Day 34 ~ over the dips and through the air

Day 34 ~ December 11th, 2017

A smaller post today that’ll focus more on my daily question. My son is still not better 😦 though it does seem to be coming around some so far this morning. He’s smiling and wanting to play a little so that makes me so happy. I hope he gets over all the ick going on by the end of this week. I want my kidlet back!

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Day 17 ~ morning kermit flails

Day 17 ~ November 24th, 2017

An incredibly busy morning and afternoon at home today! Session this morning like normal for the kiddo, but I was slow-moving first thing so that added to the hectic-ness I was feeling. Also, needed to do a read through my son’s current IEP to make sure the goals are current, and some weren’t, so we (me and a friend working with my kiddo) decided on some new ones to work towards. And to add to the craziness I had to get the Term 1 portfolio put together for my son’s Special Ed Teacher for the meeting this morning as well. Thankfully everything ended up going fairly smoothly considered the rough start to the day!

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Day 9 ~ sunshine = smiles

Day 9 ~ November 16th, 2017

It was a beautiful day with more sunshine! I got out with the kiddo and a friend of mine this morning to a provincial park with some fun trails right in the area since I rarely go to them. We brought the nature home with us in the form of sticks and small stones. Likely paint and googlie eye the rocks and decorate the sticks with crafties 🙂 I was saying while we were out this morning that I should always bring a bucket with me because I always end up with stuff in my pockets by the end of the jaunt!

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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