Sunday, September 29, 2013

Yoga (No Running) - Sore back

Went to Yoga this morning.  A perfect morning and everything was perfect except for my back. The  last  outdoors class at Battery Park for this year.

My back is still sore- painful,  and i am stiff. ....  No running today.
  Rode my bike  this afternoon,
 - May have to see my  MD..

Frustrated - a good soak in the bath might help ,

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Biking and Reading

Yesterday (Friday), Smudge's ashes were returned to me- happy with this decision. Her urn is a cedar box with a gold colored metal name plate...,SMUDGE.
Late afternoon, I  did a short run, approx 3K.

Today was 20C and perfect Indian summer weather. (present temp is 17).
Spent the morning reading the paper and had a great Cappuccino at a down town coffee shop
My back is sore, not sure what is causing it.
 Decision no running  until it clears up .  Rode my bike 29 K.

 Still reading Wild - Cheryl Strayed.   WILD - STRAYED
I am interested in trying a "short" walk  or perhaps a bike ride - maybe three or four days.... (Not the Pacific Crest Trail). Probably  start with somewhere close to home  - in Ontario.
See how it goes and if I like trail hiking and camping? and go from there. I would like to do a walk in England. ( I was born there ).


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Getting rid of mild stiffness

4 days since my race and the passing of my dear cat Smudge.  Decided  its time to  restart my training.  
 A perfect fall day 17 C . Clear blue sky.
Did a slow run along the Waterfront Trail.  Appox 3K.  Purpose of the run was to  get rid of the  mild stiffness i seem to have.

I am entered in the 5K event at the  Scotiabank Toronto  event.  October 20 ( in 3 weeks).
Toronto waterfront marathon. Check out the link. You can probably still enter.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Oasis Zoo Run - Toronto

Saturday, i ran the 5K event in the Oasis Zoo Run Zoo in Toronto 
Rained all day.
The course was inside the Zoo. Mostly uphill on rough roads and paths.  Runners were wet and muddy.

 Very happy with my run time and results.
Chip Time: 32:34.5
445 of 1375 finishers!
   232 position of 952  women finishers.
   2nd in my age category
Got a finishers medal and age category winners medal 

A good experience. 


Sunday, September 22, 2013


Sunday   9PM.
Very sad day. Smudge, my cat,  passed away in the late afternoon. around 5PM.
My friend Wendy , helped me and I  took Smudge to the after hours veterinary clinic. She will be cremated.
I will get her ashes back.   Think - i need to know what happened to her.
Very sad, She  was 16. Had her for the last 4 years and was very attached to her.
She was wonderful friend to me, and I will miss her dearly.

this pic was taken 9/23/2012

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

its dark now at  8:15 pm.  and temperatures drop quickly once the sun goes down.
 Did a slow run 4.2K
Afternoon  biked to do some shopping.14.4K out and back.

started a new blog . bananajello  on Wordpress.

The name of my first blog  on Blogger which disappeared .

Sunday, September 15, 2013

 Yoga in the Park -  @ 9:30 am.
was cool 13C, was great to get some stretching in.
 this pic is from earlier in the summer.
Yoga at Battery Park -
Day off from Running.
and spent some time at a coffee shop.

having a quiet night reading and checking my  facebook.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Dropped to 10C. turned on the heat in my apt. for the first time since late April .
A slow day, shopping and  thinking.  No running, I biked out the Mall .
 Having a quiet Friday night at home,  reading "Wild".

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Did a good run around 16:00 .
The last 400 M , i picked up my pace. Happy .

In the market for a new pair of shoes.  Had a look in Running Room. There is to be a big sale beginning October 3. Think i will wait for the sale. Had a look at a pair of running tights. its going to start getting cooler.  sale for $40.  
 thinking about em.

5 days of problems with my Blogger account. Frustrated and upset. had to change passwords and i sense the issues are still not resolved.  If Blogger  lets me down again - Word press account .blog name - Banana Jello

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

test post, having lots of problems signing in and  posting on my blog.
very frustrating as
Had to change passwords several times. Online help is not good.
Using free stuff - that maybe the reason .

Did 2 good runs this week.
 Yesterday  did a swim at Beachgrove.
 thinking of moving to Wordpress.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Enjoyed having Ben staying with me - 3days, He’s back in Nappanee.  Have not run for 3 days, - Did lots of walking with Ben, and biked.  

Currently reading WILD- Cheryl Strayed. – I’m at page 82 and It’s as good as Heather Riesman (Indigo) says.   Interested in reading  and learning about  long walks- 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

4PM  Did a 6k run .
Time Monument to Olympic Harbor.   followed by a good warm down.

Ben, the Black Lab, now living in Napanee is coming tomorrow for 2 days. Hoping he is on his best behavior.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September is here. and what beautiful day
Went to Yoga at Battery Park. Lots of Yogis. A great class -  led by Jeb from Studio 330.

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