Food Friday

Friday is here!! This week seemed to just fly by! Mostly because it was a short week, and we have been doing so much around the house!

I thought before the weekend officially arrived, and you all went out to get your weekly groceries I would share one of our current go to meals, that also acts as a hubby’s “Lunch 1” for the week.

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Treadmill, training, changes 

What a crazy week!! Right before Christmas we found out our dream house was going up forsale!! We’ve put in our offer and knew we would have to wait for the new year to list our house! Well that time is now, and last week we spent what feels like every spare second prepping for listing day, which is today!!! On top of that I have started my marathon training cycle! Truth be told, I’m terrible about following race plans, but I have vowed to race this year to the best of my ability, and to do that I need to train properly! 

We had some very cold days last week. So I took my runners and headed to the gym for treadmill runs, not ideal, but better than nothing. I’m not sure about you, but I am always waaaay slower on the treadmill, which is messing with my mental game! 

I’ve decided to try out a few new things while training! 

1. I finally downloaded “serial” the podcast season 1, and it really helps make time go faster!! I almost don’t want it to end! 

2. Trying out new fuel! I had my first “Gu” the other day and I must say I’m now a convert! It went down much easier then other gels I’ve tried, and it tasted pretty  good! 

3. I typically run in the same shoes, but decided to try out my mizuno soft long let distances, still not sure how I’m feeling about it! 

4. I got my first pair of pro compression socks! I’m also really liking them! And they come in so many great styles! After a few days of wearing them, I bought an other three! (Thanks grab bag special) 

I’m also getting back into doing lifting, I find for myself I run faster when I’m doing weight training along side running! Post more about that an other day! 

Here’s to planning on conpleting this training cycle with focus and enthusiasm! Only about 6 more weeks until my first race of the year!   

Looking to 2016

Can you believe the year is almost over!?! I know people say it every year, but this year really has flown by! With 2016 just around the corner I thought I would share how my next year is shaping up!

FIRST big news; I am a proud new team member of NUUN Hydration! I feel so blessed and honoured to be part of the team!

Now onto my race plans!

  1. April 24: Waterloo Marathon! I am excited to finish my FIRST full in my home town!
  2. June 5: Run for Women 10km: this race is in support of mental health!
  3. June- the date has not been posted, but every year we as a family participate in the Brain Tumor Spring Sprint,  a cause very close to our hearts
  4. Septemeber 24- Harvest Half
  5. November 6- Road2Hope Marathon
  6. December10-Santa  Pursuit- the family race is on, my goal is to beat my husband!


And that my friends is my race calendar!! I am hoping to add a couple more fun runs in there, and am seriously considering a Try a Tri!! I’m notorious for last minute race registrations, so I’m sure the list will grow!

Can you believe Christmas is just 3 days away!! Enjoy the time with your families this season!

Vacation Favourites

(Seriously what a week! This has been sitting ready to go, I may have forgot to hit post)

What a week! We are home from our Mexican Vacation, and I am finally caught up on laundry, and believe it or not it is all washed AND put away (this is a weekly struggle for me)! While we had a great week away I am happy to be home with my girls and dogs and getting back to the swing of life!!

BUT before my memories fade, just like my tan, I thought I would post my favourite things about this trip!

  1. Time with the hubs! This was something I most looked forward too!! The fall is a busy time for Josh at work, so quality time doesn’t happen as often as it does during other seasons. It was nice to just be able to have the whole week to focus on each other!  We were able to relax and not worry about the kids, knowing that they were having fun and in great hands all week ! ( thanks mom and dad)
Moon Palace Spa day

2. FOOD! It is no secret I   LOVE food, I LOVE cooking and being in the kitchen, but a week of not worrying about meals was amazing!! The food selections were also amazing! I indulged on a lot of chips, guac and salsa verde, but the à la carteès were great at night too! Zero food complaints on my part!

3. Relaxing! I loved being able to lounge and sit pool side! I was able to finish a whole book, Why Not Me?  I have mad love for Mindy Kaling!! I also almost finished an audio book, Born to Run, this book is so inspiring!! Read it, listen to it if you haven’t yet!

DCIM100GOPRO4. Watching the sunrise! I’m not normally a morning person, but we made sure to wake up early enough to to sit on our balcony, enjoy room service breakfast and watch amazing sunrises. God sure knew what He was doing when He created the earth!

Good Morning Mexico!

5. Adventures! We decided as a group to do one excursion, there were so many to choose from we could have filled our week with activities but we really just wanted to relax. We decided to do the “jet boat jungle tour” which ended with snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea! The jet boat was lots of fun! But it was raining and felt like we were being pelted with stones! I had to cover my face, but I still loved it! The jet skis were a little sketchy, but it was nice to tour through the mangroves and enjoy the view with josh! Then the snorkeling, I want to tell you it was so amazing and magical but I cant!  As soon as I got into the water into the marked off zone a fish swam right into me, and I couldn’t handle it. I tried to ignore the fish swimming on the top to see the beautiful coloured ones in the reef but they kept touching me and to be honest swimming with fish is one of my big fears!! I swam back to the jet skis and enjoyed watching the others enjoy their time!


6. Workout partners! I normally hit the gym alone, and run alone ( unless you count Gatsby) so it was really nice to go the gym and have guided workouts with josh! Let me tell you I was sore for days! Something about working out with your husband, it’s a real relationship booster!

If you are on the fence about leaving your kids behind and heading for vacation with your husband I would totally recommend it!! It really helps your remember why you married him and is such a great way to better your marriage!!