Friday, January 31, 2014

Last Day of Janathon

Did my last Janathon Run for 2014.
  and I am very happy that I completed the thirty day challenge.
I am not a good writer or blogger,; Janathon  was a great test . It also gave me  the  motivation  to get out  an do my runs in frigid weather and to do a daily post.

  It's a good thing to do.
my plans are to continue training - i am entered in 2 runs in April
 the Harry Rosen 8K and the and the Toronto Yonge Street 10K

would love to hear from other bloggers.    on fb, google or blogger.
I plan to continue blogging.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 30 Thursday

Late afternoon went for my run. 
Ran slowly, and completed a   5.75K run.  I was tired and have lots stuff on my mind- and the two factors  slowed me down. 
 A fair amount of snow has fallen over the past couple of days,and the roads and streets are not clear.

 One more day left in Janathon. Till then.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29

Day off from running. Spending a quiet day getting caught  up on the non running life side of my life. 
  there is a great new ( at least i think its new_ ) Budeweiser Super Bowl Ad featuring the famous horses.  Clydesdale and Puppy Ad.
 Have a nice night.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Janathon 28 - happy with my run

Its has been snowing since early afternoon. Walked to Starbucks  on lower Princess Street, had a  Grande Dark Roast Coffee and "double Chocolate Brownie". Walked home - i should get my run in . the snow was getting heavier. And my plan is to run longer. Not easy as the sidewalks were filling up from the new snow. Did an 8K  run and very happy as the conditions were difficult. 

Next feed my cat, and have supper. Tonight - having Swiss steak - Been defrosting since noon. 

Three more days for Janathon. Have not missed a day or post yet. Keeping my fingers crossed i can do the next three days. 

Have ordered a book from Indigo  - Once A Runner.  (Canadian online Bookstore).

   In general the book has good reviews.   

Have a nice night everyone.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Walk and Snow Shoe Hike

 Dressed in layers and carrying my snow shoes, walked to Portsmouth Harbor. 
Put on my snow shoes and followed a snowy  path along the edge of the lake, hiking over to Lake Ontario Park. I had to make my own  path alon the shore . .. Over the last 24 hrs we have had a heavy snow fall and high wind resulting snow drifts .

i hiked over to the road entrance to the Catarqui  Golf Club , and then headed back along the path i had made. 
once i got back to King Street , took off my snow shoes and walked home. 
the sky was clear and it was cold -12C, The lake is frozen. There were a couple of brave people were about 200 meters off shore on the ice and appeared to be ice fishing. they had a drilled a hole in the ice.
Unfortunatley i forgot my camera at home. thinking i may go back to tomorrow and try to take a few pics. 
 that is all for today.  this is a link to the Kingston Whig Standard newspaper. 
Time to cook supper( having orange chicken casserole -- left overs 
 Total distance
Walking 6.8K
Snow Shoe Hike  

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jannuary 26

Weather conditions - light snow, overcast and -13C
Roads are snow covered and i had to be careful  and on the lookout for icy patches. 
As I run facing the traffic, its not easy running . 
Pleased with the  run 5.48K and my effort.
 I need to increase the  distance of my runs. this must be my goal for the next few weeks. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Day 25 - 8K Walk

Happy to report I have blogged everyday - Keeping my fingers crossed I can blog for 7 more days. 
No running today. Big snow fall.  Decided  that it would risky to run with the snow plows ploughing everywhere. 
Walked approx. 8K.
  Tonight  -  Staying home and watching TV and taking it easy. Hamburger and salad for supper , tea  
and  desert  and snacks - chocolate & tinned peaches .

Friday, January 24, 2014

Run - snow squall and light wind

Training Run  - 7.54K snow squall and light wind at 17:00 hrs.  Happy to be home and have supper in the oven.
Yesterday , i took a tumble and banged my right knee.  Ripped my outer nylon pants.  Due to the cold was also wearing heavy sweat pants and thermal underwear...  When i got home and looked at my knee -  realized i had hit the  ice hard.
 Had to Ice my knee and apply Polysporin.  The first aid seems to have worked as I  was able to run this evening.

time for supper - made  a casserole. ORANGE CHICKEN AND RICE BAKE .Cliff Bar, tea and  Yogurt.  

