the same system here. It would alleviate the huge traffic problem just like that *snaps fingers*

And honestly the scenery in Oregon was no hardship either 😛 I will do a strictly Oregon trip in the future because a quick drive through does not do it justice in the slightest.

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Day 52 ~ what I’ve been up to since summer started

Day 52 ~ August 19th, 2017

Yikes! It has been basically two months since my last post! With summer vacation arriving I spend so much time outside either for just myself or with my son. There have been plenty of days that I don’t turn my computer on, or it’s only on from about supper time to bedtime, which is a good thing!

I have a few posts to do for completing things off my bucket list and I will likely do one for my last race as well (this past Sunday). But first what has gone on lately!

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Day 51 ~ focus change, new goals

Day 51 ~ June 18th, 2017

It seems so strange to not be doing any Math during some of my free time on a Sunday… It’s awesome, but odd as I got into such a routine with it for nearly 6 months. So, so glad to be finished the course and I’m curious what my final grade for it is, but I won’t know that until I get my updated transcript in the mail in July most likely. I know I passed at least so that’s really all that matters and I don’t need to do anymore either *fist pump*

Lots of brainstorming/mulling over going on the last few weeks in regards to some new fitness goals. I achieved all my previous ones between last year and this year so I needed to get some new targets going to help me stay motivated.
I’ve decided to start working towards doing 100 push-ups in a row. Right now my max is 56 so I’ve got a way to go, but I enjoy push-ups and with a good, consistent plan I should be able to do it. I still plan to work at being able to do a front lever and a planche, I just won’t be super focused on them over the summer I don’t think.
Over the summer I will be mostly focused on running, try to get faster still, lots of leg & ab work, and still some weights as well. I want to be able to do 10 perfect pistol squats on each leg so hence the frequent leg work basically every other day.

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Day 50 ~ two times is no good

Day 50 ~ May 28th, 2017

This morning was the second race in the MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) race series here in Kelowna. And I was not impressed once again for the following reasons:

1. The trail selected forced the racers to bottleneck into single file for most of the race, which caused a slow down in speed and runners tripping and/or falling.
2. Runners for the 10km had to run the same route TWICE. Awful! Especially in high twenty degree heat and inclines that you’ve already run at the first half of the race. Ones legs are already quite fatigued at this point. I would have preferred a looped run that had me running 5 km up and then 5 km down.
3. Pyschy-wise it’s tough to stay pumped up and do your best when you know you have to see everything all over again. Repetition is one of the biggest pet peeves that I have so this was extremely aggravating before I even left the house to go to the race.

An annoyance that I met for the last 5km was the runner paced behind me had a Bluetooth speaker playing music, which would have been fine if we were hiking, but I don’t enjoy music when I run and found this discourteous to myself and other participants. And because I don’t listen to music when I run (unless I am at the track), I found it distracting. Use your ear buds it’s courteous to the everyone else around you.

I did like that this run was out on trails this time though. I’ve never been on any of the trails in Rose Valley so it was cool to get a small ‘taste’ of the area and I will certainly go back to do some walking around them in the future.

So, that all said I am not super excited for the third race despite it being on the regular trail I use near my place. I imagine they will make up run to 5km and then turn around and run back which is stupid and I really don’t want to do that.

I think I am going to email the coordinator tomorrow and see the reasoning behind looped routes and what could maybe, be done to change that. Running from point A to point B is ideal whether in a full circle or a straight line as it kills monotony.

I should hopefully get race standings tomorrow, or if really lucky tonight. I’ll keep checking either way!

In other news… Only three weeks left of school and it doesn’t feel like enough time… I’m hoping to get everything done on time to at least get a decent mark. Glad that my schooling direction has changed as there’s no way I could handle more Math and Physics next year. Just no way.

I have the last Team Meeting tomorrow afternoon for my son’s schooling/programing. So, hopefully I can get everything for that wrapped up today and tomorrow morning. It will be nice to not have to send weekly updates for a few months as that gets so tedious combined with daily life and I often am not on my phone or computer.

Things I am grateful for/about today:

~ finishing the race even though I really didn’t want to
~ my plot in the community garden is doing nicely. All transplants and seedlings are doing awesome!
~ a nice cool shower after the race in the hear this morning
~ lovely conversation with a friend
~ it stays slightly chilled inside the house despite no A/C running and it so hot out

Day 49 ~ quick ‘n’ same old

Day 49 ~ May 22nd, 2017

Only a quick post as not much going on today aside the usual…

I wanted to spend so much time outside today, but I didn’t risk more than 30 minutes at a time because my shoulders, chest, and face is so sunburned. It should be lessened a fair bit by tomorrow though so I won’t be “stuck” inside all day long.
To make it worse, today dragged on forever it seems! Partly because I was up so early and the other is that I felt confined to the indoors. There was plenty of productivity, but more sunshine would’ve been my jam 🙂

I keep wanting to do another run this evening and I already did one this morning. The only things stopping me are the planned long run tomorrow and my legs are sore from the leg workout I did in the AM. Suffice it to say I am incredibly stoked for my run tomorrow!!!

Things that I am grateful for/about today:

~ my new desk
~ finding the pin to pump up the bosu ball and various other flat sports balls
~ I got some more Core Word Stories printed off this morning
~ cleaning up the pile of notes that accumulated on my desk. It’s slowly becoming smaller and smaller, but I’d like to get these all electronic in the future. Save on paper and be better organized.
~ having a game plan for how my day will look tomorrow! It’s going to be busy!

Cheers ~ ✌