Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years eve - Kingston, Ontario

 I'm getting ready to welcome in 2014.  
 Last training in 2013 , was this afternoon  on my snow shoes - took quite a fall, shook me up.  but  i 'm home and okay .
Making supper , and will be  watching Times Square NYC  and Niagra Falls, Ontario - the count down  and the bands and stuff on TV. Go to Global TV Toronto to watch it. Global TV Toronto
 So Happy New Years to all of you. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Today's run was slow

I did a slow 4.83 K jog.  Happy to get home without falling.

The streets and roads are a mess, a combination of  ice, water and granular snow.  The Weather Network says "Present temp 2C  and  feels like minus 3, Overnight  dropping to -10".  This forecast  means more icy streets and roads.

My present goal is to  increase my  workout /run distances. As we are entering a January deep freeze for the next 2 weeks, I am thinking of getting in some swimming or stationary bike.. If we get a good  snow fall I will be out on my snow shoes and XC skis.

Have you tried Clif Bars? Clif Bar & Company
They are good. I like the soft bars best."crunchy peanut butter" and "white chocolate Macadamia "
 But  check 'em out for yourself.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Cross Training on Snow Shoes

warmed up a little today-3C. Weather channel is forecasting cold for the next 2 weeks. 
Sidewalks are not plowed.  Got out my snow shoes and walked over to Queens  west campus 
and did a good run and walk . Happy with my workout.  Nice to be out on the snow 
My snow shoes are Atlas and   designed for trails and hiking . - . 
Running snow shoes. might be a good investment.  .

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas everyone

Christmas morning - update 
since my last post, we've experienced a major ice storm
Ice Storm CBC - stunning-photos.html
Present temp. is -24 C.    Yes minus 24 Celsius. 
i did manage to get in a slow and cautious run last evening.  slow and careful run after the Ice Storm
 Hoping to run again this afternoon.  I have missed several consecutive days of training. 

Looking forward to a quiet Christmas dinner. its not turkey this year. cooking Parmesan Chicken breasts, Sauteeed Cherry Tomatoes, herbed wild rice and broccoli. with Wolf Blass Chardonnay , Strawberries (fresh from California)  and Christmas Fruit Cake. (store bought).  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Janathon/ fire in my neighborhood/8.3K run\

What a day.
A major fire very close to where i live, a spectacular rescue by  helicopter from CFB Trenton.
lots of smoke.

Went out for my run and ran away from the Smoke.
did 8.3K - happy with my run . It was dark, but able to see from the  reflection of the snow.

Signed up for Janathon. Janathon  Check it out.
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

very cold -14

Its cold and windy. weather channel -14C and feels like -22C
walked downtown had a coffee and muffin , walked home. 6.6K
No running today. Too cold for me.

Friday, December 13, 2013

December and itsCold

After a layoff – did my first run in over a week.
Weather Channel  December and its Cold

  A 5.84 run, Temperature:  -11C. Wore lots of layers. 
Happy with my run. Pace was slow but sure. 
Had to be careful due to icey patches on sidewalks.

Pleased with the run, the distance . Time was approx. 39 min. Time includes waits at traffic lights and street crossings.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday June 28, 2018 - Cycling

Weather is  perfect.  24 C .  Warm and sunny. Cycled out to the Military Base and had  a  look at the boats at their yacht club and spent so...