Thursday, January 23, 2014

7.55 Run and 3K Walk

Happy with training efforts today. 7.55 Run and 3K Walk
I am taking antibiotics 4x day for 7 days. Was concerned the Meds might carry a down side. 
So far, good, I started today - at day 1. 

 Still cold here, a frosty -17C. 
Seems there will be no let up for at least 2 weeks. More snow and more cold Artic air. 
I have to  get the training done.

Time to feed my cat and prepare supper. Tonight - pizza and salad, fruit and  biscuits and tea. 
I am a fan of Lady Grey tea.
Then some paper work and TV. and Sleep. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cold Weather

 My daily posts are tiresome. Its cold here, and its going to continue for another 2 weeks. 
  Kingston Ontario Weather. 
Today , did not attempt to run. Walked 7.9K. 
Thats it for today - Janathon Day 22

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cold Weather Run -21C

Got my run in . Very happy, as we are in a deep freeze and the Weather Channel  is forecasting  more cold and snow.
Dressed with layers . Beginning with thermal underwear and a wrap around my face.  Ran a shade over 5K.    I  need to increase the distance I run . That has to be my goal for the next couple of weeks.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Janathon Day 20 - Walking

Went out early this morning and did a long walk (dog walk) 8K.
this afternoon walked to one of my favorite coffee shops. had a light lunch and walked home. 5k
 Hopefully will get back to running tomorrow.
Its cold .  Check out  .Weather Channel 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday January 19

20:40 pm. And its time to get Janathon post 19 online.. . 
Decided today would be a day off  from running. However, I did get in a 4 mile dog walk .  I am looking after a Black Labrador Retriever..,  named Ben .. . He is scheduled to go home late tomorrow. Lots of fun as i have a cat and she likes to aggravate him.  
Took Ben for a 4 mile walk  around 6pm. 

Its a dark night and  most people in my area,  have left their  Christmas lights up. My lights are still up. they seem to provide warmth and energy on these long and cold winter nights. Temperature is scheduled to drip to -10C tonight.
 Check back tomorrow.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Snow Shoe Hike

Day 18. I am counting the days. This is not a good omen .
We had a fair amount of snow this morning. THE WEATHER CHANNEL. Decided snow shoe hiking would be better  than trying to do a run. Think i was right. spent and 1.5 hours hiking . Did some runs , mostly 75m - 100m, Pleased with my workout. 

Still have my Christmas tree and  lights up. Tree must come down tomorrow. Thinking the lights should stay up as they provide a warm atmosphere in my apt. 
 Time to feed Tuffie, my cat and
heat up my supper. Swiss steak , Brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes. Left overs from a couple of evenings ago. 

The daughter of one of my friends writes a very respected Tennis blog. Check it out. Its very, very good. GOTOTENNIS

Friday, January 17, 2014

TGIF - 17 January

TGIF - (thank God its Friday) Its 20:15 EST.
This morning - a 6K walk to town and back. And at 16:30 - did a 5.14 K run. the run was slow, but I got it done.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Janathon - half way

Ran at 5:30PM . it was dark - pitch black., Very happy i had a reflector band on my right leg. 
Distance according to Map My Run 5.68K. Okay . Ran at a good pace , happy with my run/
not much else to note....... or add to my post. 
 till tomorrow. 
View from my balcony

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday January 15 - 5.2K

Almost at the half way  point in  Janathon 2014. 
5pm went for  my run.  5.2 K
not easy running as its dark at 5pm and lots of traffic - people going home for supper. And the sidewalks are still icy. . Its slow going .  

so that's it for today.  hopefully tomorrw i 'll have some pics to post. 
Wishing y'all a nice night. Bon nuit . 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lunch Hour Slow Run

Ran at noon hour. My usual run time is between 4 and 5PM.  The run felt different. I was tired  and felt sluggish. My body reacted to the change .  
 This was a slow run. Distance  7.5 K. The only good thing i can say about the run is that i am increasing my distance. the runs are getting longer. 
And increasing the distance of my runs  is my priority or goal for the next few weeks.
 Off to the mall to browse at running shoes and running gear. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Flu Shot followed by a short run

  Went to my MD 's clinic this morning and had my flu vaccination. Lots of people are getting the flu And   Flu shots are recommended. 
Late afternoon, did a slow run walk. Roads are very messy and hazardous with ice .
Hoping tomorrow will be a more interesting day. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Janathon 12

Jogged to lululemon .Did 1 hour yoga class at 9:30 AM. 
 Walked home.  Plan to do some errands and will walk
to the stores. 
till tomorrow. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Feeling Tired

I had a bad sleep last night.Woke up this morning feeling very tired - and with  low energy levels.   Time to have a slow day to recover my strength. Walked over to ARC and had a light snack. bagel(sun dried tomato- very good) and coffee. Then walked to the Kingston Center and did some grocery shopping, then headed home.Map the walk at 7.39K. Planning to stay home and rest . TV and the usual reading and puttering about my apt. 
I am taking it easy for the rest of the day. 
Cold weather running does take its toll on your body and psyche.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Day 10

Conditions -Wet snow and puddles and ice.  Tired , but i managed a short run  4.47K. 
this is fine with me . as i am trying to build up my distance. longer run day followed by a shorter run day.
 Planning a quiet evening - laundry .. TV and some reading.
 till tomorrow.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day 9 Janathon January 9

 Busy day. Did my run in the late afternoon (16:30). Not as cold today.  the streets and sidewalks are still icy  with snow . 
- Running is not easy. I am happy with today's 8K run

Mygoals are to increase my  distance- with daily longer runs

Janathon  is   good motivator for me. Its helping me  to complete  my daily runs and read other posts from other runners... . If i had not signed on- it seems likely that I would have skipped a few days - given the deep freeze that we have been experiencing in eastern Canada. 
Thank you Cathy White for all the hard work and effort you have put into  making Janathon a great event. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Slow Run on Icy Roads

Managed to motivate myself to do a LSD (long slow distance )run. Pleased with the distance  8.2K .
Somewhat warmer this afternoon. Weather Channel .
 My Workout - run map.
Time to cook supper. TV and Reading. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Today - I Walked 9.58K

 Extreme cold . icey roads and sidewalks. I decided  i was not up to running in these conditions. Dressed for the weather and walked to Portsmouth Olympic Harbor , had a light Snack at Tim Hortons. then walked to Loblaws, bought some fruits, chicken and vege. , and on home.  Distance walked 9.58K
Not going out again today. its too cold. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

January in Kingston, ON

Content with this run and very happy to get home. The sidewalks are solid ice and I had to run with the traffic due to the sidewalks being closed .
Pleased with this run. My distance training has lagged due to the cold and ice and road conditions and weather we  are experiencing.

I live in Canada ----and I should expect it during January and February- It’s part of being Canadian. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Run to Lululemon Yoga Class

Sunday mornings , I have been going yoga at Lululemon in Kingston.  We are fortunate in Kingston that Lululemon offers a free class on Sunday mornings. The classes are lead by the excellent yoga teachers who live in our fair city.  Yoga seems to be  very good me. It allows me to clear my  mind and thinking.
Dressed warmly and (with my yoga shorts- Underneath) sweatpants, nylon pants, 2 sweaters and a warm short zipper jacket) I jogged down Princess Street to Lululemon. Took the 1 hr class with Dallas. And enjoyed the chatter and snacks afterwards. - this morning  my favorite chocolate balls called "Cinnamon Girls" were among the goodies on hand . Walked home  Distance 5K return. Breakfast.
Usually, Sundays are not running days. 

Planning to watch TV, NFL football and maybe a basketball game later today.., And I need to pick up a few things at the grocery store.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

RUN to Metta Yoga class

Early run  to Marriot hotel to the Metta Yoga event  and a 9AM class with Dallas
class was an excellent.  Gentle yoga and I was able to stretch out tightness from this weeks running. 
 Walked home . 6K round trip. 
  lots of tidying to do at home and i need to think out my plans for the first half of 2014.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snow Shoe Training

Cold and sunny -19C.

My training this afternoon: 90 minutes or more hiking and "running on snow shoes."

glad to get home , getting colder in the late afternoon. Time to have a good supper and watch TV .

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Janthon Day 2 - very cold in Canada

decided not to run. its too cold and with the wind chill -33. 

Weather Channel

Walked to Loblaws to get some food and a newspaper and stopped in at a local coffee shop. 
Walked approx. 5K .doing some strengthening exericese  for my abs and arm strength. 

 reading the National Post -
thinking i may sign up. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years Day

First day of 2014  and first day of Janathon 2014
- Decided a new running route  was needed.

Ran slowly - lots of ice and snow  on the roads.

TV and reading  and some good food for the rest of the day.

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